Pot Or Not? Denver Company Offers Home Marijuana Test For Halloween Candy

The lack of lab standards has led many advocates to work on new legislation and to ensure that a regulated, legalized system would mandate proper standards, something that would carry over to the medical regime.

COLORADO:  Just in time for Halloween, a Colorado company is releasing a home testing kit that allows parents to screen their kids’ candy for marijuana, CBS Denver reports. That comes on the heels of a local hospital and police department warning parents that edible marijuana products – which are now legal in Colorado — can easily be mistaken Read the full article…

Marijuana Software Company Allows Pot Businesses To Liaise With Banks

Software company comes up with a way to enable marijuana dispensaries to do business with banks.

COLORADO:  A Kansas City, Mo.-based software company has come up with a way to enable marijuana dispensaries to do business with banks. Agrisoft Development Group is beta testing kiosks in a dispensary in Northglenn, Colo. that will allow customers to order and pay for weed, then have armored vehicles pick up the cash and deliver Read the full article…

DEA Raids 2 Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Thursday morning, several DEA agents raided two LA dispensaries, taking money, cannabis and computers in the process.

CALIFORNIA:  Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided two legal medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles on Thursday that, according to multiple staff members, were fully compliant with state laws. The Department of Justice confirmed to The Huffington Post after the raid that it was executing a search warrant on The Farmacy dispensary in Los Read the full article…

Some Seattle Medical Marijuana Stores Facing Closure

Medical marijuana business are facing closure as they are being told to get licenses that don't legally exist.

WASHINGTON:  Hundreds of medical marijuana businesses here face closure because they’re being told to get licenses that don’t legally exist. Marijuana dispensaries across Seattle began receiving letters last week telling them they need to get a special state license to remain open past next year. The problem? The state hasn’t yet created those state licenses. Read the full article…

NFL Limits On Marijuana Still Strict, But Not Really

Marijuana remains a banned substance in the NFL, although the league slightly relaxed testing standards in its revised Policy and Program on Substances for Abuse.

Tug McGraw was once asked which he preferred, Astroturf or grass. “I don’t know,” he said. “I never smoked Astroturf.” That was 1974, when artificial turf was relatively new and he was more famous as a relief pitcher than as Tim McGraw’s father. Forty years later, professional athletes don’t crack many marijuana jokes in public Read the full article…

Proposed Rules On University Researchers’ Hemp Cultivation May Go Too Far, Utah Lawmaker Says

Rules have been proposed to allow police complete and unrestricted access to industrial hemp seeds and plants grown on Utah university campuses for research purposes.

UTAH:  Police would have “complete and unrestricted access” to industrial hemp seeds and plants grown on Utah university campuses for research purposes under proposed rules to implement a new state law. The administrative rules, which would regulate the implementation of the Industrial Hemp Research Act, “have gone beyond any legislative intent beyond the language, the Read the full article…

MJ Freeway Announces Full Integration With Washington State LCB’s Seed-To-Sale Traceability System For Retail Marijuana Sales

WASHINGTON:  MJ Freeway®, the industry-leading cannabis business software platform, is pleased to announce its integration with the Washington State Liquor Control Board‘s traceability system. MJ Freeway serves cannabis cultivators, infused product producers and dispensaries in providing its premier business management platform built from the ground up specifically for the marijuana industry. MJ Freeway provides integration with Washington’s state system to Read the full article…

Halloween Marijuana Legalization Possible: Federal Definition On Trial

Nationwide marijuana legalization may happen without a vote needed if it is reclassified and therefore no longer considered a Schedule I drug.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Halloween 2014 may be one to remember in regards to marijuana legalization. The big question right now is if legalization (or complete Federal criminalization of the substance) will happen on Halloween. The nationwide marijuana legalization question may get an official answer once and for all – on or near Halloween. For some, Read the full article…

Ontario To Bring In Stronger Punishment For Driving Under Influence Of Drugs

Ontario plans to strengthen the punishment for driving under the influence of drugs, matching those already in place for driving under the influence of alcohol.

CANADA:  Canada’s stance on the legal use of marijuana remains somewhat ambiguous, with rules and their implementation varying on a case-by-case basis. Certain parts of the marijuana debate, most notably the legality of medical marijuana, the recreational use of pot and the hesitance of some law enforcement agencies to crack down on it, continue to Read the full article…

Marijuana Grow Ops Wreck Properties

Marijuana grow operations can cause severe damage to rental properties in the form of the extensive structural alterations.

AUSTRALIA:  In addition to incurring unwanted complications involving law enforcement, the running of marijuana grow operations by tenants can pose a plethora of hazards to the condition of rental properties as well as the health of current and subsequent occupants. One of the chief hazards to properties caused by marijuana grow operations is water damage, given that the illicit cultivation of cannabis involves Read the full article…