Aurora Studies Increase Taxes On Recreational Marijuana

Lawmakers are moving ahead with legislative efforts to allow for the limited use of medical ‘cannabis’ while simultaneously forbidding anyone from either inhaling the herb or possessing its flowers.

COLORADO:  On Monday, the Aurora City Council will move to adopt new voter approved taxes on recreational marijuana. The increased taxes are concerning to some in the industry who say if taxes get too high — the black market will thrive. At the ever-evolving high tech retail marijuana shop, Euflora, owner Jamie Perino keeps a Read the full article…

The Debate Over Marijuana Concentrate

For the first time, medical marijuana will be available in Tennessee after a bill passed the Tennessee House and Senate Monday night.

COLORADO:  People across Colorado are facing felony charges for something that the state’s best-known marijuana attorney says is perfectly legal. Attorney Robert J. Corry Jr. says manufacturing marijuana concentrate is a constitutionally protected righter under Amendment 64. “There aren’t that many fundamental rights out there and this is one of them,” Corry said. Yet, court Read the full article…

South Carolina Representative Proposes New Bill For Marijuana

An attorney appearing in court on behalf of a client was cited for possession after dropping a two ounce bag of marijuana on the floor.

SOUTH CAROLINA:  State representative Mike Pitts is a retired Greenville police officer … So a bill he just prefiled might surprise some people. It would decriminalize the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana. It would not legalize it … But instead of a -criminal- offense … It would be a civil case with a Read the full article…

Kansas Mulls Joining Marijuana Lawsuit Against Colorado

Attorney General has been considering legal action against Colorado's marijuana legalization for months.

KANSAS:  Kansas hasn’t decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two states share a border. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rapp said Friday that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been considering legal action against Colorado for months. But she said in an email that Read the full article…

California’s Green Rush, The Business Of Marijuana In The Golden State

KPIX 5 News in-depth look at the marijuana business in California since it became the first state to legalize the use of medical pot 17 years ago.

CALIFORNIA:  The following 4 segments are from a KPIX 5 News in-depth look at the marijuana business in California since it became the first state to legalize the use of medical pot 17 years ago. VIDEO: SEGMENT 1 (of 4): In this segment host Veronica De La Cruz introduces a report by Joe Vazquez on the Read the full article…

Sites Eyed South Of Boston For Medical Marijuana Sales

Four communities south of Boston could soon become the hosts of medical marijuana businesses, as groups across Massachusetts bid to enter the state’s fledgling pot industry.

MASSACHUSETTS:  Four communities south of Boston could soon become the hosts of medical marijuana businesses, as groups across Massachusetts bid for the final approvals they need to enter the state’s fledgling pot industry. All told, the state Department of Public Health has granted provisional certificates for 15 dispensaries under the 2012 ballot law legalizing medical Read the full article…

Marijuana, Assisted Suicide Spark Lively Debate

Nearly 1,000 Clark County high school students debated issues affecting the community, including marijuana legalization, at the 58th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum in Las Vegas.

NEVADA:  Nearly 1,000 Clark County high school juniors and seniors recently attended the 58th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center. They gathered in groups and discussed a host of issues affecting the community, Nevada, the nation and the world. Each group selected a representative to write about the experience. Read the full article…

Study Looks At Marijuana’s Impact On Brain

Indiana University researchers Brian O’Donnell and Sharlene Newman are studying the impact of marijuana on the brain.

INDIANA:  Though marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the country, little is definitively known about its impact on the brain. A study taking place at Indiana University is designed to help change that. Clinical psychologist Brian O’Donnell and colleague Sharlene Newman are recruiting current and former marijuana users to participate in a study in Read the full article…

Concentrated Cannabis Qualifies As Medical Marijuana, California Court Rules

A school in New Jersey won’t allow a 16-year-old girl with epilepsy and autism to take medical marijuana on school grounds.

CALIFORNIA:  A state appellate court in Sacramento has ruled that “concentrated cannabis” qualifies as marijuana for purposes of medical use. A unanimous three-justice panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal disagreed this week with an earlier ruling by El Dorado Superior Court Judge James R. Wagoner and reversed the judge’s decision that a medical Read the full article…

Walker Considers Delay In Legal Alaska Marijuana Sales

state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can't be used at dispensary ATMs.

ALASKA:  Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will consider a 90-day delay in implementing a regulatory system for legal marijuana sales. Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang said a delay in implementing sales would not affect the date when recreational use of marijuana becomes legal under state law, but an extension on parts of a citizen initiative approved last Read the full article…