Massachusetts State Senators In Colorado To Study Marijuana

Marijuana Elections grow legal cannabis industry

MASSACHUSETTS: Eight state senators are flying into Colorado this week for a primer on life in a state that has already legalized marijuana, in case Massachusetts voters follow suit this November and lawmakers have to decide quickly how to respond. They’re poised to see a cultivation facility, tour a marijuana dispensary, and pepper top state, municipal, Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana May Go The Way Of Alcohol In Michigan Senate

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

MICHIGAN: Michigan would create a tiered system for medical marijuana growers, distributors and retailers under evolving legislation up for a likely vote Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said Monday medical pot bills approved by the House earlier this year will be amended in his committee to prevent an owner from being Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana Stirs Hope In Illinois Town

The Associated Press recently gained an exclusive look at Illinois’ first legal marijuana crop, and the new farmland ritual beginning amid surrounding cornfields in the historic town of Albion: the harvest of medical marijuana that will soon be sold in dispensaries around the state.

ILLINOIS: A skunky aroma fills the room in which hundreds of lush marijuana plants grow, some nearly ready for harvest. Grower Ashley Thompson, a former high school agriculture teacher in this rural part of southeastern Illinois, takes the scent of weed home with her. She doesn’t mind. It’s the fragrance of money and jobs. “My Read the full article…

Say Hello To The UK’s First Cannabis Pharmacy

Carun UK, which will be based in Twickenham, London, aims to ‘harness the healing super-powers of hemp’ which is claims is the ‘ultimate skin saviour and well-being booster’.

UNITED KINGDOM: The UK’s first ever cannabis pharmacy is set to open its doors this week. Don’t be too quick to delete your dealer’s number however – the pharmacy sells health and beauty products, none of which can get you high. Carun UK, which will be based in Twickenham, London, aims to ‘harness the healing super-powers of hemp’ which is claims Read the full article…

USVI Senator “Positive” Nelson To Meet With Washington Marijuana Business Leaders April 14th @ Green Lion Farms

The High Tea event, presented and hosted at the Seattle SODO headquarters of Green Lion Farms and sponsored by the Marijuana Business Association, takes place on Tuesday, April 14th, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT). Tickets are $150 and available via Eventbrite:

WASHINGTON: Senator Terrence “Positive” Nelson and a delegation of pro-pot politicians on a fact-finding mission from the U.S. Virgin Islands will be visiting Washington next week and meeting with Washington’s legal cannabis business community leaders, as part of the Senator’s efforts to legalize and implement a Medicinal Marijuana industry in the USVI. While in Seattle, Senator Nelson Read the full article…

Do 76 Percent Of Doctors Support The Use Of Medical Marijuana? PolitiFact Oregon

"Did you know...76 percent of doctors support the use of medical marijuana," reads the claim.

OREGON: An initiative proposing to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon appears headed for the November ballot. Signature verification by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office is continuing, but an extraordinary number of the more than 146,700 signatures gathered by New Approach Oregon would need to be tossed out for the group to fail to reach the 87,213 names needed. The Read the full article…

NJ Gov Christie Says Medical Marijuana Programs Are ‘Front For Legalization’

And last week, the president and chief executive of Compassionate Care Foundation, Inc. of Egg Harbor Township — one of the state's three medical marijuana dispensaries — announced he had quit because he couldn't keep working for no pay in a struggling industry.

NEW JERSEY: Following reports that New Jersey’s medical marijuana program is suffering from low enrollment, Gov. Chris Christie called the program and similar programs across the U.S. “a front for legalization.” New Jersey passed its medical marijuana law in 2009, and former Gov. Jon Corzine, a Democrat, signed it just before Christie, a Republican, took office. Read the full article…