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Friday, August 19th, 2016

 

Proponents of Marijuana Club Initiative Exceed Expectations

Proponents of Marijuana Club Initiative Exceed Expectations Kevin Mahmalji | August 19, 2016 Jordan Person, executive director of the Denver Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) submitted roughly 8,000 signatures this week to Denver’s Election Division with the hope of qualifying the Responsible Use Initiative for this November’s ballot. Relying on the hard work and dedication of more than twenty grassroots activists, the Denver NORML team worked tirelessly for more than three months educating voters on the issue and collecting signatures throughout the city. The campaignRead More


Auburn, WA City Council Passes Ordinance Restricting Cannabis Operators

Auburn, WA City Council Passes Ordinance Restricting Cannabis Operators TG BRANFALT JR. | AUGUST 19TH, 2016 The Auburn, Washington City Council passed an ordinance restricting the number of retail dispensaries, processors and producers in the city, according to a report by the Auburn Reporter. The measure limits the number of such businesses operating in the city to two. The move comes following a lawsuit by Green Solutions Place against the city. The dispensary was given a license by the state to open in Auburn despite a local moratorium already in placeRead More


Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Change Your Beliefs About Marijuana

 Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Change Your Beliefs About Marijuana 8/3/2016 I have been involved in the medical cannabis and alternative health industry for four years as a patient educator and advocate, working alongside conventional doctors, naturopaths, spiritual counselors, Reiki healers, and natural health experts in three different states. I was also a medical cannabis patient myself for five years. My first-hand experience with a broad spectrum of patients, growers and political advocates, combined with my own personal experiences has given me a unique perspective on the subject ofRead More


Marijuana Plants Are Major Real Estate Selling Point In Recreational States

Marijuana Plants Are Major Real Estate Selling Point In Recreational States August 18, 2016 | Justin O’Connell A horse in a kitchen. A dog posing in the bathtub. A blowup doll in clothes sprawled out on the floor. A basement S&M dungeon. Nude photographs decorating walls, and stripper poles. Estately has seen a lot in the listings on its real estate website. Yet, the index for homes from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)found a recent house listing in Portland, with its visible marijuana plants, especially “hilarious.” It’s right in the middleRead More


Historic Spokane B&B allows guests to use legal marijuana

Historic Spokane B&B allows guests to use legal marijuana AUG. 17, 2016 | Mike Prager An 1899 bed and breakfast in Browne’s Addition features two ghosts, a furniture suite said to have come from a bordello and a smoking patio that is open to modern-day marijuana users. Owners Louie Flores and Gillian Cranehahn said they are doing their best to meet their guests needs. They have clientele who come to their 1899 House Bed and Breakfast to take advantage of Washington’s legalization of marijuana. Historic Spokane B&B allows guests to useRead More


Omaha dad finds pot brownies, eats 4 of them, says mean things to cat

Omaha dad finds pot brownies, eats 4 of them, says mean things to cat Kevin Cole An Omaha dad who mistakenly ate some marijuana brownies didn’t enjoy the experience. Omaha police officers were called to a house near 90th and Maple Streets about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday to investigate an accidental overdose. They learned that a 53-year-old man had been unloading groceries and found some brownies in the back seat of a car that his adult children had used earlier in the day. The man ate four of the brownies. OmahaRead More


How Hempfest Is Staying Relevant—And Solvent—Amid the New Weed Order

How Hempfest Is Staying Relevant—And Solvent—Amid the New Weed Order TOBIAS COUGHLIN-BOUGH | Aug 17th, 2016 This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Hempfest, Seattle’s weird, awesome, one-of-a-kind “protestival” of pot. After a quarter-century serving as a celebratory safe haven for topless MMJ activists, pot-loving celebrity speakers, and stoney musicians of all stripes, Hempfest is facing funding woes and questions about its continued relevance given that weed is now legal here. Legalization has also caused a funding crunch for the festival: With medical-marijuana shops put out of business by the stateRead More


Cannabis Growers’ Fair Attracts OR Growers from Around the State

Cannabis Growers’ Fair Attracts OR Growers from Around the State GRAHAM ABBOTT | AUGUST 16TH, 2016 The Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair last weekend attracted people from every corner of the state — and from beyond Oregon’s borders — to Salem, the state’s capital, for a two-day event of cannabis networking and celebrating the art of cannabis cultivation. The fair took place in an exhibition hall on the Oregon State Fairgrounds. The exhibition hall was packed with more than 80 exhibitors, but that wasn’t the event’s main draw: the fair’s large tradeRead More


Court bars feds from prosecuting medical pot cases

Court bars feds from prosecuting medical pot cases PAUL ELIAS and GENE JOHNSON | August 16th 2016 A federal appeals court on Tuesday banned the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases if no state laws were broken. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the federal agency to show that 10 pending cases in California and Washington state violated medical marijuana laws in those states before continuing with prosecutions. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, but Congress has barred the Justice DepartmentRead More


U.S. prosecutors dealt setback in medical marijuana cases

U.S. prosecutors dealt setback in medical marijuana cases Aug 17, 2016 | Dan Levine The U.S. Department of Justice cannot spend money to prosecute federal marijuana cases if the defendants comply with state guidelines that permit the drug’s sale for medical purposes, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The ruling, from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, comes as voters in nine more states will consider allowing the recreational or medical use of marijuana this November. Twenty-five U.S. states currently allow for medical marijuana. While the sale of theRead More