Medical Marijuana Zones Out Connecticut Officials

A special legislative The commission is in the process of developing definitions for medical marijuana production facilities, medical marijuana dispensaries and pharmaceutical grade marijuana.

CONNECTICUT: Is medical marijuana production a non-agricultural activity? There is a difference of opinion between New Milford attorney Jeff Seinkewicz and the New Milford Zoning Commission. Sienkiewicz argued last week against the commission’s proposal to define production as a non-agricultural activity. The commission is in the process of developing definitions for medical marijuana production facilities, medical marijuana dispensaries and pharmaceutical grade marijuana. Read the full article…

The Faces Of Activism: Kari Boiter

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By Tawnee Lynee Cowan WASHINGTON: Last year I found myself wanting to do more than sit behind my computer and gripe about the government. I wanted to become part of the voices that created the change we so desperately need in our world. So I joined protests against GMO’s. I joined rallies for patients rights Read the full article…

Court Says Feds Can Police Pot Collectives

Preventing federal enforcement “would compromise a governmental interest in enforcing the law and would therefore be inappropriate,” the ruling says.

CALIFORNIA:  An appeals court on Wednesday upheld the federal government’s right to crackdown on California medical marijuana dispensaries complying with state law. The unpublished ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addresses a lawsuit from four San Diego dispensaries and a patient, as well as separate but similar suits in Sacramento Read the full article…

Patients, Caregivers And Healthcare Providers Travel to Albany To Urge Gov. Cuomo And Senate to Pass Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation

Eighty-two percent of New Yorkers support medical marijuana.

NEW YORK:  On Monday, January 13th, dozens of patients,  families, caregivers and healthcare providers will gather in Albany for a press conference and lobby day to call upon Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Senate to pass the Compassionate Care Act — A.6357-A (Gottfried) / S.4406-A (Savino) . The patients are living with cancer, multiple Read the full article…

Napa Valley, CA Medical Marijuana Backers Say They're Closer To Goal

So far, the grassroots effort reports having collected about 3,000 signatures of registered city voters since late December, with 3,850 signatures — 10 percent of the city’s registered voters — needed by the Jan. 16 deadline.

CALIFORNIA:  Volunteers are collecting signatures in front of the Napa County Library and other public venues this week in the hope of overturning the City Council’s December decision to scrap its medical marijuana ordinance. So far, the grassroots effort reports having collected about 3,000 signatures of registered city voters since late December, with 3,850 signatures Read the full article…

Cuomo Says He's 'Comfortable' With Medical Marijuana Plan

Day of Actions Include Public Hearing on Bill, Evening Event in Nearby Latham, and Powerful New Video About Patients, Doctors and the Compassionate Care Act

NEW YORK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he’s changed his stance on medical marijuana in part because the state will have control over how the program is administered. Cuomo plans in his State of the State address on Wednesday to announce the legalization of medical marijuana at 20 hospitals in New York and for limited diseases, Read the full article…

NY Medical Marijuana Debate Heats Up

“New York won’t allow us to try a medication that is working for many other people,” Carly said. “Please give us the opportunity to try this drug in the comfort of our own state, in our own home, with our families.”

NEW YORK:  Standing patiently in the chamber of the Nassau County Legislature, Jeff Decker had his hands full as his 7-month-old daughter Mabel squirmed in his arms. His wife Carly Tangney Decker and his mother-in-law Cindy Tangney were testifying at a public hearing held a week before Christmas on a bill to authorize the medical Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana: How Two Connecticut Towns Are Preparing for Licenses

The space where Greenbelt Management hopes to develop a medical marijuana production facility.

CONNECTICUT: In January, the state’s Department of Consumer Protection will begin awarding the first ever licenses to medical marijuana producers and dispensaries in Connecticut. While the licenses are awarded by the state, it’s been left up to individual towns to decide if they want to host one of these facilities. Two communities in Connecticut have taken Read the full article…

Cattaraugus County NY Board Of Health Not High On Medicinal Marijuana

The state's medical marijuana regulations, passed in 2010, expire this year if legislators don't renew them.

NEW YORK: Members of the Cattaraugus County Board of Health made known their disapproval of an Assembly bill that would allow the use of medical marijuana at their Dec. 10 meeting. “We reject this bill,” County Public Health Director Dr. Kevin Watkins said, acknowledging pros and cons of the proposed law. “The use of medical marijuana Read the full article…

Sebastopol California's New Mayor Puts City On Medical Marijuana Map

Sebastopol's newly selected mayor Robert Jacob at his Peace in Medicine dispensary.

CALIFORNIA: Left-leaning Sebastopol has elected Green Party candidates to the City Council, fought PG&E SmartMeters and declared itself a nuclear-free zone. Now the city is the first in the nation to select a mayor with a background in the medical marijuana industry. First-year councilman Robert Jacob, founder and executive director of marijuana dispensary Peace in Medicine, Read the full article…