Washington’s First Marijuana Auction

WASHINGTON:  History is being made as a first ever marijuana auction took place in Prosser. Three hundred pounds of marijuana were sold and $650,000 was made. The first pound and a half of marijuana auctioned off, sold for $4,500. Fireweed Farms owner Randy Wlliams said so far he is happy with his decision to hold Read the full article…

Marijuana Transportation Issues Up In The Air Following Legalization Vote

ALASKA:  Alaska voters approved Ballot Measure 2 on Nov. 4, effectively legalizing recreational marijuana in Alaska. But even though the law is still months from taking effect, there are big questions about what exactly will be legal. One of the major issues to be resolved is transportation of marijuana via air and water to the many Alaska communities Read the full article…

More Veterans Press VA To Recognize Medical Marijuana As Treatment Option

ILLINOIS:  Every morning, former Air Force senior airman Amy Rising makes breakfast for her second-grader, drives him to school and returns home to prepare what she calls her medicine. She suffers from severe anxiety after four years working in the frenetic global command center at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, coordinating bombings and other Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization Trend Calls For Research And Care

CALIFORNIA:  Four states out of 50 may not sound like much of a mandate, but the success of marijuana initiatives on the ballot last week suggests the nation is inching toward legalizing the once-demon weed. California started the ball rolling 16 years ago with a medical marijuana law so broad, it makes a gram of weed cheaper Read the full article…

Attorney Wants Recount In 6-Vote Failure Of Lapeer Marijuana Proposal

MICHIGAN:  A Lapeer attorney who pushed for a ballot initiative to relax the city’s law on marijuana possession said he will file a petition for a recount next week with the county clerk’s office. “I’ve let it sit and ferment,” said Bernard Jocuns of the election day loss by six votes of a initiative that would have Read the full article…

Marijuana A Savior, And A Stigma, For Revived Hemp Crop

KENTUCKY:  Jim Barton is finally harvesting a crop of hemp, the cannabis variety used in colonial times to make rope, sailcloth and other goods. But the 80-year-old Kentucky farmer isn’t celebrating the successful drive to loosen marijuana laws that also moved Congress to allow pilot plots of his non-intoxicating version of the plant. “Marijuana has Read the full article…

Why Congress Probably Won’t Block Marijuana Legalization In Washington, D.C.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  At a press conference yesterday, Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia’s congressional delegate, urged her colleagues to respect the will of the voters who overwhelmingly approved marijuana legalization in the nation’s capital last week. She was joined by three congressmen, including Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), who said trying to block legalization in D.C. or in Alaska Read the full article…

It’s All Business At Marijuana Convention In Vegas

NEVADA:  There’s no tie-dye, no free samples and no stereotypical stoners: marijuana is going mainstream and nowhere is that more evident than what’s being billed as the world’s largest marijuana convention. The conference here has drawn close to 3,000 people, many of them middle-aged men in suits eagerly discussing the latest legalization efforts, trading tips Read the full article…

GOP Congressman: Republicans Should Embrace Marijuana Legalization

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The federal courthouse in right-leaning Orange County, Calif., is named after former president and Republican Party icon Ronald Reagan. Countless drug cases prosecuted in that building can be traced back to an expanded war on drugs under the 40th president, who once called marijuana “probably the most dangerous drug.” The Republican congressman Read the full article…

County Takes Public Input On Pot Zoning

WASHINGTON:  Spokane County planning commissioners heard an earful Thursday about a nose-full of marijuana odor, as they considered revising where pot businesses can operate. Carl Caughran, a rural landowner near Cheney, said his wife now suffers asthmatic symptoms from what he called a “skunk-like” smell wafting over property lines from a big growing operation next door. Caughran Read the full article…