Marijuana Study: Number Of Americans Toking Up Doubles In 10 Years

A heck of a lot more Americans were toking up in 2012-13 than 10 years before — and not for medical reasons, either — according to a new study. The percentage of American adults who had used marijuana within the last year was 9.5%, the study found. That compared to 4.1% in 2001-02. The study Read the full article…

Opinions: Stigma Remains In Las Vegas Young Cannabis Scene

By Sue VorenbergCannabis Daily Record NEVADA: I’ll admit it. As a gourmet cannabis enthusiast I’m utterly spoiled living on the Washington-Oregon border. I’m surrounded by two states that – while not perfect – could be considered marijuana utopias compared with most of the rest of the country. And I was reminded of that on a recent trip Read the full article…

Portland City Council Votes Down ‘Green Light’ Marijuana District

OREGON: The Portland City Council voted down the “Green Light District,” deciding against easing restrictions on marijuana sales in the central downtown area by lifting a 1,000-foot buffer between pot businesses. Mayor Charlie Hales said the idea could be brought up at a later time. Commissioner Dan Saltzman introduced the amendment. He believes a concentration of pot businesses Read the full article…

Spokane Police Give Out Few Marijuana Citations

WASHINGTON: Riverfront Park might be the worst place to get high in Spokane. Data from Spokane Municipal Court shows marijuana users are far more likely to be fined for consuming pot in public by a park security guard than by a Spokane police officer, though they’re unlikely to get a ticket at all. Citywide, law enforcement officers have Read the full article…

Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Bans Police Stops Solely For Suspected Marijuana

MASSACHUSETTS: In a decision hailed by civil rights advocates and supporters of marijuana legalization, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday that police cannot stop motorists solely because they suspect the vehicle’s occupants are in possession of the drug. The Supreme Judicial Court based its 5-2 ruling largely on a measure that voters approved in 2008 that Read the full article…

Report Looks At Impact Of Legal Marijuana In Colorado

COLORADO: A report released Tuesday by a federally-funded agency paints a picture that commercial marijuana is causing problems in Colorado. Though the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area says its report doesn’t make a judgment, it’s easy to make that assessment based on the statistics provided. Marijuana supporters disagree with the findings. “Yeah, it’s Read the full article…

‘Green Buds And Hash’: Pot Activist Under Fire For Dr. Seuss Parody

CANADA:  It’s billed as a playful parody of a Dr. Seuss classic, but not everyone’s laughing. Pot activist Dana Larsen said he penned “Green Buds and Hash” primarily to educate and entertain adults, but he believes it’s appropriate for all ages. “Some people tell me they read this book to their children,” Larsen told CTV Read the full article…

Marijuana Advocates Portray Portland Pot Smokers At Their Most Wholesome

OREGON:  You run a TV station in Topeka and you want to illustrate a story about people who smoke marijuana.  How do you find some good footage on deadline? The Drug Policy Alliance, which helped finance marijuana legalization campaigns in Oregon and Washington, would like you to use of its new background videos of pot smokers in Read the full article…

Marijuana Safety Manual Being Developed

WASHINGTON:  With just about six weeks left to the one-year anniversary of recreational cannabis in Washington, a new sign of the normalization of that industry has appeared. Under the leadership of the labor union United Food and Commercial Workers Local 367, a group of industry experts are developing the first “Cannabis Industry Workplace Safety and Read the full article…

Marijuana For Pets: The Good, The Bad, The Legal Status

NEVADA:  The issue of legalizing marijuana is in itself a touchy subject, what with some arguing that this weed is nothing but a gateway drug sure to lead guys and gals down the path of a life of risks and crime, and others supporting its use either for recreational or for medical purposes. Seeing how Read the full article…