ANRs Position on Exposure to Secondhand Marijuana Smoke:
Marijuana smoke is a form of indoor air pollution. Therefore, ANR includes marijuana within our definition of smoking, and all of our model laws and policies include a prohibition on smoking marijuana wherever smoking of tobacco products is not allowed. ANR does not have a position on whether marijuana should be legalized; however ANR is against smoking in ways that harm other people. In states where marijuana is legalized, marijuana use should be prohibited in all smokefree spaces.
Nobody should have to breathe secondhand marijuana smoke at work, in public, or where they live. If we want healthy, smokefree air for workers and the public, then products like marijuana and electronic smoking devices (which can be used to vape a wide range of substances, including marijuana and hash oil) must not be used in smokefree environments where others are forced to breathe the secondhand emissions.
Read our Secondhand Marijuana Smoke fact sheet for more information.
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selectmen to consider banning retail marijuana
WATERBORO, Maine - As the Legislature begins on Tuesday examination of a bill that would delay most aspects of the newly approved recreational marijuana law until February 2018, Waterboro selectmen are mulling whether to ban retail pot establishments altogether.
Marijuana Use May Be on the Rise After All, New Study Shows
Entering 2016, 23 states had legalized medical cannabis while residents in another four states had legalized the sale of recreational pot. By year's end, five new states have legalized medical cannabis, two of which did so entirely through the legislative process (Ohio and Pennsylvania). What's more, the number of recreation-legal weed states doubled to eight, with Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, and the crown jewel, California, all voting in favor of their respective state's pot initiative. However, a new study from the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program is especially worrisome. The study found that Washington state teens (Washington legalized recreational weed in 2012) saw an uptick in pot use following the 2012 vote, and a significantly higher-than-average drop in the "perception of harmfulness," which is a measure of how teens view the dangers of marijuana use.
Trump On Weed Legalization: What's In Store For Marijuana Stocks?
While Canada is on the brink of legalizing Cannabis country-wide in
2017, the U.S is still engulfed in skepticism and legal ruffle about
the substance. The election of Donald Trump wasn't good news for the
marijuana industry. As with most issues, Trump isn't clear about his
stance on pot. But in the past, he had supported giving Schedule 1 or
Schedule 2 status to marijuana. Schedule 1 status substances are considered
federally illegal and perceived to have no medical benefits, whereas
Schedule 2 substances are considered to have some medical benefits,
but with addictive ingredients. Experts think that even if Marijuana
gets Schedule 2 status, things won't be too easy for companies dealing
in it, as they would come under the control of the FDA, which would
control the THC content (the psychoactive component of marijuana) in
their batches, along with putting in other restrictions. Donald Trump's
nomination of Senator Jefferson Sessions for the post of attorney general
has made the future of marijuana legalization in the country even more
blurry, because the Senator has a history of loathing pot.
the bud: Marijuana companies want California to issue trademarks for
Marijuana distributors are already lining up to pick brand names for their buds once ... Amanda Conley, a founder of the National Cannabis Bar Association. ...
Signs Bill To Let Landlords Bar Marijuana In Rentals
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that lets landlords prohibit medical marijuana patients from growing or smoking the drug on leased residential property.
schedules special town meeting to discuss recreational marijuana
n 10 days, Pittston voters will decide whether they want to put in
place a temporary ban on the commercial marijuana enterprises that will
now be allowed in Maine following a statewide referendum vote in November.
While Question 1 also makes provisions for retail shops and social
clubs, where people could gather to smoke or otherwise consume marijuana,
it also allows cities and towns to impose regulations on those operations
or to ban them outright.
We Know And Don't Know About The Effects Of Marijuana
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) have recently released a thorough, rigorous and weighty report that answers this question. From this point on, anyone who tells you how marijuana can help you, hurt you or not affect you that cannot support their claims with the research summarized in the NASEM report is blowing smoke.
Are More Older Americans Smoking Marijuana? It's Not Just For Medical
According to a report from Live Science, statistics from the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have shown an increase
in marijuana use among pot smokers aged 55 to 64, with rates increasing
from 1.1 percent of the population in 2002, to 6.1 percent in 2014.
That's a whopping 455 percent rise, as compared to the rather meager
13 percent increase among younger marijuana users aged 18 to 25 over
the same period of time. And it's those trends that inspired a team
of scientists to release a review of existing studies and see why more
older Americans are smoking marijuana.
marijuana research report details knowledge base with eye on future
In the first comprehensive review by American researchers in decades, their assessment of 10,000 studies since 1999 quantified the weight of research evidence and found cannabis has legitimate medicinal benefits for a variety of ailments, but also has been shown as a contributor to certain mental health issues and, to some degree, has a role as a gateway drug, according to the report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
a fan of Question 4 and here's why
A couple months ago voters passed Question 4, which legalized the possession and home-growing of pot by adults effective Dec. 15. That was easy. The part that established a process and a timetable for licensing, taxing and regulating pot shops, however, has hit a snag. That's been delayed by six months thanks to local legislators. This is the problem I have with Question 4. By making marijuana legal you are giving tacit approval to smoking.
of Cops Support Legalizing Marijuana in Some Form
Like most Americans, a majority of police officers think that marijuana laws should be relaxed, according to a new survey published Wednesday. A Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 policemen and women shows that 68 percent of cops favored relaxing marijuana laws in some form, with 32 percent saying that it should be legalized for both recreational and medical use. Only 30 percent said that weed should not be legal at all.
Despite some good, marijuana can cause schizophrenia, depression, other
It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people
sleep, but it may also raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and trigger
heart attacks. Those are among the conclusions about marijuana reached
by a federal advisory panel in a report released Thursday.
Island marijuana legalization proponents gear up to try again
Some Rhode Island lawmakers hope to join neighbor Massachusetts in legalizing recreational marijuana. Pictured: Jars of marijuana sit on a counter during a ...
have only a hazy idea of marijuana's myriad health effects, and federal
laws are to blame
More than 22 million Americans use some form of marijuana each month, and it's .... federal law also bars scientists from testing these products for contaminants, ...
Municipal League plans bill that could cripple cannabis use in Denver
Consuming cannabis in restaurants and bars throughout Denver could continue to be a pipe dream if the Colorado Municipal League gets its way. The group that represents 99 percent of the cities and towns throughout the state plans to introduce a bill during the 2017 legislative session that would finally define what the "open and public" consumption of marijuana means, said Kevin Bommer, deputy director of the Colorado Municipal League. "It's not quite ready for prime time yet," Bommer said. "We don't have a bill draft finalized or sponsors lined up." ...
Legislation Allows Landlords The Option To Ban Medical Marijuana [VIDEO]
"We probably won't hear from people until they are in a crisis
with their landlord," says Adam Devaney. Those who use medical
marijuana may no longer be able to smoke at rental properties, it's
up to the landlord. In legislation signed by the governor, it gives
landlords the option to ban the use of medical marijuana on their properties.
Selectmen Receptive To Idea Of 'Opting Out' Of Recreation Marijuana
A suggestion that the Town of Bourne can opt out, in part, to the state's
newly approved law legalizing recreational use of marijuana has been
warmly received by the Bourne Board of Selectmen.
that the requirement referred only to package stores-not restaurants
and bars. Selectman Peter J. Meier said that there are 10 liquor stores
in Bourne, so the town would have to approve two recreational marijuana
licenses. The new law does not automatically allow for so-called marijuana
bars, places where people can go and legally smoke marijuana, similar
to a bar where people go to consume alcohol. The senator said that the
town would have to petition the state for permission to allow those
types of establishments. Zoning for those types of businesses should
also be explored, he said.
legalization, you'll still get busted for smoking weed in ...
approves additional occupant fee
acts to impose pot restrictions ahead of Prop. 64.
boards favor moratorium on pot retailers, social clubs
Probably not discrimination for landlords to ban Rx pot
woman smokes 'blunt' on subway, ruckus ensues
pot backers want to ignite sales in R.I. ahead of Mass.
Trying to beat Massachusetts to the punch, marijuana-legalization advocates on Wednesday unveiled a proposal that would allow recreational pot shops to open in Rhode Island before any will be allowed to conduct sales in the Bay State. While the opening of Massachusetts pot shops has been delayed by lawmakers until July 2018, forthcoming legislation would allow existing Rhode Island medical dispensaries to begin recreational sales six months after a bill passes. Such a bill would give Rhode Island a head start on sales if action is taken any time during the six-month legislative session. ...
City eyes new pot rules: Officials examine local marijuana ...
...11, regarding a variety of potential new restrictions designed to rein in the budding industry. The variety of initiatives to be considered include prohibiting smoking pot in public, disallowing commercial sales, restricting outdoor grows and ...
it OK to smoke marijuana in California?
Housing Authority banning pot smoking on their property
bill would legalize marijuana for recreational use
suspect driver accused in fatal crash on Capitol Drive ...
DEA tweet accidentally reveals one of the big arguments for ...
Activists Will Hand Out 4200 Joints To Make Trump's Inauguration Lit
Marijuana reform group DCMJ is planning to give out 4,200 joints on
the morning of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. The group is
doing this as a form of protest. Their biggest concern is Trump's choice
of attorney general pick, Jeff Sessions. They worry Sessions will roll
back the progress made on weed rights.
Governor Crafting Legal Marijuana Legislation
Less than a month after making headlines by suddenly endorsing marijuana legalization, the Republican governor of Guam is now actively writing legislation to end cannabis prohibition in the U.S. territory. ...
Town Considering Ban on Recreational Sale of Marijuana
The Hull board of selectmen are considering placing a moratorium on the sale of recreational marijuana.
Drafted to Legalize Home Marijuana Cultivation in Washington ...
Cannabis is legal to possess and purchase in Washington State, but
growing it for personal use remains a felony. A newly drafted bill would
Use To Skyrocket At Golden Globes
Following the recent legalization of recreational marijuana use in California, the drug is expected to run rampant at tonight's 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. In 2014, comedian Sarah Silverman revealed she was carrying a vape pen full of liquid THC while chatting to E! Host Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet at the ...
residents to vote on six-month moratorium on retail marijuana, social
Residents will get a chance to vote Monday night on imposing a 180-day
moratorium on retail marijuana sales and social clubs to give town officials
time to consider what approach to take in regulating those types of
$6.7 billion marijuana habit, mapped
The marijuana industry is at a crossroads. Voters have approved recreational
marijuana measures in eight states plus the District of Columbia. When
these laws become fully implemented in the next few years, more than
one in five American adults will live in places where they can walk
into a store and legally purchase marijuana.
The latest data
release from that survey breaks those numbers down even further, looking
at marijuana consumption at the state level. It finds that there's considerable
variation in the prevalence of marijuana use by state.
instructive to compare the map of marijuana use against the national
drinking map. One notable difference is that people in the northern
plains states are heavy drinkers, but more abstemious when it comes
tax officials seek funds to create recreational pot rules
Nevada tax officials are seeking a nearly $900,000 loan to hire four
officers to create regulations for the newly passed recreational marijuana
Medical Cannabis Law Submitted in Missouri
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disorder on rise in weed-friendly Colorado
Long-term heavy marijuana use can cause chronic vomiting and abdominal
pain in some people, new research suggests. And the syndrome
could become more frequent and pervasive as more states legalize use
of the drug, according to health experts. Cases of the disorder, which
is called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), doubled in Colorado
as access to legal marijuana
became widespread, said Dr. Kennon Heard. He is chief of medical toxicology
for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Legislators Propose Dueling Bills Related to Marijuana
Marijuana is a hot topic again in the Wisconsin Legislature. A couple
Republican state Senators said Thursday they'll introduce a bill to
legalize possession of CBD oil, a marijuana extract used to treat seizures.
