NH House To Vote On Legalizing Up To 1 Ounce Of Pot

Vaillancourt said taxing the drug would produce millions of dollars in tax revenue. He noted that the bill would not be effective until July 1 to provide time to implement it properly.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire’s House votes early next month whether to legalize up to 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational use for anyone age 21 and older. Supporters propose taxing the drug when it is sold at retail at a rate of $30 per ounce and letting people grow up to six marijuana plants in a Read the full article…

2014, A Make-Or-Break Year For Legal Pot

It won't be the year legalization sweeps the country; it will be a year of wait and see. Indeed, 2014 will see the legalization movement gain greater political strength while facing the possibility of setbacks if the implementation of new laws fails.

The new year will be the year the nation really starts to experiment with marijuana. It won’t be the year legalization sweeps the country; it will be a year of wait and see. Indeed, 2014 will see the legalization movement gain greater political strength while facing the possibility of setbacks if the implementation of new Read the full article…

Denver International Airport First Denver Facility To Ban Marijuana Possession

"We didn't want to impact other airports and other agencies, and we didn't want to facilitate transporting marijuana across state lines."

COLORADO:  Denver International Airport will be the first city facility to prohibit marijuana possession on all of its property as it attempts to combat illegal interstate trafficking in the face of federal law. Airport officials plan to begin enforcing the new policy, which is the furthest-reaching among the city’s marijuana limitations, in early January. Recently Read the full article…

Legalization Of Marijuana To Boost Pot Tourism

Residents and visitors to Washington, D.C., will soon be able to possess, share and grow marijuana under a new law.

COLORADO:  Marijuana users in Colorado and Washington are counting down the hours before the western US states become the first to legalise recreational pot shops on January 1. Blazing a trail they hope will be followed in other parts of the United States, cannabis growers and others are also rubbing their hands, while tax collectors Read the full article…

Marijuana Shop Not Welcome At Yakima, Washington Mall, Owner Says

with new growers entering the market, outdoor growers reaping their first major harvests and a handful of new exclusive business partnerships, representatives from both stores say the worst days are finally over.

WASHINGTON: An entrepreneur who applied with the state to open a marijuana retail store in Yakima’s Chalet Mall Shopping Center will have to find another location if he’s granted a license. The applicant never spoke to the shopping center owners about his or her intentions, according to Chalet Mall co-owner Bill Moultray, who said there’s Read the full article…

Newly Legal Pot To Be Delayed Weeks, If Not Months, In Boulder County

Dylan Donaldson, owner of Karing Kind Medical Marijuana Dispensary, arranges jars of medical marijuana at Karing Kind in Boulder, Colorado.

COLORADO:  Marijuana opens for business in Colorado on Jan. 1 — but not in Boulder County. More than a hundred state licenses for retail marijuana stores have been issued in Denver, but just one in all of Boulder County. Marijuana businesses also need local approval, and a web of regulations means even that business — Read the full article…

Seven Apply For Retail Marijuana Licenses In Kittitas County

Four retail applications were submitted in Ellensburg, two in Cle Elum and one in Roslyn.

WASHINGTON: A total of seven applications for retail marijuana licenses were filed in Kittitas County before the Dec. 20 deadline, according to the Washington State Liquor Control Board. There’s no limit on the number of grower or processors in the state, but the liquor control board will only allow 334 marijuana retailers in Washington. Four stores Read the full article…

As Colorado, Washington Legalize Recreational Pot, California Mulls Its Options

Some advocates want California to have a regulatory scheme in place for the marijuana market before moving forward, while others argue that 2016 will present a more favorable voting poll for broader legalization.

CALIFORNIA:  On New Year’s Day in Colorado, state-licensed marijuana stores will begin selling pot purely for pleasurable consumption. Colorado, already home to the nation’s most regulated medical marijuana industry, expects to open its first two dozen stores selling recreational cannabis users up to an ounce of pot each. Another 400 applications are pending for retail Read the full article…

Employers Can Still Fire Pot Smokers For Legal Use In Colorado

“Right now there is a great deal of confusion,” said attorney Danielle Urban of labor-law firm Fisher & Phillips in Denver. “People are surprised to learn that they can lose their jobs.”

COLORADO: As Colorado cannabis sales begin Jan. 1, one fact is sometimes overlooked: Employers still can fire workers for using it on- or off-duty. State law gives employers full authority to impose any drug prohibitions they wish, despite it being legal in Colorado for adults to possess and consume marijuana. “Employers hold all the cards,” said Curtis Read the full article…

Denver To Hand Out First Marijuana Business Licenses Friday

As of Monday, 42 of those applicants have been approved by the City and County of Denver; but officials expect that fewer than 10 stores may actually be ready to open when recreational marijuana officially becomes legal on Jan. 1.

COLORADO: Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses will begin to administer approved retail marijuana business licenses on Friday, Mayor Michael Hancock’s office announced Thursday. Last week, the state sent out licenses to 342 prospective retail marijuana businesses, all of which are existing medical marijuana centers that are now transitioning to the recreational market. As of Monday, Read the full article…