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Florida approves 5 nurseries to grow medical marijuana – Marijuana News
TALLAHASSEE - Five Florida nurseries, including two from Miami-Dade County, were selected Monday to cultivate and distribute the first legal marijuana in the state, opening the door to the sale of the non-euphoric strains to treat patients with seizure disorders and cancer by June of next year.
The contentious issue of parents who smoke pot – Marijuana News
Parents who are even occasional weed users can face accusations of child neglect or abuse, and can risk losing their children as a result.
NYC marijuana arrests drop 40% this year as NYPD mellows out – Marijuana News
Cops are following through on Mayor de Blasio’s pledge to stop locking people up for carrying small amounts of pot.
DALLAS -- The Dallas City Council will be briefed Tuesday about a "cite and release" pilot proposal for marijuana. That would mean those found with possession of the illegal drug would receive a ticket instead of jail time.
The U.S. Postal Service has warned newspapers that it is a felony to mail material that includes marijuana advertising. The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association forwarded the recent federal advisory to its 100 or so members this week.
A Denver-area company that provides security for marijuana businesses moving around large amounts of cash said it’s growing in the city.
FAIRBANKS — Alaska is on track to be the first state in the nation to allow for the consumption of marijuana in retail stores in which it is purchased.
The DEA has failed to eradicate marijuana. Some members of Congress want it to stop trying – Marijuana News
The Drug Enforcement Administration is not having a great year. The chief of the agency stepped down in April under a cloud of scandal.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry voted Friday to allow for people to use pot at certain stores that will sell it, a first among the four states that have legalized the drug.
PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh city councilman wants to decriminalize possession of small amounts marijuana.City Councilman Daniel Lavelle introduced legislation on Tuesday.
A Garden City mother who faces five marijuana-related charges waived her preliminary hearing Monday when she found out the state wanted her 11-year-old son to testify against her, according to a Facebook post by her defense attorney.
Colorado Governor issues executive order to declare tainted pot a threat to public safety – Marijuana News
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday issued an executive order telling state agencies that any marijuana grown with unapproved pesticides is a threat to public safety and should be removed from commerce and destroyed.
Only a fraction of the 60 planned medical marijuana dispensaries opened in the state this week. Illinois state regulators have authorized only about 3,300 patients — a far cry from the 100,000-plus originally projected.
Pot smokers busted by cops in Broward County with a joint or a baggy of marijuana could walk away with a civil fine and a clean criminal record.
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Since recreational use of the marijuana became legal in several states, authorities report a major jump in the number of pot-filled packages being sent through the mail.
CHICAGO -- More than 3,000 patients with Illinois-issued ID cards will be able to buy medical marijuana legally for the first time Monday, according to the state official overseeing the pilot program.
DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg on Wednesday rejected the notion that smoking marijuana is "medicine," calling the premise a "joke."
Scott Keyes ~ TheGuardian.com ~ When Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, Denver police warned of new danger for trick or treaters. One year later are kids in pot peril?