At the same time, some Democrats want to legalize marijuana for medical
and recreational purposes. Only one proposal seems likely to move forward.
marijuana businesses face challenges while waiting for retail licenses
Retail marijuana sales and purchases are on hold in Douglas County,
while a majority of businesses wait for inspections before they can
sell recreationally. As of Jan. 1, businesses must possess a retail
license to sell marijuana to the general public.
the Oregon Liquor
Control Commission comes to their shops and gives them the green light
for a retail license. ....
Banos, Calif., Ordinance Bans All Commercial Cannabis
An ordinance requiring marijuana growers in Los Banos to register with
the city was modified Wednesday to ensure privacy and then adopted unanimously
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Marijuana Smoke and Your Children
In November, eight more states legalized marijuana, either for medical reasons or adult recreational use. Legal or not, many Americans smoke pot. Some do so around young children. But emerging research suggests secondhand pot smoke might affect kids' health. While parents may believe using pot is safer and more natural than smoking tobacco, experts say secondhand smoke from pot might be just as hazardous for children's developing bodies and minds
Supervisors consider final marijuana ordinance next Tuesday
Waive second reading and consider adoption of an ordinance amending Chapter 20 to Title 5 of the Yolo County Code regulating medical marijuana cultivation in the unincorporated area of Yolo County to slightly broaden the exception to the cultivation prohibition, provide an appeals process for those denied a license to cultivate medical marijuana by permit and to add a 1,000 foot outdoor cultivation setback from tribal lands. (No general fund impact) (Nunes/Tengolics)
Seek Ban on Pot Smoking While Driving
Banos council passes modified recreational marijuana regulations
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of Henderson considers one-year ban on recreational ...
Council Members Plan Push to Decriminalize Pot
advocates to hand out joints during Trump's inauguration
How Long Does it Stay in the System?
4, 2017 - Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in Nevada
revelers busted for smoking pot in public
Don't allow toking and driving
Lawmakers Propose Bill Outlawing Cannabis Use While Driving
One of the biggest concerns for lawmakers after the legalization of marijuana (at any level) seems to be the risk to the roadways. Unfortunately, things are a bit confusing when it comes to charging someone with driving under the influence of marijuana - so much so that Arizona courts recently decided that simply having THC metabolites in your system is not enough to have you convicted of a DUI. In California, cannabis breathalyzers are already having their first test run - and have been for a couple of months - but even if they can read how much THC is in your system, determining whether or not you're actually impaired is another story. In hopes of preventing stoned driving, Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblyman Evan Low have introduced Senate Bill 65, which Hill says closes a "loophole" in Proposition 64. What is the said loophole? While it is illegal to drive with an open container of cannabis in the car, the law did not specifically outlaw smoking or vaporizing (or otherwise consuming) while actually driving - which this bill would do.
governor signs measure allowing recreational marijuana use
The law will allow adults aged 21 and older to use the drug
in private, but not public places, and to possess up to 2.5 ounces (70.9
grams) of marijuana. "Mainers will no longer be punished for using
a substance that is safer than alcohol," said David Boyer, who
led the legalization campaign, in a statement.
Passive Marijuana Smoking Affect Children?
Now, most of us already know that smoking cigarettes can be very harmful
for our health and when the people around you smoke passively, it can
affect them ... So, if you are still confused about whether passive
smoking of marijuana can affect your children, then read along more
to find out!
as recreational marijuana legal in Nevada Jan. 1 [VIDEO]
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Recreational marijuana will be legal in Nevada starting
Jan. 1. ... They cannot smoke in public and need to be on their own
property. ... In addition, employers can still ban marijuana and fire
employees for smoking pot.
Pot Prices Aren't Deterring Teen Marijuana Use
The Washington Post is the latest media outlet to report on the UC
Davis study that's claiming Washington's 8th & 10th graders have
been influenced by marijuana legalization there, reducing their perception
of marijuana's harm and leading them to smoke it more.
extends pot restrictions
Since California voters legalized nonmedical marijuana in November,
many cities across ... just as they try to protect people from secondhand
consumption business gets cease-and-desist order
The notification came as a cease-and-desist order from Tim Fiene, acting as Englewood special counsel dealing with the issue of Studio 420 operating a marijuana consumption club. In the letter, Studio 420 was ordered to stop allowing the smoking or consumption of marijuana or marijuana products at its location within 14 days. The letter said that the 2015 business license application stated the business would be selling tobacco products and other items, but the company has since advertised it is a social or membership club providing a place for the use and consumption of marijuana. The club, according to the letter, is in violation of laws prohibiting public consumption of marijuana. Studio 420, formerly called iBake Englewood,
Fridays Location Posts Unsanctioned "No Marijuana Odor" Sign
Even though smoking's been banned in restaurants, you can smell the
residue of it in their hair and on their clothes. Are they seated and
served at T.G.I. Fridays ...
needs a specific ban on smoking pot while driving, these lawmakers say
California needs a specific ban on smoking pot while driving, these
lawmakers say ... "This legislation makes our laws for smoking
[marijuana] while driving .... harsher sanctions against criminals,
extra restrictions on companies such as Uber ...
consider moratoriums after Maine voters legalize pot
Towns and cities around Maine are taking a cautious approach to the
new state law that legalizes marijuana and are considering moratoriums
on the sale of the drug within their limits.
competition up in the air
The planned second Humboldt County Cup marijuana competition at the Humboldt ... and city ordinances also don't allow smoking in public places or facilities.
OKs temporary ban on marijuana shops, social clubs in Gardiner
Gardiner officials are moving ahead with a temporary ban on marijuana
retail shops and social clubs inside city limits.
That task force
would examine what Gardiner wants to do about the retail shops, social
clubs and commercial growing facilities, and would be charged with coming
up with recommendations to take to the City Council.
preparing for recreational pot use
Statham: My take on marijuana
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which allows landlords to ban medical pot awaits Governor's ...
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police give tips for legal pot
Say Parenting And Pot Smoking Don't Mix
This woman uses marijuana to treat her migraines and insomnia,
but she never uses it around her 5-year-old son. (She asked that her
name not be used because marijuana use remains a federal offense.) "I
don't want to impact his air quality by the decisions I'm making,"
she says. This is the right decision, according to research by Dr. Karen
Wilson, a pediatrician and lead author of a study showing that children
absorb chemicals from secondhand marijuana smoke. "This is the
first time we've been able to demonstrate that there are detectable
marijuana metabolites in the urine of children who've been exposed to
marijuana," says Wilson, who is the Debra and Leon Black division
chief of general pediatrics at Mount Sinai in New York.
trend is not without risk
Just as possession of marijuana for personal enjoyment becomes legal
in this state, ... And that's the why the rise in e-cigarette use by
teens is of particular concern. As with tobacco, it's already illegal
for minors to buy e-cigarettes, but like other ...
Lexology (registration) - December 19, 2016
The government has taken yet another step towards the legalization
of cannabis for recreational use in Canada, with the release of the
final report from the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation
(the "Task Force"). The report provides guidance on the design
of a new regulatory framework to manage the use of cannabis for recreational
secondhand smoke could have serious adverse effects on children: study
It turns out that despite a perception among some that exposure to secondhand pot smoke is safer than similar exposure to cigarette smoke, some doctors believe it could be just as bad - or worse - and that parents who smoke or vape marijuana around their young children could be putting them in danger, NPR reported Monday. A new study looked at children between the ages of 1 month and 2 years who had been hospitalized for for the lung infection bronchiolitis and found that, when their urine was tested for trace levels of "marijuana metabolites," 16% overall tested positive. Among children whose caregivers said they had been around people using marijuana, 75% of samples tested positive.
will legalized recreational marijuana affect the gaming industry?
It's a cinch that if you're walking the Strip on New Year's Eve you'll
come across at least one person - maybe dozens - who will be toking
in the new year with a celebration of the arrival of legalized recreational
marijuana in Nevada.
The line in the sand drawn by gaming regulators
is based on federal law. The control board and the commission say that
because the federal government views marijuana use as illegal, so do
state gaming regulators.
smoking, vaping ban in effect on Tuesday
Oxnard's smoking ban, which affects most outdoor areas in the city, goes into effect on Tuesday. The ordinance, passed unanimously by City Council in September, applies to tobacco, marijuana and vaping.
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chief concerned about youth as legal pot era dawns
Battle to Smoke in a Public Space
may ban outdoor pot growing
a Stoner: I Need a Good Portable Bong
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what you can - and cannot - do when pot becomes legal ...
Despite earlier fears of a delay, marijuana will be legalized in Massachusetts on Thursday, Dec. 15. But that doesn't mean you'll be able to stroll into a store and purchase the drug. Here's a look at what you can and can't do on Dec. 15.
officials adjust to legal marijuana
Timilty addressed the impact of the legalization of recreational marijuana. "There is ... The legislation also allows marijuana bars, licensed marijuana shops and ...
group raised $354442 in 2016 effort
Growing Pueblo's Future, the pro-recreational marijuana group that
successfully fought back attempts to end the burgeoning industry here,
raised $354,442 over several reporting cycles, representing the largest
donor base in the 2016 election races in Pueblo. Citizens for a Healthy
Pueblo, the group that attempted to end the 1,300-job, multimillion-dollar
business in the county, reported raising $55,338 in its efforts, one
that relied upon posing questions about legal cannabis' impact on Pueblo.
64 - The Basics: Q&A on Marijuana Legalization
A local government can allow marijuana smoking in public, on-site consumption
of marijuana at retailers or dispensaries, or can otherwise regulate
Second-Hand Marijuana Smoke Warning [VIDEO]
BOSTON (CBS) - You've heard of the harms of second-hand tobacco smoke
but what about second-hand marijuana? Researchers just published the
first study ...
cannabis use could damage eyesight, study suggests
Regularly smoking cannabis may damage users' eyesight by triggering
an abnormality in the retina, a new study has found. Researchers in
France tested 28 cannabis smokers and 24 people who did not use the
drug to see how well their retinal cells responded to electrical signals.
64 made cannabis legal in California, but what does that mean?
But don't be too mad that this initiative passed, and also don't celebrate too hard. Prop. 64 doesn't mean the streets of California are going to be filled with cannabis smoke, because it's actually still illegal to be smoking on public property, and frankly, prop. 64 makes smoking cannabis outside just like drinking alcohol outside - cannabis will be just like an open alcohol container.
to legal pot: Where can you legally smoke pot after Jan. 1?
It is known that smoking or consuming marijuana in a casino or bar
is not allowed. The Nevada Gaming Control Board does not want to mix
marijuana with ...
Children can passively 'smoke' marijuana, too
Relaxing with a joint around children is not very wise. Not only do youngsters inhale harmful secondary smoke in the process, but the psychoactive chemicals in the drug are taken up by their bodies as well. This warning comes from Karen Wilson of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence in the US. She led the first study showing that it is possible to pick up traces of THC, the primary psychoactive chemical in marijuana, in the urine of children exposed to secondary marijuana smoke. The findings are published in Springer Nature's journal Pediatric Research.
chemicals found in urine of children exposed to smoke
Psychoactive chemicals were found in children exposed to secondhand
marijuana smoke, according to a new study. The findings come as an increasing
number of states legalize medical or recreational marijuana, often without
prohibitions on adults' use when children are present.
Council to consider ban on retail marijuana businesses
ELLSWORTH - he City Council will consider a ban on marijuana shops,
social clubs and other retail pot businesses in the wake of the decision
by Maine voters last month to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
The prospect of those types of pot businesses remains distant. A statewide
recount that is expected to take a month or more got started this week.
