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US WA: Legal Pot in Washington Brings in $65 Million in Taxes

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 07:00
Washington Post, 12 Jul 2015 - Washington state took in $65 million in tax revenue from the recreational marijuana market during the first 12 months since it became legal to produce and sell, according to data released by state regulators last week. The revenue was generated by cannabis sales of more than $260 million from June 2014 to June 2015, according to data released by the Washington State Liquor Control Board. - --- MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

US OH: Pot Initiative Signatures In Doubt

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 07:00
Dayton Daily News, 12 Jul 2015 - Validity Rates Fall Short in Major Metro Areas. An Ohio marijuana legalization issue may fall initially short of the number of signatures required to qualify for the fall ballot. Spot checks by The Dispatch with the Franklin County Board of Elections and boards in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo showed an overall validity rate of less than 42 percent so far for signatures submitted by ResponsibleOhio, the organization pushing a for-profit plan to legalize marijuana for personal and medicinal use. None of the five boards contacted is done with the validation process, which must be completed by July 16.

US OH: Editorial: Needle Exchange Curbs Disease

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 07:00
Columbus Dispatch, 12 Jul 2015 - Heroin is a damaging, addictive drug that often brings with it another health threat: potentially deadly infections spread by needle-sharing. In light of a spike in heroin use and Hepatitis C infections in Franklin County and across Ohio, health officials in Columbus are considering launching a needle-exchange program to provide drug users with clean needles - and at the same time put them in contact with people who might help them kick the habit.

Canada: Lawyers See Opportunity

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 07:00
The Recorder & Times, 10 Jul 2015 - Revenue Will Double Almost Immediately If Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal The legalized pot industry is quickly moving into the mainstream of Canada's business and legal communities. Driving growth is the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (MMPR), which last year replaced the former home growing regime with a system that allows for the commercial production and distribution of marijuana by private companies licensed by Health Canada.

Canada: Lawyers See Opportunity

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 07:00
The Sault Star, 10 Jul 2015 - In Business: Revenue Will Double Almost Immediately If Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal The legalized pot industry is quickly moving into the mainstream of Canada's business and legal communities.

Canada: Lawyers See Opportunity

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 07:00
The Beacon Herald, 10 Jul 2015 - Revenue Will Double Almost Immediately If Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal The legalized pot industry is quickly moving into the mainstream of Canada's business and legal communities. Driving growth is the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (MMPR), which last year replaced the former home growing regime with a system that allows for the commercial production and distribution of marijuana by private companies licensed by Health Canada.

Canada: Lawyers See Opportunity

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:00
The Expositor, 10 Jul 2015 - In Business: Revenue Will Double Almost Immediately If Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal The legalized pot industry is quickly moving into the mainstream of Canada's business and legal communities.

Canada: Lawyers See Opportunity

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:00
The Niagara Falls Review, 10 Jul 2015 - Revenue Will Double Almost Immediately If Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal The legalized pot industry is quickly moving into the mainstream of Canada's business and legal communities. Driving growth is the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (MMPR), which last year replaced the former home growing regime with a system that allows for the commercial production and distribution of marijuana by private companies licensed by Health Canada.

Canada: Lawyers See Opportunity

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 10 Jul 2015 - Revenue Will Double Almost Immediately If Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal The legalized pot industry is quickly moving into the mainstream of Canada's business and legal communities. Driving growth is the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (MMPR), which last year replaced the former home growing regime with a system that allows for the commercial production and distribution of marijuana by private companies licensed by Health Canada.

Canada: Lawyers See Opportunity

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:00
The Tribune, 10 Jul 2015 - Revenue Will Double Almost Immediately If Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal The legalized pot industry is quickly moving into the mainstream of Canada's business and legal communities. Driving growth is the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (MMPR), which last year replaced the former home growing regime with a system that allows for the commercial production and distribution of marijuana by private companies licensed by Health Canada.

