LAW & POLITICS

  • Kern County Supervisor Charged With Conflict of Interest in Marijuana Vote
    by Associated Press on July 17, 2018 at 11:00 PM

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Southern California prosecutors say a county supervisor faces a pair of misdemeanor charges after she cast a vote on marijuana regulation while allegedly having a financial stake in the cannabis industry. Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez will be arraigned Wednesday on conflict-of-interest charges. Her attorney said at a news conference Tuesday, [... […]

  • New Jersey Township Must Pay for Employee’s Medical Marijuana, Judge Rules
    by Monterey Bud on July 17, 2018 at 9:00 PM

    After citing a need to stop “creating addicts” and “killing people,” a New Jersey workers’ compensation judge ordered Freehold Township to compensate an employee for his use of medical marijuana. “If there’s anything criminal here, it’s how these drugs have been force-fed to injured people creating addicts,” said Lionel Simon, a New Jersey workers’ compensation [... […]

  • California Congressional Aide Sentenced in Soliciting Bribe from Compton Dispensary
    by Associated Press on July 17, 2018 at 1:00 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California congressional aide who took a $5,000 bribe after promising to help keep an illegal marijuana business open has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Michael Kimbrew was sentenced Monday for bribery and attempted extortion. He also was ordered to pay $9,000 in fines and restitution. Prosecutors say [... […]

  • New Jersey Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Would Double from 6 to 12
    by Associated Press on July 17, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    By Mike Catalini TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is seeking to double its number of medical cannabis dispensaries, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday, July 16, 2018. Murphy said in a statement that the state is requesting applications for six new dispensaries, up from the six that now operate in New Jersey. The medical [... […]

  • Marijuana Restrictions May Make Oklahomans Mad Enough to Vote
    by Monterey Bud on July 16, 2018 at 11:20 PM

    Oklahoma’s restrictive new medical marijuana rules could cultivate strong support for a legalization vote and State Question 797, which aims to legalize adult-use marijuana for adults  21 and older. After Oklahoma voters approved the state’s medical marijuana ballot initiative in late June 2018, Republican Gov. Mary Fallin announced Tuesday July 10, 2018,  she would adopt [... […]

  • A Friend With Weed is a Friend Indeed. Have a Happy (and Legal) Give Something Away Day.
    by Andy Andersen on July 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Happy Give Something Away Day, everyone! And yes, this is a real holiday. Originally submitted to the National Day Calendar by Linda Eaton Hall-Fulcher as an innocent day of kindness and paying it forward, Give Something Away Day has become a fun motivator for well-wishers, do-gooders and even organizing specialists across the country. Naturally, it [... […]

  • Want to Make Marijuana Access Legal and Safe? Heed NORML’s Call and Contact Congress.
    by Nicolas Juarez on July 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    As the the debate over the bounds of freedom of speech on social media and the “civility” in confronting Trump administration officials dining in public continues to grow, its easy to forget one our most civil, powerful and, quite frankly, under appreciated, forms of freedom of speech: “The right of the people to petition the [... […]

  • Hawaii Marijuana Veto Isn’t a Total Disappointment; Michigan Expands Medical Conditions List
    by Monterey Bud on July 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Hawaii’s governor announced some noteworthy improvements — and one major disappointment — for the state’s  medical marijuana program, Michigan cultivates new conditions for prospective patients, and New York regulators rush to replace opioids with medicinal cannabis. And while the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) spent the week of July 14, 2018 updating its list of [... […]

  • California Releases Regulations for Marijuana Industry
    by Marijuana.com Staff on July 14, 2018 at 1:00 AM

    By, Valli Herman The proposed rules and regulations that will govern the California cannabis industry were released Friday, July 13, 2018, marking the first step toward establishing permanent regulations for the burgeoning industry. The three state agencies that oversee the California cannabis market, the world’s largest, include the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), the Department [... […]

  • New York Assessment Puts Marijuana Legalization in Favorable Light
    by Marijuana.com Staff on July 13, 2018 at 10:09 PM

    By Valli Herman Concluding that good outcomes are more likely than bad ones, the state of New York took an important step toward creating a legal and regulated adult-use marijuana market, potentially the country’s largest. New York Commissioner of Health Howard A. Zucker on Friday, July 13, 2018,  presented a 75-page report, “Assessment of the [... […]