Chicago Sun-Times, 11 Nov 2014 - Though most of the Lake View residents who turned out for a community meeting about a proposed marijuana dispensary opposed it, the East Lake View Neighbors association, sponsors of the meeting, voted to approve a city zoning change that would allow the dispensary to open. More than 60 people attended the meeting Monday evening to discuss a medical marijuana dispensary proposed for 2843 N. Halsted St.
Tulsa World, 10 Nov 2014 - (AP) - As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a national franchise. Marijuana is illegal under federal drug laws. But voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., approved ballot measures Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, joining Washington state and Colorado.
Chicago Tribune, 10 Nov 2014 - Rauner, Others Support a More Open Process for License Application Since they won the Super Bowl, members of the 1985 Chicago Bears have made second careers out of promoting apple-pie products like McDonald's, Coca-Cola and G.I. Joe. Now, they can add a more countercultural item to the menu: medical marijuana.
The Herald, 10 Nov 2014 - Ambiguous Federal and State Laws Are Making New Marijuana Retailers' Work Inefficient and Inconvenient. LAKE STEVENS - Reed Evans called several banks looking to open an account for Cannablyss, his family's recreational marijuana business and the only pot retail store in Lake Stevens.
Orlando Sentinel, 10 Nov 2014 - Gail Seltzer fits no one's stereotype of a pothead. She's an accountant who lives in an immaculate home and boasts a clean criminal record. She finds the pungent aroma of weed offputting. But after a statewide vote on medical marijuana fell short Tuesday, Seltzer decided to reveal a touchy secret: The 54-year-old eats berry-shaped cannabis candies to treat symptoms of a sometimes-debilitating immune disorder.
Albuquerque Journal, 10 Nov 2014 - E-Cig Company Sees Great Opportunity OKLAHOMA CITY - As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a national franchise.
Globe and Mail, 10 Nov 2014 - Tobacco is addictive, dangerous and responsible for thousands of deaths in Canada each year. Imagine if the federal government tried to deal with that massive threat by making tobacco illegal and throwing anyone caught with a cigarette in jail. Would that put a stop to smoking? Or simply drive it underground and tie up valuable resources trying to enforce a ban destined to fail?
Sun-Sentinel, 09 Nov 2014 - Maybe the second time's the charm. After the defeat of Amendment 2, the medical marijuana initiative his money largely got on the ballot, Orlando attorney John Morgan is already looking toward 2016.
The Bulletin, 09 Nov 2014 - WASHINGTON - Bruce Nassau made his first fortune in the cable television industry in Colorado. Now he sees opportunity in legal marijuana. He and his partners have four shops with about 75 employees that serve recreational and medical users, with a fifth for retail opening last week. He expects to have about 90 workers total by January.
Albany Democrat-Herald, 09 Nov 2014 - Want to be a midnight toker? Better wait till next summer, because anyone caught with recreational marijuana before then can expect to get busted as usual. That's the word from Oregon State Police, the Corvallis Police Department and the Linn County Sheriff's Office, all of which say they'll enforce existing marijuana laws until Oregon's new law allowing recreational marijuana use takes effect July 1, 2015.
The Palm Beach Post, 09 Nov 2014 - Florida voters denied - barely - a political imperative to pass a constitutional amendment legalizing the use of medical marijuana by folks with debilitating illnesses. It falls upon the Florida lawmakers to follow a moral imperative to pass medical marijuana legislation and give relief to thousands of Floridians suffering from horrible ailments. This is reason enough to move quickly, but faith in this Legislature on this issue is hard to come by.
Boston Herald, 09 Nov 2014 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who has long opposed marijuana dispensaries, told the Herald yesterday that he's hopeful there will be "tight regulations" on a pot shop that now is one step closer to opening in Boston's Financial District. "I mean, it's the law. We're going to live with the law," Walsh said. "I didn't support it in the beginning; I just thought it was too open-ended. But in saying that, it's the law today, and everything can be worked out."
Stabroek News, 09 Nov 2014 - Here's the biggest irony of Tuesday's mid-term elections: the US government will continue demanding that Mexico, Colombia and other countries fight the marijuana trade as part of its "war on drugs," while Washington voters have just approved making pot legal in the US capital. Under an initiative passed by DC voters in Tuesday's elections, residents aged over 21 will be able to possess two ounces of marijuana and grow up to six plants for recreational consumption outside federal lands, pending congressional approval of the measure.
The Ledger, 08 Nov 2014 - Amendment 2, Florida's A-proposed medical A-marijuana measure, failed on Election Day. And deservedly so. The state constitutional change advocated by A-Orlando lawyer John Morgan, and largely financed with $6.5 million out of Morgan's own wallet, was fraught with more holes than a fish net.
The Peterborough Examiner, 08 Nov 2014 - Rob and Mary Kamermans Face Series of Charges BELLEVILLE - A Coe Hill family practitioner and his wife have been committed to stand trial for a host of charges including, substance trafficking, fraud and money laundering related to his involvement with medical marijuana prescriptions.
The Intelligencer, 08 Nov 2014 - Finds doctor didn't maintain professional standard A North Hastings doctor remains banned from practising in hospital emergency rooms after the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario ruled he is incompetent and failed to maintain his profession's standard of practice.
Baltimore Sun, 08 Nov 2014 - Although residents of Washington voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing marijuana this week - a move that could put penalty-free pot within an hour's drive of Baltimore - the ballot initiative faces an uncertain future. The measure, which would make it legal for people over 21 to possess 2 ounces of marijuana and grow up to three plants, has triggered some concern on Capitol Hill and among Maryland authorities.
The Economist, 08 Nov 2014 - Almost Half of American States Have Taken Steps to Legalise Cannabis. the Federal Government Should Follow BESIDES choosing lawmakers, on November 4th voters in three American states and the District of Columbia considered measures to liberalise the cannabis trade.
The Intelligencer, 07 Nov 2014 - Proceedings to begin next month A Coe Hill family practitioner and his wife have been committed to stand trial for a host of charges including, substance trafficking, fraud and money laundering related to his involvement with medical marijuana prescriptions.
Boston Globe, 07 Nov 2014 - Congress to Weigh in on Marijuana The national marijuana legalization debate is moving into the backyard of a Republican-controlled Congress, now that the District of Columbia has voted to legalize growing, possessing, and sharing small amounts of the drug.