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US MI: 2 Medical Marijuana Bills Stall In Michigan Senate

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:00
Detroit Free Press, 03 Feb 2015 - LANSING -- Supporters of medical marijuana were thrilled last year when two bills making it easier for people to buy a variety of medicinal cannabis -- including edibles -- passed the House of Representative with large bipartisan majorities. But those cheers may turn to frustration as the two bills have stalled in the state Senate with no visible sign that they'll move anytime soon.

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US CA: Raid To Help Calif. Tribe Harmed By Pot

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 22 Jul 2014 - Ecosystem, Water Supply Threatened Impact on Yurok Is Worse Amid Drought WEITCHPEC, Calif. - The California National Guard on Monday joined more than a dozen other agencies to help the Yurok tribe combat rampant marijuana grows that have threatened the reservation's water supply, harmed its salmon and interfered with cultural ceremonies.

US DC: Column: Just Say Whatever

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Washington Post, 23 Jul 2014 - Pity the Lonely Anti-Weed Crusaders, Whose Clout Has Gone Up in Smoke As pro-marijuana forces deployed their sidewalk soldiers to gather signatures to put pot legalization on the District's November ballot, Aaron McCormick, a 47-year-old city native and father of three, watched with growing alarm.

US WA: Where Does Your Legal Weed Come From?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
The Stranger, 23 Jul 2014 - I Traveled to Eastern Washing to Visit a Bunch of Pot Farms The first place your legal pot comes from is officially a mystery. When Washington State issued licenses to grow recreational marijuana, a license given to 90 applicants so far, it included a clever "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Within the first 15 days after getting a permit, growers could source their plants anywhere, including illegal sources. After all, what other kinds of sources were there? There were no such things as legal plants yet.

US WA: OPED: Legalization Did Not Give You the Right to Smoke

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 22 Jul 2014 - I AM not a user of nicotine or marijuana. I personally do not care whether someone uses these drugs or not. The only thing I care about is respect from the smoker to not subject me or my family to the secondhand smoke. Police agencies will not equally enforce the law that prohibits marijuana use in public. According to a July 9 KOMO 1000 radio news story, a Bellevue Police spokesman said that officers will issue a citation to violators whereas a Seattle Police Department spokeswoman said that officers will approach the violator and ask the violator to "voluntarily comply with the law" and to stop using it in public.

US NM: Editorial: Health Department Drops the Wrong Pot Reforms

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Albuquerque Journal, 21 Jul 2014 - There were legitimate concerns with some of the Department of Health's proposed revisions of its medical marijuana rules - a hefty new fee that had yet to be justified chief among them. But rather than reconsider why users - presumably some of the state's most medically vulnerable individuals - should have to fork over an extra $50 every year as a renewal fee when the program is in the black, the department instead is abandoning plans to add criminal background checks on patients who grow their own and reduce the number of plants they can have.

US IL: Quinn Signs 'Life-Saving Law'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Chicago Sun-Times, 21 Jul 2014 - Children and adults who suffer from epilepsy could soon find relief in medical marijuana under a bill signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn. During a ceremony at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Democratic governor signed the law, which adds seizures to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical-grade cannabis.

US IL: Hospital Wants To Dispense Medical Marijuana

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Chicago Sun-Times, 21 Jul 2014 - A dangerous neighborhood. The threat of arrest - or worse. An unreliable product, sold by criminals.

Philippines: Don't Deport Briton Through US, Says CA of Pot

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21 Jul 2014 - THE COURT of Appeals (CA) has directed the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to proceed with the deportation of a British cannabis seed trader facing charges for money laundering and narcotics trafficking in Maine, USA. But the appellate court's Special 7th Division ordered that Gypsy Nirvana be deported directly to the United Kingdom and not be put on a flight that would pass through the United States.

CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Drug Items

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
Standard Freeholder, 18 Jul 2014 - Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.

CN ON: Say No To Drug Paraphernalia

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
Barrie Examiner, 18 Jul 2014 - Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.

CN ON: Say No to Corner Store Bongs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
The Daily Observer, 18 Jul 2014 - Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says. Brian Patterson, president and CEO for the OSL, said an undercover operation this spring in convenience stores in Toronto and Barrie that carried drug paraphernalia found staff were routinely willing to sell to 17-year-old mystery shoppers.

CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Bongs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 18 Jul 2014 - Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.

CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Bongs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 18 Jul 2014 - Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says. Brian Patterson, president and CEO for the OSL, said an undercover operation this spring in convenience stores in Toronto and Barrie that carried drug paraphernalia found staff were routinely willing to sell to 17-year-old mystery shoppers.

CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Bongs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
The Daily Press, 18 Jul 2014 - Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.

CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Bongs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
The Tribune, 18 Jul 2014 - Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.

CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Bongs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
London Free Press, 18 Jul 2014 - Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia TORONTO - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.

US MP: Bennett Pushes Marijuana Legalization

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
Marianas Variety, 21 Jul 2014 - RETIRED teacher Ambrose M. Bennett says he is seeking public support for a proposal that will legalize marijuana use in the CNMI. "I must ask our online group to be the ones to present their stance to the people of the island," Bennett said, referring to a group that has a Facebook page calling for the decriminalization of marijuana use in the CNMI. ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/CLC.CNMI/).

CN ON: Group Urges Crackdown On Sale Of Drug Paraphernalia

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
The Record, 18 Jul 2014 - TORONTO - The Ontario Safety League urged the Liberal government Thursday to crackdown on corner stores that sell crack-pipes, bongs, grinders and other drug paraphernalia by taking away their right to sell lottery tickets. "If the convenience stores are forced to choose between the lucrative sale of lottery tickets and selling drug paraphernalia contrary to the Criminal Code, I believe they'll chose lottery tickets," said league president Brian Patterson.