Buzz-kill: Denver proposes 5% tax on marijuana sales

Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver City Council don't want to even smell marijuana.

COLORADO:  Remember when marijuana activists argued that legalized pot could help control budget deficits by reducing police costs and raising tax revenues?  Putting that into practice in Denver has proven a bit difficult.  Advocates for legalization are now balking at a 5% tax on marijuana purchases, possibly going to 10% to match the state’s taxes on Read the full article…

Buzz-kill: Denver proposes 5% tax on marijuana sales

Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver City Council don't want to even smell marijuana.

COLORADO:  Remember when marijuana activists argued that legalized pot could help control budget deficits by reducing police costs and raising tax revenues?  Putting that into practice in Denver has proven a bit difficult.  Advocates for legalization are now balking at a 5% tax on marijuana purchases, possibly going to 10% to match the state’s taxes on Read the full article…

Walter Rubel: Medical marijuana horror stories up in smoke

Medical Marijuana

NEW MEXICO: Essie DeBonet was 61 years old when she attended the New Mexico House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee in 2006, but she appeared to be much older. Frail and unsteady, DeBonet was clearly gravely ill.

Medical marijuana facility in Jackson raided for second time in a week, roughly a pound of marijuana seized

On Monday, July 8, a Hydro World location at the corner of West and Wildwood avenues was raided by the Jackson Narcotic Enforcement Team.

MICHIGAN:  After receiving information a medical marijuana service center in Jackson was up and running after being raided last week, the Jackson Narcotic Enforcement Team raided the location again Monday, July 8.

Legislation shows shifting attitudes

NEW HAMPSHIRE: After almost five years of gubernatorial vetoes blocking medical marijuana legislation, New Hampshire is set to become the 19th state in the country, and the last in New England, to allow seriously ill people to use marijuana for medical purposes.