Massachusetts Opens First MMJ Dispensary
Jul03

Massachusetts Opens First MMJ Dispensary

It took a lot longer than is reasonable, but Massachusetts can finally say it has its first medical marijuana dispensary.   The first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts opened last Wednesday, June 24, by appointment only, nearly three years after voters overwhelmingly approved the drug's therapeutic use. Patients lined up outside the Alternative Therapies Group's dispensary in Salem, a day after state regulators signed...

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Re-Legalization Like Pulling Teeth
Jun11

Re-Legalization Like Pulling Teeth

We are going to re-legalize the cannabis plant.  We really are.  But some days it seems like we are pulling teeth.   The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly defeated a measure 206-222 on Wednesday that was intended to prevent the federal government from interfering with state laws regulating marijuana for all purposes, including adult use. The amendment, offered by Reps. Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Jared Polis (D-CO) to the House...

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Will Oregon Allow Local Opt-Out of MMJ?
May21

Will Oregon Allow Local Opt-Out of MMJ?

Oregon has reached consensus on much in their roll-out of legal cannabis.  But here is a sticking point -- local community opt-out of the state mmj plan.  Can localities just say "no?"   The Oregon Legislature's special pot committee is in danger of going up in smoke after it reached an impasse Monday night over the issue of allowing local communities to ban medical marijuana facilities. . . . A total of 146 cities and 26 of the...

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Ohio Prosecutor Working for Re-Legalization
May21

Ohio Prosecutor Working for Re-Legalization

More evidence that the time has come to welcome the cannabis plant back home.   Ohio’s existing marijuana laws are “useless” and enforcing them is a “major waste of resources for law enforcement,” Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said on Tuesday in revealing his support for legalization of marijuana. Deters, a Republican and one of the state’s toughest law-and-order prosecutors, said legalization is “coming across the...

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Germany Working Towards Re-Legalization
May20

Germany Working Towards Re-Legalization

The return of the cannabis plant is happening everywhere and at the same time.    As legalization efforts continue to ramp up in Germany, proponents of legal cannabis have teamed up with the top law professors in the country. In 2013, a legal think tank at the University of Bremen called the “Schildow Circle” brought together 122 criminal law professors who are currently campaigning for marijuana legalization in Germany. Having...

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About Tomorrow:  Testing Potency @ Point of Sale
May18

About Tomorrow: Testing Potency @ Point of Sale

Tomorrow is going to be cool.   Thanks to KDVR-TV / Fox News...

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