Activists hope to make Dunedin 'Cannabis capital'

Activist Julian Crawford hopes to make Dunedin, NZ 'Cannabis capital'

NEW ZEALAND: Marijuana legalization advocates in Dunedin have high hopes the city will become Dunsterdam, the cannabis capital of the South Pacific.

Revised U.S. Stance on Marijuana Will Be Felt Beyond Borders

According to the National Council for Compensation Insurance (NCCI), insurers are starting to receive requests to pay for medical marijuana.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday issued surprise guidance directing its attorneys not to sue states that have moved to de-criminalise the recreational use of marijuana, so long as those states implement strict regulatory regimes.

Seattle Hempfest Kicks Out Man Trying To Roll World’s Largest Marijuana Joint

Pot Smokers at Seattle Hempfest

WASHINGTON: I came across a story today while I was cruising around the Twittersphere. It appears that a guy was trying to break the record for the world’s largest marijuana joint, but his attempt was thwarted and he was kicked out of the event. Per TheStranger.Com:

Planning Commission Had its Say, Now Everett City Council to Consider Marijuana Rules

Initiative 502 makes marijuana legal for recreational usage in Washington state

At its Wednesday meeting the Everett City Council will consider recommendations for interim zoning regulations for growing, processing and selling legal marijuana in Everett. The City Council will get a briefing on Wednesday and then a public hearing is set for the 28th of this month.

Planning Commission Had its Say, Now Everett City Council to Consider Marijuana Rules

Initiative 502 makes marijuana legal for recreational usage in Washington state

At its Wednesday meeting the Everett City Council will consider recommendations for interim zoning regulations for growing, processing and selling legal marijuana in Everett. The City Council will get a briefing on Wednesday and then a public hearing is set for the 28th of this month.

Proposed limits on recreational pot shop locations

Denver Pot Shops face regulations on their location.

Should recreational marijuana shops be allowed to be next door to each other? It is a question being raised by Denver City Councilman Paul López, as he proposes five amendments to the law regarding recreational marijuana. Colorado voters approved the use and sale of recreational marijuana in November 2012. However, lawmakers in different cities are Read the full article…

Marijuana Poll: Reported Use Remains Stable While Support For Legalization Grows

Here are the seven things you need to consider before you head out on that stoner trip:den.

Support for legalizing marijuana for recreational and medical use is growing nationwide, but a recent Gallup survey found that this shift hasn’t correlated with an increase in reported use of the drug.

Colorado marijuana stores likely to be concentrated in few cities

Marijuana shops in Colorado's largest cities
Only one of Colorado's 10 largest cities is expected to start accepting applications for recreational marijuana stores later this year. Another four have moratoriums on store applications that expire early next year.

COLORADO: Call it the pot patchwork. When first-of-their-kind stores selling recreational marijuana are allowed to open in January, they look increasingly likely to be confined to only a handful of communities in the state. Dozens of Colorado cities and counties have in recent weeks voted to ban the stores — and their sibling cultivation and marijuana-infused Read the full article…

Pot consultant: Legal pot will work only if police target black market

WASHINGTON:  The stated goal of Washington’s new marijuana law is to stop treating adult pot use as a crime. But Washington’s pot consultant says this experiment in legalization will only work if the police aggressively target the black market. And he’s concerned that won’t happen. The sponsors of Initiative 502 were clear. They said it Read the full article…