A coalition of California medical marijuana groups has abandoned support of their own measure in favor of a very similar one backed by the L.A. City Council. The primary difference between the measures is the new rate of sales tax in the city-backed medical marijuana measure.
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A group of five bipartisan lawmakers has introduced legislation that seeks to make New Hampshire the third state to legalize and regulate the adult use of marijuana. The measure, House Bill 492, would legalize the possession of up to an ounce or less of marijuana and Read More »
Voters in Los Angeles will have three medical cannabis measures from which to choose when they go to the polls in May. The City Council approved a motion (11-1) by Council Member Paul Koretz on Wednesday instructing the City Attorney to write a voter initiative regulating collectives and cooperatives and raising... Read More »
The votes this past November in Colorado and Washington to regulate marijuana for adults have sparked a fire of change that seems to be spreading across the country. This month, both state and federal legislatures will return to work to kick off the 2013 legislative session, Read More »
The Committee to Protect Patients and Neighborhoods’ Initiative up for vote by the LA City Council would close down most of LA’s ~1,000 medical pot shops, leaving only ~180 operating. The council can approve the proposed law, call a special election, or put the matter before voters during the next regularly scheduled election (likely May).
Question 3, ‘An Initiative Petition for a Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana,’ took effect on Tuesday, January 1. Sixty-three percent of state voters approved the measure on Election Day. Massachusetts is the 18th state since 1996 to allow for the physician-authorized use of cannabis as a Read More »
I attended a progressive event with MPP’s Morgan Fox in D.C. last Tuesday, where Congressmen John Conyers (D-MI) and Barney Frank (D-MA) both spoke. Unsolicited — in front of the 60 or 70 activists and opinion leaders in attendance — Rep. Conyers made an off-handed criticism of the drug... Read More »
Dispensary wars continue in California, a package of restrictive bills passes in Michigan, and DC’s long-awaited dispensaries are a step closer to opening. California Last Tuesday, a Sacramento dispensary operator pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. Bryan Smith, 28, had operated R&R Wellness Center that was first raided by Read More »
Voters in Detroit overwhelmingly approved legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults on private property in last month’s elections, but according to Michigan Live, local law enforcement agencies are either uncertain what to do or are fully prepared to ignore the will of the voters. None Read More »
A coalition of medical cannabis patients, providers, and organized labor submitted 70,000 signatures on Friday to qualify a voter initiative for the May ballot in Los Angeles. The Committee to Protect Patients and Neighborhoods (CPPN), which includes Americans for Safe Access (ASA), developed the voter initiative to establish sensible regulations for medical... Read More »