Do 76 Percent Of Doctors Support The Use Of Medical Marijuana? PolitiFact Oregon

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OREGON: An initiative proposing to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon appears headed for the November ballot. Signature verification by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office is continuing, but an extraordinary number of the more than 146,700 signatures gathered by New Approach Oregon would need to be tossed out for the group to fail to reach the 87,213 names needed. The Read the full article…

The Walt Whitman Of Weed

Organic farmer, medical marijuana activist and author Farmer Tom greets us with a big bear hug like a beatific Walt Whitman of Weed in a great bushy white beard, cap and black Hawaiian shirt.

WASHINGTON:  “Farmer Tom” Lauerman has invited us to tour his five acres of freedom, the “Garden of the Green Sun” – an organic vegetable and marijuana farm in Vancouver, WA. Farmer, medical marijuana activist and author, Farmer Tom greets us with a big bear hug like a beatific Walt Whitman of Weed in a great bushy white Read the full article…

Cheeba Chews Production Halted By CO Marijuana License Denial

Cheeba Chews' case also exposes a blind spot in the state's regulation of edibles companies: By licensing out production, owners effectively can skirt the scrutiny that others in the business face, including criminal background checks and Colorado residency requirements.

COLORADO:  Cheeba Chews began as an experiment in a home kitchen and grew into one of the biggest successes of Colorado’s medical marijuana industry, winning awards and attracting fans with the promise of being “potent, consistent and discreet.” Then, last spring, the medicated chocolate taffy began disappearing from shelves. There was no public explanation other Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana: Florida’s New Business Boom

Medical marijuana will only be available to patients suffering from about 10 conditions including ALS and cancer.

FLORIDA:  Before the sun set over the rows of palms and ferns and hibiscus that Thursday, Chuck Buster had heard from a half dozen friends, all calling to tell him that his next venture could be in Florida’s medical marijuana business. For more than three decades, the co-owner of Alpha Foliage has tilled the Homestead Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana: Easy To Get, Easy To Buy

WSLCB issues new advertising regulations

CANADA:  Recreational marijuana may as well be legal in the city of Vancouver, given how easy it is for an adult to buy from a fast-growing number of dispensaries openly selling cannabis to customers. In 2010, there were five dispensaries in the city, according to police. In January last year, police counted a dozen. Most Read the full article…

The Fast Rise Of Marijuana ‘Schools’

Many scientists in the United States would love to do experiments using pot, like the ones done in California, but it's been incredibly difficult to study because it is classified as a Schedule 1 drug.

I just want to say one word to you. Just one word: pot. Yes, it almost harks back to a classic scene in “The Graduate.” A growing number of schools offering courses in all things weed-related are trying to pull young people with the promise of newly created jobs in the booming medical marijuana field. Read the full article…

White House Says Marijuana Policy Is States’ Rights Issue

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) called Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) a "tyrant" for meddling in the District's governing process with the amendment, pointing out that Maryland just voted to decriminalize marijuana possession.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Obama administration believes marijuana policy is a states’ rights issue, the White House said Monday in opposing Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington, D.C., from using local funds to decriminalize marijuana possession. The GOP-sponsored House amendment would prevent D.C. “from using its own local funds to carry out locally-passed marijuana policies, which again undermines the principles Read the full article…

Seattle’s First Legal Pot Shop Runs Out Of Marijuana

The second store, Uncle Ike's, is expected to open in the Central District any day.

WASHINGTON: Seattle’s first and only recreational marijuana store had to close on Friday after running out of stock in just three days since Washington became the second U.S. state to allow pot sales to adults. Cannabis City opened in Seattle on Tuesday with at least 10 pounds (4.5 kgs) of marijuana for sale, and by close Read the full article…

Puff, Puff, Pink Slip: Legal Weed Use Still Carries Job Risk

So, if adults in Colorado and Washington legally consume weed after work, away from the job site or the office, they must remain mindful of the drug rules at the shops and offices where they ply their trades, according to labor-law experts in both states.

WASHINGTON: You’re not being paranoid: Even in Washington and Colorado, smoking a legal joint after work could still get an employee fired. The whirlwind firing-turned-rehiring of a tie-dye-bedecked marijuana buyer in Spokane last week – followed by an admission Friday by Seattle’s City Attorney that he took pot to work – only clouded chronic confusion Read the full article…

America’s Drug Companies Are Bankrolling The Crusade Against Legal Weed

Although the government had initially been aiming for year-end, marijuana could start being sold from pharmacies in March.

As more U.S. states legalize marijuana, special interest groups that have a financial stake in the fight have been pushing back under the guise of fighting drug abuse. Last week, The Nation published an interesting look at who’s driving the fight against the legalization of marijuana. Pharmaceutical companies that make billions off painkillers and police unions are Read the full article…