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California Set To Harmonize Recreational And Medical Marijuana Laws

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With passage of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“ MCRSA ”) in 2015, California took a huge step towards comprehensively regulating its medical cannabis industry after more than 20 years of little to no such state government oversight under Proposition 215 . Under the MCRSA, California medical cannabis businesses can expect a bevy of regulations spanning packaging and …

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Ruth: Legislature ignores will of voters on medical marijuana

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With the arrival of every election cycle, Tallahassee gets the hand-wringing vapors over the evildoing prospect of — cue The Phantom of the Opera theme — voter fraud! Oh, let’s throw in one more exclamation mark for dramatic effect — ! By the Florida Legislature’s reckoning, there are all manner of brigands lurking behind every voting booth to cause widespread …

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Say NO To Taxpayer Funded Medical Marijuana Raids

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Since 2014, the Department of Justice has been prohibited from using taxpayers’ funds to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in states that regulate its medical use. But that could all change this week as Congress decides how to fund the federal government for the remainder of this fiscal year. At issue is a provision known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which maintains …

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Liberty Twp. seeking more info on medical marijuana

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LIBERTY TWP. – Trustees here are not ruling out the possibility of allowing businesses related to medical marijuana to locate in the township. But they won’t lift a moratorium put on the industry last fall until they get more information on what other communities are doing and what the state regulations will be. “I’m still in a wait and see …

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Miami’s First Public Pot Dispensary Opens As Miami Beach Considers Three Spots For Legal Weed

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Up in Tallahassee, state legislators are doing everything they can to undermine medical marijuana in Florida. Voters backed medical pot by more than 70 percent in November, and yet lawmakers responded by inviting the same guy who spent millions trying to defeat the measure to help write the new rules . But despite all those statehouse shenanigans, medical pot dispensaries …

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Higher Education: It’s time for medical marijuana proponents to take the next step.

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Higher Education: It’s time for medical marijuana proponents to take the next step. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, or Issue 6, passed with 53 percent of voters saying “yes” to medical cannabis. With eight states allowing both recreational and medicinal cannabis sales, and another 20 with medicinal alone, Arkansas has joined the majority of states to legalize marijuana in some …

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Activists say more access to medical marijuana needed

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View Slideshow 1 of 3 Signatures are collected in support of medical marijuana. Even though it is now legal, activists say there are still many obstacles in place that keep people from gaining access to medical marijuana. Wendy Hart is treasurer of the Western New York Chapter of NORML — the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Hart …