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Posted Date: 10/27/2016

A five year old asset forfeiture lawsuit against Oakland’s Harborside Health Center, the country’s largest medical marijuana dispensary, has finally been dropped by federal prosecutors, city and state officials announced Tuesday. Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan made the announcement in a press release Tuesday, which was quickly followed by a statement from Harborside and from California Congresswoman Barbara Lee […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

MONTPELIER, VT — Members of the Vermont House spent over six hours this week debating various amendments to reform marijuana policy, but ultimately decided against enacting any significant changes in law. House lawmakers voted 121 to 28 to reject Senate-approved language that sought to regulate the adult use, commercial production, and retail sale of marijuana. Although Gov. […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

PHOENIX, AZ — Backers of an initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Arizona launched a pair of Mother’s Day-themed billboards in Phoenix and Tucson on Monday. The ads, which are targeted at younger voters, feature a young woman sitting with her mother and ask: “Have you talked to your parents about marijuana?” The goal of […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

CONCORD, NH — It took two years, nine months, and eight days, but New Hampshire’s medical marijuana patients finally have access to a safe, legal supply of cannabis. On Saturday, the Granite State’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Sanctuary ATC in Plymouth, opened its doors to patients just one day after receiving their registration certificate to operate […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

HARRISBURG, PA — Now that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill to make the Keystone State the 24th state to enact a comprehensive medical marijuana program, one of the bill’s primary supporters in the House plans on filing a proposal to reduce penalties for anyone caught possessing small amounts of marijuana […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

News out of Anchorage and Denver this week was good for marijuana smokers, as both the city of Denver and the state of Alaska moved closer to the legalization of marijuana social clubs. Smokers could thus socialize in a venue with other adults where marijuana smoking would be legal. Until now, in the states that […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

It’s finally official. Maine voters will decide on Election Day on a statewide ballot measure seeking to regulate the adult use, retail sale, and commercial production of cannabis. The Secretary of State determined Wednesday that initiative proponents, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, gathered a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

AUGUSTA, ME — State officials announced Wednesday that a proposed initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine has officially qualified for the November ballot. After a court-ordered review of petitions it had previously invalidated, the Maine Secretary of State’s Office determined the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted more than the 61,123 signatures that were […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

After years of ducking the issue of marijuana prohibition, it is encouraging to see the Massachusetts legislature at least starting to wake up. It is heartening that Sen. Brownsberger and others on the Judiciary Committee are confronting the problems caused by prohibition. Rep. Rogers and some colleagues have actually introduced a reasonable bill this session.Not […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday morning on a bill that would establish a workable medical marijuana program that allows patients with serious illnesses to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. Several local patients and advocates will be attending the hearing to […]