New Marijuana Law Side Effect: Youth Possession Now A Felony

WASHINGTON: A prosecutor in southeastern Washington has charged three teens with felonies for marijuana possession, saying a new law demands the higher level of offense. The Lewiston Tribune in Idaho reports three teens ages 14, 15 and 17 have been charged in nearby Asotin County with felonies that could net them up to five years in Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Users Concerned About Drug Supply

CANADA:  A medical marijuana user in Amherst, N.S., says he’s concerned about the supply of the drug after waiting almost a month to get a prescription filled. Sam and his wife Tanya are among the roughly 40,000 Canadians with an authorization to possess medical marijuana. Their last names are being withheld for safety reasons. Health Read the full article…

Marijuana At Airports: Colorado and Washington Adjust To New Laws

COLORADO:  It’s been about six months since specialty shops selling recreational marijuana began operating legally in Colorado. In July, the first batch of shops licensed to sell retail weed will open in Washington State. Both states prohibit locally-purchased pot from crossing state lines and marijuana remains illegal under the federal laws that also govern the Read the full article…

FBI Balks At Background Checks For Washington State Retail Marijuana

WASHINGTON:  The FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in Washington state, even though it has conducted similar checks in Colorado — a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice Department faces as it allows the states to experiment with regulating a drug that’s long been Read the full article…

O.PenVape: ‘Google of Marijuana’ NOT Publicly Traded

NEW YORK: Message to pot stock speculators: O.PenVape, the company featured on CNBC in a feature about the marijuana industry, is a private and not publicly traded. So if you are buying shares in a pot stock this morning, it is NOT stock in O.PenVape. On Wednesday evening, CNBC aired an hour-long feature ‘Marijuana in America: Colorado Pot Rush,’ which included interviews with a handful Read the full article…

Legal Pot Coming Soon? 50-State Marijuana Law Roundup

The march towards good sense and marijuana freedom continues apace. To give a glimpse of what’s in store for 2014, here’s a 50-state guide to legislation and ballot measures that are in the works thus far this year. By my count, 13 states may follow Colorado and Washington State’s lead and legalize recreational use—either at Read the full article…

Colorado Rep. DeGette Touts Legal Marijuana In Fundraising E-mail

COLORADO: Less than a week after the first state-sanctioned sales of marijuana began in Colorado, a U.S. lawmaker from the state is using the issue to raise money. Rep. Diana DeGette (D), who represents Colorado’s 1st district and is chief deputy whip in the House, sent an e-mail to supporters on Monday arguing that “the world didn’t Read the full article…

West Plains Warehouse Could Host Eastern Washington's First Legal Marijuana Crops

WASHINGTON: With more than 1,100 applications to grow legal marijuana in Washington, the state has no shortage of would-be entrepreneurs eager to jump into the new industry created by voters last year. But don’t expect the successful marijuana-growing businesses to feature aging hippies sporting tie-dyed shirts and vacant looks. Stringent state regulations for security, testing and Read the full article…

Study Looks At Marijuana Demand In Washington

WASHINGTON:  Figuring out how much marijuana people use has been one of the trickiest, and most important, questions facing the bureaucrats who are setting up Washington state’s new legal pot system. Underestimate demand, and marijuana fans might stick with their black market dealers. Overestimate it, and the surplus legal production could wind up being diverted Read the full article…

Study Looks At Marijuana Demand In Washington

WASHINGTON:  Figuring out how much marijuana people use has been one of the trickiest, and most important, questions facing the bureaucrats who are setting up Washington state’s new legal pot system. Underestimate demand, and marijuana fans might stick with their black market dealers. Overestimate it, and the surplus legal production could wind up being diverted Read the full article…