TNT Editorial: I-502 Dies If Marijuana Black Market Lives

WASHINGTON: The Washington Legislature’s one best chance to preserve the regulation of marijuana will come and go in 2014.

If Initiative 502’s scheme for legal – but tightly controlled – pot retailing and farming flops next year, it’s likely to stay flopped.

The marijuana black market has deep roots in a massive subculture of users, and it enjoys the tolerance of many local governments. [Read more…]

Garfield County Says No to Marijuana Industry

COLORADO: Garfield County commissioners are saying no to the recreational marijuana industry.

The commission voted 2-to-1 on Monday to ban recreational marijuana growing, product manufacturing facilities, testing facilities and retail stores in unincorporated areas.

The ban will prevent 10 current medical marijuana growers from converting their businesses to supply the recreational market.