Articles Tagged 'marijuana'

Michigan to be first Midwest state to allow recreational pot

Michigan clears a threshold this week as the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than just medical purposes. In the Nov. 6 election, voters by a wide margin endorsed recreational use by adults who are at least 21. The move comes 10 years after voters approved marijuana to alleviate the effects of certain illnesses. Many supporters… READ MORE

Legal weed is now one step closer to reality in N.J.

After months of false starts and delays, New Jersey took a big step Monday toward legal weed, with state lawmakers advancing a bill that would legalize the possession and personal use of recreational marijuana. Committees from both the state Senate and Assembly approved the bill, which now awaits a full vote in the Democrat-controlled state Legislature before it could be… READ MORE

Utah Lawmaker’s Weird Encounter With A Marijuana Gummy Bear Goes Viral

State Sen. Jim Dabakis spent more than a minute wrestling with his childproof pouch of marijuana-infused gummies before it would open and release its scent — tangerine. Picking one of the gelatin blobs out of the $30 bag, he nibbled it to find the taste was more acrid than fruity. He grimaced into the cellphone camera that was broadcasting the… READ MORE

Vermont governor signs bill legalizing recreational marijuana despite ‘mixed emotions’

Gov. Phil Scott on Monday privately signed Vermont’s marijuana bill into law, making the state the first in the country to authorize the recreational use… READ MORE

Senate Measure Seeks To Protect Gun Rights Of Medical Marijuana Patients

by Matt Ferner, The Huffington Post
Published on June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — An amendment offered in the Senate Wednesday would block the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from targeting legal gun owners… READ MORE

U Washington students start ‘Uber for marijuana’ delivery service

by Katherine Timpf, Campus Reform
Published on June 20, 2014

Two students at the University of Washington in Seattle are starting a business that they describe as “Uber for marijuana.” Josiah Tullis and Megh Vakharia… READ MORE

18 House lawmakers urge softer pot policy

by Rebecca Shabad - The Hill  |  published on February 12, 2014
More than a dozen House lawmakers are urging President Obama to soften the federal government’s penalties for marijuana use. In a letter on Wednesday, they ask Obama to direct Attorney General Eric Holder to scale back how the government punishes people for using the drug. “We request that you instruct Attorney General Holder to delist or classify marijuana in a… READ MORE

Marijuana – the new dot-com bubble?

by  |  published on January 27, 2014
Legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical use in 20 US states has seen a boom in cannabis-oriented businesses. Experts say the market can jump to $10.2 billion by 2018, warning of a possible repetition of the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s. The legal pot industry in the US might be making its first steps, but anyone trying to… READ MORE

Pot Shares Rally 21% to 1,700% as Speculators See Green

by Nick Taborek, Callie Bost and Nikolaj Gammeltoft, Bloomberg
Published on January 10, 2014

They’ve got high hopes. Bruce Perlowin, the chief executive officer of Hemp Inc. (HEMP) who has seen his stock soar 205 percent to 8 cents… READ MORE

New York State Is Set to Loosen Marijuana Laws

Published on January 6, 2014

ALBANY — Joining a growing group of states that have loosened restrictions on marijuana, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans this week to… READ MORE

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