Washington may delay new marijuana sales rules

WASHINGTON:  State officials said Tuesday they want to delay for a few months final rules for selling, growing and processing recreational marijuana in Washington state, after hundreds of people attended public meetings around the state to air their thoughts on the proposed rules. [Read more…]

New York City Comptroller Releases Report Calling for Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

NEW YORK: Today, New York City Comptroller John Liu announced the release of a report calling for a system to tax and regulate marijuana for adult recreational use.

The report, to be released tomorrow, comes two days after Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin condemned the city’s police department’s use of stop and frisk – which has resulted in 600,000 unlawful arrests for marijuana possession since 1997 – as racially-biased. That same day, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called for Americans to rethink the “unintended consequences” of the war on drugs.   [Read more…]

Denver Council to Settle 39 Issues Around New Retail Pot Framework

COLORADO: With legislation pending on whether to ask Denver voters to approve a 5 percent tax on retail marijuana sales, the Denver City Council on Monday will consider setting a host of rules and regulations for the new industry. [Read more…]

Planning Commission Had its Say, Now Everett City Council to Consider Marijuana Rules

At its Wednesday meeting the Everett City Council will consider recommendations for interim zoning regulations for growing, processing and selling legal marijuana in Everett. The City Council will get a briefing on Wednesday and then a public hearing is set for the 28th of this month. [Read more…]

Planning Commission Had its Say, Now Everett City Council to Consider Marijuana Rules

At its Wednesday meeting the Everett City Council will consider recommendations for interim zoning regulations for growing, processing and selling legal marijuana in Everett. The City Council will get a briefing on Wednesday and then a public hearing is set for the 28th of this month. [Read more…]

Council to Discuss Pot Zones: What's Up in Kirkland

WASHINGTON: The Kirkland City Council will discuss where marijuana processors and retailers could pop up under the new I-502 rules–at Totem Lake, Rose Hill, or Carillon Point, for example–at its meeting tonight, Aug. 6, and will consider holding a Sept. 3 public hearing on any potential additional zoning restrictions. Council meetings are held in Council Chambers at 123 5th Ave. and can be watched live online.

Proposed limits on recreational pot shop locations

Should recreational marijuana shops be allowed to be next door to each other? It is a question being raised by Denver City Councilman Paul López, as he proposes five amendments to the law regarding recreational marijuana.

Colorado voters approved the use and sale of recreational marijuana in November 2012. However, lawmakers in different cities are still working on rules surrounding the process. López is proposing five amendments that would, among other things, require that recreational marijuana shops not be within 2,500 feet of each other.

Video Link:

COLORADO: Proposed limits on Pot Shops