If it upholds the pro-legalization tally from November, state officials
then have nine months to put specific rules in place for such businesses.
Petaluma Argus Courier - December 7, 2016
Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday voted to call a special election
this March asking voters to impose new taxes on the cultivation and
sale of marijuana which, if passed, is expected to provide the funding
for implementation of broad and sweeping new regulations governing the
county's lucrative marijuana industry.
Rocky Mountain Collegian - December 7, 2016
A group of Colorado State University professors recently received a
$186,500 grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
to study the impact of legalized, recreational marijuana on young adults.
"It is designed to look at existing data to determine the
impact of legalizing recreational marijuana on marijuana use among adolescents
and young adults," Conner said.
Colorado was one of the
first states to legalize and implement marijuana in 2012 and 2014. Conner
believes that this new study will provide information to other states
that have or wish to legalize recreational or medical marijuana in the
future. "It will provide a road map to other states," Conner
said. "Five states just voted to either legalize or loosen the
laws on marijuana. We can help tell them
what will happen (if)
they change their legislation on marijuana."
4: Nothing will change on campus
The Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) held a panel discussion with members of Residential Programs and Services, the Office of Student Conduct, and Public Safety about Massachusetts's legalization of recreational marijuana and the implications it will have on federally funded colleges across the commonwealth. MCLA is a part of the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, which does not allow the use of marijuana on campus, and it will continue to be involved with this. Since the plant is not federally legalized, for the school to continue to receive money from the federal government, not only for student financial aid but for other grants for the school, the College must abide by this law, even though marijuana is legal in Massachusetts.
major Alaskan city is straggling behind as other cities charge ahead
with pot shop openings
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Marijuana shops have started to open up for business
in Fairbanks, Juneau and Valdez, but Anchorage is still weeks away from
having its first open pot retailer. Enlighten Alaska co-owner Jane Stinson
said the business in Anchorage's Spenard neighborhood has experienced
some setbacks. She said thieves stole about $5,000 worth of equipment
over the Thanksgiving holiday and the business has had problems with
getting the building it rents up to city code.
member Dick Traini has been leading efforts to add regulatory steps
for potential marijuana businesses since voters legalized pot statewide
Business Insider Nordic - December 7, 2016
Beer sales are taking a hit in states where marijuana is legal. So
far this year, beer volumes have dropped roughly 2% in Colorado, Oregon,
and Washington, which have all legalized recreational pot, according
to Neilsen data cited in a recent report from Cowen & Co. At the
same time, marijuana consumption has grown in those states. The data
indicates that many beer drinkers are swapping their six-packs for marijuana
instead, and that has major implications for the beer industry
San Mateo Daily Journal - December 7, 2016
A temporary moratorium on marijuana-related activities such as cultivation
and distribution was asked for by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Tuesday to allow time for a slower, deliberate approach to implementing
Proposition 64 that may include a regional effort with cities.
There were also questions about a possible county tax and effect on
decades of county work on "smoke-free norms," according to
the county. The county's ...
Lewiston Sun Journal - December 6, 2016
The Board of Selectmen will soon consider a moratorium on marijuana
clubs. Selectman Reggie Arsenault, who is also a member of the Planning
Board, handed to selectmen Tuesday night a draft of a moratorium ordinance
on retail marijuana establishments and stores, and retail marijuana
social clubs. The ordinance, initiated by Police Chief Roy Hodsdon,
would be for six months.
On Nov. 8, Maine voters narrowly approved
legalizing recreational use of marijuana, allowing municipalities to
regulate the location and operation of retail marijuana establishments
and retail marijuana social clubs, and to adopt and enforce regulations
for such uses.
Dear Dr. Roach: With the rash of states voting to legalize marijuana, have there been any studies on the effects of secondhand smoke from pot, or is this something we will hear about years from now, as with tobacco? I can't answer that directly, since current regulations make high-quality research on marijuana and its effects very difficult to do in this country. However, there is a study on laboratory rats, which shows deleterious effects on blood vessels of rats exposed for one minute to secondhand marijuana smoke. This effect appears to be larger in secondhand smoke compared with inhaled smoke. Thus, it is reasonable to suspect that secondhand smoke may cause problems in humans. However, the amount of marijuana smoked is much less than the amount of tobacco smoked for most people; so, considering everything, it might not be as bad as the effects of secondhand tobacco smoke. Regardless of the legal aspects, keeping marijuana smoke away from people who don't want it is a public health issue.
steps for implementing Denver's social pot use law
Denver licensing and legal officials told City Council members Monday that they still had plenty of work to do to implement the first-of-its-kind social marijuana use law approved by city voters last month. "Our plan is to implement the will of the voters within the confines of the law," said Ashley Kilroy, executive director of the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses. She's also the longtime director of the Office of Marijuana Policy.
council mulls marijuana ban
On Dec. 19, Council will hold a final reading on a law that if passed would ban the growing, cultivating and selling of medical marijuana.
Prime Minister Takes Another Step Towards Legalization
Canada's marijuana landscape continues to be as confusing as ever. At the top, Justin Trudeau pushes forward with the process of legalization. Canada's Prime Minister has accepted the report handed in by the marijuana task force and their suggested framework is scheduled to be made public by December 21st. On the ground, however, marijuana dispensaries have cultivated in every major metropolis across the country, with each respective mayor and police force dealing with the issue in their own way.
effort underway to expand medical marijuana use in Texas
State Senator Jose Menendez plans to file a bill Tuesday morning that would expand the use of medical marijuana in Texas. 28 states have already approved the use of medical marijuana, including many conservative states.
to talk smoke-free areas, marijuana
Smoke-free designated areas and marijuana policies are slated to come
before the Solano County Board of Supervisors today. At the morning
meeting, supervisors will hear a final report on plans to transition
county facilities to smoke-free facilities. Officials will also hear
about reducing the number of designated smoking areas from 30 to 28,
and the possibility of further reducing that number over time. ...
defender consider legal pot impact: Proposition 64 to ...
About 120 pending criminal charges related to marijuana must be dismissed
in San Mateo County ... Smoking in public is likely to result in a ticket
gaming regulators to study casino industry and possible impact of legalized
In the state of Massachusetts, there are gambling facilities in the
works that would cater to players who enjoy table games, slots and more.
The casino industry is emerging in the state and gambling regulators
do not want to see the industry harmed in any way by outside interference.
It was announced last week that the State Gaming Commission is now looking
to study the impact that legalized marijuana would have on the casino
industry as it begins
. Smoking will not be allowed in any public
places where cigarette smoking is not ... as well as the public for
comments on marijuana and the gambling industry.
Marijuana Laws Hazy
Proposition 64, which legalized possession of up to one ounce of marijuana
for adults for recreational use, went into effect on Nov. 8 when California
voters approved the initiative measure.
Marijuana may not be
consumed in any public place. Licensed ... Smokers may not smoke marijuana
in any location where tobacco smoking is prohibited.
of vote that legalized marijuana in Maine begins
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine marijuana proponents' hope of home growing
by Christmas is in jeopardy because a recount of the legalization ballot
question could take weeks. The recount began Monday in Augusta. Maine
residents voted to legalize marijuana on Nov. 8.
Worcester Telegram - December 4, 2016
Despite the promise of landlords and housing authorities having the
right to ban homegrown marijuana under the new voter-approved recreational
use law, there are still concerns about cultivation and use in those
smoke-free county update on Solano County agenda
Solano County supervisors are being asked to approve another 45-day
urgency moratorium on marijuana cultivation and other related businesses.
The board will also get a final report on the county's effort
to shift away from designated smoking areas at its buildings and other
facilities - including county parks - to being fully smoke-free. The
work began last year. The program includes cessation efforts for both
county employees and the public.
Report: Colorado Cannabis Clubs - An under-reported part ...
One of my favorite places to go in Colorado Springs used to be a cannabis
club named "The Lazy Lion." This members-only cannabis club
was for adults, ...
soon could Denver businesses open the first social marijuana use areas?
It's still not clear
For Mutiny Information Cafe on Denver's South Broadway strip, the city's recently passed social marijuana use voter initiative could allow for once-a-month Saturday night gatherings that mix vaping, edibles and dancing. Other businesses are considering the possibilities opened up by the successful ballot measure, ranging from one-off events to allowing pot consumption areas on-site daily. The owner of a yoga and spinning studio on East Colfax is mulling the idea of occasional special events that might couple marijuana with meditation or Thai massage.
proposes high price tag for marijuana business license
The Pendleton City Council has scheduled a Dec. 20 hearing for
an ordinance that would create a special marijuana business license.
With Pendleton voters passing a series of measures Nov. 8 that legalizes
medical and recreational marijuana sales and levies an additional 3
percent tax, the city has until Jan. 3 to put the regulatory scheme
Medical Marijuana Patients Using Vaporizers, Studies Find
Subjects in the study said that they preferred vaping because
it "reduce[d] the negative health consequences associated with
smoking." In another study ...
Legalizing Pot Diminish California's Gains Against Smoking?
California's decision to legalize marijuana was touted as a victory
for those who had argued that the state needed a system to decriminalize,
regulate and tax it. But the new law, approved by voters on Nov. 8,
also could be a boon to the tobacco industry at a time when cigarette
smoking is down and cigarette companies are looking for ways to expand
their market, according to researchers in Los Angeles County and around
the state. They warn that unless the state proceeds carefully, the legalization
of marijuana for recreational use could roll back some of the gains
California has made in reducing the use of tobacco.
marijuana's impact on residential landlords
Q: Since Ohio law now allows limited use of medical marijuana, what does that mean for me as a residential landlord? A: Ohio's new medical marijuana law conflicts with the federal law that applies to landlords. The Federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA) forbids the use of any prescribed marijuana, because marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule 1 drug that doctors cannot prescribe. Further, the CSA forbids landlords from knowingly leasing rental housing to a user, possessor or cultivator of any type of marijuana. Under the federal CSA, a landlord may be prosecuted or lose property for allowing any marijuana use. Q: As a landlord, what must I do to protect myself from federal prosecution? A: Change your lease to prohibit all forms of marijuana if this language is not already included. Also, change your tenant selection policy to exclude marijuana users if it does not exclude them already. Your rental application forms should ask applicants if they currently use illegal drugs, and the question should specifically name marijuana or all Schedule 1 drugs. Q: Must I allow the use of medical marijuana if a tenant claims she or he has a disability and is a qualified patient under the law? A: If a tenant asks to use medical marijuana, there is a process you can follow.
moves towards legalizing marijuana for medicinal use
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland moved closer to legalizing marijuana for medicinal use when the minority government said on Thursday it would not block the first reading of a bill that is backed by all other parties.
you be fired for legally using marijuana?
Voters in California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada voted Nov. 8 to approve the use of recreational marijuana, joining Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska, where it had previously been legalized. (A recount of Maine's close result is scheduled.) More than two dozen states have medical marijuana programs. But the drug is still against federal law. Bottom line: You can't come to work high. You can still be drug tested. And you can still be fired -- or not hired -- for failing a drug test even if you're not the least bit impaired at work. All the states with legalized recreational pot have exemptions for workplace drug policies.
to get (legally) high in New York? Say you have chronic pain
Thousands of New Yorkers suffering from "chronic pain" will
soon be allowed to buy medical marijuana, the state Health Department
announced Thursday. Officials said they are adding chronic pain as a
qualifying condition for coverage under New York's medical marijuana
Wrecks the Brain - The Evidence Mounts
As the use of marijuana increases nationwide, another study is out
showing the dangers of the so-called "harmless" drug. Marijuana
can reduce blood flow to nearly all areas of the brain - and over the
long term, put users at increased risk for dementia and Alzheimer's
Americans Are Smoking Marijuana And Driving, But Identifying Them Is
Alcohol breath analyzers don't detect marijuana. In fact, there's
no comparable roadside test for that drug. And yet, as psychiatrist
and marijuana researcher Dr. Igor Grant told me, "the number of
stoned drivers has skyrocketed."
