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

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

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…

Ohio Says Not So Fast On Marijuana Reform Vote

OHIO: Local advocates for marijuana liberalization were celebrating Wednesday, the day after their campaign to pass a local ordinance received the endorsement of the Toledo voting public. But their euphoria is tempered by realization that parts of the so-called “Sensible Marihuana Ordinance” conflict with state law and may not be enforceable. “I’m on cloud nine,” said Read the full article…

Marijuana Stores Could Double In Washington State

WASHINGTON: Washington could get lots more pot stores. State regulators will allow medical marijuana providers to seek retail licenses later this fall. There are no strict limits on how many new licenses could be granted, and there is no requirement that they focus on medical patients. This sounds like it could mean more competition. But it Read the full article…

Recreational Marijuana On 2016 Florida Ballot? Petition Needs 683,000 Signatures

FLORIDA: Regulate Florida, a political committee that wants to amend the Florida constitution to legalize and regulate adult use of marijuana for recreational use, has been given the go-ahead by the Department of State, Division of Elections to work on getting its initiative placed on the 2016 elections ballot. This means that Florida voters could potentially Read the full article…

Why American Indian Tribes Are Getting Into the Marijuana Business

SOUTH DAKOTA:  This New Year’s Eve, Tony Reider wants to throw a party unlike any his South Dakota tribe has seen. There will be live music, food, outdoor games—and, floating over the revelry, a haze of marijuana smoke, from a first-of-its-kind pot lounge that is set to open by the end of the year, said Read the full article…

The Fiasco In Denver: Putting The Cart Before The Horse

By Keith Stroup COLORADO:  The embarrassing episode this week in Denver, when the sponsors of a city-wide initiative to legalize marijuana smoking in some bars and lounges withdrew their initiative, even after qualifying for the ballot, reminds us of the need to thoroughly vet these types of projects – especially those with the potential to set-back the Read the full article…

Pro-Pot Group Drops Ballot Campaign To Allow Marijuana In Denver Bars

COLORADO: A pro-marijuana group is withdrawing its ballot measure to allow pot in Denver bars and plans to work instead with the city council and the business community on devising a law on social use in commercial establishments. Mason Tvert, who led the successful 2012 campaign permitting recreational marijuana use for adults, said in a press release Thursday Read the full article…

Advocates In Denver, Home To Legal Marijuana, Seek Public Place To Smoke

COLORADO:  Whether bought from a downtown shop or cadged from a friend’s basement greenhouse, legal marijuana is easy to find in Colorado. Places to smoke it, not so much. Smoking in private homes and on front porches is allowed. But under a thicket of state, local and private regulations, marijuana use here, in a state Read the full article…

Rocky Mountain High: Marijuana Industry Push Back On More Rules

COLORADO:  The powerful Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce “[has] not and will not” endorse the latest proposed changes to the state ‘s edible marijuna regulations that call for the placement of a “THC Stop Sign” on each pot-infused package and marijuana serving. A Cannabis Chamber spokesman told Food Safety News the marijuana industry group cannot go along Read the full article…