Australia: Turnbull ‘Foolish’ To Stand In The Way Of Medical Marijuana

Richard Di Natale​ is forging ahead with his bid to legalise medical marijuana and warns the Turnbull government would be foolish to stand in the way. The Greens leader will ask the Senate to vote on his bill – co-sponsored by Liberal, Labor and crossbench senators – next month and he’s calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to get on board to ensure its success. Senator Di Natale will personally press Mr Turnbull for his support when Read entire story

Colorado Springs council approves moratoriums on cannabis clubs, medical marijuana – Colorado Springs Gazette Colorado Springs and Pueblo NewsColorado Springs council approves moratoriums on cannabis clubs, medical marijuanaColorado Springs GazetteThe final vote on a timeout for cannabis clubs was 7-2, with Councilors Bill Murray and Helen Collins dissenting. But a preliminary vote on medical marijuana businesses split the council 5-4, with Murray and Collins joined by Councilman Tom Strand and ...Moratorium for medical marijuana dispensaries Read entire story

New health department rules govern medical marijuana registry program – KHON2

KHON2New health department rules govern medical marijuana registry programKHON2In addition to properly tagging marijuana plants, all patients and caregivers are required to have their registration card and valid ID on their person whenever they are in possession of medical marijuana. This means that neither patients nor ...Medical marijuana patients must be aware of new rules, state urgesPacific Business News (Honolulu)DOH Reminds Patients of New Read entire story

Gov Brown Signs Historic Bills to Regulate California’s Medical Marijuana Industry

Nearly 20 years ago, California led the nation in legalizing cannabis for medical use with the enactment of the Compassionate Use Act (Proposition 215). However, the Act offered little guidance on how patients should obtain medical cannabis or how the industry should be monitored. This uncertainty has created a hodgepodge of local rules and ordinances and some very disturbing environmental and safety issues, but that’s all about to Read entire story

Upcoming Ohio Ballot Initiatives Determine The Fate of Cannabis in the Buckeye State

On Nov 3, Ohioans are being asked to vote on ballot initiatives deciding the fate of legalizing medical and recreational marijuana at the same time – at least for now. Depending on the outcome, lawsuits are sure to ensue, and the final decision could be tied up in the courts for years. State Issue 3 “Grants a monopoly for the commercial production and sale of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes” Earlier this year, the Read entire story

87% Of Floridians Back Marijuana Legalization – Daily Caller

International Business Times87% Of Floridians Back Marijuana LegalizationDaily CallerThe overwhelming majority of Floridians favor legalizing medical marijuana and while just over half are in favor making marijuana legal. The Quinnipac poll showed 87 percent of Floridians supported making marijuana legal for medical purposes if it was ...Opponents of legal marijuana launch first commercial as new poll emergesCincinnati Business CourierFlorida Read entire story

Voices: Ore. legalizes pot, and nobody cares – USA TODAY

Fox 59Voices: Ore. legalizes pot, and nobody caresUSA TODAYPORTLAND, Ore. — What if we legalized marijuana and no one really cared? That's the overwhelming feeling I get standing inside Zion Cannabis in downtown Portland as customers buy marijuana from the friendly staff five days after legalized marijuana ...Oregon sells $10.8 million worth of marijuana in first 6 days of legalizationFox 59There's no way to legalize marijuana without Read entire story

Maryland Poll Shows Continued Support for Ending Marijuana Prohibition

This past Monday, the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center of Goucher College released its Fall 2015 survey of Maryland residents. This latest poll continues to show majority support for “making the use of marijuana legal in Maryland”. The poll found that 52% of residents would support this policy change, with only 42% opposing. It also found that 64% of respondents think that marijuana policy should be left to the states (p. 19). Just like Read entire story

Justice Dept. to Release Thousands of Low-Level Offenders

Yesterday, the Department of Justice announced that it would be releasing approximately 6,000 federal prisoners early as a means of alleviating some of the damage done by years of overly harsh drug sentencing. Washington Post reports:  The early release follows action by the U.S. Sentencing Commission — an independent agency that sets sentencing policies for federal crimes — that reduced the potential punishment for future drug offenders last Read entire story

Growing Pains: Regulating the Use of Pesticides on Marijuana – NORML Blog (blog)

