My Best Guess on Outcomes of Marijuana Initiatives

BY Keith Stroup  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  This column is being written a couple of days prior to the November 4th election, and will be published on Monday, Nov. 3, election eve. So it only seems appropriate to offer my prognosis on the four statewide marijuana-related voter initiatives, as well as a number of municipal voter initiatives in Read the full article…

Voters To Decide Pot Issue In Michigan, Across Country

MICHIGAN:  Tuesday’s election is the first in Michigan and first across the nation to reflect a widespread movement in the change of attitudes on the issue of legalizing marijuana. Residents will vote on ballot measures to significantly amend marijuana laws in four states — Alaska, California, Florida and Oregon — as well as in Washington, Read the full article…

Washington State Attorney Dresses Up As Jedi To Sue City For Banning Retail Marijuana Sales

WASHINGTON:  The power of the weed is strong with this one. A Washington attorney dressed as a Jedi sued the city of Clarkston for banning retail marijuana sales, according to reports. Rick Laws, wearing a white swath similar to Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars movies,” filed the motion against the city and four councilmen Read the full article…

Canada Will Tax Marijuana Just Like Tylenol

CANADA:  Tax Court Justice Campbell Miller just ruled that marijuana will be subject to federal Goods & Services Tax (GST) like Tylenol, cough drops and other over-the-counter drugs. The ruling confirms the government’s intent to legalise, regulate and tax medical marijuana in Canada. This is an important ruling, given that recent legislative changes have created Read the full article…

Maine Marijuana Votes Foreshadow Statewide Push

MAINE:  Maine might soon be going to pot. Ballot questions about the legalization of marijuana in two Maine cities are a run-up to a statewide legalization drive in 2016, pro-marijuana activists say. They hope success in Tuesday’s election is a bellwether for a statewide vote to legalize the drug. Pro-pot activists are also following the Read the full article…

What Will Voters Do? Down To The Wire For Medical Marijuana

FLORIDA:  Amendment 2 is a toss-up instead of a shoo-in. The poll numbers for the measure to legalize medical marijuana have been see-sawing over the past few months, but the percentage in favor has been dropping. The latest poll Thursday showed 59 percent in favor. A poll on Wednesday showed 50 percent in favor. That’s Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Company To List On ASX

AUSTRALIA:  In the United States, it is known as the dot bong boom. And although in Australia cannabis does not – yet – flow as freely, the first medical marijuana company is about to list on the Australian Securities Exchange. Perth-based PhytoTech Medical will lodge its disclosure document in late November, with the aim of Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Is On Every Ballot This Election

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  As the November 4th midterm elections approach, everyone interested in marijuana policy islooking at various voter initiatives across the country: legal adult use of marijuana in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., and a robust medical cannabis law in Florida.  But as interesting as it is to see which parts of the country will Read the full article…

Federal Marijuana Bill Would Legalize Some Cannabis Strains

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months. Cox had heard that a form of medical marijuana might help, but it wasn’t available in central Georgia. So a week after hearing the ominous diagnosis, she and Haleigh packed up and moved to Colorado Read the full article…

Is Marijuana Finally Getting Federally De-Scheduled?

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  44 years ago Marijuana was cast into the premiere scheduling of substances via the Controlled Substance Act – the photo and caption above indicates that Nixon personally ignored the recommendation of his own federally commissioned report to decriminalize marijuana. As of October 29th, 2014 – The first potential actualization on the federal Read the full article…