Everybody must get stoned? Not so fast
Everyone else drinks; I'm only smoking weed; it's not that big of a
deal.' Those substances ... We don't care that they inhale our second-hand
smoke. We publicly ...
Could Trump and a Republican Congress try to roll back the clock and
force federal pot prohibition down the throats of states that have gone
down the path toward legalization? Marijuana remains illegal under federal
law, and Trump and the Congress could, in theory, try to put the genie
back in the bottle. But is that actually going to happen? I don't think
says marijuana should be treated like 'cigarettes or alcohol'
In an "exit interview" with Rolling Stone magazine, President
Barack Obama said that marijuana use should be treated as a public health
issue similar to tobacco or alcohol and called the current patchwork
of state and federal laws regarding the drug "untenable."
"Look, I've been very clear about my belief that we should try
to discourage substance abuse," Obama said. "And I am not
somebody who believes that legalization is a panacea. But I do believe
that treating this as a public-health issue, the same way we do with
cigarettes or alcohol, is the much smarter way to deal with it."
City Council panel OKs regulatons on medical marijuana locations
As Pennsylvania prepares to launch its medical marijuana program, a
Philadelphia City Council committee has approved restrictions on where
the pot can be grown and distributed.
The final version of the
bill removes the restrictions from around houses of worship, said Paula
Burns of the planning commission. She said the facilities will not have
people smoking pot inside or outside.
could push buyers to illegal pot
The Washington state legislature quietly passed a measure last year
that slapped consumers of marijuana with a 37 percent tax at the point
Businesses Have Creative Ways To Make Cannabis Part Of Social Fabric
Eymer said his restaurant, which he aims to have open by 4/20 of 2017, won't just offer patrons the option of openly consuming cannabis. It will also offer infused meals as well as the option to "vape and hit a rig at the bar."
Ordinance Committee Recommends Smoking Ban
in Massachusetts, what happens now that it's legal?
pot train could still go off the tracks, and here's how
Marijuana Researchers Want From The Feds
Scientists also want to increase research on different methods of delivery for marijuana beyond just smoking and vaping, to include oral, sublingual, rectal and ...
of marijuana sparks an increase in fears for road safety
They've all got cute names, like "Better Vape than Never,"
and they're sprouting up as fast as, well, mushrooms. The Canadian entrepreneurial
drive - that ...
debate expanded use of medical marijuana
Fe Police to be retrained on city's mellow pot ordinance
No Pot Smoking In Casinos
your landlord 'just say no' to marijuana now that Prop 64 passed?
Marijuana Could Drive A New Tech Boom
Farms On the New Jersey Turnpike? Maybe Sooner Than ...
News: Denver Releases New Law; Is it Good News Or ...
board wants feedback on pot impact
you rent an apartment in Massachusetts, you may not be able to ...
marijuana measure hazy
to terminate leases over marijuana citations
Clinton seeks medical marijuana ban
PORT CLINTON - City officials are considering a temporary ban of the
sale or ... 8 allowing pre-approved patients to inhale marijuana in
non-smoking form, ...
a Stoner: How to Stay High on the Sly at Thanksgiving
"Smoking the plant will become a thing of the past soon,"
says one attendee at Bloomberg's cannabis industry event yesterday.
A handful of industry insiders we ...
pot smoking be allowed in Massachusetts casinos?
legalized pot curb state's drive against smoking?
Proposition 64's Election Victory, the Cannabis Industry Is ...
Ban in Denver Bars Continues Despite Yes on 300 Win - and Here's Why
Last week, as we reported, the Denver social-marijuana-consumption
measure ... Public consumption of marijuana in restaurants and bars
will dramatically ...
to Allow Marijuana in Bars: What's the Health Impact?
The new law, called Initiative 300, mandates a four-year pilot plan in the city that allows bar and restaurant owners to apply for permits to allow marijuana use on their premises. Users won't be able to smoke indoors, but they will be able to smoke in outdoor areas. They'll also be able to vape marijuana (using electronic cigarettes) or consume marijuana edibles on properties with permits. However, restaurants and bars won't be able to sell marijuana, so the rules will by BYOP - bring your own pot. One thing Denverites won't have to worry about much with the new law is getting a secondhand high. That's not because marijuana can't cause "contact highs." Research suggests that, in some extreme situations, it can. But this depends on the room ventilation and the strength of the pot smoked. A series of studies conducted at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine put nonsmokers in a closed plexiglass room with six smokers puffing away at joints containing either 5.3 percent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in pot) or 11.3 percent THC. Previous research on secondhand effects had mostly used fairly weak weed, the researchers wrote in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology in 2015, which isn't a good representation of the increasingly concentrated pot being sold today. A study of seized illegal pot published in February 2016 found that the average strength of marijuana has increased from about 4 percent THC in 1995 to about 12 percent in 2014.
Growing Role in the Marijuana Industry
The extensive HVAC work inside of the marijuana grow facility shown here ... Twenty-nine states currently have laws legalizing marijuana for medicinal .... There is still some pushback across the country to legalized marijuana, ... "The market will continue to expand as more states legalize medical and recreational cannabs.
legal pot is suddenly in big danger
The four newly legalizing states (California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada) ... For example, Sessions could effectively ban marijuana products that are ... role honors the voters' wish to have recreational marijuana legalized while at the same time limiting corporate profit-seeking tactics that could harm public health.
Just Became The First Continent To Legalize Marijuana ...
Australia just made history by becoming the first continent in the world to legalize marijuana, following a vote that was taken by their Parliament this Wednesday.
officials snuff out pot use at Denver bars, restaurants with liquor
Bars, restaurants and other businesses licensed to serve alcohol will
not be allowed to also host "social marijuana" use despite
passage of a Denver initiative on ...
lining up in Legislature relating to marijuana issues
BUTTE -- The Montana Legislature will have up to 10 bills relating
to marijuana to debate when it opens on Jan. 2. The bills range from
a blanket negation of the medical marijuana law to reforms that would
return access to medical marijuana patients who are still cut off despite
the Nov. 8 passing of citizens' Initiative 182.
Voters Approve Social Use Marijuana Measure
Denver voters approved a municipal measure on Election Day to permit
licensed establishments to allow for the consumption of cannabis on
site. Voters decided 53 percent to 47 percent in favor of I-300. The
local measure creates a four-year pilot program regulating businesses
that wish to allow adults to consume marijuana on their premises. Business
would not be able to sell or provide marijuana to patrons, nor would
customers be permitted to smoke cannabis indoors. (Vaping cannabis or
consuming edibles indoors is permitted.) Smoking cannabis will be permitted
in licensed outdoor venues.
pot paradox: Recreational marijuana is legal, but it's tough to find
a place to consume it
A few days earlier, Denver voters had approved the use of cannabis
in bars, restaurants and other public places, opening for Landes and
other business owners a new world of possibilities.
has been the missing ingredient," Landes said. "You have people
coming to Denver to enjoy legal pot, and they have had no place to use
With Liquor Licenses Should Be Allowed To Permit Marijuana Use
Marijuana is legal in more places than ever, but there are still a
lot of circumstances that marijuana use is prohibited, even in legal
I can go into a bar in Oregon, purchase a bottle of beer,
and drink it on site. I can also do it at a restaurant. However I can't
consume marijuana in any public place in Oregon, especially on a premises
that has a liquor license from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
Banning marijuana anywhere that alcohol is sold is the opposite
of that. It's time for activists to roll up our sleeves and push for
a once-and-for-all solution.
CA Marijuana Law
Will Not Impact 5C Policies
Residents Create '420-Friendly' Housing Network
of pot use in hotel-casinos likely to continue after Question ...
Brunswick government adds marijuana to Smoke-free Places Act
Legalizing Pot Diminish California's Gains Against Smoking?
California's decision to legalize marijuana was touted as a victory for those who had argued that the state needed a system to decriminalize, regulate and tax it. to the tax on cigarettes and increases taxes on electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine and other tobacco products. The money will help ...
approves limited marijuana use in bars, restaurants
Initiative 300 won't let people smoke marijuana, but they can consume their own stash through vaping, dabbing concentrates or pot edibles. Non-service ...
Bars and restaurants will now be able to give customers an option
of consuming pot a la carte. While patrons won't be allowed to smoke
indoors, they can vape away and there may be designated smoking areas
outdoors. Bars will also be prohibited from selling weed alongside food
and drink-thus protecting licenced marijuana dispensaries from competition-so
hipsters will have to bring their own pot.
Votes to Allow Weed Use in Restaurants and Bars
will stop prosecuting low-level marijuana possession
tribe close to launching large-scale marijuana operation
pushing marijuana legalization in Arizona concede defeat
pot in Denver: how it works
Colorado's state marijuana laws ban consumption at retail locations, which means ... However, limiting or banning alcohol consumption can be made part of the ... Clean Indoor Air Act, which bans smoking in the vast majority of indoor areas.
On 300' Marijuana Supporters Declare Victory In Denver
With a more than 17,000 vote lead, proponents of Denver's Initiative 300 are claiming victory. Results published by Denver election officials at 6 p.m. on Monday showed support for the ballot measure leading 53 percent to 47 percent, with overseas and military voters' ballots still not counted. Under the permit, an establishment could allow people 21 and over to vape and consume cannabis products indoors in designated areas, and smoke outdoors, ...
declare victory after Denver's social marijuana use measure shows wider
Denver's ballot measure on social marijuana use appeared more likely
to win passage with the release of updated election results Monday night.
Not all votes are in yet - but it would take a major shift in the tide
to change the result. Support for Initiative 300 was leading 53 percent
to 47 percent in updated results released at 6 p.m., prompting its backers
to declare victory soon after. An opposition group was not yet ready
to concede defeat.
Commission rejects marijuana law for second time
pot dispensary decision delayed
But, with apologies to those loathe to pot-smoking clichés,
few would describe ... outdoors, while passing prohibitive restrictions
for cultivating plants indoors.
prohibited on UC property, despite passage of Prop. 64
Essentially, you can only smoke in the privacy of your home. ... to outright banning at-home cultivation of plants, in addition to bans on delivery services and ... Most of the bans include prohibitions on commercial cultivation of marijuana. ... Paso Robles cannot ban recreational marijuana use under Proposition 64, however, ...
Valley voters didn't want pot, but they got it. Here's what will ...
Proposition 64 legalized recreational marijuana in California and will create sweeping ... Smoking in public could result in a $100 fine, which increases to $250 if...
Pittsburgh's marijuana decriminalization effort working?
City council passed an ordinance that allows police officers to write
citations for possssing less than 30 grams of marijuana and for smoking
pot, rather than ...
64: What to Know Now That Marijuana is Legal in California
chooses to legalize marijuana for recreational use
Massachusetts, recreational marijuana now legal
More states must decriminalize marijuana
marijuana approved in Nevada: When and where can ...
Once someone does get their hands on the stuff, smoking will only be allowed indoors at private homes. There won't be any smoking in casinos or hotel rooms, ...
city commissioners hear both sides in marijuana ...
