Decriminalization Arrives, And D.C. Police Prepare For Sea Change In Marijuana Laws

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  On Wednesday, a D.C. cop who catches someone carrying a small amount of marijuana is required to launch his suspect on an onerous journey through the criminal justice system — one likely to involve handcuffs, fingerprinting and forensic analysis.

On Thursday, that same cop will face the simpler task of pulling out a ticket book and checking a box: Littering, or possession of marijuana?

A lengthy civic debate over how best to handle the most minor of drug offenses culminates at midnight Wednesday when a marijuana decriminalization law passed by the D.C. Council this spring completes a 60-day congressional review period and takes effect.

 

The First Pot Stock Billionaire Says His Penny Stock Could Be A Little High

NEVADA:  You have probably never heard of Bart Mackay, a 57-year-old Las Vegas lawyer who works on various ventures like Dot Vegas, which operates the .Vegas top-level domain. But on paper, Mackay is the first pot stock billionaire.

Mackay’s holdings in CannaVest, which bills itself as the world’s leading hemp-based investment company, are valued at $1.8 billion. That figure might seem like a drug-induced hallucination, but it’s technically true. CannaVest is the top-performing stock in America in 2014 with a market capitalization greater than $1 billion. [Read more…]

Pot For Potholes: The Push To Legalize Marijuana

MICHIGAN:  – Last week Newschannel 3 told you about the movement to put toll booths on highways to pay for road repairs. Now there’s a new proposal that would pump money into our ailing roads by legalizing and taxing marijuana. It’s being called “pot for potholes”. [Read more…]

Pot For Potholes: The Push To Legalize Marijuana

MICHIGAN:  – Last week Newschannel 3 told you about the movement to put toll booths on highways to pay for road repairs. Now there’s a new proposal that would pump money into our ailing roads by legalizing and taxing marijuana. It’s being called “pot for potholes”. [Read more…]