NY Medical Marijuana Debate Heats Up

NEW YORK:  Standing patiently in the chamber of the Nassau County Legislature, Jeff Decker had his hands full as his 7-month-old daughter Mabel squirmed in his arms. His wife Carly Tangney Decker and his mother-in-law Cindy Tangney were testifying at a public hearing held a week before Christmas on a bill to authorize the medical Read the full article…

Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History

COLORADO:  Those craving a quick high can now stroll into a Colorado shop and buy marijuana for recreational use, legally. The state made history Wednesday as the first one nationwide to allow special stores to sell marijuana for recreational purposes to anyone 21 and older. As the rest of the nation ushered in the New Read the full article…

Keep The Marijuana In The Trunk, Colorado Law Enforcers Say

COLORADO:  When it comes to a new Colorado law that covers having marijuana in vehicles, lawyers and law enforcement officers have some advice: Don’t try to decipher it. Just keep the weed in the trunk. The new law, SB-283, goes into effect Wednesday when recreational marijuana becomes legal, but some of those charged with enforcing the Read the full article…

2014 Pivotal Year For Medical Marijuana In Ohio

OHIO:  The New Year will bring with it many new laws. In Colorado, the first legal marijuana retailers open their doors for business, making them the first in the world to be licensed by the state. In Ohio, Ohio Rights Group, or ORG, is currently gathering signatures to put medical marijuana on the ballot in November Read the full article…

How Might Wyoming Follow Colorado Pot Legislation?

WYOMING:  Tomorrow Colorado will set a new U.S. standard for the production, sale and use of marijuana. As of Jan. 1, the Centennial State becomes the first in the nation to allow the legal sale, purchase and use of pot for recreational purposes. But what will that mean for its neighbors to the north, where Read the full article…

State-Owned Bank Won't Work For Marijuana Cash

WASHINGTON:  Efforts by Washington state legislators to create a state-owned bank that would cater to the newly legal marijuana industry won’t work in Colorado — or in Washington, for that matter — industry and legal experts say. That’s because federal law is specific in its prohibition against commercial banks from accepting deposits they suspect are Read the full article…

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

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

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

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

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…