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…

Washington Farmer Offers A Ton Of Legal Pot For Sale

WASHINGTON:  A Washington state farmer is selling off a ton of marijuana — literally 2,000 pounds worth — to the highest bidder in one of the first large-scale legal pot auctions in modern American history. On Saturday, Randy Williams of Fireweed Farm in Prosser, Wash., will offer for sale the marijuana he’s been growing all Read the full article…

Maryland SGA Passes Resolution Supporting Marijuana Legalization

MARYLAND:  Shortly after Washington legalized limited possession and cultivation of marijuana Nov. 4, the SGA pushed forward with legislation of its own. The Student Government Association passed a resolution supporting the legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana with a 19-4 vote Nov. 5. Two voters abstained.  “We decided to bring it up now especially because Read the full article…

Marijuana Meddle: UN Official Rips US States Over Legal Pot Policies

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A Russian diplomat who heads the United Nations’ drug policy office reportedly chided U.S. states for legalizing recreational marijuana and vowed to take up his concerns with officials in Washington — in the latest incident of a U.N. official meddling in local U.S. affairs. In response, one American advocacy group suggested the Read the full article…

What You Need To Know Before You Grow Marijuana In Oregon

OREGON:  Business is brisk when it comes to selling marijuana clones. The plants, rooted clippings from mature plants, are the most common way Oregon medical marijuana patients interested in growing their own cannabis get their crop started. Starting July 1, 2015, households will be allowed to have up to four marijuana plants, a provision already generating Read the full article…

U.S. States’ Pot Legalization Not In Line With International Law: U.N. Agency

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said on Wednesday, adding he would discuss the issue in Washington next week. Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted this month to allow the use of marijuana, boosting the Read the full article…

Will Marijuana Be Legal In Your State Soon?

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The past month has been an important time for the U.S., and for marijuana. After all of the debate and valid arguments from both sides, voters in Alaska, Oregon have spoken, and they obviously think the good that comes along with recreational legalization outweighs the bad. In D.C., however, things are not so Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana In Small Town Colorado

COLORADO:  Ten months after legal recreational sales of marijuana began in Colorado, the pot industry is attracting buyers from across the nation. More than 200 recreational outlets have joined the 500 existing medical marijuana shops to give pot buyers plenty of options. In Garden City, Colorado, a tiny incorporated town on the south border of Read the full article…

How Will Congress Respond To Marijuana Legalization In D.C.?

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Of the three jurisdictions where voters approved marijuana legalization last week, Washington, D.C., is the smallest but the most symbolically potent. The prospect of legal marijuana in the nation’s capital dramatically signals the ongoing collapse of the 77-year-old ban on a much-maligned plant. The passage of Initiative 71, which voters backed by a margin of more Read the full article…

China’s Marijuana Surprise

CHINA:  An economic stir is happening in China, but it’s in an industry you might not expect. With more than half of the 600 relevant patents filed with the World Intellectual Property Office now owned by Chinese companies, the country is well positioned to dominate the global cannabis market. Which is very surprising for a nation where Read the full article…