Election 2012

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 – […]

Brookings Institute Report Shows Colorado Successfully Regulating Marijuana
Lengthy report concludes, ‘Regulations address key concerns such as diversion, shirking, communication breakdowns, illegal activity, and the financial challenges facing the marijuana industry’

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Colorado is successfully regulating marijuana, according to a report released Thursday by the Brookings Institution’s Center for Effective Public Management. “The state has met challenging statutory and constitutional deadlines for the construction and launch of a legal, regulatory, and tax apparatus for its new policy,” according to the report authored by John […]

Seattle: 80% of Citations for Public Marijuana Use Issued by One Officer; Officer Reassigned
Officer who wrote 66 of 83 citations for public marijuana use called legalization "silly"

SEATTLE, WA — The Seattle Police Department has reassigned an officer who single-handedly issued about 80 percent of the marijuana tickets handed out in the city during the first half of this year, authorities said on Wednesday. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said staff reviewing data to prepare the department’s first biannual report on marijuana […]

Washington State to Allow Marijuana Edibles, No Candy, in Retail Shops
Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put cannabis in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules.

OLYMPIA, WA — Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put cannabis in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules. Washington became the second U.S. state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults on July 8 […]

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