A specific ordinance has not been created, but other states and counties
in ... "knowing it's illegal and walking streets with it, smoking
on a corner," Walker said.
But smoking weed on the street or in a bar is still banned, and because
there aren't any recreational pot shops, buying and selling recreational
marijuana is ...
Legalization Marks Victories In At Least Six States
California, Nevada and Massachusetts approved measures legalizing the
recreational use of marijuana, while Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota
voted to allow pot for medical purposes. A recreational pot proposal
lost in Arizona. The outcome of another in Maine was too close to call.
Californians approved a measure that raises cigarette prices
by $2 a pack and places new taxes on electronic cigarettes.
Legalization Falls Short In Arizona
The only loss of the 2016 marijuana ballot initiatives is in. Arizona's Proposition 205 - which would have legalized recreational cannabis in the Grand Canyon State - was defeated by a narrow margin of about 80,000 votes according to Politico. That means Arizona has lost its chance to become the 9th state to legalize recreational cannabis, after Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Massachusetts, Nevada, Maine and California. ...
300: Denver's social marijuana use measure too close to ...
Denver's vote on Initiative 300, the measure meant to permit limited
cannabis consumption inside certain businesses, was too close to call
in early returns Tuesday evening. With nearly 46 percent of the projected
vote counted at 10 p.m., the yes vote was leading with 94,462 votes,
or 50.6 percent, to the no vote's 91,997 votes, or 49.3 percent.
Proposition 64 passes, here's what Californians can do ...
Proposition 64, known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, would take effect ... laws also prohibit smoking in public areas, be it cannabis or any other substance.
marijuana use on ballot for Denver; Pueblo considers ...
Social marijuana use on ballot for Denver; Pueblo considers recreational ban ... indoors (allowing vaping and edibles, but not smoking) or outdoors (allowing ...
300: Everything you need to know about Denver's social ...
smoking pot become legal after election day?
will your local pharmacy carry cannabis?
could legalize marijuana for quarter of all Americans
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov 8 (Reuters) - Nearly a quarter of Americans will live in areas where recreational marijuana use is legal if voters approve initiatives on ...
the spread of legal weed could impact Colorado home prices
And could it have an impact on housing prices in Colorado, where rent
is up, home ... owner of Elements and Euflora marijuana retail shops
in metro Denver.
look at marijuana ballot question ahead of Election Day
cities ban pot sales ahead of state vote
Denver NORML Isn't Supporting Social Pot Use Initiative 300
In late August, the Denver Responsible Use Initiative, a proposal intended to create venues for the social consumption of cannabis in the Mile High City, fell short of qualifying for the November ballot. Afterward, attorney Judd Golden of Denver NORML, which backed the measure, told us the organization had not yet decided whether it would support a rival initiative, the Neighborhood Supported Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program, should its ballot petition pass muster. Shortly thereafter, the pilot program achieved ballot qualification - and the campaign for what is now known as Initiative 300 is in full swing on the eve of election day. But Denver NORML isn't part of the Yes on 300 campaign's final push. "We took a neutral position on it," Golden says. "We did not endorse and did not publicly oppose."
voters will consider pot use in bars, restaurants - even coffee shops
On Election Day, the Mile High City could become the first large city in America to allow consumption of marijuana in places like bars, coffee shops and even yoga studios. While Initiative 300 would still prohibit public consumption of marijuana, just like alcohol -- bars and restaurants and other venues in Denver could provide designated areas for lighting up. Initiative 300 would allow businesses in Denver to seek permits for bring-your-own marijuana consumption areas.
states consider legalizing recreational marijuana use
On this election day, voters in five states will get to decide whether marijuana should be legal to use recreationally. The drug is still illegal under federal law, but it has grown in popularity over the years. The number of adults who have smoked weed has nearly doubled in three years, according to a Gallup poll released in August....
from Boulder marijuana grow draws $14000 in fines
(AP) - The smell from a Boulder marijuana grow facility has earned the facility's ... the city has administered since recreational marijuana was legalized in 2014.
of Americans may soon be living with legal marijuana
"If all nine states vote to legalize marijuana use by adults, 62 percent of the U.S. ... to address whether marijuana should be legalized federally," Mitchell said. ... is taking significant steps toward legalizing marijuana, Louisiana citizens may be a ...
council to consider marijuana moratorium tonight
The Portland City Council will take up a proposal Monday to place a moratorium on marijuana retail establishments, joining leaders in a growing number of Maine communities who want to be prepared if Maine voters decide Tuesday to legalize the drug.
will consider moratorium on recreational pot businesses
The Saco City Council on Monday will join a handful of communities considering moratoriums on recreational marijuana businesses. Several Maine communities - including Westbrook, Gray, Brewer and Bangor - have enacted or are considering moratoriums in case voters choose to legalize marijuana. Officials in those communities say a moratorium will give them time to develop zoning for those types of businesses or ban them altogether. The Westbrook City Council is due to take a second and final vote Monday on a 180-day moratorium on recreational marijuana facilities, including social clubs, growing operations and retail stores. The Westbrook City Council is due to take a second and final vote Monday on a 180-day moratorium on recreational marijuana facilities, including social clubs, ...
Legal Marijuana Give Home Prices a New High?
Why should everyone, even cannabis abstainers, care? Because when it comes to housing, economics, and lifestyle, this could be a national game changer. If these ballot initiatives pass on Tuesday, some form of legal marijuana will be available in about half the states in the nation-not only making stoners happy but potentially creating more than 100,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in new tax revenues. California, the most populous state in the U.S., boasts the sixth-largest economy in the world. (The Golden State was also the first to legalize medical marijuana, in 1996.) But that doesn't mean that all homeowners in states getting the ganja go-ahead will benefit equally. The realtor.com® data team analyzed residential real estate in the recreational marijuana states and found that certain kinds of cities typically benefit more than others.
Jose bans sales of recreational marijuana ahead of election
San Jose bans sales of recreational marijuana ahead of election ... Herrera says they want to avoid what happened when medical marijuana was legalized. ... Prop 64 says it's still illegal to drive impaired and to smoke weed in public, but it's still ... and Nevada will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults.
Massachusetts ACLU Urges Voters to Say Yes to Question 4 and Recreational
The Massachusetts chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
has been invested in one of this year's state ballot questions: Should
Massachusetts legalize, regulate, and tax recreational marijuana? The
ACLU has come out in favor of Question 4, and has produced a number
of things to help back up its support, including a live map that shows
the racial disparities that still exist in Boston law enforcement's
policing of cannabis. Data from the Boston Police Department shows that
an average of 13 people per week face police harassment or arrest because
of marijuana. The ACLU's live map is updated daily using data from the
Boston Police Department and the latest census information. The results
confirm state and nationwide trends: While people of all races use and
sell marijuana at similar rates, marijuana enforcement is disproportionately
concentrated in communities of color.
Hartke: Colorado City's Experience Portends a Grim Future ...
The City of Pueblo banned retail marijuana, but the County of Pueblo
began to ... about the social costs of public health, traffic safety,
crime and teen drug use.
says pot support may have peaked
Colorado voters may have reached their limit on recreational marijuana, according to a new statewide poll that shows 53 percent of likely voters don't want recreational pot sales expanded, while 35 percent do.
Expecting High Tax Revenue on Marijuana
... over 100 products, ranging from flower strands to vaping products and marijuana-infused body lotions. "It's time to regulate marijuana for adults in California", ...
Pelosi Takes the "High" Ground, Supports Prop 64 Legalizing
On Friday Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) announced that she supports
Prop 64, the voter initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana
in prison for pot? If Prop. 64 passes,
Cooper is one of more than 6,000 people serving time who could potentially have their time behind bars shortened or even go free if Prop. 64 passes on ...
impacts of legal marijuana fuel debate over Question 4
BOSTON - Opponents of the ballot question to legalize retail marijuana sales in .... there were 8,686 licensed bars and restaurants that can serve alcohol in the ...
Minutes Stirs the Pot With Piece on Colorado's Cannabis Challenges
For a segment called "The Pot Vote" that aired Sunday, October
30, 60 Minutes came to Colorado to investigate the marijuana boom. The
piece began as a typical new-industry-brings-ups-and-downs-to-community
piece that swung not so subtly to pose an ominous - and misrepresentative
- picture of what's going on in this state's cannabis industry.
to hold hearing on marijuana club moratorium
The Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 Thursday night to schedule a public
hearing this month on a 180-day moratorium on retail marijuana establishments
and retail marijuana social clubs.
Municipalities can, however,
ban retail marijuana establishments and social clubs, limit the number
of retail establishments and social clubs, or regulate the ...
Need For A Stampede': California Cities Ban Cannabis Sales ...
'No Need For A Stampede': California Cities Ban Cannabis Sales Before Vote ... effects of Proposition 64, which would legalize pot but also allow local bans on sales. ... of the recreational marijuana industry, from planting seeds to smoking buds. ... After medical marijuana was legalized in 1996, roughly 150 cities banned ...
ballot won't apply to NU
"Marijuana is easily accessible and almost as common as smoking cigarettes. ... at Boston University, said the initiative could bring about beneficial restrictions...
They dream of Warm Springs rising-not like smoke but like a mountain slowly ... "The tribe needs innovative sources of revenue, of jobs," says Don Sampson, ...
does marijuana legalization mean for stoned driving?
Beck's team asked subjects to smoke a cannabis cigarette, and then
... issue: there's been very little research into marijuana because
of strong federal restrictions. ... But in real life, people smoke marijuana
of all different kinds, with all different ...
No-BS Guide to Prop 64, the Weed Legalization Bill
Presumably, this won't affect tobacco smoking, but any challenges to that remain ... individual counties could further restrict these licenses to protect local farms.
cities ban pot sales ahead of state marijuana legalization ...
and Nonsmokers Alike Should Support the End of ...
recreational marijuana is bad for public health
does recreational marijuana affect tourism?
There is now a push to allow bars to designate areas for open marijuana
smoking. That also leads to another concern about drivers being intoxicated
on alcohol ...
It's time to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts
For cigarettes, we prohibit sales to minors, push the price up with
taxes and require negative labelling. We also limit second-hand smoke
by prohibiting smoking ...
INVESTIGATES: The Politics of Pot
... 8, whether to legalize recreational marijuana in the state through
Proposition 205. .... The state issued an estimated 1,000 citations
for smoking in public but in ...
County parks smoking ban up for public hearing Tuesday
Lane County residents will get a chance Tuesday to weigh in on a proposal before the Lane County commissioners to ban smoking and use of tobacco products - including chewing and vaping - in county-owned parks. The public hearing starts at 1:30 p.m. in Harris Hall in the Public Service Building at 125 East Eighth Ave. The draft ordinance, which commissioners in September voted 4-1 to bring to a Nov. 1 public hearing, would ban all vaping, the smoking of all tobacco products (i.e. cigarettes of all types, pipes and cigars) and other burnable material, and as the use of chewing tobacco and snuff. The proposal would have no effect on the prohibition against smoking marijuana in parks and other public places; it remains illegal, despite the legalization of recreational use of marijuana.
prohibition weighs into employee marijuana use ...
a Stoner: Will Secondhand Pot Smoke Get Me High?
Francisco city leaders anticipate Prop. 64 will pass
One concern is where to put additional pot clubs or stores. ... a spike
in tourism, but the city would need to decide where smoking pot in public
would be allowed ...
