Six-Year-Old Medical Marijuana User Runs Afoul Of Health Canada Rules

Health Canada says that six-year-old with medical marijuana must smoke or vaporize his medicine.

CANADA:  Liam McKnight signed his medical marijuana licence when he was just five years old. The boy from Constance Bay suffers from Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy. It can cause nearly constant seizures that last three to four minutes each. His condition led him to miss time during kindergarten. Liam had 67 seizures the day before Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana’s Big Break: “I Don’t Think He Ever Wanted To Touch This Issue”

A Missouri woman believes her constitutional right to farm shields her against being prosecuted for allegedly growing a small crop of marijuana in her basement.

NEW YORK:  A little more than a week ago — and to a degree of fanfare that would’ve been unimaginably piddling if it were as little as five years ago — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law making limited forms of medicinal marijuana legal in the Empire State. And yet while such a Read the full article…

White House Says Marijuana Policy Is States’ Rights Issue

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) called Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) a "tyrant" for meddling in the District's governing process with the amendment, pointing out that Maryland just voted to decriminalize marijuana possession.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Obama administration believes marijuana policy is a states’ rights issue, the White House said Monday in opposing Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington, D.C., from using local funds to decriminalize marijuana possession. The GOP-sponsored House amendment would prevent D.C. “from using its own local funds to carry out locally-passed marijuana policies, which again undermines the principles Read the full article…

White House Threatens to Veto Bill That Would Kill D.C.’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law

The White House threatened to veto the 2015 House appropriations bill,  which would effectively quash D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization bill.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The White House threatened Monday to veto the 2015 House appropriations bill,  which contains a buried amendment that would effectively quash D.C.’s marijuana decriminalization bill. In June, Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, tacked on an amendment to the larger appropriations bill that said D.C. could not use any of Read the full article…

Marijuana Is At Center Of Feud In Capital

Marijuana decriminalization in DC has sparked a feud between the mayor and lawmakers.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A law to make marijuana possession in the District of Columbia punishable by only a $25 ticket, one of the laxest drug laws in the nation, has ignited a feud between Washington’s mayor and a Republican House member days before it is to take effect. Mayor Vincent C. Gray urged district residents Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Delivery Services Are On A Roll

Lawmakers would like to authorize marijuana delivery services to reach medical patients in any areas off-limits to dispensaries and retail stores.

CALIFORNIA:  Brian Reichle couldn’t have gotten a pepperoni pizza much faster. Needing to replenish his stash of pot one recent afternoon, the Burbank resident dialed Speed Weed. Within the hour, a driver arrived with a white paper bag carrying a gram of cannabis, 10 joints and a handful of pot-infused candies and cookies. Once a Read the full article…

There’s Very Good and Very Bad News for Washington’s Pot Business

Seattle's first retail pot shop breaks Colorado's sales record and sells out of stock in three days.

WASHINGTON:  For pot smokers in Seattle, it’s the best of times and it’s the worst of times. The bad news: When Washington became the second state to allow legal sales of recreational marijuana last week, Seattle only had a single store, Cannabis City, open for business. It ran out of weed in three days. Cannabis City opened its doors Read the full article…

Oakland’s Marijuana Scavenger Hunt Canceled, Thanks to Government Red Tape

Authorities have stopped a planned cannabis scavenger hunt in Oakland, CA.

CALIFORNIA:  The mysterious force behind the weed scavenger hunt announced for Saturday has revealed herself: she’s an entrepreneur from the East Coast, now head of a “tiny startup in Oakland.” And she has bad news: the authorities have stepped in, so there’s no more smartphone-powered weed giveaway on Saturday. Flyers appearing in Oakland and 4×6 Read the full article…

Right Brand Name Gives Marijuana Strain A Higher Value

The right strain name creates a brand for higher value.

CALIFORNIA:  Adam Orenstein spent years cross-breeding marijuana plants before arriving at his proud new strain, a tall stalky plant frosted with white crystally hairs prized by growers and smokers. But before releasing it to the public, he and his partners toiled over one of the most crucial steps: giving it the proper name. “It’s like any Read the full article…

The Mother Of Marijuana Legalization: Pot Comes ‘Out Of The Shadows’

Reforming the state’s medical-marijuana law means all adults would have the same option to grow their own marijuana or purchase it from a store, and they won’t need a medical authorization for either.

WASHINGTON:  Alison Holcomb, criminal justice director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state, is known in these parts as the mother of marijuana legalization. She drafted Initiative 502, which voters passed overwhelmingly in 2012; the measure struck down prohibitions on recreational pot use and led to the creation of Washington’s marijuana market. On Read the full article…