Cannabis News

Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA) Completes Financing Agreement With … – Sacramento Bee »

Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA) Completes Financing Agreement With …Sacramento BeeBy Medical Marijuana Inc. SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA) is pleased to announce it has…

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BREAKING NEWS: Colorado’s Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act Qualifies for … – Hawaii News Daily »

Fox 31 KDVR.com BREAKING NEWS: Colorado's Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act Qualifies for …Hawaii News DailyBy Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Coordinator Residents of Colorado will have the opportunity to vote in favor of…

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Strong smell revealed marijuana growing operation – Sun-Sentinel »

Strong smell revealed marijuana growing operationSun-SentinelThe strong smell of raw cannabis in the neighborhood was unmistakable when deputies responded to a well-being check in Deltona. Deputies followed their noses to the scent billowing…

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Mother of Damien Nettles talks of drugs debt murder theory – BBC News »

BBC News Mother of Damien Nettles talks of drugs debt murder theoryBBC NewsThe mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles has described how she believes her son was murdered over a…

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Federal warning ends county truce with pot-growers – OregonLive.com »

Federal warning ends county truce with pot-growersOregonLive.comAP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of Mendocino County, the redwood and marijuana-rich territory in California's fabled Emerald Triangle, thought they had reached détente in the decades-old…

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Cannabis Legal

Bill would strengthen Kentucky’s synthetic-drug laws – Lexington Herald Leader »

Lexington Herald Leader Bill would strengthen Kentucky's synthetic-drug lawsLexington Herald LeaderA law introduced Tuesday would help strengthen the state's…

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Time for Federal Government to Respect States’ Marijuana Laws – Opposing Views »

Opposing Views Time for Federal Government to Respect States' Marijuana LawsOpposing ViewsBy Jonathan H. Adler An initiative to legalize…

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Idahoans seek legal medical marijuana — in Oregon – The Idaho Statesman »

The Idaho Statesman Idahoans seek legal medical marijuana — in OregonThe Idaho StatesmanBut Rinehart is hoping to change that,…

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Canada is repeating US mistakes on drug sentencing – Ottawa Citizen »

Canada is repeating US mistakes on drug sentencingOttawa CitizenThreats and killings of civilian witnesses (“snitches”) became epidemic, and non-drug…

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Is Drug War Driven Mass Incarceration the New Jim Crow? – Forbes »

Is Drug War Driven Mass Incarceration the New Jim Crow?ForbesMost people in state prison for drug offenses have no…

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Dispensaries

Feds attack California’s medical marijuana trade-again – Reuters »

Feds attack California's medical marijuana trade-againReutersBy Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal authorities opened the latest front in their war on California's massive medical marijuana industry this week,…

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National Medical Marijuana Business Conference Announced for 2012: More Than … – Seattle Post Intelligencer »

National Medical Marijuana Business Conference Announced for 2012: More Than ...Seattle Post IntelligencerReservations and more info available at http://NationalMarijuanaBusinessConference.com More than 200 medical marijuana industry professionals, inc...…

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Medical marijuana dispensaries don’t boost local crime – KFMB News 8 »

NewsdayMedical marijuana dispensaries don't boost local crimeKFMB News 8Neighborhoods with medical marijuana dispensaries do not have higher crime rates than other neighborhoods, according to researchers who examined 95 different areas…

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BudGenius.com Expands Operations to Northern California – San Francisco Chronicle (press release) »

BudGenius.com Expands Operations to Northern CaliforniaSan Francisco Chronicle (press release)Medical marijuana laboratory enters into exclusive testing agreement with Bay Area dispensary carrying award winning medical products. Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB)...…

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Sheriff’s Department Receives Grant To Eradicate Marijuana – Patch.com »

Sheriff's Department Receives Grant To Eradicate MarijuanaPatch.comAfter California voters approved a bill legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, numerous storefront marijuana dispensaries opened…

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Tempers flare as Kent council votes to ban marijuana dispensaries – KOMO News »

KOMO NewsTempers flare as Kent council votes to ban marijuana dispensariesKOMO NewsMuch to the chagrin of the medical marijuana supporters who lined…

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Colo. vote on pot could affect Obama-Romney race – BusinessWeek »

Reason Online (blog)Colo. vote on pot could affect Obama-Romney raceBusinessWeekYet, in 2012 alone, federal authorities have shut down more than 40 Colorado…

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Feds must stop medical cannabis attacks – San Francisco Chronicle »

San Francisco ChronicleFeds must stop medical cannabis attacksSan Francisco ChronicleBarack Obama said, "I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to…

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Pot shop makes comeback – Stockton Record » Vermont Department of Public Safety announces applications for marijuana … – vtdigger.org » All targeted Colorado marijuana dispensaries near schools shut down, Feds say – Denver Post » SACRAMENTO – A Sacramento medical marijuana dispensary’s motion for a … – News10.net » Tom Ammiano’s Medical Marijuana Bill Would Permit Sales Throughout The State – Huffington Post »

Marijuana Effects

Crackdown on synthetic marijuana – MyFox Tampa Bay »

MyFox Tampa Bay Crackdown on synthetic marijuanaMyFox Tampa BayEmergency rooms are beginning to report more cases of people with bizarre side effects…

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Activists: Clear shelves of herbal ‘pot’ – Worcester Telegram »

Activists: Clear shelves of herbal 'pot'Worcester TelegramThe drugs, which may also be purchased over the Internet, mimic the effects of marijuana. “These…

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Legislator Proposes Bill To Ban Synthetic Drugs – LEX18 Lexington KY News »

State-Journal.com Legislator Proposes Bill To Ban Synthetic DrugsLEX18 Lexington KY NewsFRANKFORT (AP) – A western Kentucky lawmaker has proposed a measure that…

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Using Synthetic Marijuana: An Inside Look at Why – WDIO-TV »

Using Synthetic Marijuana: An Inside Look at WhyWDIO-TVThen he started feeling the effects. "Sometimes like, you get a tingle feeling. Today no,…

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Research shows adverse effects of marijuana on teens as drug use among … – Education News Colorado » TV Actor Busted for Marijuana Purchase in South Jakarta – Jakarta Globe »

COLUMN: Legalizing marijuana in US has potential for positive effects – Oklahoma Daily »

COLUMN: Legalizing marijuana in US has potential for positive effectsOklahoma DailyAt a time when legalizing marijuana becomes more and more a possible evolution of the current law — the Marijuana…

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Idahoans seek legal medical marijuana — in Oregon – The Idaho Statesman »

The Idaho Statesman Idahoans seek legal medical marijuana — in OregonThe Idaho StatesmanThe drugs that the 29-year-old mom was prescribed to slow the effects of the disease cost tens of…

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Schumer fighting for ban on synthetic marijuana – Legislative Gazette »

Schumer fighting for ban on synthetic marijuanaLegislative Gazette"Well, synthetic marijuana shouldn't be legal just because it masquerades by another name and has slightly different chemicals in here even if they…

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Canada is repeating US mistakes on drug sentencing – Ottawa Citizen »

Canada is repeating US mistakes on drug sentencingOttawa CitizenWe have learned that imprisoning countless marijuana gardeners has no impact on organized crime leaders, doesn't keep drugs away from kids or…

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Growing Marijuana