$2.4 billion marijuana industry created over 18000 new jobs in Colorado
In 2015, the legal marijuana industry in Colorado created more than
18,000 new full-time jobs and generated $2.4 billion in economic activity,
according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of the economics of legal
cannabis in the state. The study, conducted by the economic consulting
firm Marijuana Policy Group, is based on two years of sales numbers
from the state of Colorado. It measured both the direct effects of legalization
-- including close to $1 billion in retail sales in 2015 -- and the
industry's spillover effects on the Colorado economy.
New Jersey can learn from Colorado about legalizing pot
When the New Jersey lawmakers arrived at the Denver International Airport a couple of weeks ago, a young woman with shoulder-length dreadlocks greeted travelers with a smile and samples of cannabis-free "Happiness Cream." Welcome to Colorado, the first state in the United States to legalize marijuana for adults 21 and up. After a 2012 referendum, about 500 dispensaries have opened for business, selling cannabis buds for $99 to $225 an ounce, along with chocolates, cookies, and oils. However, the airport, the landing place for many visitors, offers no pot dispensaries, and there is little on display to suggest that recreational marijuana is just an Uber ride away.
to expect if Nevada legalizes recreational marijuana
Almost. Although the ballot question would allow for adults
21 and older to possess and consume marijuana, the new law, if passed,
wouldn't just produce a free-for-all. Language in the bill provides
for the 2017 Legislature to make amendments and clarify technicalities
it believes are too loosely written.
Smoke or consume edibles
on their own private property, including the front yard, backyard or
inside a home or apartment. Smoke or consume edibles on the private
property of others, and venues that obtain a license for marijuana use.
What they could not do:
Smoke in a public place, like
a park, sidewalk, community center, or on private property where it's
not allowed. Penalty: $600 fine
Smoke or consume edibles in a
casino or a bar. Gaming and marijuana don't yet mix, according to the
Nevada Gaming Control Board. As a federally illegal substance, marijuana
isn't welcome in casinos, which are pushed to abide by federal laws
in addition to state laws. With a liquor license potentially at stake,
bars are likely to stay away from legal weed as well, said Joe Brezny,
executive director of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association. State
Sen. Tick Segerblom said he plans to address the issue in the 2017 Legislature,
to make it easier for bars to allow marijuana smokers. Penalty: $600
Seattle cannabis tourism take a hit if other states legalize weed?
But he admits feeling a tad conflicted when he sees the growing number of marijuana legalization initiatives in the country. His heart soars but his wallet trembles. Cannabis store owners across Seattle agree that pot tourism has become a big business in many of the city's 56 cannabis stores, from tourists visiting Bower's store on Stone Way to the cruise ship passengers congregating at Herban Legends on Bell Street. To Bowers and other retailers, the solution to a potential drop in tourism is two-fold: Keep Washington's weed at a "destination" quality that is as respected as local beer, wine, and seafood. And secondly, push to change state law to allow Amsterdam-style smoking cafés as part of the retail industry. He said the current law presents a quandary when an out-of-towner comes into his shop. "They'll buy a joint or buy a vape cartridge and they'll say, 'Oh where can I go to try this product?' And we'll say, 'Well, nowhere.'" This is what legalization 2.0 should look like, he said: A system of limited-use cafes to keep tourism strong and the neighborhoods happy. He said Colorado, for example, has "pot friendly" hotels so tourists are not smoking in parks and alleys.
beliefs about marijuana documented in new Stanford study
To find out why, Stanford developmental psychologist Bonnie
Halpern-Felsher, PhD, and her team recently conducted a survey of 786
students from 10 large high schools across California. They asked teens
about their beliefs about marijuana and their patterns of use. I asked
Halpern-Felsher to describe the highlights of the study, which appears
online in Preventive Medicine.
board tweaks proposed rules for in-store pot use
The public will get a chance to weigh in again on proposed rules that
would allow people to smoke or consume marijuana products at authorized
retail pot stores in Alaska. Marijuana regulators tweaked the proposed
regulations Friday to include new noticing requirement and call for
licensed mechanical engineers to sign off on ventilation plans for stores
that would allow smoking.
Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check
Electronic cigarettes and marijuana also emit airborne particles that can trigger asthma, the report stated. For any child using daily asthma medication or ...
Highlights Problems After Marijuana Legalization in Colorado
In a report aired on Sunday's 60 Minutes on CBS -- and previewed in
a piece on Friday's CBS Evening News -- medical correspondent Dr. Jon
LaPook highlighted some of the problems seen in Colorado that have increased
in the couple of years since the state legalized marijuana use in 2014.
pot hurts kids and the poor, California bishops say
Several California bishops have come out strongly against Proposition 64, on the ballot this November which would decriminalize marijuana for adults in the state age 21 and older, warning of risks to health, to children, to road safety, and to economically challenged communities.
about legal pot? Here's how the industry is preparing for new users
As Nov. 8 approaches and California voters consider legalizing
marijuana for recreational use, the scene at the BAS Research Center
underscores another factor worth pondering: Pot has evolved well beyond
the hand-rolled joints of the '70 and '80s. Demand from medical marijuana
users for cannabis concentrates - including inhalable hash oils and
super potent waxes called "dabs" - is booming. Specialized
kitchens churn out THC infused-edibles, from savory chocolates to salsas,
that can deliver mind-swirling highs that may extend hours after digestion,
depending on how much one eats. Consumer appetite for these powerful
products is expected to grow even more should Proposition 64 pass. Concentrate
manufacturers in California are gearing up for a potential crush of
new customers, who might be unfamiliar with some of these alternative
forms and require instruction about how to use them safely and responsibly.
progressives will vote Yes on Prop. 64
I have been a progressive political advocate for a half-century. I protested against the KKK, then moved on to civil rights and the Peace in Vietnam, environmental and anti-nuclear movements; for housing, women's rights, transportation, police oversight and other social justice issues. I turned my attention to cannabis legalization 28 years ago and today am a strong supporter of California Proposition 64, which embodies many progressive values and has been endorsed by most progressive political groups.
Closer Look at Prop 64 in California: Part 1
CA became the first state to legalize medical marijuana and Prop. ... "It also removes criminal penalties for marijuana activities committed by minors, ... I don't think the sales should be legal, because I think what that brings is another tobacco ...
crowds in Alaska as marijuana shop opens
It's the start of legal marijuana sales in Alaska, and boy, was it quite a wild experience in Anchorage. The first marijuana store opened for business Oct. 29, and massive lines of people from all around the state immediately formed at Herbal Outfitters in Valdez.
Prop' 64: Clearing the haze on complex measure
Proposition?64, on its surface, poses a simple question: Should people be free to smoke pot in California? But the 62-page initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot asks voters to determine much more than that.
time around, emotions running cooler on Palisade pot vote
Emotions that ran high when voters were asked in 2014 whether they
wanted to allow retail marijuana stores in Palisade seem to have chilled
two years later, with the question again before town residents.
dog ate my pot brownie: Legalization fuels increase in stoned pets
Star, a petite 6-year-old sheltie who competes in dog agility shows,
almost missed a contest this month. She had spent the previous night
at the vet, totally stoned on pot. Her drug trip was an accident. Star
lives in Oregon, where recreational use of marijuana became legal last
year. Her owner's husband had left some loose-leaf pot on the dining
room table, and Star got curious. That was days after her sister, Kicker,
gobbled up a pot-infused hard candy she found in the car, leaving her
wobbling and incontinent. A veterinarian gave both dogs activated charcoal
to absorb the toxin, which contributed to nearly $3,000 in medical bills
and caused Star to poop in the ring during her competition.
a Stoner: Is a Vaporizer or One-Hitter Better for Stretching Your ...
Having a vape with both high and low temps is the best route, in my opinion: That way you can take big, cloudy rips when you're flush with green and tiny ghost ...
Legalization 2016: A Voter Guide
Voters in nine states will have the chance this year to decide whether they want to legalize the recreational or medical use of marijuana. Marijuana could not be consumed in public. .... Heavy users were more impaired than light users a day after smoking on tasks that required attention and ...
group unfairly attacked
Why do nonprofits support 200 and 300? The homeless population has exploded in the last four years, driven largely by the Napa Valley image of Pueblo as the easy place to get marijuana and free handouts. The aggressive newcomers have made it difficult to serve our own needy. Why did the health care community take the unprecedented action in support of 200 and 300? Our hospital emergency rooms have become the primary care facility for this homeless invasion. Oftentimes, the ER is more like a war zone.
question Pendleton's marijuana odor ordinance - Northwest
marijuana worker rules could be strictest in nation
Check: Bill Montgomery's claims on Colorado teen marijuana ...
says he's looking at alternate medical pot plan
Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study
COMMENTARY: Marijuana prohibition is complete failure
Commission approves pot store at Cannery Lofts
proposed rules for marijuana jobs in Alaska's pot shops are being criticized
Alaska's growing marijuana industry is attracting workers, but proposed regulations for employees that many have deemed too harsh may keep industry hopefuls from entering the field. State Marijuana Control Board Chairman Peter Mlynarik said the rules are meant to ensure new hires have some sort of background check. But critics question why they are inconsistent with those required for similar worker permits for Alaska's alcohol businesses. While Alaska's draft regulations have drawn criticism from industry organizations, including the Anchorage Cannabis Business Association, the state has not yet decided on whether to adopt them.
marijuana legal in Ohio, but patients still can't get it
But as of yet - and probably not until 2018 - patients in Ohio
cannot legally buy marijuana for medical purposes.
not permit smoking marijuana for medical purposes. Alternatives are
vaping, oils, patches and edibles. Officials with the Ohio Commerce
Dan Douglas to Push for Medical Pot If Measures Lose
city ordinance, students with marijuana still face punishments
Two students, aged 18 and 22, and two non students, aged 16 and 22, denied smoking. No one was arrested, but the students were still referred to Student ...
Cannabis Revolutionized With Wax Liquidizer
Wax Liquidizer has revolutionized the Vaping and Cannabis industry by ... The introduction of Wax Liquidizer allows cannabis consumers to Vape or Dab ...
So Fast! Know the Side Effects of Marijuana Legalization before ...
Vaping and the contact high - How will weed and vaping commingle, as
vapers exhale lungs-full of pot smoke into the general population? Some
may like the ...
"Our Reefer Republic," by Timothy Egan (column, Oct. 8), makes a good argument for the legalization of marijuana, but he concludes that although legalization is "not without its problems" it has "mostly been no big deal." It has been a "big deal" for children and adolescents. And many adolescents vape cannabis in school bathrooms; with much less, quick-to-dissipate odor, it is difficult to detect.
and cons of Prop. 205: Marijuana initiative's murky language ...
... ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona-you're not getting a ... 205 passes and avoid paying the 15 percent surcharge on retail marijuana. ... for anyone to possess or use marijuana on school grounds and public spaces. ... If the initiative that legalized marijuana in Colorado two years ago had a flaw, ...
Proposition 64: How California Would Legalize Marijuana
"You cannot use marijuana, ingest marijuana in any way, in public," he said. "You can't use it or ingest it anywhere where smoking is prohibited." Proposition 64 ...
explore moratoriums ahead of marijuana vote
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Several municipalities across Maine have moved to enact moratoriums on marijuana social clubs and retailers in anticipation of the ...
John Hickenlooper on Hillary Clinton and
As to whether Denver can ever move toward pot clubs, Hickenlooper
said "perhaps in time - as we acclimatize ourselves to having recreational
marijuana legal ...
physician's argument for Question 2
Approval of Question 2 on the November ballot would permit the private
use of marijuana by adults in Nevada. The subject is emotionally charged,
and the discussion around it has been filled with hyperbole.
