Voters from various Michigan cities may soon be able to vote on legislation decriminalizing medical marijuana for recreational use. Advocates of the movement claim to have acquired enough signatures to move the petition forward.
If approved, the law would permit adults to posses up to one ounce of marijuana while on private property.
“The intent of this Safer Michigan Coalition is to put on those local ballots this issue and let the voters decide yay or nay,” Skubick said. “This is part of a strategy to basically pick off, town by town, this issue to send the message to lawmakers that they ought to do this statewide. They have not done that so far. That’s why this coalition is taking a town by town approach.”
Marijuana entrepeneurs looking to cut costs, might be able to do so with Greenhouse Technology. The manufacturers claim that by using Greenhouses, marijuana entrepeneurs can save 25 - 50% on electricity costs.
Building a cannabis-friendly greenhouse, however, is an expensive and sometimes tricky proposition. Construction costs can soar above $1 million, local laws and restrictions often require the buildings to be isolated or hidden from view, and there are specifics to greenhouse construction that often baffle cannabis professionals.
A Colorado citizen is filing a lawsuit in the District of Idaho over an alleged "license plate profiling" incident while the man was traveling through Idaho. Details of the lawsuit claim that Idaho resident Darien Roseen was returning from his daughter's baby shower when he was pulled over entering a rest area in Idaho.
The state trooper then rejected Roseen's reason for exiting the highway, and instead insisted that he was transporting illegal substances. After an initial search, Roseen and his vehicle were transported to the Payette County Sheriff's Office where he was told he was free to leave -- although without his vehicle.
"Klitch, Christensen and at least six other officers searched the vehicle. The search turned up no illegal substances, Coonts and the complaint said. Roseen's lawsuit seeks general and punitive damages."
As of April 1st, medical marijuana will now be legal in the state of Nevada. With the recent legislation being passed, businesses can now sell, grow, test and tax medical marijuana in the state.
"'Now everyone can go forward (with plans),' said state Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas. He was the major sponsor of the bill in the 2013 Legislature that legalized the various components of the medical marijuana business."
However, some places such as Washoe County are still several months away from full fledged support. Moving things forward, The Washoe Commission will hold a public hearing, allowing the possiblity to vote on the county's code changes.
Yesterday, Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill allowing up to 1 ounce of marijuana to be considered a civil infraction with a penalty of $25! Previously, you could spend up to 6 months in jail and pay $1,000 for the same thing.
Great news to see our nation's capital stepping up and treating things fairly. Responsible adults should not be victimzed for choosing safer substances, least of all when racial profiling statistics enter the picture. Now we can only hope that the legislatures of Washington DC will walk next door and tell their federal counterparts how the nation should be working.
Elected officials in Oregon are stepping down from a recent proposal to prevent medical patients from accessing edibles made with marijuana. Pay no regard to the fact that many patients prefer to get their medication in a non-inhaled form, why would legislatures care about the voters?
On Monday, the Oregon Health Authority imposed new rules to disallow packaging geared towards children (brightly colored, cartoons, animal shapes etc). While children clearly should not have access to marijuana (or alcohol, cigarettes, toxic chemicals, fireworks or even too much sugar), it would seem many of these legislatures have never stepped inside a business who legally serves marijuana before.
Hopefully, Oregon's lawmakers will listen to its patients and not stomp all over the little bit of freedom they have won already. From our experiences, medical marijuana dispensaries who sell edibles, do so in clearly labeled fashions in packaging worthy of medical facility (because they usually were, offsite by another company). For now, Oregonian patients can still enjoy their weed brownies and delicious array of medibles.