Jun 172014
 June 17, 2014
Reno City Council Votes To Allow Medical Marijuana Businesses

The medical marijuana industry is ramping up in Nevada. Medical marijuana dispensaries will start popping up all over Nevada by the end of the year according to media reports. The City of Reno had a moratorium in place that prevented medical marijuana businesses from opening inside Reno city limits, but that was lifted this week by the Reno City Council. Per News 4: In a 4-1 vote on Wednesday, the Council approved an ordinance to amend the Reno Municipal Code to initiate the allowance of Medical Marijuana Establishments within the City of Reno under certain criteria. The Planning Commission recommended

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Jun 172014
 June 17, 2014
Will Seattle Get Its Own 'Marijuana District'

I have always loved Seattle. Growing up in Oregon, I have traveled to Seattle numerous times with friends and family. Before Bo Jackson ran over Brian Bozworth, I was a huge Seattle Seahawks fan, and my dad took me to games at the King Dome a lot. I always enjoyed walking around Seattle before and after games and seeing all of the typical tourist destinations. Seattle will no doubt get even cooler once legal recreational marijuana sales start here soon. There is one particular area of Seattle that will be home to the largest concentration of stores according to the

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Jun 162014
 June 16, 2014
Jim Greig Inducted Into The Weed Blog Hall Of Fame

I received some outstanding news and some very sad news today while I was at work. The good news is Oregon’s marijuana legalization initiative ran by New Approach Oregon has surpassed the 100,000 signature mark. The sad news is my good friend Jim Greig has passed away and won’t get to see the initiative on the 2014 Oregon ballot. Jim Greig is one of the hardest working activists I have ever met, and the marijuana reform community will never be the same without him. I first met Jim Greig during the 2012 Election, during which he led the campaign against

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Jun 162014
 June 16, 2014
New Approach Oregon's Marijuana Legalization Campaign Gaining Momentum

Marijuana legalization in Oregon is overdue. Marijuana should have been legalized in Oregon during the 2012 Election, but due to various reasons, that didn’t happen. Had the campaign had more money to work with, Oregon would have legalized. Had the initiative been written better, Oregon would have legalized. Looking back, it was clearly a missed opportunity to have Oregon join Colorado and Washington. If Oregon Measure 80 had received a little over 3 more percentage points on Election Day in 2012, marijuana would have been legalized in Oregon with no limits. After most national organizations abandoned Oregon’s legalization efforts in

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Jun 162014
 June 16, 2014
New York Governor Cuomo Harming Medical Marijuana Bill's Chances

Last week it appeared that New York’s medical marijuana bill, the Compassionate Care Act, had a great chance of being passed this week. The bill had already passed the New York Assembly, and supporters stated that they felt they had enough support in the Senate to get a similar result in that chamber. It appears that the momentum took a hit this weekend, when New York Governor Cuomo leaked a list of demands that would be required in order to sign off on the bill. Among those demands are: Banning smoking – only vaporization, pill form, and edibles will be

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Jun 162014
 June 16, 2014
Fat Albert Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Fat Albert Cannabis Strain Review And Pics The Fat Albert marijuana strain gets its name from the classic cartoon. The Fat Albert marijuana strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid, originating in the Pacific Northwest. The Fat Albert marijuana strain is a cross between Albert Walker and Deep Chunk. The Fat Albert marijuana strain is known for its citrusy taste and scent. The nugs are dense and heavy, and are covered in trichomes. I have seen some samples that had purple tinges, but for the most part the nugs are lime green. The Fat Albert marijuana strain is very strong, and is recommended

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Jun 162014
 June 16, 2014
Colorado To Grant Nine Million Dollars For Medical Marijuana Research

Colorado is about to start the largest state-funded effort to research medical marijuana. A bill was signed earlier this year that approved millions of dollars for marijuana research in Colorado. The bill should result in roughly 9 million dollars in research grants being handed out over the next five years. Marijuana research has always been hindered by the federal government, who does it’s own research in secret and tries to fight attempts by others. There have been privately funded research projects, but those projects are always limited by funding. California has spent 8.7 million dollars on research over the last

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Jun 162014
 June 16, 2014
Feds Says Casinos Should Turn Away Marijuana Industry Members

This week the 2014 Bank Secrecy Act took place in Las Vegas. In attendance were members from the banking industry, the casino industry, and members from the federal government. There were no doubt many topics covered at the event but one of them should be of particular interest to members of the marijuana industry. Federal regulators at the event said that casinos should not accept bets from members of the marijuana industry unless those particular customers passed an extensive background check, and have their bets monitored by the federal government. Per KQED: In order for a casino to knowingly accept

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Jun 162014
 June 16, 2014
Vermont Gov Wants DEA To Stay Away From Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Recently the United States House of Representatives voted to defund DEA medical marijuana raids in states that have passed legislation to legalize them. The United States Senate has yet to approve the measure, and it seems that the effort faces an uphill battle in the chamber. However, supporters in the United States House of Representatives have received backing from the Governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin, this week. Per Vermont Public Radio: Gov. Peter Shumlin says he supports an effort in Congress to block the federal government from cracking down on state-sanctioned medical marijuana dispensaries. Twenty-two states, including Vermont, have enacted

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Jun 162014
 June 16, 2014
Gun Owner Denied Concealed Permit For Using Legal Marijuana

Marijuana opponents will try everything they can to cling to failed policies. An example of that is occurring right now in Seattle, where a person was denied a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) because she admitted to using marijuana, which is completely legal now throughout Washington State for recreational purposes, and has been for a long time for medical purposes. Per Komo News: With the denial came a letter for Richland Police Chief Chris Skinner who wrote Floyd was not eligible to receive a CPL because she had an authorization to possess cannabis. Skinner also cited Federal law, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(3)

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