Mississippi marijuana legalization initiative fizzles out for 2016 – Extract

gulflive.comMississippi marijuana legalization initiative fizzles out for 2016ExtractDepartment of Finance director Michael Cohen and legal analyst Mac Taylor analyzed the front-running California marijuana legalization initiative for 2016, and estimate that state and local governments could “eventually collect net additional revenues ...Mississippi marijuana legalization initiative effort falls far shortgulflive.comMississippi pot legalization Read entire story

Marijuana Policy Predictions for 2016

MPP executive director Rob Kampia’s “Marijuana Policy Predictions for 2016” has been published by The Huffington Post. I don’t often use superlatives, but it’s easy to say that 2016 will be the most significant year yet in the battle to repeal marijuana prohibition in the United States. Up until now, the two biggest years were 1996, when California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, and 2012, when Read entire story

Police: Woman calls them to report her boyfriend has a small marijuana growing … – WTAE Pittsburgh

WTAE PittsburghPolice: Woman calls them to report her boyfriend has a small marijuana growing ...WTAE PittsburghAnd that he does have some marijuana plants growing for his own personal use," Kolencik said. Kolencik said there were around four small marijuana plants, boxes of plastic bags, potting soil, planters and Miracle Grow inside the house. Ferguson claimed ... (c) marijuana growing - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Johnston Co. lawyer charged in marijuana-growing operation – WNCN

WNCNJohnston Co. lawyer charged in marijuana-growing operationWNCNRALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A federal indictment accuses a Johnston County attorney and others of growing marijuana for profit at “grow houses” in Orange County and concealing the profits. The indictment said Joseph Lee Levinson, who works at a law office ...NC attorney accused of aiding marijuana growing businessWXII The TriadAttorney accused of involvement in Orange County marijuana Read entire story

Radical Rant: 2016—The Year of Marijuana

While the 2016 presidential election has captured America’s attention, there is only one subject grabbing more headlines than whatever offensive thing Donald Trump has said this week, and that’s marijuana. (c) High Times - Read entire story here. Read entire story

LDS Mom Pushes for Legalization of ‘Miracle’ Drug: Medical Marijuana

A devout Mormon mom turned herself in to the Weber County Sheriff's office today on drug charges. She arrived with her husband and two kids in tow, for her formal booking photo. Enedina Stanger is 27 years old and until now did not have a criminal history. She was charged with felony child endangerment on Oc. 1 after a passerby called police saying they could smell pot in Stanger's minivan in a Weber County Wal-Mart parking lot. Stanger was Read entire story

Here’s How Many People Fatally Overdosed on Marijuana Last Year

With marijuana now legal in some form throughout 23 states, the number of Americans who fatally overdosed on the drug last year was significant: The rate of absolutely zero deaths from a marijuana overdose remained steady from last year, according to figures released this month by the Centers for Disease Control. But while Americans aren't dying as a result of marijuana overdoses, the same can't be said for a range of other substances, both Read entire story

Congress Did Not Legalize Medical Marijuana – Forbes

ForbesCongress Did Not Legalize Medical MarijuanaForbesContrary to what you may have read or heard, Congress did not quietly lift the federal ban on medical marijuana. Nor did it lift the ban loudly. It did not lift the ban at all. Here is what actually happened. A year ago, Congress approved an omnibus ... (c) medical marijuana - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

New York State Will Soon Have Medical Marijuana That’s Certified Kosher – Newsweek

NewsweekNew York State Will Soon Have Medical Marijuana That's Certified KosherNewsweek12-31-15 Medical cannabis The Orthodox Union has certified as kosher the medical marijuana products made by Vireo Health of New York, one of five companies licensed to produce and sell medical marijuana in the state under the Compassionate Care Act.Kosher-Certified Medical Marijuana Products Are Coming to New YorkVICE NewsNew York Medical Marijuana Company Read entire story

We need your help to make 2016 an even better year for medical cannabis!

There was a lot to celebrate in 2015. Forty states have passed laws that allow the medical use of cannabis in some form, and more individuals have access than ever before. Congressional support for medical cannabis has never been stronger. We are closer than ever to finally reaching our goal of safe and legal access to medical cannabis for everyone who needs it. ASA’s work is at the heart of this historic progress, and as an ASA Member, you Read entire story

State could be ‘catalyst’ for East Coast marijuana legalization – The Salem News

HIGH TIMESState could be 'catalyst' for East Coast marijuana legalizationThe Salem NewsBOSTON — Cannabis legalization will not occur on a federal level in 2016 but will be approved in California next year and approval in Massachusetts could be a "catalyst" for legalization on the East Coast, according to a forecast from a Colorado-based ...Mexico lawmakers to debate marijuana legalization in JanuaryExtractMexico Set To Debate Read entire story

Legalizing Marijuana Is the Right First Step. Now Let’s Legalize Its Use in … – Slate Magazine

Slate MagazineLegalizing Marijuana Is the Right First Step. Now Let's Legalize Its Use in ...Slate MagazineAt such moments, it's easy to think marijuana legalization in Seattle is largely a technicality, more of a theoretical freedom that leaves plenty of potential for smokers to run afoul of the law. In Washington state, marijuana is governed under the ... (c) marijuana legalization - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Top 10 Marijuana Policy Victories of 2015

MPP executive director Rob Kampia’s list of the “Top 10 Marijuana Policy Victories of 2015” has been published by The Huffington Post. In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states. Most of the action in 2015 was aimed at achieving substantial victories in 2016, which is slated to be the most successful Read entire story

Major Colleges Are Reducing Penalties for Athletes’ Marijuana Use

The Associated Press reported today that some of the nation’s biggest colleges have been reducing their penalties for student athletes who test positive for marijuana. At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press. … The AP analyzed Read entire story

Grow Q&A: Maximizing Your Marijuana Micro Grow – HIGH TIMES

HIGH TIMESGrow Q&A: Maximizing Your Marijuana Micro GrowHIGH TIMESBecause of your influence, two years ago my fiancé and I decided to stop having to deal with the underground cannabis market (as we live where ignorance still reigns supreme) and grow our own. We have a micro grow that consists of 16"x 16" tent, 300 ... (c) marijuana growing - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Police seize 2700 plants after fire at illegal marijuana grow – KESQ

KESQPolice seize 2700 plants after fire at illegal marijuana growKESQCCFD found an electrical panel had burned, and the structure housed a suspected marijuana growing operation. Fire personnel contacted Cathedral City Police who discovered a substantial growing operation at that location as well as two adjacent locations.and more » (c) marijuana growing - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Grow Q&A: Maximizing Your Marijuana Micro Grow

Have questions about growing cannabis? Our own cultivation expert, DannyDanko, is here to help with all of your marijuana grow concerns. Today's question is about growing in very small places. (c) High Times - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Colorado Pot Bank Asks for Access to U.S. Banking System

Credit union designed to serve the state's pot industry can't take deposits or issue credit The booming U.S. marijuana industry went to a federal judge Monday seeking an answer to the problem that has vexed business owners trying to emerge from the black market: Now that pot is legal and taxed in some states, why can't they put the proceeds in a bank? A Colorado credit union designed to serve the pot industry — Fourth Corner Credit Union — Read entire story