Opiate narcotics are to blame for an increasing number of deaths in
this country every year. There are no documented deaths from marijuana
and no cases of overdose from smoked or inhaled marijuana. While marijuana
smoke may contribute to pulmonary diseases when used in excess, typical
amounts of marijuana used are considerably safer than typical amounts
of processed tobacco cigarettes.
300: Is this the marijuana consumption ordinance we've been looking
Initiative 300 on the Denver city ballot would create a mechanism to allow use in public at businesses that obtain a license from the city, similar to a liquor license. This would give tourists, people who live in federally subsidized housing, people whose landlords or HOAs don't allow smoking and people who just want to consume somewhere other than the comfort of their living room for some reason a legal place to do so. This ordinance would allow just about any other kind of business - a bar, a coffee shop, a yoga studio - to apply for a cannabis consumption permit so that people could use marijuana in a designated consumption area within that business
O'Brien of Protect Denver's Atmosphere on Why 300 Is a Bad Idea
Denver Ordinance 300, which is on the ballot this November, would allow
businesses to opt into allowing marijuana on their premises. After proponents
put up a billboard pointing out that allowing restaurants to have private
consumption areas would keep tokers off the sidewalk, Westword sat down
with Rachel O'Bryan, the campaign manager for Protect Denver's Atmosphere,
the group opposing the initiative. An attorney by trade, O'Bryan was
part of a task force that addressed possible criminal-law issues after
Amendment 64 passed, allowing recreational marijuana in Colorado. O'Bryan
makes it clear that her group is not opposed to recreational marijuana
or legalization per se, but opposes 300 specifically as a matter of
Initiative Would Finally Allow Marijuana Use Outside the Home
Four years after Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which made that state the first jurisdiction in the world to legalize marijuana for recreational use, residents and visitors still struggle to find places where they are allowed to consume the cannabis they are now allowed to buy. Initiative 300, which will appear on the ballot in Denver next month, aims to alleviate that problem by allowing specially licensed businesses to designate areas where customers can consume cannabis they bring with them. It is a tellingly timid response to a frustrating situation that belies Amendment 64's aspiration that "marijuana should be regulated in a manner similar to alcohol."
on 64: Legalize marijuana
We'll be blunt: It's about time. Legalizing weed is pretty damn overdue. And while it would have been fun to lead the nation, Californians will instead fall in third place behind Washington and ...
to hear report on marijuana legalization
The Atasadero City Council will hear a report from the city attorney on Tuesday, Oct. 25, regarding the city's plan if Proposition 64 is passed on Nov. 8 and recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.
64 Rolls Out New Ads, No on 64 Touts Unfavorable New Poll
The proponents of an initiative to legalize marijuana for adults in California ... The video has not been made public as of this morning. ... (In fact, federal communications law prohibits advertising banned drugs on broadcast television and radio. ...
marijuana's potency getting 'higher'
More than two years after Colorado began selling marijuana for recreational use, ... the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, with Colorado implementing it first. ... Data analyzed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and ... Tells PA to Meet REAL ID Requirement or Face Restrictions on Residents Gaining ...
effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your ...
With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to being able to ...
ballot item on public marijuana consumption sparks Summit County discussion
A ballot initiative in Denver could allow people or businesses to apply
for a permit to let customers consume cannabis in designated locations.
Philip Wolf, founder of Cultivating Spirits in Silverthorne,
thinks that a ballot initiative like this is beneficial to everyone.
"The fact that we don't have places where people can consume is
an endangerment for our communities in my opinion," Wolf said.
"It forces tourists to consume outside, it forces them to consume
in their cars while they're driving, which doesn't make it safe for
anybody, but it also doesn't make it safe for our tourists who are coming
here to Summit County." Wolf said there's added concern for tourists,
most of whom are coming from places where smoking cannabis is illegal.
Getting a ticket in Colorado for smoking marijuana could cause them
to have difficulties in their local communities or jobs. "That
would be sad if someone got a consumption in public ticket just because
we don't provide a safe space as a community for them to consume,"
ganja? Marijuana dining is growing up,
Smoke Shop Opens in Anticipation of Marijuana ...
policy change smoldered for 17 months in East Lansing
City Hall, activists tout fiscal benefits of marijuana decriminalization
Marking two years of marijuana decriminalization in the City of Brotherly
Love, ... the tickets carry a $100 fine for smoking in public and a
$25 fine for possession.
to Get Rid of the Dank Stench of Weed
The stench of marijuana is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it objectively has a positive association. On the other, that smell is a dead giveaway that you have weed in your possession. Use a vape pen, which doesn't actually burn the marijuana, instead of smoking joints. Or just stick to edibles. If you insist on smellier forms of consumption, stick ...
activists to celebrate Philly's own marijuana holiday
high 60 percent of Americans now back legalizing marijuana ...
Dirty Secrets of Cannabis That Nobody Wants to Talk About
Today, Altria subsidiary Nu-Mark is one of the world's leading manufacturers of electronic cigarettes, signalling that its entry to the cannabis market could look ...
cracking down on public marijuana smoking in downtown ...
on Initiative 300: Denver measure is a reasonable test of social pot
But the fruits of legalization have brought big change. And
we sympathize with criticisms from those alarmed by the prevalence of
pot shops and smelly warehouses - and from illegal toking and vaping
in the streets and alleys and parks. And what about gripes from tourists
who wish to try some legal Colorado weed, or taxpaying residents unable
to use it at home because of pressures from family, condo associations,
housing authorities and apartment rules? What about folks who want to
enjoy getting high in the same way many imbibe alcohol together? Where
are they supposed to go? Thankfully, a four-year pilot program that
would allow restricted use of pot in permitted Denver businesses might
yield some relief for the problem of public use, and we ask that voters
approve Initiative 300.
a Stoner: Which Saves More Weed - A Vaporizer or a One-Hitter
Having a vape with both high and low temps is the best route, in my opinion: That way you can take big, cloudy rips when you're flush with green and tiny ghost ...
pot activists to host 'pop-up weed garden' outside Art Museum
threat posted on pro Initiative 300 political sign in Denver
A Denver woman threw away a sign posted in her front yard without her
permission. A new sign appeared again Monday, but this time, with a
death threat attached. The woman, who did not wish to be identified
for fear of retaliation, said she noticed the first Initiative 300 sign
in her yard in the Baker Neighborhood Sunday.
This time, though,
there was an envelope attached with a note written in black ink on it:
"I'm WATCHING!, If you touch this, I will shoot you in the face.
You have been WARNED."
sales tax revenue grows again
The growth in sales and tax collections seems to have come from
concentrates and extracts, which are used in e-cigarette or vaping pens
and for cooking, Joy ...
convention coming to Portland
The New England Cannabis Convention will be held in Portland for the
second time from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the University
of Southern Maine Sullivan Recreation Complex, 22 Falmouth St.
NECANN co-founder Marc Shepard also announced there will be a vaping
tent for licensed medical marijuana patients at Sable Oaks in South
Legal marijuana would create Big Tobacco 2.0
This law treats the marijuana retailer differently from an alcohol or tobacco retailer, who ... This new regulatory and licensing structure will divert scarce police resources ... That's the way it is with cigarettes, alcohol, and will be with marijuana.
(OTC:MRNJ) to Develop Apps for Cannabis E-Commerce ...
Metatron (OTC: MRNJ) is pleased to announce an agreement with a new electrifying cannabis and e- commerce portal Buzzlink.com to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android platforms. Buzzlink will connect the cannabis community through mobile apps and its website portal as well as provide e-commerce solutions to dispensaries. Buzzlink is is expected to launch spring of 2017 and will be an exciting place for people to find products, hangout and share experiences.
and your baby: What you need to know.
You should also pay close attention to secondhand smoke - from both
marijuana and tobacco. Marijuana smoke has many of the same chemicals
as tobacco ...
It Safe to Vape Around Children?
How do you feel about vaping cannabis around children? I'm (personally) highly opposed to smoking around kids (mainly due to secondhand smoke), but am on the fence about whether vaping around them is actually bad. Are there any studies out there currently testing out whether secondhand vapor can have detrimental effects on little ones (or not)? Or is it more akin to mommy taking an Advil when she has a headache or cramps in front of her kids, or even having a glass of wine with dinner?
Attacked During Performance Will Make You Go WTF
Multi-Platinum, Los Angeles rock band 311, announced the launch of their disposable vape pen - the Grassroots Uplifter on Tuesday. It's a product the band has designed from scratch. Physically, the vape pen is stainless steel, requires no recharging and no refilling. It's described as easy, discreet and convenient to use The vape pen is something the 311 camp has had in the works for nearly two years. Shortly after the announcement, 311 frontman, Nick Hexum, explained to Alternative Nation the intent behind the band launching this product. "About three years ago it occurred to me that vaping concentrates is really the best way to use cannabis. I went out and bought various vape pens on the market and decided there was a lot of room for improvement. Generally, people are using e-cigarettes that were designed for nicotine which requires dilution. It was fun to design something from scratch that worked perfectly with pure CO2 oil. That was another part of our process in determining that pure CO2 oil is definitely the most health-conscious and best tasting concentrate to use." ...
Your freedom to toke vs. my freedom not to breathe it [VIDEO]
Research into the impacts of secondhand marijuana smoke isn't nearly as robust, but at least one study suggests it has similar negative impacts on the ...
marijuana be legalized in California? A look at Proposition 64
Consumption would be prohibited in public places, including bars, restaurants, streets, theaters and entertainment venues. California's medical marijuana ...
guru Rick Steves visits Maine to stump for legal marijuana
Rick Steves says he wants to end the prohibition of marijuana and supports a yes vote in ... The proposal also allows marijuana social clubs in municipalities that ...
64: How has legalized pot changed Colorado 4 years later?
But tourists often have no choice, since smoking is banned in public and in most hotels, while state law doesn't allow for Amsterdam-style weed clubs (though ...
voters consider 'social use' spaces to smoke marijuana
Unlike a recent petition for private clubs for pot in Denver, ordnance 300 would allow the social use of marijuana in regular businesses such as bars or cafes or ...
police dub California marijuana legalization as 'Trainwreck,' urging
no vote on Prop. 64
Several Humboldt County law enforcement heads and an education official have come out against California's marijuana legalization measure Proposition 64 this week, claiming that it would endanger children and drivers, increase drug-related crime and proliferate mental health issues.
on 300 Billboard Supports Marijuana Social Use Initiative
Supporters of the ordinance say it would actually decrease public consumption of marijuana by giving adults private places around the city where they could ...
over a new Leaf: Is Big Marijuana becoming the new Big Tobacco?
As the movement to legalize marijuana continues to gather steam, will consumers have to deal with a cabal of corporate giants along the lines of Big Tobacco? Is this just another excuse to ban the drug, or is there a real threat that "Big Marijuana" may rear its ugly head the near future? ...
legalized marijuana might mean for California employers
Voters will have the opportunity next month to determine whether California joins a growing number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana. If so, what would this mean for employers?
Jose considers major changes to local medical marijuana rules ...
San Jose first began cracking down on pot shops in 2014 after the city saw a dramatic spike in illegal clubs on nearly every street corner. Officials estimated ...
Voices: Effort to legalize marijuana is full of smoke and mirrors
This bill gives landlords no rights to impose (and tenants no rights to enjoy) smoke-free policies. The medical marijuana law allows a landlord to restrict smoking ...
Cannabis Eventually Replace Tobacco as the Sin Tax Cash Cow?
Four other states - Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota - will
have ... seem to drop a bit, perhaps indicating that people are quitting
tax, sheriff's levy are on Clackamas Co. ballots
Those wanting to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii face
... Cities and counties also share in state tax collections, unless
they bar retail sales.
