Chris Christie’s Claim That He ‘Supported And Implemented’ New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Laws

Christie said he supported medical marijuana in a limited scope for certain patients. But he criticized the law for not being tough enough, and said he wanted to see it “tightened up a little bit.”

NEW JERSEY:  In New Jersey, we have medical marijuana laws, which I supported and implemented. … I’m not against medical marijuana. We do it in New Jersey. But I’m against the recreational use of marijuana.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), the second GOP debate, Sept. 16, 2015 Several claims from the second Republican presidential Read the full article…

Sheriffs Sue Colorado Over Legal Marijuana

The lawsuit asks a federal court in Denver to strike down Colorado's Amendment 64 that legalized the sale of recreational marijuana and to close the state's more than 330 licensed marijuana stores.

COLORADO: Sheriffs from Colorado and neighboring states Kansas and Nebraska say in a lawsuit to be filed Thursday that Colorado’s marijuana law creates a “crisis of conscience” by pitting the state law against the Constitution and puts an economic burden on other states. The lawsuit asks a federal court in Denver to strike down Colorado’s Amendment 64 that Read the full article…

Berkley Is Next Michigan City Expected To Vote On Easing Marijuana Penalties

"Just behind those people who live in suburban Wayne county, 55 percent of voters in Mid Michigan support the polls only 42 percent oppose," said Shields.

MICHIGAN: Volunteers who’ve walked the streets of Berkley for the last month said Monday they plan to turn in about 700 signatures today aimed at putting yet another marijuana-legalization question before yet another city’s voters. By the time the door-to-door campaigns end, similar questions likely will appear on ballots in nearly 20 communities around the state, Read the full article…

4 Keys To Moving Forward With Marijuana Reform

retail marijuana stores will open around the state, providing residents with the legal access they demanded when they approved Initiative 502 a year and a half ago.

Guest Opinion: A leader in the legalization effort says there is a lot more to do to fulfill the promise of the voter-approved initiative.  By Pete Holmes WASHINGTON: Some time this summer, retail marijuana stores will open around the state, providing residents with the legal access they demanded when they approved Initiative 502 a year and a half Read the full article…

Tickets For Public Pot Use In Boulder Quadruple Since Amendment 64

Public pot smokers at 4/20 rally on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.

COLORADO:  In the year since Amendment 64 legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Colorado, Boulder police have issued nearly four times as many tickets for smoking pot in public — which is still illegal. Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner said that while his officers have stopped ticketing people for mere possession of Read the full article…

Portland Maine Marijuana Law Adds To Enforcement Haze

The Cannabis Creative Conference, to be held in Portland, is an event  given from the cannabis industry for cannabis businesses.

MAINE:  The city’s new law legalizing the use of small amounts of marijuana took effect Friday, Dec. 6, but no one seems quite sure what the impact of the ordinance will be. Voters approved a citizens’ initiative on Nov. 5 allowing adults over age 21 to possess up to 2.5 ounces of the drug. The Read the full article…

Denver’s Licensing Director Resigns As Retail Marijuana System Begins

Tom Downey resigned as director of Denver’s excise and licensing department on Monday.

COLORADO: Denver Excise and Licensing Director Tom Downey quit on Monday — leaving a position that led the city’s regulation of medical marijuana and was in charge of putting together a framework for the coming retail marijuana system that begins in January.

Washington State Approves 334 Retail Pot Stores; 61 in King County

Farmer, Activist and Author Farmer Tom at MMJ Universe.

WASHINGTON: Revised state rules for a recreational marijuana system include the location of 334 retail pot stores, an overall cap on pot production and limits on concentrated ownership of pot stores, growing and processing facilities.

Washington State Approves 334 Retail Pot Stores; 61 in King County

Farmer, Activist and Author Farmer Tom at MMJ Universe.

WASHINGTON: Revised state rules for a recreational marijuana system include the location of 334 retail pot stores, an overall cap on pot production and limits on concentrated ownership of pot stores, growing and processing facilities.