NORML Blog (blog)Growing Pains: Regulating the Use of Pesticides on MarijuanaNORML Blog (blog)In 46 states, marijuana smokers still have to worry about being arrested and jailed for their use of marijuana. The latest Uniform Crime Report released a few days ago found more than 700,000 Americans were arrested on marijuana charges during 2014 ...and more » (c) marijuana growing - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Tribe starts growing plants for ‘marijuana resort’ in southeast South Dakota – Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks HeraldTribe starts growing plants for 'marijuana resort' in southeast South DakotaGrand Forks HeraldThe state-of-the-art marijuana growing operation with its 65 strains of plants is in its infancy as finishing touches are being put on the building where it will take about 14 weeks to grow about 80 pounds of pot. That's how much the tribe hopes to ...South Dakota tribe prepares to open 'marijuana Read entire story

Will a Cannabis Clone from a Feminized Plant Produce Seeds?

Cloning cannabis plants has long been practiced by marijuana breeders all over the world. This process enables growers to produce the exact same replica of a high quality mother plant. But can clones from feminized plants produce seeds? As compared to male marijuana, female marijuana seeds are highly preferred and that most cannabis growers are very much fond of growing cannabis seeds that are all female. In growing one’s very own cannabis seeds, Read entire story

German Scientists Have Debunked Hair Testing for Pot

In a monumental scientific finding published on October 7, researchers from the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Freiburg, Germany have concluded that finding cannabinoids in hair does not prove cannabis consumption. In a surprising discovery they found that THC and its ... (c) High Times - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Free Weed: Episode 86

Episode 86 of HIGH TIMES Presents Free Weed from DannyDankofeatures marijuana news,Instagramcontroversy, an pot science update and a sneak peek at the Top 10 Strains of 2015. (c) High Times - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Nug of the Month – September 2015

Congratulations to our community member Atrain on growing the 420 Magazine Nug Of The Month! You have shown outstanding skills in producing such a beautiful bud and we thank you for sharing it with us! From Atrain’s private collection comes a trichome-covered Sour Crack AF: Atrain has won some amazing prizes from 420 Magazine and our Sponsors! From 420 Magazine: “Nug of the Month” title 420 Rep points 420 Magazine T-Shirt 420 Read entire story

North Carolina: Senate OKs Hemp Production

A bill to legalize industrial hemp production is headed to Gov. Pat McCrory. The Senate approved the legislation Tuesday after it was introduced and approved in the House a day earlier. The hemp bill replaced Senate Bill 313 – which originally dealt with license plates – as a last-minute addition to the legislative calendar. Hemp production is currently banned in North Carolina, but if the McCrory signs the bill, an appointed N.C. Industrial Hemp Read entire story

Medical-marijuana applicants foresee stores, door-to-door service – Orlando Sentinel

Orlando SentinelMedical-marijuana applicants foresee stores, door-to-door serviceOrlando SentinelEight companies vying to become the first in Central Florida to produce medical marijuana are proposing a wide range of retail options, from one central dispensary with delivery services to more than a dozen retail stores. The Florida Department of ... (c) medical marijuana - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Medical marijuana dispensaries struggle while recreational marijuana takes off –

OregonLive.comMedical marijuana dispensaries struggle while recreational marijuana takes offOregonLive.comDonald Morse looked at a former coffee shop in Oregon City when he was planning to open his medical marijuana dispensary. The rent was $3,500 and Clackamas County officials had at the time placed a moratorium on the sale of medical marijuana inside ...The Oregon Legislature And Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Need To Help Low ...The Weed Blog Read entire story

Demand President Obama Pardon The Kettle Falls Medical Cannabis Defendants

Kettle Falls Defendants Charged For the past few years Americans have been outraged by the Kettle Falls Five medical cannabis case. In August of 2012 the Drug Enforcement Agency seized cannabis plants on the property of Larry Harvey and his wife Rhonda Firestack-Harvey. Despite being legitimate participants in Washington’s medical cannabis program, federal prosecutors charged the couple as well as Jason Zucker, Rolland Gregg and Michelle Gregg. Read entire story

The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act will license and regulate commercial medical cannabis activity in California

California Governor Jerry Brown signed three historic bills today that will finally license and regulate commercial medical cannabis activity in the state. Known collectively as the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), the bills create a legal framework for medical cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, sales, and testing. ASA has been working on state regulations since 2012, because our research and Read entire story