As Pierce County Says NO To Marijuana Businesses, Tacoma City Council Discuss How To Welcome More

Emerald Leaves, a retail marijuana store located at 2702 6th Ave, Tacoma.

MJNN EXCLUSIVE REPORT By Aaron Ball WASHINGTON: Just hours after Pierce County residents voted No on 1 – a measure that would have allowed legal marijuana production and sales in the unincorporated county — the Tacoma City Council convened to reconsider its cannabis policy.  The Council held a public hearing Tuesday evening to receive input about recommended amendments Read the full article…

City of Castle Rock, WA Proposes Moratorium On Marijuana And Cannabis-Infused Products

Castle Rock, WA considers ban on marijuana and cannabis-infused products

WASHINGTON: Castle Rock, WA, which calls itself the “Gateway to Mt. St. Helens” has proposed a moratorium prohibiting the retail sale, growing, production, and processing of marijuana and cannabis-infused products intended for medical and/or recreational use within the Castle Rock city limits for a one-year period of time, during which the city will study regulatory Read the full article…

Islandia NY Bans Medical Marijuana Sales

Islandia Mayor Allan Dorman said he believes medical marijuana should only be distributed by doctors, not in stores.

NEW YORK: The village of Islandia is not one of the locations being mentioned as a site for any of the state’s 20 approved medical marijuana dispensaries, but that didn’t stop its Board of Trustees from passing a law anyway making the sale of pot there illegal. Some residents praised the pre-emptive rejection. “It could destroy your Read the full article…

Albany, Oregon Considers Permanent Ban On Recreational Marijuana

he data speaks volumes. How is it that only 16 non retail marijuana licenses have been issued in four months. This is creating extreme economic hardship for many businesses.

OREGON: Albany City Council members may not be not averse to pursing a permanent ban on recreational marijuana. The council on Wednesday voted to ban temporary sales of recreational pot at medical dispensaries, with two of six councilors, Ray Kopczynski and Dick Olsen, dissenting. The vote could be a harbinger of greater plans to ban the drug permanently. “My gut feeling Read the full article…

Bloomington Minnesota Considers Moratorium On Marijuana Manufacture

Bloomington is considering a one-year moratorium on medical marijuana production and sales facilities in the city.

MINNESOTA:  Bloomington is considering barring medical marijuana production and sales facilities in the city. The City Council is set to vote Monday on the proposed one-year moratorium. Bloomington planning manager Glen Markegard tells Minnesota Public Radio News the moratorium would give the city time to develop a better understanding of how to regulate such facilities. Read the full article…

Anticipation, Anxiety As State Prepares For Next Step In Medical Marijuana Legalization

Next week, the Department of Health will name the two companies it has selected to grow and refine the state’s entire supply of medical marijuana.

MINNETSOTA:  Next week, the Minnesota Department of Health will name the two companies it has selected to grow and refine the state’s entire supply of medical marijuana. While some communities are ready to welcome new agribusinesses, others have taken steps to block marijuana outlets from setting up shop. The city of Duluth, which spent years Read the full article…

Broomfield City Council Extends Ban On Marijuana Businesses Through 2017

About 500 residents had differing opinions Tuesday night about what rules state officials should write to regulate recreational marijuana.

COLORADO:  Broomfield City Council has extended a ban on marijuana businesses for another two years. At it meeting Tuesday, council extended the ban on marijuana-related businesses, such as grow operations, testing facilities, product and manufacturing facilities and retail outlets. Those businesses were already banned in Broomfield through January 2015. With the extension the ban is Read the full article…

Issaquah WA City Council Approves Recreational Marijuana

Two applications have been received for producer/processors licenses that can be issued in the city. The moratorium will be removed June 16 when the ordinance is recorded.

WASHINGTON: With the moratorium on recreational marijuana in Issaquah expiring July 7, the Issaquah City Council voted 5-2 Monday night to allow the one retail outlet the city can legally have. Two applications have been received for producer/processors licenses that can be issued in the city. The moratorium will be removed June 16 when the ordinance Read the full article…

Lawsuit Filed Over Centralia Pot Store Ban

Man Files Lawsuit Over Pot Store Ban

WASHINGTON:  Another lawsuit is challenging the authority of cities in Washington state to ban licensed marijuana businesses. A prospective marijuana retail businessman sued the city of Centralia on Tuesday, saying the city’s moratorium is an unconstitutional ban on a legal activity. Perry Nelson, proprietor of RIU420, filed the lawsuit in Lewis County Superior Court. The Read the full article…

School Board Tells Gig Harbor WA It Does Not Want Retail Marijuana

The board approved the official language of the resolution unanimously. A six-month moratorium on retail marijuana was passed by the city council April 14. The city council will hold a public hearing on the moratorium at its June 9 meeting.

WASHINGTON:  The Peninsula School District Board of Directors will present an official resolution to the Gig Harbor City Council, asking the council to consider additional restrictions, including an outright ban, on retail marijuana in city limits. The board approved the official language of the resolution unanimously. A six-month moratorium on retail marijuana was passed by Read the full article…