Just in time for spring planting, hundreds of marijuana lovers in Washington, D.C., mark passage of the city’s new pot legalization law by getting free seeds at a neighborhood eatery only 10 minutes from the White House.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy released a progress report. He says a pot legalization effort is likely to be on the ballot next year and is likely to pass. As he runs for governor, he believes the biggest vulnerability is “participating in the status quo and maintaining neutrality.”
A new year means a new Legislature, complete with 37 new lawmakers, 38 new committee chairs and three leaders new to opening session atop their caucuses. They will bring a burst of activity to downtown Sacramento, where the corridors of the state Capitol, the coffee shops and the restaurants will soon hum with staff, lawmakers and lobbyists plying their trade.
Residents of unincorporated Sacramento County would be allowed to grow up to nine marijuana plants per house for medical purposes under an ordinance introduced Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Sacramento County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to ban outdoor marijuana crops, joining a growing number of California cities and counties that have prohibited cultivation in response to safety and nuisance complaints.
As the nation’s only truly legal supplier of marijuana, the U.S. government keeps tight control of its stash, which is grown in a 12-acre fenced garden on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
In 2010, as Colorado lawmakers were creating America’s first state-licensed and regulated medical marijuana industry, fellow police officers at a Colorado Drug Investigators Association conference jeered a state law enforcement official assigned to draft the legislation.
Matthew Davies, a freshly minted MBA graduate from Santa Clara University, was a fast achiever in business. He launched an online jewelry importing company, moved on to open a property management firm and then an upscale French restaurant, Le Bistro, that served fine wines and Grand Marnier soufflés.
After years of politicking and planning, Colorado will make history Wednesday when it opens the first retail marijuana stores in the United States, allowing state residents to buy up to an ounce of the drug. Out-of-state visitors will be allowed to buy a quarter of an ounce at a time.
The Obama administration today sounded the alarms over rising marijuana use among the nation's youth, saying that softening attitudes about the perceived risk are responsible for the increase. Sixty percent of 12th-graders do not view regular marijuana use as harmful,
When Washington state begins selling legal marijuana next year, Democratic Rep. Denny Heck figures it will result in an infusion of $1 billion a year to the economy --- all in cash. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says that poses a serious challenge to the federal government.
Buoyed by their success at the polls Tuesday, marijuana backers say they’ll now try to get the drug fully legalized in 13 more states by 2017. They’d join Colorado and Washington state, which voted last year to allow pot sales for recreational use.
With a moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated El Dorado County set to expire at the end of October, the county Planning Commission has called for an ordinance to allow and regulate the facilities.