Scottsdale Says No To Medical Marijuana Bakery

Pure Bliss Premium Medibles sought a conditional-use permit to operate the medical-marijuana kitchen at a site near Redfield and Hayden roads, which previously was approved for two dispensaries that never opened.

ARIZONA: The Scottsdale City Council has turned down a request to open a medical-marijuana bakery in the Scottsdale Airpark. Pure Bliss Premium Medibles sought a conditional-use permit to operate the medical-marijuana kitchen at a site near Redfield and Hayden roads, which previously was approved for two dispensaries that never opened. On Tuesday, a council majority denied Read the full article…

Despite New Co-Sponsor, No Vote Likely For Pa. Medical Marijuana Bill

Leach says it’s the first time such legislation has been introduced in the state Senate with bi-partisan support.

PENNSYLVANIA:  A suburban state senator says he now has bi-partisan support for legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. But don’t look for a bill on the governor’s desk anytime soon. Democratic state Senator Daylin Leach – who’s also running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 13th district – has long been a champion of legalizing marijuana. But Read the full article…

Portland Pot Legalization Advocates Expect Police To ‘Stop Punishing Adult Marijuana Users’

Zachary Heiden of the Maine ACLU, left, Tom MacMillan of the Portland Green Independent Committee, and David Boyer, right, of the Maine Marijuana Policy Center.

MAINE: Two days after Portland police said they would “use their discretion” to enforce state law regarding possession of marijuana, the group that spearheaded passage of a new city ordinance legalizing recreational use said they expect police to yield to the will of the people. On Election Day, more than 67 percent of Portland voters approved Read the full article…

Three Localities in Michigan Approve Legalization By Large Margins

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MICHIGAN: Three localities in Michigan (Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing) all voted in support of marijuana legalization today by huge margins. The three areas had similar proposals to remove criminal and civil penalties for personal possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana.

Three Localities in Michigan Approve Legalization By Large Margins

We strongly support the repeal of this ordinance and would also like to remind Snohomish County officials that as they consider what action to take this next Wednesday that they should remember the will of the voters who brought them into office who also approved I-502 by 54.6%.

MICHIGAN: Three localities in Michigan (Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing) all voted in support of marijuana legalization today by huge margins. The three areas had similar proposals to remove criminal and civil penalties for personal possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana.

Landslide Victory For Legal Marijuana In Portland, Maine

David Boyer, Maine political director of the Marijuana Policy Project, speaks at Portland’s “Yes on 1” rally as they celebrate victory at Brian Boru in Portland.

MAINE: Portland voters have passed a city law legalizing marijuana possession. Supporters of the referendum question are claiming victory after opening a huge lead in early results. “Yes” votes lead “No” votes 67 percent to 32 percent, according to unofficial tallies with all of the city’s 12 precincts reporting.

Despite Successes In Colorado And Washington, Marijuana Advocates Still See Cities As Their Best Bet

When Portland, Maine, heads to the polls to decide whether to legalize marijuana next month, it won't be the only city to do so.

MAINE: Residents of Portland, Maine, will vote next month on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana possession. If the measure passes—the Marijuana Policy Project’s man in Maine, David Boyer, is “cautiously optimistic” that it will—adults 21 and over will theoretically be able to possess up to 2.5 ounces of pot under Portland law.