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Denver voters could get choice on pot use: Allow it in private clubs or regular businesses?

Denver voters could get choice on pot use: Allow it in private clubs or regular businesses? JON MURRAY | August 12, 2016 Denver elections officials are reviewing petitions for two potential local ballot measures that would allow the social use of marijuana — one in private clubs and the other in regular businesses, such as bars or cafes or even yoga studios, under certain conditions. Backers of the competing initiatives each turned in thousands of petition signatures this week, the latest on Friday. Whether to allow more prominent use ofRead More


Hillary Clinton Campaign Says She Would Reschedule Marijuana

Hillary Clinton Campaign Says She Would Reschedule Marijuana Daniel White | Aug. 11, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to reschedule marijuana if she is elected in November, according to a statement issued by the campaign. While the Drug Enforcement Administration denied a petitionearly Thursday to remove marijuana from its Schedule I list under the Controlled Substances Act, leaving the drug lumped in with heroin, LSD and other elicit substances, the Clinton campaign thinks that rescheduling the drug serves a higher purpose. Hillary Clinton Campaign Says She Would Reschedule Marijuana


South Seattle legal marijuana grow op goes up in flames

South Seattle legal marijuana grow op goes up in flames KOMO Staff | August 12th 2016 Firefighters battled their way through intense smoke early Friday as a legal marijuana grow operation suddenly went up in flames in South Seattle. Crews responded to the scene, the former United States Seafoods building at 6901 W. Marginal Way SW, at about 2:15 a.m. after receiving 911 calls about thick smoke in the area. When firefighters first arrived, the smoke was so heavy they had to enter the building blind – they couldn’t tell where itRead More


In South Sound, collective shrug over feds’ decision to keep pot on most dangerous list

In South Sound, collective shrug over feds’ decision to keep pot on most dangerous list AUGUST 11, 2016 | CRAIG SAILOR Gov. Jay Inslee and South Sound marijuana users alike said they were disappointed Thursday by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s refusal to downgrade marijuana from its current status as a dangerous drug. Meanwhile, the announcement drew a collective shrug from pot shop owners and local government officials who said it won’t affect how Washington pot shops operate or how they are regulated. In South Sound, collective shrug over feds’ decision toRead More


Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version This cancer information summary provides an overview of the use of Cannabis and its components as a treatment for people with cancer-related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment. This summary contains the following key information: Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version


DEA sends warning shot to hemp growers

DEA sends warning shot to hemp growers Taylor W. Anderson | Aug 12, 2016 Buried in the news Thursday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration decided not to move medical marijuana to a lower point on the Controlled Substances Act was a statement that has left hemp farmers and regulators scratching their heads. After months of speculation that it would move marijuana out of its current status as a dangerous drug with a high potential for abuse, the DEA opted for only slight changes that would increase access to the federallyRead More


The DEA’s marijuana decision is more important than rescheduling

The DEA’s marijuana decision is more important than rescheduling John Hudak | August 11, 2016 Today the Drug Enforcement Administration is expected to announce its decision on a five-year-old marijuana rescheduling petition. After a long wait and amid wild speculation about the agency’s intentions, DEA has decided to keep marijuana as a Schedule I substance, but to take the unexpected step of ending the monopoly on the production of research grade marijuana. This move will certainly disappoint many in the marijuana reform community who hoped that DEA would change marijuana’s status.Read More


U.S. affirms its prohibition on medical marijuana

U.S. affirms its prohibition on medical marijuana Lenny Bernstein | August 11 The government refused again Thursday to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, reaffirming its conclusion that the drug’s therapeutic value has not been proved scientifically and defying a growing clamor to legalize it for the treatment of a variety of conditions. In an announcement in the Federal Register and a letter to petitioners, the Drug Enforcement Administration turned down requests to remove marijuana from “Schedule I,” which classifies it as a drug with “no currently accepted medical use” inRead More


DEA Rules Against Marijuana Rescheduling

DEA Rules Against Marijuana Rescheduling Tom Angell | August 10, 2016 The federal government is keeping marijuana in Schedule I for now. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced that it has decided to rule against petitions to reclassify cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In a separate move announced along with the scheduling determination, the agency is removing a roadblock that has long stood in the way of more research into marijuana’s medical benefits.   DEA Rules Against Marijuana Rescheduling


Vashon pot dispensary continues to sell after July 1 cutoff

Vashon pot dispensary continues to sell after July 1 cutoff AUGUST 10, 2016 | CRAIG SAILOR An unlicensed Vashon medical marijuana shop is still operating on the island’s main highway more than a month after dispensaries without proper licensing were closed across the state. Island Cure, on the south end of Vashon in the 17900 block of Vashon Highway SW, has been operating past July 1, which was the deadline for folding Washington’s medical marijuana market into the state’s tightly regulated retail cannabis system. Vashon pot dispensary continues to sell afterRead More