Election 2012

Massachusetts Launches Mandatory Medical Marijuana Registration System
Patients must register with the state by January 1, 2015 in order to possess medical marijuana. Paper written certifications will no longer be valid as of February 1st, 2015.

BOSTON, MA — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has launched a mandatory medical marijuana patient and caregiver registration system. The “Medical Use of Marijuana Online System” is now available for qualifying patients to register to possess marijuana for medical purposes, and patients must do so before the end of the year.  For patients without […]

Seattle City Attorney to Dismiss Marijuana Possession Tickets

SEATTLE, WA  — Seattle’s elected prosecutor said Monday he’s dropping all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana through the first seven months of this year, because most of them were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law. In a briefing to the City Council on Monday, City […]

Coloradans Still Support Legal Marijuana Sales, Poll Finds

DENVER, CO — Since Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in 2012, and after the historic first sales of recreational marijuana began in January 2014, a majority of state residents still support legal marijuana sales. A new NBC News/Marist Poll demonstrates that 55 percent of adult Colorado residents back the law that made the regulated use, possession, and […]

Colorado Retail Pot Sales Surpass Medical Marijuana for the First Time

DENVER, CO — Retail marijuana purchasers in July outspent medical cannabis buyers for the first time since the launch of Colorado’s adult-use market 9 months ago. The state’s Department of Revenue recently reported that customers bought $29.7 million worth of legal marijuana last month, $5 million more than June, surpassing medical marijuana purchases which totaled $28.9 million in sales. Interestingly, this […]

Washington Judge Upholds Suburb’s Ban of Retail Marijuana Shops

TACOMA, WA — In a case with big implications for Washington fledgling retail marijuana industry, a state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling after extensive arguments over whether Initiative 502, the voter-approved state law that legalizes adults’ recreational […]

Arkansas 2016 Medical Marijuana Legalization Iniatitive Approved for Signature Gathering

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Marijuana reform activists in Arkansas can begin collecting signatures for a proposed 2016 ballot initiative to allow medical marijuana in the state, as the proposed Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act was certified by Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Thursday. Now, Arkansans for Compassionate Care, the group  behind the initiative, can begin collecting the […]

Teen Marijuana Use on the Decline in Colorado After Legalization

DENVER, CO — Rates of current and lifetime marijuana use among Colorado high school students has dropped since the state made marijuana legal in 2012, according to a press release distributed Thursday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: According to preliminary data from the state’s biennial Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, in 2013 – […]

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