Rand Paul Proposes Measure To Shield State Medical Marijuana Laws From Feds

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patients and physicians in those states, from federal prosecution. Paul’s Amendment 3630, filed Thursday morning to Sen. John Walsh’s (D-Mont.) jobs bill being heard on the Senate floor, allows states to Read the full article…

The Fate Of Colorado’s Weed Industry Rests On These Chocolate Bars

COLORADO:  Bob Eschino’s Denver-based company, Medically Correct, makes a line of tasty looking white- and dark-chocolate bars called Incredibles that come in flavors like cookie crumble and toffee. Each Hershey’s-size bar contains 100 milligrams of hash oil, which, if you ate the entire thing, would be equal to smoking about 10 joints. This is the last thing Read the full article…

Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Marijuana In The White House — Without Obama

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Weed isn’t this legal in D.C. yet. In an episode of his online show “GGN: The Double G News Network” that just went live, Snoop Dogg claimed he smoked Mary Jane in a White House bathroom. Though Mr. Dogg did not explicitly say so, the implication was that President Obama was not there when the rapper Read the full article…

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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…