New York Senator Liz Krueger revealed a draft of her bill “Marijuana Regulation, and Taxation Act” last week. The legalization bill resembles Colorado’s Amendment 64, allowing 6 plants for home growers. Marijuana would be regulated by the New York State Liquor Authority and taxed up to $50 an ounce.
Washington’s Liquor Control Board released draft regulations for the state’s legal marijuana industry yesterday. The draft regulations include: Tracking marijuana from seed to store, most likely setting up a system similar to Colorado’s. Limiting the number of retail stores in each county. Growers and processors will not be limited in... Read More »
We all know what a mess California’s medical marijuana regulations are, unless we are in denial about it. The city of Los Angeles now has 3 different medical marijuana regulation measures up for a public vote next week. Measure D seems to be favored, it is supported by both mayoral... Read More »
Washington DC council members Tommy Wells, mayoral candidate for the District of Columbia in 2014, and former mayor Marion Barry are drafting a marijuana decriminalization bill. The bill could be introduced as early as this summer. Fellow council member Anita Bonds is also considering introducing a decriminalization or penalty reduction bill.
The city of Garden Grove, California sent cease-and-desist orders to over 60 medical marijuana dispensaries last week. The action comes after a California Supreme Court ruling to allow cities to ban medical marijuana dispensaries if they find them to be a ‘public nuisance.’
Representative Corey Wilson wants to amend Maine’s marijuana legalization bill to limit statewide marijuana growing to 10 centers, and one single distribution service. The worst part; he wants to auction off the contracts for these 11 entities. He also wants 25% of the revenue to go to drug law enforcement.
Last Friday, medical marijuana activists Lindsey and Josh Rinehart’s two sons were returned to them after 17 days. The children were taken after police found marijuana ‘within reach’ of the kids in late April. No charges have been filed against the couple, though prosecutors are reviewing the case.
A group composed of substance abuse, law and public health experts have sent a 16-page letter to Washington’s Liquor Control Board, making recommendations for the implementation of I-502. Included in the group is Alison Holcomb, Drug Policy Director for the ACLU and campaign manager of I-502. The letter makes the point... Read More »
While public support for marijuana legalization in Kentucky is only about 25%, almost 80% of residents think medical marijuana should be legal and accessible for those that need it. It seems that the general public is accepting the fact that medical marijuana won’t cause the sky to fall, it’s just a matter of time before it is accepted that legalized recreational marijuana won’t either.