Gaining support With House Bill 1318 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 Colorado lawmakers sought to blackmail voters into approving exorbitant taxes on cannabis. The Colorado legislature recently approved House Bill 1318 and it will go to Colorado voters in November. The bill passed the Senate without much of a battle given its... Read More »
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer quietly signed legislation allowing marijuana research on campuses. The only reason this legislation exists is that another bill was passed last year to ban medical marijuana on college and university campuses, causing at least one physician to be delayed in conducting research on medical marijuana.
Christian Delarosa, a 34-year-old building superintendent with an almost superhuman ability to identify plant species, was foiled this week, as he spotted some Cannabis growing on the roof of his Prospect Lefferts Gardens building. Like any good super, Delarosa freaked out and called the cops, who arrived in short... Read More »
Texas Representative Elliott Naishtat introduced HB 594, which would have allowed people arrested for marijuana to demonstrate their medical necessity as an affirmative defense, was killed without a vote in a House committee. HB 594 would have also provided protection for doctors that discuss or recommend medical marijuana to their patients.
Following a hearing Wednesday, the Senate Executive Committee voted 10-5 to approve a bill that would allow Illinois residents with serious illnesses to use medical marijuana if their physicians recommend it. The full 59-member Senate will now consider the measure, which received approval from the full House of Read More »
High Times reports the April 2013 US Price Index (Kind, Mids & Schwag) of $335 per ounce was essentially flat to March’s $336, and still $5 above the YTD average of $330. The top five strains (with average price) were: Kush ($346), Diesel ($380), Purps ($325), Haze ($356), and Strawberry Cough ($397).
Longtime Florida activist Cathy Jordan, a 63-year-old woman who consumes cannabis to mitigate symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS aka Lou Gehrig’s disease), a debilitating condition that she has lived with since 1986, today filed a suit against Sheriff Brad Steube of Manatee County, FL. Ms. Jordan alleges wrongful Read More »
Hello Weedists, I know that most of you don’t personally know me, but if you did, you would understand just how good AMC’s The Walking Dead must be for me to recommend it. This is not some backdoor way of bragging about my highly (pun intended) refined taste, I say... Read More »
Celebrations ensued in November when Colorado and Washington passed bills to legalize marijuana for recreational users aged 21 and above. But the battle is far from over. With the way the regulatory framework is shaping up in both states, the actualization of relaxed, recreational cannabis laws is far from certain.... Read More »
Patient advocates pleased with implementation process and resulting final regulations The Massachusetts Public Health Council voted today to approve final regulations issued by the Department of Public Health (DPH) for the implementation of the state’s first medical marijuana program. Today’s approved regulations are the work of weeks Read More »