Nov 20 | Law Enforcement Community Members Urge Obama, Holder To Respect State Marijuana Legalization Laws
Since the marijuana measures passed, the federal government has remained mostly silent on the issue, but members of law enforcement are asking President Barack Obama as well as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to respect these states' new marijuana legalization laws.
Nov 20 | Post I-502: Opening a Business Account for Canna-Business?
Medical marijuana continues to see increased use as part of a regimen for serious healthcare conditions. Credit unions must perform some serious risk analysis when approached by individuals or groups hoping to open business accounts for medical marijuana operations.
Nov 19 | Lawmakers ask Obama to respect state cannabis laws
A group of 18 U.S. Representatives signed a letter to President Obama asking the federal government to respect state cannabis laws. The letter was signed by one member of the Washington State congressional delegation, Rep. Adam Smith.
Nov 19 | Five more counties drop pot cases
Counties across the state are dropping cannabis cases before I-502 takes effect, while few counties say they will continue to prosecute. Chelan, Kitsap, Okanogan, Thurston and Yakima counties will drop many pot cases.
Nov 19 | Initiative 502's DUI provision will bring few changes, prosecutor and police say
"It's not going to be that much different," Enumclaw City Prosecutor Mike Reynolds said. "Alcohol and/or drugs that can cause intoxication are both already covered under state law. You can have a DUI for prescription medication. A DUI for marijuana isn't new. The only complication was in the THC blood level."
Nov 19 | Legal Marijuana Industry Is Slow to Catch Fire
The individual rules will go into effect before the end of the year. Meanwhile, even eager entrepreneurs continue to wait until they know more. "You never want to be the first people to try anything in this industry," says Kayvan Khalatbari, co-founder of Denver Relief, a medical-marijuana dispensary based in Denver. "You're just begging for federal intervention."
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Nov 19 | The Secret Ingredients for Marijuana Legalization: Moms and Hispanics
Armed with that knowledge about why previous attempts had failed, campaigns in both Washington and Colorado set out to court women. Their efforts appear to have paid off. Both states approved measures legalizing marijuana with the backing of some 55 percent of the electorate. That was stronger than even proponents expected -- they had been cautiously optimistic about the Washington vote, but the Colorado measure appeared to be fading down the stretch.
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Nov 19 | Self-Storage Owner Sues City a Second Time to Get Tenants Marijuana-Growing Rights
A1 Heated Storage, a self-storage facility in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., has filed a second lawsuit against the city as owner Thomas Swett seeks approval to allow customers to grow medical marijuana in designated units. The suit asks for the approval of a conditional-use permit as well as reimbursement for legal fees and business losses amassed during Swett’s first legal battle over the issue.
Nov 18 | Marijuana legalisation in the US: Five burning questions
The 6 November votes in Colorado and Washington left a lot of marijuana users happy and a lot of police officers nervous. And they set the two states up for a confrontation with the federal government, as marijuana is still illegal under federal law.
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Nov 17 | The battle is on: I-502 vs. drug-free policies at work
Voters this month agreed to make marijuana legal for recreational use for adults 21 and up, but the new law gives no protection in the workplace. Show up with marijuana in your system — even residual amounts from a few weeks back — and there's no guarantee your boss will look the other way.