Posts in category: marijuana news
Young people head to Washington for anti-drug training

Young people head to Washington for anti-drug training … some sightseeing in the Washington, D.C. area. As part of their training, the students will be meeting with Arizona’s two U.S. Senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake. All three students agreed drug abuse is a big problem in the Parker area. They said alcohol and […]

It Is Time for a Common-Sense Marijuana Policy

It Is Time for a Common-Sense Marijuana Policy But the racial aspect of marijuana enforcement is the most unconscionable aspect. According to a study by the American Civil Liberties Union, in states like Wisconsin and Kentucky, African-Americans are six times more likely to be arrested for pot. In Washington, D.C., and Iowa, that number […]

New York's Governor Proposes Marijuana Legalization Study

New York’s Governor Proposes Marijuana Legalization Study Marijuana legalization appears to be sweeping across the Northeastern part of the United States. Washington D.C., Massachusetts, and Maine have already legalized marijuana, and Vermont is poised to do the same. One chamber of New Hampshire’s legislature passed a marijuana legalization bill, … Source: washington DC marijuana New […]

Marijuana panel votes to delay pot social clubs until 2023

Marijuana panel votes to delay pot social clubs until 2023 The Portland Press Herald reports the Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee voted 5-1 to stall social club licensing. Committee members say they want to wait so Maine can learn from other states and gather more information. Republican Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would’ve […]

Don't turn back the clock on legal marijuana

Don’t turn back the clock on legal marijuana Re “Justice Department ending Obama policy that let legal pot flourish” (Jan. 4): The majority of Americans now believe the regulation, sale and control of cannabis to be a states’ rights issue. I am opposed to re-criminalizing marijuana use for any reason. California legalized marijuana for […]

UN Drug Treaties Need to Rethink Cannabis

UN Drug Treaties Need to Rethink Cannabis While the US government hasn’t legalised marijuana, approximately 30 of its 50 US states – plus Washington, DC – have legalised putatively medical marijuana, and eight also have legal recreational marijuana. Almost all won those rights not through the local legislative process but instead by a voter … […]

Despite its thousands of uses, industrial hemp is often overshadowed by marijuana

Despite its thousands of uses, industrial hemp is often overshadowed by marijuana Susan Merenstein’s introduction to healing came behind the counter of her father’s drugstore in Washington, D.C. At a young age, she watched her father whip up and dole out remedies for the common cold, pain and other ailments. Today, at her own […]

Despite the legalization of marijuana, LMU's policy remains the same

Despite the legalization of marijuana, LMU’s policy remains the same 8, 2016 by a margin of about 56 to 44 percent, California became the fifth state, along with Washington, D.C., in the United States to have approved legalized recreational marijuana. From Jan. 1, 2018 Californians were able to legally purchase recreational marijuana in stores […]

Attorneys general want banks, pot industry to work together

Attorneys general want banks, pot industry to work together The Alaska and Hawaii attorneys general have asked Congress to allow banks and marijuana businesses to cross paths. Alaska’s Jahna Lindemuth and Hawaii’s Doug Chin were among 19 attorneys general who urged U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday to move forward with legislation allowing states with … Source: […]

Sessions' marijuana memo clouds the issue of legal pot, yet clears the air elsewhere

Sessions’ marijuana memo clouds the issue of legal pot, yet clears the air elsewhere While Sessions didn’t order a crackdown on marijuana, he did give the OK to local U.S. attorneys to step in where they felt it was warranted. However … There are 29 states, plus Washington, D.C., with substantive medical marijuana laws, […]