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US MI: 2 Medical Marijuana Bills Stall In Michigan Senate

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:00
Detroit Free Press, 03 Feb 2015 - LANSING -- Supporters of medical marijuana were thrilled last year when two bills making it easier for people to buy a variety of medicinal cannabis -- including edibles -- passed the House of Representative with large bipartisan majorities. But those cheers may turn to frustration as the two bills have stalled in the state Senate with no visible sign that they'll move anytime soon.

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US WA: Peninsula Pot Store Is All Sold Out

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00
Peninsula Daily News, 27 Jul 2014 - DISCOVERY BAY -- The first recreational marijuana store to open on the North Olympic Peninsula sold out in its first day. Sea Change Cannabis in Discovery Bay opened at 10 a.m. Friday, more than two weeks after the state's first pot shops began sales.

CN ON: Powwow Drug Arrests

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00
Kenora Daily Miner And News, 25 Jul 2014 - Treaty Three Police's New Street Crime Unit Arrests Eight People at Powwow Treaty Three Police arrested eight people at the Wuzhushk Onigum (Rat Portage) First Nation's powwow, five of whom have been charged with drug possession. The aboriginal police service says people can expect more of the same if they decide to bring illicit drugs and alcohol to powwows elsewhere in the Treaty 3 area this summer.

US: Sweeping Shift On Marijuana

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 28 Jul 2014 - Mood on Legalization Is Compared With the Swift Fall of Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage. More than a third of adults have smoked it - including the last three presidents. Dozens of songs and movies have been made about it.

US NY: Editorial: Drug War Milestone

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00
Buffalo News, 28 Jul 2014 - Reform of Overly Harsh Prison Sentences Is Both a Just and Practical Step Forward Few would argue at this point that the nation's decades-old war on drugs has been anything but a wretched failure. It has cost uncounted millions of dollars, sent tens of thousands of people to prison (disproportionately African-American) and helped give this country the world's largest incarceration rate - and all without putting a dent in drug use.

CN ON: Column: Has Time Come For Us To Revisit Prohibition?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00
Northumberland Today, 24 Jul 2014 - Ottawa has a problem with guns and gangs. Several problems actually. But the biggest one, as usual, is conceptual, because if you don't realize what you're doing wrong you can't change it. On the surface our problem is a spate of people being shot in the legs in public housing. The victims then "refuse to cooperate with the police," sociology-speak for "they won't tell the cops who did it."

CN ON: Column: Has Time Come For Us To Revisit Prohibition?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00
The Daily Observer, 24 Jul 2014 - Ottawa has a problem with guns and gangs. Several problems actually. But the biggest one, as usual, is conceptual, because if you don't realize what you're doing wrong you can't change it. On the surface our problem is a spate of people being shot in the legs in public housing. The victims then "refuse to cooperate with the police," sociology-speak for "they won't tell the cops who did it."

CN ON: Column: Has Time Come For Us To Revisit Prohibition?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00
The Recorder & Times, 24 Jul 2014 - Ottawa has a problem with guns and gangs. Several problems actually. But the biggest one, as usual, is conceptual, because if you don't realize what you're doing wrong you can't change it. On the surface our problem is a spate of people being shot in the legs in public housing. The victims then "refuse to cooperate with the police," sociology-speak for "they won't tell the cops who did it."

CN ON: Column: Has Time Come For Us To Revisit Prohibition?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00
The Expositor, 24 Jul 2014 - Ottawa has a problem with guns and gangs. Several problems actually. But the biggest one, as usual, is conceptual, because if you don't realize what you're doing wrong you can't change it. On the surface our problem is a spate of people being shot in the legs in public housing. The victims then "refuse to cooperate with the police," sociology-speak for "they won't tell the cops who did it."

New Zealand: Fight For Jade's Health

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 07:00
Whangarei Leader, 22 Jul 2014 - A family is being torn apart in its bid to give a 6-year-old medicinal cannabis. Jessika and Brendan Guest moved from the United States to Whangarei last year with their children Jade, 6, and Ethan, 8.

