Law & Crime

Erika Walton, 43, fills out paperwork to have a marijuana violation expunged from her record. Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
 
As it prepares to begin retail marijuana sales next month, Oregon is blazing a profoundly new trail, legal experts and marijuana business people said, to rethink cannabis-related violations.

The Grass Station dispensary in Denver. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Kristen Wyatt ~ Associated Press ~
 
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's unusual tax law is forcing the state to suspend taxes on recreational marijuana for one day.

Unbalanced Scales. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Shira Schoenberg ~ MassLive.com ~

BOSTON - When Cristina Barbuto of Brewster took a job with a marketing firm, she told the company that she used medical marijuana to treat symptoms of Crohn's disease.

Bud & Breakfast, in Denver, is one of a handful of marijuana-friendly accommodations across Colorado.  Image: Theo Stroomer for The New York Times
 
DENVER — Whether bought from a downtown shop or cadged from a friend’s basement greenhouse, legal marijuana is easy to find in Colorado. Places to smoke it, not so much.

Billy Nicholas, chief of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township. 2007 Associated Press file photo via Portland Press Herald
Whit Richardson ~ Portland Press Herald ~
 
A Passamaquoddy leader says a letter of intent with a Colorado consultant is about hemp production, but that could change, and legal gray areas abound.

Pre-rolled joints at a Denver dispensary. Image: WeedWorthy.com
 
The issue of medical marijuana and zero-tolerance workplace policies remains a major obstacle for cannabis advocates.

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