Archive for 2014
Daily Telegraph, 28 Jul 2014 – A LEADING American newspaper has come out in favour of the legalisation of marijuana, in an editorial which compares the drug’s ban to that of alcohol in the Prohibition era of the Twenties. Calling on the federal government to follow the lead of a number of states in allowing citizens to consume marijuana for recreational purposes, The New York Times said the evidence was “overwhelming” that moderate cannabis use was less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco. And while the newspaper’s editorial board called for sales to be limited to those over the age of 21 due to concerns about the effect of the drug on adolescent brains it said the social costs of criminalising marijuana were unsustainable.
Did anyone think they’d live to see the day when Angelenos could openly smoke a bowl while bowling a strike? But this past Saturday night, for the first time time ever, Hollywood and Highland’s landmark bowling alley Lucky Strike decided to allow marijuana use on its premises.…
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Brent Staples, the New York Times editorial writer who penned one of the opinion pieces in an interactive series calling for pot legalization, told Hu…
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The marketing of marijuana will require such enhancements as luxury shopping experience and slick packaging, as most marijuana consumers still think of cannabis mostly as a fungible commodity, like apples-the-fruit, not Apple-the-computer.
The New York Times made huge headlines over the weekend when its editorial board called for the “national legalization” of marijuana.
Pro-pot groups were crawling over each other so they could be among the first to offer the deepest, we-are-not-worthy bows to the newspaper of record in the United States. After all, who among them would disagree with the Times‘ assertion that ” … the federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana.”
But one Southern California-based medical-weed information service said, Hold on just a second:
It turns out the paper, which said in its editorial that cannabis is “far less dangerous than alcohol,” still tests new employees for marijuana.
Editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal told MSNBC this week, “Whether we’re going to continue testing for marijuana or not, I don’t know.…
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The Daily Tribune, 26 Jul 2014 – Three medical marijuana caregivers are ready to open a shop for their patients now that the Ferndale City Council has approved their plan. Adam Applebaum, CEO of Meridian Wellness, told city council members he and two other caregivers will service up to five patients each, as allowed under the state’s medical marijuana law.
The Hill, 29 Jul 2014 – Someday, we’ll look back on two federal prohibitions – on same-sex marriage and marijuana – and ask ourselves: “How were we ever so dumb? What’s the big deal?” Indeed, more and more people are asking that question every day. Even before the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, several states moved to recognize same-sex marriage. Massachusetts was the first, in May 2004. Today, either by legislation or court order, marriage equality is the law in 19 states, plus the District of Columbia. Courts in 14 other states, most recently Virginia, have ruled to strike down bans on same-sex marriage. While those decisions remain on appeal, it’s clearly only a matter of time before all 50 states accept the fact that every American, gay or straight, should be free to marry the one he or she loves.
The White House has responded to New York Times editorials this week supporting marijuana legalization, saying ending U.S. pot prohibition isn’t the “…
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Los Angeles Times, 28 Jul 2014 – Mood on Legalization Is Compared With the Swift Fall of Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage. More than a third of adults have smoked it – including the last three presidents. Dozens of songs and movies have been made about it.
Demonstrating that anything can be improved by dubbing it “the Uber of” something, a San Francisco startup called Eaze is offering medical cannabis deliveries via a smartphone app — which makes it the “Uber of marijuana,” multiple news outlets are reporting today.
The brainchild of an early Yammer employee, Kevin McCarty, who is funding the whole thing himself and running the operation out of his Chestnut Street apartment, Eaze is not a medical cannabis dispensary per se: it is instead a network of “caregivers” who essentially go to the dispensary for you and then deliver you your weed, in some cases in 10 minutes, McCarty claims.
Which means, like Uber (and like other apps, launched last month, that also claim to be the “Uber of marijuana), Eaze is able to dodge all those pesky regulations that cost money stifle innovation.
As of this writing, there are about 30 licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco. Most offer delivery.…
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