CN ON: Cops Putting Drugged Driving To Test

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 07:00
The Barrie Advance, 24 Jul 2014 - Const. Chris Allport is quick to judge your footwork, balance and hand movements. But he's not a local dance instructor, he's a Barrie Police drug recognition evaluator. And he's watching your every move.

US MI: Edu: Student-Backed Marijuana Decriminalization

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 07:00
Central Michigan Life, 30 Jul 2014 - Mount Pleasant voters could see a student-backed proposition calling for the citywide decriminalization of marijuana on the November ballot. Student Advocates for Medical/Recreational Cannabis have procured enough petition signatures to get the initiative on the ballot. The registered student organization at Central Michigan University got all the necessary signatures a week shy of their deadline.

US DC: Pot Opponent Not Ready To Roll Over

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 07:00
Chicago Tribune, 25 Jul 2014 - But D.C. Man Finds It's A Lonely Fight As Drug Gains Ground WASHINGTON - As pro-marijuana forces deployed their sidewalk soldiers to gather signatures to put pot legalization on the District of Columbia's November ballot, Aaron McCormick, a 47-year-old city native and father of three, watched with growing alarm.

US MI: Medical Marijuana Caregivers Want To Open Shop In Ferndale

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:00
The Daily Tribune, 26 Jul 2014 - A group of medical marijuana caregivers wants to open up a shop to dispense marijuana to their patients in Ferndale at a former party store on East Nine Mile. The company, called Meridian Wellness, is seeking approval to operate from the Ferndale City Council on Monday.

US CA: Cleaning Up After Pot Growers Challenges North Coast

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:00
The Press Democrat, 25 Jul 2014 - ELK - Deep in a private Mendocino Coast forest, trees and brush give way to terraced clearings, miles of crisscrossing black irrigation tubing and campsites littered with cooking pans, empty food and beer cans, sleeping bags and toxic pesticides. They are the remnants of a marijuana garden where a multi-agency law enforcement effort last year seized more than 8,000 plants. The environmental damage here is a microcosm of what's happening nationwide as illegal pot cultivation continues to thrive despite decades of eradication efforts. Marijuana operations claiming to be medicinal, and thus legal in California, also are expanding exponentially, largely without regulation.

US CA: Column: Can Any Law Actually Restrain Marijuana Use?

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:00
The Tribune, 24 Jul 2014 - Our City Council here in Paso Robles couldn't decide last week whether to ban the delivery of medical marijuana to people within the city. The vote was a 2-2 deadlock. One councilman was absent. The delivery ban failed, but the city may still refuse to grant business licenses for delivering medical marijuana. The city attorney was to check whether the city's license ordinance covers such services. Selling medical marijuana from fixed locations in Paso Robles was banned in 2007.

US: Legal Marijuana Debated At National Press Club

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:00
The Virgin Islands Daily News, 25 Jul 2014 - WASHINGTON- For Bill Piper, there's no doubt that the nation's war on drugs has failed, with 666,000 Americans arrested on marijuana charges last year alone. "Should they be arrested or should they not? That is the key question," said Piper, director of national affairs for the pro-legalization advocacy organization Drug Policy Alliance.

US CO: Editorial: Marijuana Clubs Belong In Aspen

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:00
The Aspen Times, 25 Jul 2014 - Just what is the Aspen brand? It's a question that often arises when city leaders, image-conscious because of the high stakes involved, wrestle with Aspen's latest dilemma of the day. For sure, super wealth and world-class skiing are the hallmarks of today's Aspen brand. That '60s and '70s funky, creative Aspen brand? Those days are long gone, but Aspen leaders and observers sometimes cling to the notion that they still are reflected here in the longtime locals, older homes and lodges, and the long-standing business establishments that have managed to survive over the decades.

CN ON: Column: The Inequity Of Medical Marijuana

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 24 Jul 2014 - The use of medical marijuana is a subject many people don't want to weigh in on. Neither did I under I heard from Alexander Stewart. Stewart, 54, has embarked on a hunger strike to draw attention to the need for better access to medical marijuana for those who have a licence from Health Canada to purchase it.