Woburn, MA City Council Extends Medical Marijuana Moratorium A Year

"This (extension of the moratorium) will give us a little bit of time, but we're not going to ignore the voters."

MASSACHUSETTS: On a unanimous vote, the Woburn City Council at its recent meeting extended the moratorium on medical marijuana shops by one year, until Dec. 31, 2014. The council imposed the moratorium in February, but it was slated to expire at the end of this year. Several other communities have imposed temporary bans in the wake Read the full article…

Woburn, MA City Council Extends Medical Marijuana Moratorium A Year

"This (extension of the moratorium) will give us a little bit of time, but we're not going to ignore the voters."

MASSACHUSETTS: On a unanimous vote, the Woburn City Council at its recent meeting extended the moratorium on medical marijuana shops by one year, until Dec. 31, 2014. The council imposed the moratorium in February, but it was slated to expire at the end of this year. Several other communities have imposed temporary bans in the wake Read the full article…

Legal Weed Sales Will Be Spotty In Colorado

The state’s top medical officer, Dr. Larry Wolk, said high-volume marijuana caregivers are violating the spirit of the law.

COLORADO:  Legal marijuana sales in Colorado are set to start on Jan. 1, or so the law says. Knowing when the recreational pot shops will actually open, however, is anyone’s guess. The state’s 160 hopeful pot shops are so mired in red tape and confusion that no one knows yet when or if they’ll be Read the full article…

Changing Course On Pot Businesses May Create Legal Haze For Yakima, WA

The motion was approved because of a change in position by Councilwoman Maureen Adkison, who had sided with the other three on a previous vote in October.

WASHINGTON: The Yakima City Council’s sudden reversal of course on marijuana this week could lead the city into unknown waters and potential litigation if it bans commerce in the substance, which is now legal in small amounts. The council on Tuesday passed a motion by a vote of 4-3 to ask legal staff to draft an Read the full article…

Basalt Colorado To Lift Medical Marijuana Ban

At a special meeting Tuesday night, the council decided unanimously that it was high time to lift the ban on the medical industry, albeit in a limited way.

COLORADO: The Town of Basalt is poised to repeal its 2-year-old moratorium on medical marijuana businesses, while keeping a 1-year-old stay on recreational pot shops in place for six more months while it drafts rules to govern that industry. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the council decided unanimously that it was high time to lift Read the full article…

No Pot Shops In Snohomish, WA For At Least Six Months

Snohomish County Council is considering:

1)    Re-zoning the permitted R-5 zone from permitted to conditional use, and thus delaying and further complicating 502 development in the previously approved area. This could possibly also extend to and negatively impact existing MMJ Gardens.

WASHINGTON: The City Council voted unanimously last week to place a moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses. A public hearing on the moratorium is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3 during the regularly scheduled council meeting. The six-month moratorium bans the production, processing, and retail sale of marijuana. The city’s position on marijuana still remains open, Mayor Karen Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Applicants Pepper Massachusetts Officials With Questions About Moratoriums In Communities

Madeleine Biondolillo, a director for the state Department of Public Health, left, and Alison Mehlman, deputy general counsel for the department, take questions from people in Somerville about the licensing process for medical marijuana.

MASSACHUSETTS: Prospective medical marijuana developers on Thursday warned that temporary moratoriums in communities are severely limiting their search for sites and the state might need to give applicants some leeway in specifying locations of shops and growing buildings.

Medical Marijuana Applicants Pepper Massachusetts Officials With Questions About Moratoriums In Communities

Madeleine Biondolillo, a director for the state Department of Public Health, left, and Alison Mehlman, deputy general counsel for the department, take questions from people in Somerville about the licensing process for medical marijuana.

MASSACHUSETTS: Prospective medical marijuana developers on Thursday warned that temporary moratoriums in communities are severely limiting their search for sites and the state might need to give applicants some leeway in specifying locations of shops and growing buildings.