MARIJUANA GROW HOUSES: How many plants are too many?

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…

MARIJUANA GROW HOUSES: How many plants are too many?

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…

Indiana Marijuana Laws A Step Back In Time

INDIANA:  A recent Pew Research Center poll found that for the first time a majority of Americans favor legalizing the use of marijuana. Indiana Governor Mike Pence is not among them.With the rest of the United States moving toward relaxing the marijuana laws, Indiana seems to be bravely marching into the past. The Hoosier State’s penalties Read the full article…

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

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…

Sheriff: I Just Want Cannabis Off the Front Pages

CALIFORNIA: Sheriff Tom Allman calls the decision to permit his county’s cannabis farmers (even before federal law changes) part of his “law enforcement evolution.” A local boy, he knew how eighty percent of his Emerald Triangle economy was derived. As a newly elected Sheriff, he flew over his jurisdiction and thought, “So that’s how that conservative Read the full article…

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.

Petitioners Hope to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use in Alaska

ALASKA: Supporters of an initiative that would create a legal market for marijuana in the state are at the beginning of a long campaign to get more than 30,000 signatures and allow Alaskan voters to decide next year on marijuana legalization. Petitioners began collecting signatures across Alaska about a week ago for a law regulating the Read the full article…

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

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…

A Wisconsin dad faces deportation for smoking weed as a teenager

WISCONSIN: By the time Alex Timofeev got home from work at the Nakoma Country Club, had dinner and relaxed with his customary cup of tea, it was past midnight. When the doorbell rang in the early morning he tried to ignore it. But the ringing was insistent so he left his fiancée in bed, threw Read the full article…

Connecticut Town wants a time-out on marijuana business

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…