Marijuana Club Opens In Fairbanks, And The Owners Say It’s legal

Club members can smoke pot or eat pot-infused foods but cannot buy or sell marijuana inside the building. The cost to join is $10 per day or $25 per month.

ALASKA: A marijuana club that allows consumption but not sales quietly opened this week in Fairbanks, and its owners say they are operating within state law. Coffee and doughnuts were out for customers at The Higher Calling Club, which opened Monday in a remodeled former wine bar downtown, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Patrons could sit on overstuffed couches Read the full article…

Oregon Lawmakers Hear About Pesticides, Edible Serving Sizes And Marijuana Tracking

Oregon reconsiders marijuana pesticides

OREGON: The Oregon Department of Agriculture has identified 250 pesticides that marijuana producers may use to combat pests, mold and other problems common in the industry. The pesticides on Oregon’s list pose minimal risk to human health, according to the federal government, which sets pesticide policy nationally. Most pesticides approved for use in organic agriculture, Read the full article…

Legalize Recreational Marijuana In N.J.? Supporters To Pitch For It At Hearing

"The first step was introducing the bill and this is the natural next step — to talk about the benefits of legalization and the negative impact prohibition has had."

NEW JERSEY: Eighteen months after proposing a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey, state Sen. Nicholas Scutari will preside over a hearing Monday that allows only supporters to testify. “I am going to start positive, then open up the floor to the people are against it,” said Scutari (D-Union). Opponents will get their turn Read the full article…

NJ Lawmakers Holding Hearing On Legalizing Marijuana

Murphy Administration Seeking Up to Six New Dispensaries To Expand Access to Medicinal Marijuana

NEW JERSEY: New Jersey lawmakers are set to hear testimony on legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. The judiciary committee is scheduled on Monday to hear from clergy, health professionals, law enforcement officials and other policy experts on Monday. The hearing comes as lawmakers prepare for a lame-duck session of the Legislature and as Gov. Read the full article…

Ohio Could Legalize Marijuana On Tuesday. It Could Also Change The Entire Legalization Game.

Ohio may be 5th state to legalize recreational marijuana today

OHIO: On Tuesday, Ohio could become the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana. But the story line there is less about how a culturally conservative state feels about pot and more about how a group of savvy political and business operatives are forging a new path forward for the growing movement that could fundamentally change who gets in Read the full article…

The 5 Next States To See Legal Marijuana

Cannabis Legalization has its biggest day

Unless you live in the South, recreational weed is coming to a state near you 1. California made history in 1996, when it became the first state to legalize medical marijuana; next November, it will vote to allow recreational weed, and polls indicate the amendment will likely pass. “Then we will have reached the tipping Read the full article…

Ohio Now A Battleground State For Marijuana

"You've got that old saying of: 'As goes Ohio, so goes the nation,'" he said.

OHIO: Four states already allow recreational pot, but approved medical marijuana first. Now, Ohio could make history by legalizing both at the same time, and the pro-marijuana camp is ramping up as the days until the vote are counting down. A new poll finds most Ohioans support legalization, but the campaign is stirring up controversy, reports Read the full article…

Washington State To Accept New Pot Shop Apps On Monday

he change is a result of a new ordinance that eliminates the distinction between medical and recreational marijuana shops. Now, they will all be full recreational retailers and that could bring hundreds of thousands of tax dollars to cities like Cheney.

WASHINGTON:  On Monday, Washington state began accepting applications for new marijuana shops in the state. It is the first time since 2013 that business owners can apply to set up shop. The change is a result of a new ordinance that eliminates the distinction between medical and recreational marijuana shops. Now, they will all be full Read the full article…

Voices: Oregon Legalizes Pot, And Nobody Cares

OLCC protects privacy of retail transactions.

OREGON: What if we legalized marijuana and no one really cared? That’s the overwhelming feeling I get standing inside Zion Cannabis in downtown Portland as customers buy marijuana from the friendly staff  five days after legalized marijuana legislation went into effect Oct. 1. No muss, no fuss. Oregon is the third American state to legalize recreational Read the full article…

Washington Releases Emergency Medical Cannabis Rules

WSLCB issues new advertising regulations

WASHINGTON:  The Washington Department of Health just released emergency rules in preparation for the merging of medical marijuana into the state’s existing recreational regulatory system. When Senate Bill 5052, or the Medical Cannabis Patient Protection Act, passed, there was not enough time for officials to draft a full set of rules, particularly concerning marijuana edible products, concentrates, and testing. The rules Read the full article…