Marijuana Law Creates Confusion But Finds Growing Acceptance In District

The new world of marijuana in the nation’s capital is one where residents have been able to legally possess, privately consume and grow limited amounts of pot since February.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  About 30 party guests wearing suits and summer dresses mingled in the candlelit back yard of a small, private home in the Forest Hills neighborhood in Northwest Washington and snacked on hors d’oeuvres to the sound of jazz. Instead of cocktails, they sipped gourmet coffee and tea infused with marijuana. In the Read the full article…

‘Weed Out The Dealers And Destroy The Black Market’ Say Cannabis Campaigners At Rally

The weekend saw hundreds of campaigners from across the UK descend on Redcar for the second annual pro-cannabis rally.

GREAT BRITAIN:  ‘GROW your own and weed out the dealers’, was the message from cannabis activists pushing for legalisation at an event in the region this weekend. The weekend saw hundreds of campaigners from across the UK descend on Redcar for the second annual pro-cannabis rally, organised by the Teesside Cannabis Club (TCC). The event passed without Read the full article…

D.C.’s State Fair Will Have A Marijuana Growing Competition This Year

It’s been five months since marijuana was legalized in D.C., and now there’s a public opportunity to show off, if you’ve been letting that liberty take root.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  It’s been five months since marijuana was legalized in D.C., and now there’s a public opportunity to show off, if you’ve been letting that liberty take root. The D.C. State Fair — a seemingly Pinterest-inspired event showcasing the culinary, artistic and agricultural talents of the District — is adding a marijuana-growing competition Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana User Arrested, Says New Health Canada Regulations Discriminate

A medical marijuana user in Nova Scotia says he would rather go to jail than stop growing his own pot after changes to regulations prevent cultivation at home.

CANADA:  A medical marijuana user in Nova Scotia says he would rather go to jail than stop growing his own pot after changes to Health Canada regulations preventing cultivation at home. Bob Dillman says he and his wife were arrested at their Halifax home on March 4 and charged with production and possession of marijuana Read the full article…

Secret Marijuana Farm Beneath Brooklyn Cherry Factory Leaves Many Mysteries

In a weathered basement below the Red Hook, Brooklyn, maraschino cherry factory, a marijuana farm was found that could hold as many as 1,200 plants at a time.

NEW YORK:  Arthur Mondella’s alternate life was buried behind a roll-down gate, behind a fleet of fancy cars, behind a pair of closet doors, behind a set of button-controlled steel shelves, behind a fake wall and down a ladder in a hole in a bare concrete floor. Here, :Here, below the office where he served as Read the full article…

Court Upholds Injunction That Allows Medical Marijuana Patients To Grow At Home

The Conservative government has lost its latest attempt to prevent medical marijuana users from growing pot at home.

CANADA:  The Conservative government has lost its latest attempt to prevent medical marijuana users from growing pot at home, with the Federal Court of Appeal upholding an injunction that exempted patients from a massive overhaul of the system. New rules were introduced earlier this year that prohibited home growing and instead shifted production to commercial Read the full article…

Sponsor Wants Marijuana Cultivation Bill To Allow Fewer Plants

California water regulators want a say in how marijuana production is overseen.

MISSOURI:  The sponsor of an ordinance to decriminalize the cultivation of marijuana plants has asked the Columbia City Council to again table the proposal after she pared back how many plants are permissible. Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe is asking the council on Monday night to table the bill that would relax the city’s municipal Read the full article…

El Mirage Resident Sues Over Right To Grow Medical Marijuana

Arizona state officials are facing a lawsuit from a medical marijuana patient who is arguing the case to grow his own despite his living closer that 25 miles from a mmj dispensary.

ARIZONA:  State health officials are facing a new legal challenge over a provision in the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act that bars those who live within 25 miles of a dispensary from growing their own plants. The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court contends giving some the right to grow but not to others is Read the full article…

Atlantic City To Host Grow-Your-Own Marijuana Seminar

Atlantic City is hosting a grow-your-own marijuana seminar.

NEW JERSEY:  Atlantic City is hosting a grow-your-own marijuana seminar. While medical marijuana is legal in New Jersey, growing your own is not. The $1,000, four-day course will be offered by a California-based marijuana school at Bally’s Casino this weekend, starting Saturday. Oaksterdam University chancellor Dale Jones told The Philadelphia Inquirer basil will be used in demonstrations. “New Jersey Read the full article…

German Court Allows Patients To Grow Medical Marijuana

A word of advice to Oregonians who plan to grow marijuana in their backyards: Don't brag on Twitter or proudly post photos of your budding crop on Facebook.

GERMANY:  A German court ruled for the first time on Tuesday that seriously ill patients may grow their own marijuana for medical purposes in certain cases. The administrative court in the western city of Cologne said that while cannabis remained illegal for general use in Germany, it may be cultivated at home by some patients Read the full article…