Canada: Lawyers See Opportunity

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:00
The Sun Times, 10 Jul 2015 - Revenue Will Double Almost Immediately If Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal The legalized pot industry is quickly moving into the mainstream of Canada's business and legal communities. Driving growth is the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (MMPR), which last year replaced the former home growing regime with a system that allows for the commercial production and distribution of marijuana by private companies licensed by Health Canada.

Canada: Lawyers See Opportunity

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:00
The Simcoe Reformer, 10 Jul 2015 - Revenue Will Double Almost Immediately If Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal The legalized pot industry is quickly moving into the mainstream of Canada's business and legal communities. Driving growth is the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (MMPR), which last year replaced the former home growing regime with a system that allows for the commercial production and distribution of marijuana by private companies licensed by Health Canada.

Canada: Lawyers See Opportunity

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:00
The Daily Press, 10 Jul 2015 - Revenue Will Double Almost Immediately If Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal The legalized pot industry is quickly moving into the mainstream of Canada's business and legal communities. Driving growth is the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (MMPR), which last year replaced the former home growing regime with a system that allows for the commercial production and distribution of marijuana by private companies licensed by Health Canada.

CN MB: Editorial: Increase Research On Medical Pot

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 11 Jul 2015 - Chew 'em if you've got 'em. That was the message this week from Health Canada, which officially changed its rules around what approved medicinal pot producers can offer. Licensed growers can now offer concentrated cannabis oil, fresh marijuana buds and leaves needed to make edible products.

US AZ: San Luis Council Oks Medical Pot Dispensary

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:00
The Sun, 10 Jul 2015 - SAN LUIS, Ariz. - Having gained the city council's approval this week, a medical marijuana dispensary could open sometime in 2016, pending the OK from the state. Finding no legal reasons to block the venture, the San Luis City Council on Wednesday approved two conditional use permits sought by Choice Cannabis, one to operate the dispensary on Archibald Street, next to the border, and the second to cultivate marijuana in an industrial building located along Highway 95 on the city's north side.

US NM: Suit Seeks Info On Medical Pot Growers

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:00
Albuquerque Journal, 10 Jul 2015 - A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses the New Mexico Health Department of violating state law by refusing to release the names of people with a license to produce medical marijuana. Freelance journalist Peter St. Cyr and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government filed a complaint Thursday asking a judge to strike down a state regulation that aims to keep secret the names of people or groups who have applied for or received licenses to produce medical marijuana.

US NM: Worker Backed In Medical Pot Case

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:00
Albuquerque Journal, 10 Jul 2015 - SANTA FE - The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of an injured worker in a medical marijuana case. The recent decision marks the third time in a year the court has sided with a medical marijuana patient in a workers' compensation claim.

US: House GOP Rejects Proposal To Reclassify Marijuana

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:00
Washington Post, 10 Jul 2015 - Amendment Called for Federal Studies to Gauge Medical Benefits, Risks Medical marijuana is now sold in nearly half of all states, and even one red state has legalized it for recreational use. Veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are clamoring for access to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Loosening pot laws polls better in three swing states than any 2016 presidential candidate.

Canada: Cannabis Oil, Fresh Marijuana Now Available

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:00
The Chronicle-Journal, 09 Jul 2015 - OTTAWA- Rules that limited medical marijuana users to only dried forms of the drug have gone up in smoke. Forms of marijuana that can be used to make everything from brownies to lip balms will now be legally available following Health Canada's swift response to a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that had struck down an element of the previous regulations on access to medical marijuana as unconstitutional.

Canada: Medicinal Weed Laws Include Oil And Buds

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:00
Metro, 09 Jul 2015 - Health Canada revised its medical marijuana guidelines Wednesday, a month after the Supreme Court of Canada struck down limits on what constitutes legally acceptable products. The new exemption under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act allows licensed products to now produce and sell cannabis oil and fresh marijuana buds and leaves, in addition to dried marijuana.