On March 13th, 2014, The Colorado Court of Appeals issued a formal stance that convicted criminals who had charges directly relating to the decriminalization of one ounce or less of marijuana or marijuana concentrate pending appeal or post-conviction motion on or before the effective date of Amendment 64 were retroactively eligible to have their crimes […]
The Herald, 10 Apr 2014 – NEED TO RECLASSIFY CANNABIS Now that the federal government has finally, belatedly given the OK to a long-delayed study looking at marijuana as a treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, the same government needs to take another step and remove the legal hypocrisy that prevents such research in the first place.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 03 Apr 2014 – DENVER (AP) – Three-fourths of Americans say it’s inevitable that marijuana will be legal for recreational use across the nation, whether they support such policies or not, according to a public opinion poll released Wednesday that highlights shifting attitudes after the drug war era and tough-on-crime legislation. The Pew Research Center survey also shows increased support for ending mandatory minimum prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders and doing away with jail time for small amounts of marijuana.
Winnipeg Sun, 01 Apr 2014 – Marijuana to be legalized in Manitoba; following Colorado footsteps In the wake of a court decision that allows medical marijuana users to continue to grow their own pot, Manitoba will become the first Canadian jurisdiction to follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington, the Sun has learned.
Abbotsford News, 17 Mar 2014 – Council will ask UBCM to lobby senior government for addresses The city is hoping the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) will endorse a plan to petition Health Canada to provide addresses for all grow operations licensed in the city.
Richmond Times-Dispatch, 15 Mar 2014 – (AP) – In a former colonial mansion in Jamaica – the land of late reggae musician and cannabis evangelist Bob Marley – politicians huddle to discuss trying to ease marijuana laws. In Morocco, one of the world’s top producers of the concentrated pot known as hashish, two leading political parties want to legalize its cultivation, at least for medical and industrial use.
The Hutchinson News, 08 Mar 2014 – Let Colorado have legal pot. Kansas can sit back and watch how this experiment goes and wait for more science on the health and societal impact of marijuana use. I attended a public awareness meeting about marijuana in Hutchinson on Tuesday night. Even though The Hutchinson News was a sponsor, I thought I might confirm my past support for legalizing pot. It must have been an effective program, as I walked away instead in support of the people who are fighting pot usage, especially at the youth level. I have too much respect for those people to marginalize pot. Downplaying the effects of pot is exactly why it is a problem with our youth and in our schools.
Eastern Echo, 03 Mar 2014 – “Colorado Expects to Reap Tax Bonanza From Legal Marijuana Sales” was a headline which appeared in the New York Times over Winter break. This year, Colorado has started to allow the cultivation and distribution of marijuana and is expected to reap $184 million in tax receipts from marijuana sales. The benefit to state coffers has always been a point raised by advocates in the overall debate about marijuana. Colorado will profit in another way as well. Law enforcement in the state won’t have to sniff out people who cultivate or use marijuana for medicine or recreation anymore.
Washington Times, 20 Feb 2014 – Governor Sees $98m in Fiscal ’14 DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s legal marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations, according to a budget proposal released Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, that gives the first official estimate of how much the state expects to make from pot taxes.
After a year of preparation, Colorado opened its doors to the legal marijuana business last week, serving thousands of customers and racking up more t…
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