Colorado towns transformed by legalised marijuana
Colorado set a monthly marijuana sales record in August of million ... Marijuana may now be allowed, but the bar is still mandated to serve only ...
ganja in Colorado? Marijuana dining is growing up, slowly
Diners smoke marijuana as they eat dishes prepared by chefs during
an ... fall will consider a proposal to allow marijuana use at some
bars and restaurants as long as ... allow some "social use"
of the drug, leaving the potential for pot clubs or cafes. ... "I
have also munched out after being at the bar and drinking martinis and
Is there a responsible way to approach its increasing use?
Weed, ganga, pot - whatever you call marijuana, facts about its risks
and benefits seem harder to come by than a sober fan at a Willie Nelson
concert. But facts we need! More than 31 million U.S. adults smoke marijuana,
and almost 8.5 million use pot a lot, according to a recent study published
in The Lancet Psychiatry. Somewhere around 1,246,170 folks in 24 states
have authorized prescriptions for medical marijuana (that number includes
estimates from states that don't require registration, and New Hampshire
and Maryland, where no numbers are available yet). Plus, the National
Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that almost 45 percent of 12th graders
and 16 percent of 8th graders have smoked marijuana at least once.
legalization may roll back progress on tobacco, expert fears
If you were king of the world, and you wanted to legalize, you might well say 'Yes, absolutely you can get cannabinoids, but you can only get them by vaping ...
learned about legalized marijuana from Colorado's chief medical officer
As a pediatrician, Dr. Larry Wolk was trained to treat marijuana as
"bad" and "illegal" - and to counsel patients against
But nearly three years after legalization in Colorado,
he said his thinking changed at each turn. On almost every measure,
whether it was rates of hospitalizations, consumption among teens and
adults, or collisions related to marijuana, the pattern was the same:
an initial increase, and then long term stabilization with no increase
from the rates prior to legalization in January 2014.
Should Denver voters pass Initiative 300?
Under the pilot program, businesses would be able to apply permits for bring-your-own marijuana, over-21 consumption areas that are indoors (allowing vaping ...
for a Healthy Pueblo spotlight anti-weed veterans
It is not clear what will happen if voters vote to ban marijuana in
the county and allow ... ban of the early 2000s was going to ruin the
restaurant and bar trade.
just says no
Attorney General Says Legalization Initiative Would Let ...
marijuana use ballot measure could capture attention beyond city - if
voters say yes
A Denver initiative on ballots being sent out this week aims to change that, and one state lawmaker said it could be a "shot across the bow" that persuades the legislature to act on a statewide policy. While some smaller Colorado cities and towns have allowed cannabis clubs, Denver voters are being asked to approve a potentially even more expansive program: Initiative 300 would create a four-year pilot program allowing regular businesses, such as bars or cafes or even yoga studios, to seek permits for bring-your-own marijuana, over-21 consumption areas that are indoors (allowing vaping and edibles, but not smoking) or outdoors (allowing smoking).
'Apple of vaping' made an e-cigarette for marijuana - here's ...
The San Francisco-based startup dubbed the "Apple of vaping"
is back with a device that ... The Pax Era is a vape pen that works
by heating up a liquid form of ...
marijuana safer by legalizing lounges [Perspectives]
open letter to people who smoke marijuana at Red Rocks
Lansing legalizes marijuana smoking, possession for those ...
medical marijuana question: How would Measure No. 5 work if ...
Conversation: Is pot safe for pregnant moms?
Marijuana tourism is big business in Colorado
Whether you inhale or not, you will enter an alternate reality aboard the marijuana bus in Denver. ... ski trips for smoke and vapers, and sightseeing in the countryside while in an .... You can smoke it, vape it, chew it, drink it or slap it in a patch on your arm.
Active Ingredient Makes You Smarter
What's certainly clear, however, is that it's now a subject of scientific inquiry whether the central advice - pot makes you dumb - is even true. In fact, "dope" may indeed make you smarter. It's the reason people smoke it, vape it, cook it up in pot brownies. ...
Tour Guide in Colorado Describes Shift in People Seeking Marijuana Information
Working as a tour guide in the cannabis industry, I interact with lots
of different people from all over the world.
As strangers light
up joints, discuss effects of different strains or edibles, and test
the waters of a vape pen for the first time, I'm reminded of how surreal
on Campus the Subject of Fifth Annual College Symposium
More than one in five students also reported using marijuana by dabbing,
vaping or consuming it (e.g. brownies, cookies, candy). Deputy Health
on the ballot in 9 states
Four others - Florida, Arkansas, North Dakota and Montana - may join
half the ... found that one in eight American adults, 13 percent, say
they smoke marijuana.
council open to more marijuana licenses
Steamboat council open to more marijuana licenses. By Matt Stensland ... They decided not to pursue the topic of allowing marijuana smoking clubs in the city.
State resident halls deal with marijuana
Georgia State resident halls deal with marijuana ... Rolling a blunt has long been illegal in the state of Georgia, but six weeks into a new school ...
Lansing approves marijuana use, possession of small quantities
A new ordinance in East Lansing allows those over 21 to use and possession
... While smoking marijuana on private property under city ordinances
is allowed, ...
Marijuana Vapes Are More and More Seen in Stillwater
Vaporizers heat your "herbal material" (this euphemism pops
up in all public vape discussions, but, let's be honest, very few of
us are jazzed about huffing lavender) until it hits a temperature that
turns active ingredients into a light, inhalable mist. Studies suggest
that vaping is less bad for you than smoking, because lighting things
on fire throws off toxins that you really oughtn't usher into your lungs.
Indeed, New York state's medical marijuana legislation actually disallows
smoking weed and instead advises that patients either eat or vaporize
their analgesic ganj. Stillwater police are now seeing marijuana in
Since the first marijuana shops opened in Colorado two years ago, the
fallout from our western neighbor has reached nearly every part of Kansas.
That's the finding from a new report released Monday by the Kansas Attorney
General's Office. "This report provides the first data-based snapshot
of the specific effects Colorado's experiment in 'legalization' is having
in Kansas," Atty. Gen. Derek Schmidt said.
Alaska Weed Shopkeeper Faces Up to 54 Years in Prison
Charlo Greene, the Alaska reporter who famously quit her job on live
TV, now faces up to 54 years in prison for following through on her
post-employment plans: making legal marijuana available to the public.
Green, 28, is the owner of a marijuana shop called the Alaska Cannabis
Club. And though Alaska legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, the
state has charged her with 14 offenses, including "misconduct involving
a controlled substance," that could add up to 54 years of prison
time if she's convicted.
pot in California: Voters to decide on more than 50 local initiatives
As California voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for
recreational use under ... "There are communities that are trying
to bar the door, and there are ...
Smoking Bylaw Now Includes E-Cigarettes, Marijuana
Kingsville Council has voted unanimously to expand the town's outdoor smoking bylaw to include non-tobacco products. Council approved the changes to the ...
medical pot vaping exemption came from consultations ...
The new e-cigarette regulations banned the use of the devices anywhere
regular cigarettes were prohibited. But the government provided an exemption
Marijuana dangerous, especially for youths
Right here in Pueblo, our study showed that eliminating secondhand smoke exposure significantly reduced the number of heart attacks admitted to our hospitals. Our study repeatedly was reproduced in other cities in the U.S. and around the world. Now, we have marijuana. One wonders how long it will take us to recognize and do something about this drug. Studies already have shown that there is a five times increased risk of a heart attack in the 60 minutes after pot use.
Voting Yes on the Cannabis Social-Use Initiative Allow Consumption at
This November, voters in Denver will have the opportunity to
address the issue with Ballot Question 300, which, if passed, will create
a pilot program that allows limited social cannabis consumption in permitted
private establishments. Consumption would still have to follow the Colorado
Clean Indoor Air Act - meaning that cannabis could only be consumed
indoors in non-smokable forms like edibles or vaporizers, or alternatively
smoked outside in designated areas that aren't visible from the public
right of way.
Marijuana May Soon Become Legal In Five States
Advocates in five states are pushing for recreational marijuana legalization this election year in tight races, arguing the industry will be a revenue boon for their states.
To Get Weed Out Of Your System
According to a study conducted just last year, exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke alone can result in a positive test. Failing your drug test for merely being in the room with marijuana is certainly not worth it, so step outside if your pals start a session if your test is approaching.
Quickly Becoming the Next Weed Generation
Worried your teen kids are smoking pot? Don't. New research by the Center for Disease Control suggests the 55 and older crowd is much more likely to hit that vape or chow down on an edible after dinner. Or maybe before dinner, or frankly even during dinner.
Conversation: Is pot safe for pregnant moms? Does marijuana cause lung
Renee Dotson exhales her marijuana smoke while taking a break in the
.... To be safe, experts recommend making sure there's good ventilation
if you're around ...
Vapium Summit Plus is a geek-chic pot vaporizer, but its ... [VIDEO]
For a new generation of stoners, vaporizers are quickly becoming another
must-have gadget alongside their smartphones.
vs Vaporizing vs Eating Marijuana?
However, on the other hand if your using marijuana recreationally.
Smoking marijuana gives you the most instant high compared to eating
or vaping it. In my opinion it is also a stronger high as well.
Marijuana Firm Launches Association to Support Veterans
Mainstream Partners, a Nevada based medical cannabis licensing, lobbying
and communications firm, launched a robust national initiative earlier
this week. The initiative is geared at providing veterans with safe
and affordable access to medicinal marijuana while supporting the families,
employers, legislators and elected officials who aid them.
mission is focused on supporting veteran access, but they are also open
to non-veteran members as well. For more information on Medical Marijuana
Association or to become a member, visit www.mainstreammj.org. Membership
starts at $35 for veterans and their caregivers, and $50 for civilian
supporters and advocates. Each membership includes two free vape pens
and chargers, custom dog tags with a personal ID number to access industry
rewards and discounts, and a redemption certificate for a $1,550ML oil
cartridge (courtesy of KYND Cannabis Company).
enrollment: A university in Philadelphia to offer marijuana policy class
A university in Philadelphia plans to offer communications students
the opportunity to take a class that analyzes marijuana policy and its
history of prohibition.
Several other universities throughout
the country also offer marijuana policy courses, including the University
of California-Berkeley and the University of Denver.
Justice Disparity Behind Pot Vote
Boyd said he will not try to use the ordinance as the tip of a spear toward ... the police director should not send a message that smoking marijuana is permissible.
to civil: City council changes cannabis changes
The Memphis City Council passed an ordinance by a vote of 7-6 Tuesday
to ... "480,000 deaths from cigarette smoking, including 42,000
from secondhand ...
Park Residents Give Blunt Opinions on Proposed Medical ...
... wouldn't be exposed to customers smoking marijuana around the facility. ... use the cannabis once they purchased it, given the restrictions of Loyola's policy.
marijuana odor may be grounds for lawsuit
Condo owners bothered by smoke smells have the right to file a lawsuit
... In response, the owners have sealed their unit and now run an ionic
marijuana opponents and activists in Mass. spar over ...
"Summertime is Cinder Time," it writes, advertising the Washington-based ... a picture of a woman who appears to be in her 20s smoking a cigarette; and a ... Lewis said legalizing marijuana would turn it into an industry like the tobacco ... He started smoking cigarettes, then moved onto marijuana, then prescription opioids.
Marijuana in Massachusetts - DPH Proposes Amendments ...
In response to concerns expressed at the PHC meeting regarding how marijuana would be handled in non-smoking facilities, DPH noted that the proposed ...
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