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Friday, August 29th, 2014

 

Man evicted for smoking pot awarded $3,500

Man evicted for smoking pot awarded $3,500 By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:14:16 PDT PM A man who filed a human rights complaint after he was kicked out of his business for smoking pot too frequently has been awarded damages.   His former landlord was dinged for retaliating by preventing the man from entering the property and threatening legal action unless the tenant signed a liabiltity waiver. According to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision, Taylor Steele had been operating a electronics repair shop calledRead More


Oregon and Washington: A Tale of Two Recreational Marijuana Laws

Oregon and Washington: A Tale of Two Recreational Marijuana Laws By Hilary Bricken on August 28, 2014 Last week, I participated in The Oregonian’s Speaker Series (at The Bing Lounge in Portland) discussing what Oregon can learn from Washington’s marijuana legalization regime. A fitting time to dish on such a topic since the polls are indicating that Oregonians are ready to legalize recreational marijuana this fall via Initiative 91. The intent and purpose of I-91 is to legalize, treat, and regulate marijuana like alcohol. Under I-91, Oregon’s Liquor Control CommissionRead More


Washington City Fights to Keep Legal Marijuana Out

Washington City Fights to Keep Legal Marijuana Out TACOMA, Wash. — Aug 29, 2014, 1:48 PM ET By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press A lawyer for a man who wants to open a marijuana shop in the small Washington city of Fife is asking a judge to strike down its ban on marijuana businesses. The Tacoma suburb is fighting before a judge Friday for its right to remain free of pot businesses, even though such enterprises are now allowed by state law. The case could have big implications for Washington’s experimentRead More


No-pot city takes aim at Washington marijuana law

No-pot city takes aim at Washington marijuana law By By Gene Johnson August 29, 2014 FIFE, Wash. (AP) — To Tedd Wetherbee, the vacant storefront seems a suitable spot for selling pot. It’s in a strip mall across from BJ’s Bingo parlor, in a long commercial stretch occupied by fast-food joints, dry cleaners and massage parlors. But like dozens of other cities in Washington, the small Tacoma suburb of Fife doesn’t want Wetherbee — or anyone else — opening marijuana businesses, even if state law allows it. The arguments officialsRead More


Scientists prove nobody cares that cannabis cures cancer

Scientists prove nobody cares that cannabis cures cancer Submitted by Alex Van Hamme on August 21, 2014 – 12:03am After hundreds of independent studies, scientists at the University of Toronto have finally concluded that nobody cares that cannabis cures cancer. The research, led by biologist Dr. Gianni Lucifero, showed that most people, when confronted with scientific evidence in the form of peer-reviewed research papers suggesting compounds found in cannabis have the potential to kill cancer cells in human patients, in addition to hundreds of testimonials from people confirming their firstRead More


Legalization of Marijuana

Legalization of Marijuana City Club of Portland Draft City Club Report Endorses Marijuana Legalization The measure provides a workable system for licensing, taxing and regulating recreational marijuana. (Portland, Ore.) The City Club of Portland today released a draft research report that recommends Oregon voters approve a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana. The measure will appear on the November 4 ballot. If approved by City Club members, the recommendation will become one of the earliest and highest-profile endorsements about the measure, which Oregonians will vote on in November. http://www.pdxcityclub.org/ballotmeasures-pot


Helicopter Swoops Into Richland, Confusing Neighbors & One Specific Cancer Patient

Helicopter Swoops Into Richland, Confusing Neighbors & One Specific Cancer Patient Posted: Aug 28, 2014 5:47 PM PDT Updated: Aug 28, 2014 5:47 PM PDT Posted by Don Granese, News Reporter RICHLAND, WA – A helicopter swooping down and scanning the nearby Yakima River with men rappelling down on lines. That’s what nervous residents in a Richland neighborhood said they witnessed Wednesday night. NBC Right Now got to the bottom of who these men were and what they were doing. The “men” were in fact officers. Multiple neighbors who liveRead More


LEADING ANTI-MARIJUANA ACADEMICS ARE PAID BY PAINKILLER DRUG COMPANIES

LEADING ANTI-MARIJUANA ACADEMICS ARE PAID BY PAINKILLER DRUG COMPANIES By Lee Fang Aug 27 2014 As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that policymakers should avoid relaxing restrictions around marijuana. It’s too dangerous, risky, and untested, they say. Just as drug company-funded research has become incredibly controversial in recent years, forcing major medical schools and journals to institute strict disclosure requirements, could there be a conflict of interest issue in the pot debate? VICE has foundRead More


Are Marijuana Stocks Safe Yet?

Are Marijuana Stocks Safe Yet? By Equities Staff August 28, 2014 6:01AM Equities.com invites you to watch Legalized: Making Sense of the Marijuana Green Rush our ground-breaking roundtable discussion on the impact of recreational marijuana’s legalization in the United States. Our amazing panel of leading experts offer incredible insights from their perspectives of the regulatory, legislative, medical and business aspects of the industry. Click here to watch now. The legalization of marijuana in several U.S. states for medicinal purposes and for recreational purposes in the states of Colorado and Washington hasRead More


Big U.S. Banks Seek New Clarity On Risks Of Marijuana-linked Accounts

Big U.S. Banks Seek New Clarity On Risks Of Marijuana-linked Accounts BY BRETT WOLF, REUTERS AUG. 28, 2014, 6:45 PM ST. LOUIS (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – Major banks are getting increasingly wary of some transactions with smaller banks that have begun to allow marijuana businesses to open accounts. Officials at the bigger institutions say they fear being in breach of anti-money laundering laws and are pressing federal authorities to make it clear what is legitimate and what is illegal. The problem arises because in Colorado and Washington states, marijuana forRead More