Poll:  Decision Belongs to the States
Dec18

Poll: Decision Belongs to the States

A new poll sees cannabis as a state, not a federal, issue.   When presented with the option, 60 percent of respondents said that state officials ought to possess the authority to "control and decide whether to legalize marijuana." Only 34 percent of those polled said that the federal government ought to enforce marijuana laws. Similarly, a supermajority of voters (67 percent) agreed, "Congress should pass a bill giving states...

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Per Se THC Limits for Driving “Not Based on Evidence”
Dec17

Per Se THC Limits for Driving “Not Based on Evidence”

One of the on-going discussions accompanying re-legalization is when is a person too high to drive?  A Federal agency just chimed in to keep things honest.   . . . United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Per se traffic safety laws criminalize those who operate a vehicle with trace or specific levels of a controlled substance in their bodily fluids, even in the absence of...

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Taxes Crushing Washington Rec Market
Dec16

Taxes Crushing Washington Rec Market

Right now pioneer business types are putting up with the tax mess, but it is unfair and cannot continue.   Taxes on recreational marijuana businesses in Washington State are so extreme that some shops are struggling to stay open despite burgeoning sales. Cannabis City, the first retail marijuana store to open in Seattle, has racked up $2.5 million in sales, but much of that has been eaten up by state and federal taxes, owner...

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Congressional Update
Dec15

Congressional Update

At long last Congress is paying some attention to changing drug policy.   Language approved by the US House of Representatives on Tuesday restricts the Justice Department's ability to take criminal action against state-licensed individuals or operations that are acting are in full compliance with the medical marijuana laws of their states. The amendment, which states "None of the funds made available in this act to the Department...

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Nevada Votes on Re-Legalization in 2016
Dec15

Nevada Votes on Re-Legalization in 2016

Nevada will vote on re-legalizing in 2016.   Recreational marijuana legalization will be on Nevada’s 2016 ballot after state officials verified that advocates secured enough signatures to automatically put the issue to voters. Secretary of State Ross Miller certified that proponents submitted enough signatures to add the initiative to the ballot in two years, the Associated Press reported. The Nevada Coalition to Regulate...

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About Tomorrow:  Imagining Artisanal Cannabis
Dec14

About Tomorrow: Imagining Artisanal Cannabis

Our future belongs in the hands of people who know cannabis.  Hail Mary Jane imagines a future supply chain that allows for artisanal cannabis.   The nationwide adoption of the anonymous and cheap non-commercial grow license took a lot of people out of the commercial cannabis market. That had been the intention. It was thought this would help limit the public face and presence of cannabis in day-to-day life. Remember how...

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