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Idaho Proposes Relaxing Marijuana Restrictions on Police Recruits

Idaho Proposes Relaxing Marijuana Restrictions on Police Recruits

Idaho Proposes Relaxing Marijuana Restrictions on Police Recruits

New proposed laws in Idaho could loosen the current marijuana restrictions on prospective police officers.

Enforcement in California: Two Dispensaries Raided in Santa Ana

Enforcement in Cali: Two Dispensaries Raided in Santa Ana

On Jan. 26, 2017, California’s Santa Ana Police Department raided two dispensaries, Sky High and Elevated Dreams, for operating without local business licenses.

Denver Deli Offers Marijuana-Smoked Turkey on Sandwiches

Denver Deli Offers Marijuana-Smoked Turkey on Sandwiches

A Denver deli has come up with a timely new way to prepare turkey, according to 12News.com. Cook’s Fresh Market is offering a weed-roasted natural turkey sandwich and a Mile High club sandwich. Owner Ed Janos said both sandwiches are made with turkey that was smoked over marijuana stalks at a low temperature for six hours.

New Mexico Legislators Push Pot Legalization as a Boost to State's Coffers

New Mexico Legislators Push Pot Legalization as a Boost to State’s Coffers

Two New Mexico state legislators are touting marijuana legalization as a way to bring more revenue into the state’s coffers. Rep. Bill McCamley, a Democrat from Mesilla Park, NM, has sponsored a bill in the New Mexico House of Representatives that would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults. Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, a Democrat from Albuquerque, has sponsored an identical bill in the Senate.

NFLPA Drafting Proposal to Change Punishment for Marijuana Use

NFLPA Drafting Proposal to Change Punishment for Marijuana Use

The proposal to modify the manner in which the league deals with recreational marijuana use would, if it is delivered, come as the NFLPA’s recently formed pain management committee separately studies the issue of marijuana use by players as a pain management tool and whether that should be permissible under the drug policies.

'Cannabis in Parkinson's Disease: Growing Like a Weed!'

‘Cannabis in Parkinson’s Disease: Growing Like a Weed!’

“Cannabis in Parkinson’s Disease: Growing Like a Weed!” was presented at the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Neurology Grand Rounds on Jan. 18, 2017.

moms" working in marijuana industry face stigma

Moms Working in Marijuana Industry Fight Stigma

More women are legally getting into the pot industry, and many of them are moms. As marijuana is now legal in some form in more than half of all states, Chip Reid takes a look at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Washington, as so-called “pot moms” fight the stigma of their job.

UFC Referee Big John McCarthy Advocates Medical Marijuana

UFC Referee Big John McCarthy Advocates Medical Marijuana

Big John McCarthy, a referee for Ultimate Fighting Championship, recently spoke with Vegas CANNABIS magazine for a Jan. 11, 2017, interview about medical marijuana as an option for fighters in mixed martial arts and for his wife, who has lupus.

Illinois State Treasurer Urges Trump to Issue Guidance on Marijuana Banking

Illinois Urges Trump to Issue Guidance on Marijuana Banking

In response to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs announced on Jan. 24, 2017, that he sent a letter to Trump urging him to issue clear guidance to banks on working with the legal marijuana industry.

Colorado Supreme Court: Cops do Not Have to Return Confiscated Pot From Failed Cases

Colorado Supreme Court: Cops do Not Have to Return Confiscated Pot

When a drug case fails in Colorado, law enforcement officers do not have to return confiscated marijuana because doing so would be a violation of federal law, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 23, 2017. The decision overruled the Colorado Court of Appeals, which had said Colorado Springs police must return marijuana to Robert Crouse, who was arrested on drug charges on May 5, 2011.

How to Organize A Pro-Cannabis Demonstration With Over 4,200 Free Joints

How to Organize a Pro-Cannabis Demonstration With Over 4,200 Free Joints

Complex News’ Nadeska Alexis and Speedy Morman visit the DCMJ headquarters in Washington D.C., ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration to find out how organizers put together their Trump 420 demonstration and rolled over 4,200 joints, which were handed out for free and smoking Trump’s inaugural speech.

