Clinton Declines To Take Position On Legalizing Marijuana

Clinton was then asked if she was ready to take a position on marijuana.

"No," she responded.

Hillary Clinton declined to directly weigh in on whether she would support states’ moves to legalize marijuana. Her comment came after Bernie Sanders said he suspected he would support moves by states to legalize marijuana. “I suspect I would vote yes,” Sanders said. “I would vote yes because I am seeing in this country too Read the full article…

Voices: Oregon Legalizes Pot, And Nobody Cares

OLCC protects privacy of retail transactions.

OREGON: What if we legalized marijuana and no one really cared? That’s the overwhelming feeling I get standing inside Zion Cannabis in downtown Portland as customers buy marijuana from the friendly staff  five days after legalized marijuana legislation went into effect Oct. 1. No muss, no fuss. Oregon is the third American state to legalize recreational Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Report Brisk Sales On Opening Day

Legal recreational marijuana sales got underway in Oregon this week with 245 dispensaries eligible to sell the drug. Many shops in Portland, home to more than 100 marijuana dispensaries, saw brisk business Thursday.

OREGON: The line formed at Oregrown before the doors opened at 8 a.m. Thursday and stayed that way until the shop closed nearly 16 hours later. The numbers alone tell the story: More than 1,100 customers came through the downtown Bend shop on Thursday, the first day of legal marijuana sales in Oregon, said Oregrown owner Aviv Hadar. In Read the full article…

Oregon Becomes Third U.S. State To Allow Recreational Marijuana Sales

Oregon residents 21 years and older can buy up to a quarter-ounce (seven grams) of dried pot at roughly 200 existing medical-use marijuana dispensaries as a new law took effect.

OREGON: Marijuana sales for recreational use began in Oregon on Thursday as it joined Washington state and Colorado in allowing the sale of a drug that remains illegal under U.S. federal law. Oregon residents 21 years and older can buy up to a quarter-ounce (seven grams) of dried pot at roughly 200 existing medical-use marijuana dispensaries Read the full article…

You Can Now Buy Marijuana Legally In Oregon

Excited customers lined up outside dispensaries in Portland, waiting for the clock to strike midnight.

OREGON: It’s high time! At 12 a.m. on Thursday, it became legal for medical dispensaries across Oregon to sell marijuana, seeds and immature plants to anyone over the age of 21. Excited customers lined up outside dispensaries in Portland, waiting for the clock to strike midnight. One of them was Davia Fleming, 29, the first in line outside Read the full article…

Parties, Discounts To Mark Start Of Pot Sales In Oregon

Pot shops in Oregon that already sell medical marijuana have made big plans for the historic day - and hope there is enough supply to meet what is expected to be a huge demand.

OREGON: Discounts on pot, free food for folks with the munchies and live music will usher in a historic day for Oregon and for marijuana advocates across the country on Thursday, as recreational sales of the drug that is still illegal under federal law begin in the state. Oregon is one of four states that have Read the full article…

Ohio Says Not So Fast On Marijuana Reform Vote

OHIO: Parts of the so-called “Sensible Marihuana Ordinance” conflict with state law and may not be enforceable.

OHIO: Local advocates for marijuana liberalization were celebrating Wednesday, the day after their campaign to pass a local ordinance received the endorsement of the Toledo voting public. But their euphoria is tempered by realization that parts of the so-called “Sensible Marihuana Ordinance” conflict with state law and may not be enforceable. “I’m on cloud nine,” said Read the full article…

“Florida Cannabis Act” Would Legalize Marijuana

Sensible Florida and an associated group, Regulate Florida. Together, they have developed a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adults.

FLORIDA: Michael Minardi is on a mission to make recreational marijuana legal in Florida next year. Asked how he would do that, considering that a ballot measure to legalize just medical marijuana didn’t pass in 2014, he says, “We’re going to use science, and we’re going to use stats.” Minardi is a West Palm Beach attorney Read the full article…

Marijuana Stores Could Double In Washington State

Now under a new state law, “gray market” marijuana providers must get state retail licenses or close their doors.

WASHINGTON: Washington could get lots more pot stores. State regulators will allow medical marijuana providers to seek retail licenses later this fall. There are no strict limits on how many new licenses could be granted, and there is no requirement that they focus on medical patients. This sounds like it could mean more competition. But it Read the full article…

Oregonian To OLCC: Allow Out-of-State Marijuana Business Investment

The fees, which marijuana industry representatives say are excessive, are spelled out in the latest draft of temporary rules issued Friday by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

OREGON: When crafting a marijuana legalization measure, it is necessary to balance several objectives, including: personal freedom and public safety; tax revenue and responsible use; free speech and advertising restrictions designed to keep marijuana out of the hands of minors; and out-of-state competition vs. protecting in-state mom and pops. When drafting Measure 91, we co-authors carefully considered Read the full article…