MARIJUANA GROW HOUSES: How many plants are too many?

Landlords say they're faced with tenants who argue they have a right to use the drug in their home.

CALIFORNIA: Hopefully you will remember the story The Press-Enterprise wrote about the houses in Eastvale that had been converted into marijuana grow-houses. We also wrote about the Special Enforcement Team deputies who uproot these operations. Well, the other day we received an email from an anonymous person who mentioned these Eastvale farming operations and correctly pointed out Read the full article…

Medical pot dispensaries bill would 'add a new layer to the enforcement'

“This is a brand new program. If we get them done sooner, that would be a great success, but I suspect it will take us the full year to get this program up and running.”

OREGON: Oregon lawmakers approved a bill that adds dispensaries to the state’s outlets for medical marijuana, but some critics are still not happy with the last-minute changes that caused lawmakers to pass it. The state House of Representatives approved the bill on Saturday. It establishes a licensing system for medical marijuana outlets. The bill, which passed Read the full article…

Medical marijuana dispensaries a signature away from approval

Medical Marijuana dispensaries a signature away from approval

OREGON: SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Medical marijuana dispensaries are a signature away from being legal in Oregon. The state House of Representatives approved a bill Saturday to establish a licensing system for medical marijuana outlets. The bill, which passed 32-27, now goes to Gov. John Kitzhaber to sign.

Marijuana stories: Patients eager to come out of shadows when law passes

lawmakers are moving ahead with legislative efforts to allow for the limited use of medical ‘cannabis’ while simultaneously forbidding anyone from either inhaling the herb or possessing its flowers

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Ted Wright’s wife was wasting away before his eyes. Ravaged by constant nausea and vomiting – the side effects from a clinical trial drug that was keeping her cancer at bay – Cindy Wright had rapidly lost more than 30 pounds. “She couldn’t eat,” her husband recalled. “And they said, ‘You’ve got to Read the full article…

Connecticut Town wants a time-out on marijuana business

Shelton, CT town officials want moratorium on medical marijuana sales

CONNECTICUT: Before the state has even adopted the regulations concerning the growing and dispensing of medical marijuana, Shelton’s zoning commission wants a time-out to stop and think. It is proposing a six-month moratorium on implementing the new regulations so commission members will have time to study the nearly 100-page document and fully understand it. A public Read the full article…

Medical marijuana, global warming and animal neglect: Oregon Legislature today

“Droves of Wisconsinites are leaving this state because it’s going backwards"

OREGON: Could this be the penultimate day of the 2013 Oregon Legislature? The antepenultimate? In any case, lawmakers and their loyal aides are thisclose to freedom from the Capitol for the summer. The House meets at 3 p.m. and is scheduled to take up a priority bill of the senate President, Peter Courtney, D-Salem. Senate Bill 6 increases punishment for Read the full article…

Medical marijuana, global warming and animal neglect: Oregon Legislature today

Oregon medical marijuana dispensary busts put people in jail before the laws  changed.

OREGON: Could this be the penultimate day of the 2013 Oregon Legislature? The antepenultimate? In any case, lawmakers and their loyal aides are thisclose to freedom from the Capitol for the summer. The House meets at 3 p.m. and is scheduled to take up a priority bill of the senate President, Peter Courtney, D-Salem. Senate Bill 6 increases punishment for Read the full article…

Good News For World’s Largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Judge James’ ruling allows the City of Oakland to continue its legal action to protect public health and safety from the misguided attacks of US Attorney Melinda Haag."

Harborside Health Center won a significant victory earlier this week in their battle against the feds. As the world’s largest medical marijuana dispensary, everyone should be closely following the Harborside/feds case, as the process and decisions that come out of it will no doubt be used in other cases. Below is a press release that Read the full article…

Stopping Medical Marijuana Won’t Make Chris Christie President

The governor, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," said his administration would use federal rules that outlaw marijuana to clamp down on states that legalized recreational pot use.

NEW JERSEY: Since then-governor John Corzine signed it into law in January 2010, New Jersey’s medical marijuana program has been a thorn in Chris Christie’s side. It’s been ignored, railed against, tacitly allowed, barely instituted and red-taped to death, all within the span of Christie’s term in office, and all by the man himself. Christie’s reluctance Read the full article…

Berkeley Fights Feds on Medical Marijuana

Berkley Patients Group

CALIFORNIA: On Wednesday, the city of Berkeley, Ca. filed a legal claim in a federal asset forfeiture case against the landlord of a medical marijuana dispensary in the city, Berkeley Patients Group. The city is working to keep Berkeley Patients Group open, claiming it will lose tax money as a result of the mandated forfeiture.  Read the full article…