Medical marijuana referendum takes first step toward ballot

Medical Marijuana

An effort to get Florida voters to approve the use of medical marijuana, led by Orlando lawyer John Morgan, is ready for the state Supreme Court to review — a first step toward getting it in front of voters on the November 2014 ballot. Morgan said Friday he has approved final language of a proposed ballot Read the full article…

Vermont: First Two Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open; Third One Planned

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VERMONT: State-licensed medicinal cannabis facility Champlain Valley Dispensary officially opened for business in Burlington on Monday, just a few days after Vermont Patients Alliance opened in Montpelier, reports Sam Hemingway at the Burlington Free Press.

Oregon House narrowly approves bill legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries

Rich Studley of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce says businesses are in a “no-win situation.” He says employers would have to ignore marijuana use or else pay higher unemployment taxes if a fired worker collects unemployment aid.

OREGON: The state House voted 31-27 on Monday to legalize and regulate dispensaries. The bill goes next to the Senate. Under existing law, the state’s nearly 55,000 medical marijuana cardholders must grow the pot themselves or find a person to grow it for them.

Many Colorado Pot Business Owners Don't Have Marijuana Backgrounds

Elliott Klug, one of the founders of the Pink House Blooms chain of dispensaries, stands in a flowering room

COLORADO:  One is a former oil man. Another was the president of a company that produced baby sleep positioners. There’s a boutique real estate developer of an Aspen hotel and a 32-year-old former commercial banker who opened her own consulting company. The names of some of Colorado’s biggest marijuana moguls are not well known outside the Read the full article…