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|HB 2401 would have legalized and taxed marijuana in Washington; the herb would be sold in state liquor stores. Since the Legislature dropped the ball, now it’s up to the voters.|
For the first time ever, the Washington Legislature looked at not one, but two bills to reform marijuana laws in the state. And although both were voted down in committee, advocates say marijuana legalization is still alive, with an initiative campaign trying to get a measure on the ballot in November, reports Matt Phelps of the Kirkland Reporter.
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|David Johnson was arrested after sheriff’s investigators watched him smoking marijuana with his sons on YouTube.|
A 44-year-old Nebraska man was arrested after sheriff’s investigators watched about 90 “how to smoke marijuana” videos on YouTube that also feature his sons.
|Cannabinated Colorado: It appears inevitable that medical marijuana regulations are coming to the Mile High State.|
The first attempt by the Legislature to regulate Colorado’s medical marijuana industry just passed its first test at the Capitol.
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An anonymous caregiver who grows medical marijuana for patients checks his garden. He has 22 plants of three varieties growing in his Grand Rapids basement.
Grand Rapids, Michigan city commissioners have decided on a homegrown approach to regulating medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana supporters say they are “outraged” over President Obama’s re-appointment of Bush Administration holdover Michele Leonhart as chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Maryland, with state-run production centers, is getting support from legislators in both parties.
|Eight grand a pound adds up.|
A California man is asking the city of Costa Mesa to pay for 12 medical marijuana plants seized by the police in 2007.
The Los Angeles City Council voted 9-3 today to pass an ordinance regulating the sale of medical marijuana by dispensaries. The measure, which the council first began debating more than four years ago, passed quickly, without debate.
|It’s easier to get in than to get out… usually.|
A man climbed over a fence and tried to break into an Oregon jail after drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana, according to police.
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|Kush House dispensary in Venice Beach. Hundreds of pot shops, including all 14 in Venice, will be forced to shut down under L.A.’s new dispensary law.|
With the Los Angeles City Council expected this week to give final approval to a new law which would result in hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries being forced to close, some are wondering exactly how the city will enforce the crackdown.