Oregon Company Considers Lake Selmac Property for Cannabis-Friendly RV Park

Oregon Company Considers Lake Selmac Property for Cannabis-Friendly RV Park

An Oregon real estate company is considering property at Lake Selmac in Josephine County, Oregon, for its marijuana-friendly RV park, according to the Associated Press. Grow Condos first announced its plans for Smoke on the Water RV parks back in May 2016, but a specific location had not been identified.

Medical marijuana tax revenue comes in lower than expected

NY Medical Marijuana Tax Revenue Comes in Lower Than Expected

The low projection in tax revenue signals an administration belief that little will change in the coming months even as the state Department of Health works to expand access for patients, which should, in theory, bring in new revenue.

Medical Marijuana Patient Responds to Utah Medical Association

Medicinal Marijuana Advocate Responds to Utah Medical Association

A medical marijuana organization in Utah is speaking out after the state’s medical association said pot does not have medicinal value, according to Good4Utah.com, the website of Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate. The Utah Medical Association held a press conference on Jan. 17, 2017, to say marijuana is not a medicine.

North Americans Spent $53.3 Billion on Marijuana in 2016

North Americans Spent $53.3 Billion on Marijuana in 2016

North Americans spent $53.3 billion on legal, illegal, and medical marijuana in 2016, according to a Jan. 17, 2017, release from Arcview Research Group. That’s more than people in the United States spent on McDonald’s and Starbucks combined.

Florida Department of Health Releases Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules

Florida Department of Health Releases Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules

On Jan. 17, 2017, the Florida Department of Health unveiled a set of proposed regulations for Florida’s medical marijuana system. Under the proposal, rules and regulations guiding Florida’s low-THC medical marijuana program would be applied to the state’s wider system.

Washington State Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana at Public Schools

Washington State Bill Would Allow Medical Pot at Public Schools

The father of a first-grade student in Aberdeen, Washington, could become the catalyst for a change in state law that would allow CBD oil at public schools. River Barclay, 7, needs CBD oil to manage a rare form of epilepsy, but state law will not allow her father to go to the school to administer the dose because medical marijuana is illegal on school property.

In Maine, Marijuana Legalization Raises Demand For Industrial Real Estate

In Maine, Marijuana Legalization Raises Demand For Industrial Real Estate

Since Maine voters legalized marijuana, real estate brokers in the state are seeing an increased demand for industrial space, according to a Jan. 16, 2017, article in the Portland Press Herald. Maine’s industrial real estate market had been improving in recent years, and the need for marijuana business space has given the sector a new boost.

North Dakota lawmakers want more time on medical marijuana rules

North Dakota Lawmakers Want More Time on MMJ Regulations

The so-called emergency measure is supported by both Republican and Democratic leaders, who said state health officials and law enforcement are scrambling to solve a number of issues, including allowable forms and potency of medical marijuana, and oversight of distributors.

Law Firm Challenges New DEA Rule on Cannabidiol

Law Firm Challenges New DEA Rule on Cannabidiol

On Jan. 16, 2017, the Denver-based law firm Hoban Law Group, which represents several clients in the hemp industry, announced that it had filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to challenge a new DEA rule that would make cannabidiol illegal.

New Jersey Marijuana Legislation Inches Ahead Despite Gov. Christie Warning

NJ Marijuana Legislation Inches Ahead Despite Gov. Christie Warning

New Jersey already has a tightly regulated medical marijuana program that includes six alternative treatment centers, or dispensaries, but the issue has largely stalled because of Christie’s opposition.

City College of San Francisco Begins Cannabis Curriculum

City College of San Francisco to Begin Cannabis Curriculum

Now that adult-use marijuana is legal in California, a two-year community college in San Francisco is planning a curriculum for training people in the pot business. City College of San Francisco is developing the program with Oaksterdam University and the United Food and Commercial Workers labor union. CCSF plans to begin the program in spring 2018.


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