Federal Restrictions On Pot Are Under Review

The first potential actualization on the federal rescheduling of marijuana is finally happening.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The federal government is reviewing its heavy-handed restrictions on marijuana, Food and Drug Administration officials confirmed Monday. This is potentially huge news for marijuana legalization and medical marijuana advocates. If the review finds any medical value in marijuana, it could mark the beginning of the most significant shift in American drug policy since the war on drugs Read the full article…

Number Of Citations Issued For Public Marijuana Use In Denver Spikes In 2014

People have to learn. So there's always that learning process," said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. "We have asked our officers and instructed them to be, to enforce the law.

COLORADO:  Public use of marijuana is prohibited throughout Colorado. Now six months into legalization, 7NEWS has discovered a spike in the number of citations issued in Denver. According to Denver police statistics, there were 181 citations issued in 2013. That compares to 351 citations since the start of this year. “People have to learn. So there’s Read the full article…

Oregon Pot Advocates To Submit Signatures For November Vote

A separate marijuana ballot measure was dropped for lack of signatures. To get on the ballot in Oregon, New Approach Oregon needs to turn in 87,213 valid signatures by July 3.

OREGON:  Advocates of legal recreational marijuana in Oregon plan to submit a ballot petition with more than 145,000 signatures on Thursday to force a vote in November on legalizing pot. “We are confident that our measure to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana will qualify for the November ballot and that Oregonians are open to the Read the full article…

Washington Governor Lays Down Marijuana Law: No Cartoons On Sales Packages

Gov. Jay Inslee lays down marijuana packaging laws.

WASHINGTON:  Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee said Washingtonians may be allowed to smoke marijuana for recreational use, but that drug sales and marketing packaging put together under his watch won’t be allowed to carry cartoon images, or hit the store shelves without some sort of tamper-proof device to keep out the kids. “We’re not going to allow cartoons, Read the full article…

Vancouver MP Claims Liberal Party Promoting Marijuana To Kids

In the flyer, the Conservative Party claims the Liberal policy of legalizing and deregulating marijuana will make it easier to access cannabis.

CANADA:  In an election-style flyer mailed to her constituents, Vancouver South Conservative MP Wai Young claims Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is promoting marijuana to children. The flyer also features a photo of a young person who is about to light a joint and says Liberal policies would make it easier for children to smoke pot. In the flyer, Read the full article…

New York Medical Marijuana, Out Of Joint

Still, the law leaves unchanged the unconscionable status quo in which tens of thousands of New Yorkers, most of them black and Latino, are put through the criminal justice system for mere possession of small amounts of marijuana.


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NEW YORK:  On Friday, New York became the 23rd state to pass a bill creating legal access to medical marijuana for patients with certain serious, debilitating conditions. Without question, this is a huge victory for New York patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and other conditions who have been waiting many years for relief. Still, Read the full article…

Uncertainty Surrounds Marijuana ‘Green Rush’

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WASHINGTON: As Sam Calvert prepares to open one of the state’s first legal marijuana stores next month, he sometimes thinks of a historic parallel from a previous century. Washington may be about to experience a marijuana “Green Rush” similar to the Alaska Gold Rush at the end of the 19th century, when discovery of gold in the Read the full article…

Expert: Marijuana Is ‘Gateway Drug To The White House’

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The dangers of marijuana use are overstated, and the last three presidential elections prove it, an expert told a congressional panel on Friday. “When we talk about marijuana as a gateway drug, we have to remember that the last three occupants of the White House have smoked marijuana,” said Carl Hart, an Read the full article…

NY Legislature Passes Medical Marijuana Bill; Cuomo to Sign

NY Becomes 23rd State to Legalize Marijuana

NEW YORK: New York will become the latest state to legalize medical marijuana after the Senate on Friday passed a bill allowing the drug in non-smokeable form. After a lengthy, emotional debate, the Senate voted 49-10 to approve the bill, which would authorize marijuana for therapeutic purposes for patients with serious diseases or conditions like cancer, Read the full article…