Scottsdale Says No To Medical Marijuana Bakery

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 the permit request, which would have allowed a wholesale bakery on site where medical marijuana can be infused into edible goods. [Read more…]

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

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 this time, he says he’s picked up a Republican Senator who will co-sponsor his legislation to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. Leach says it’s the first time such legislation has been introduced in the state Senate with bi-partisan support. [Read more…]

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

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 of a new city ordinance to legalize possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana in the city. The law will become effective on Dec. 6, 30 days after the vote. [Read more…]

Three Localities in Michigan Approve Legalization By Large Margins

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. [Read more…]

Three Localities in Michigan Approve Legalization By Large Margins

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. [Read more…]

Landslide Victory For Legal Marijuana In Portland, Maine

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. [Read more…]

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

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. [Read more…]