Colorado Marijuana Users Sue Grower Over Fungicide

The fungicide is approved for certain edible agricultural crops, but not for smokable products such as tobacco, according to the complaint filed in Denver District Court.

COLORADO: Two Colorado marijuana users have sued a cannabis grower claiming a “patently dangerous” agricultural fungicide that becomes poisonous when ignited was applied without their knowledge to pot plants they later smoked, court documents showed on Monday. Brandan Flores and Brandie Larrabee allege that distributor and retailer LivWell has for years applied Eagle 20, a fungicide Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization In Germany: Berlin Strikes Down Recreational Pot, Coffee Shops

"For us, the rejection of the plans was no surprise, and as such, it's also not a setback," said Georg Wurth, a spokesperson for a pro-marijuana group in Germany,

GERMANY: A German pharmaceutical authority struck down proposed plans Monday that would have allowed for the creation of “coffee shops” in Berlin similar to those in Amsterdam in the Netherlands where customers can recreationally buy different kinds of marijuana alongside a cup of coffee. Despite the setback, proponents of the law are still hopeful for the future of Read the full article…

The Next Major Domino In The fight To Legalize Marijuana Is About To Fall

the final dominoes of legalization are falling into place in California

Originally published in AlterNet CALIFORNIA: The long-awaited pot legalization initiative from the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform, also known as ReformCA, is about to be filed with state officials. Backers of the initiative told the LA Weekly Tuesday that language for circulation will be filed with the attorney general’s office in a matter of “days.” There are a Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Laws: The Status Of Residency Requirements After HB 3400 (Part 4)

Ownership – 51% of the ownership interests must be owned by two-year Oregon residents.

By Dave Kopilak OREGON: In Part 3 of this series, I discussed the residency rules for Ballot Measure 91 businesses that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”) distributed to members of the Rules Advisory Committee on August 14. The OLCC has not yet made any changes to those rules. However, there is some news to report. On September Read the full article…

The States That Don’t Want To Legalize Marijuana

Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Wisconsin, New Mexico and Idaho are the only states—of those where residents were polled—that don’t support legalizing marijuana.

Public Service Announcement: 7 states are the party poopers of America. Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Wisconsin, New Mexico and Idaho are the only states—of those where residents were polled—that don’t support legalizing marijuana. The majority of people in 26 out of 38 states where people were asked about marijuana legalization since 2012 said they supported it, according to a report Read the full article…

Spokane Police Give Out Few Marijuana Citations

Pot smokers are more likely to be arrested by security than cops

WASHINGTON: Riverfront Park might be the worst place to get high in Spokane. Data from Spokane Municipal Court shows marijuana users are far more likely to be fined for consuming pot in public by a park security guard than by a Spokane police officer, though they’re unlikely to get a ticket at all. Citywide, law enforcement officers have Read the full article…

Albany, Oregon Considers Permanent Ban On Recreational Marijuana

he data speaks volumes. How is it that only 16 non retail marijuana licenses have been issued in four months. This is creating extreme economic hardship for many businesses.

OREGON: Albany City Council members may not be not averse to pursing a permanent ban on recreational marijuana. The council on Wednesday voted to ban temporary sales of recreational pot at medical dispensaries, with two of six councilors, Ray Kopczynski and Dick Olsen, dissenting. The vote could be a harbinger of greater plans to ban the drug permanently. “My gut feeling Read the full article…

Washington Begins Process Of Aligning Marijuana Stores

4/20 pot sales hit new high

WASHINGTON: Washington on Wednesday adopted emergency rules and issued new draft rules to begin the process of aligning the medical marijuana market with the existing recreational market. The State Liquor and Cannabis Board‘s actions are the result of new legislation which established a priority system for licensing existing medical marijuana stores. The emergency rules, which Read the full article…

Oregon Considers Rules For Marijuana Grow Sites, Pesticides And Pot Delivery Dervices

Though anyone 21 and older may buy up to a quarter-ounce of cannabis flowers, unlimited seeds and four plants from medical marijuana dispensaries starting Oct. 1, those purchases are part of Oregon's early sales program, which is overseen by the Oregon Health Authority.

OREGON: Indoor marijuana growers producing for the recreational market would be capped at 10,000-square-foot facilities and outdoor growers would be limited to 2-acre parcels under one proposal being considered by a state-appointed committee looking at marijuana regulation. Draft rules for grow sites, pesticide use, retail sales and the production of concentrates and marijuana-infused edibles were discussed Read the full article…

Oregon’s Legal Sale Of Marijuana Comes With Reprieve

Once the process is complete, she will be able to legally say to an employer, landlord or anybody else who asks that she has never been convicted or cited for any drug crime at all.

OREGON: About 15 years ago, when she was in her 20s, Erika Walton handed a bong to someone who turned out be a police officer, and was cited for marijuana possession. She paid the fine, she said, but the violation lingered on, haunting her record. On a recent afternoon, Ms. Walton was at a free Read the full article…