Regulate medical cannabis at state level – Bakersfield Californian

Posted on: April 21st, 2012 by admin No Comments

Friday, Apr 20 2012 11:03 PM Regulate medical cannabis at state level A bill that would create a state authority for regulation of marijuana dispensaries makes sense. It would bring order to an industry that currently lacks it and legitimacy to the idea of marijuana having medicinal benefits by establishing clear rules for its sale, production and use. The legislation would do this by creating a nine-member medical marijuana board within the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs — the same department that houses the state’s medical, registered nursing and pharmacy boards.

Medical marijuana training bill faces test in Colo. House – Daily Camera

Posted on: April 19th, 2012 by admin No Comments

DENVER — A marijuana proposal aimed at training people who work in medical marijuana businesses faces a test in Colorado’s Republican House.

SUNRISE: Hazmat team treats police after burglary investigation – Colorado Springs Gazette

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Colorado Springs Police were treated for chemical exposure after they investigated a burglary in north Colorado Springs Tuesday night. According to police, officers were called to 4502 Misty Drive to investigate a burglary about 11 p.m., but when they arrived they began to suffer from burning, itchy eyes. When they stepped out of the home, they continued to have symptoms and had headaches and burning throats

Bill to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in California clears 1st … – The Republic

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by admin No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO — A bill aimed at bringing order to California’s medical marijuana economy cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday as pot advocates and law enforcement groups lined up for another clash over the drug. Legislation to create statewide regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries passed the Assembly’s public safety committee by a 4-2 vote along party lines, with Democrats supporting the bill. “There is no doubt that an industry exits around medical cannabis,” said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the San Francisco Democrat who proposed the measure.

CA bill to regulate pot shops clears 1st hurdle – San Jose Mercury News

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by admin No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO—A bill aimed at bringing order to California’s medical marijuana economy cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday as pot advocates and law enforcement groups lined up for another clash over the drug. Legislation to create statewide regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries passed the Assembly’s public safety committee by a 4-2 vote along party lines, with Democrats supporting the bill. “There is no doubt that an industry exits around medical cannabis,” said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the San Francisco Democrat who proposed the measure

Marijuana task force in Tacoma nears end of long trek – TheNewsTribune.com

Posted on: April 17th, 2012 by admin No Comments

A task force charged with forming regulations for the two dozen or so marijuana dispensaries in Tacoma is fine-tuning a report that tackles issues such as zoning, permitting and security. The final draft, due by the end of the month, will go to the city Planning Commission and the Public Safety Committee before landing before the City Council. After public feedback, the council will decide which regulations to implement

Marijuana: Colorado Democratic Party endorses Amendment 64 – Westword (blog)

Posted on: April 16th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Last month, a majority of attendees at the Denver Republican Assembly backed Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act . And enthusiasm is even more widespread among Democrats. Saturday’s Dem state convention and assembly in Pueblo formally endorsed Amendment 64 — an action that proves to proponent Mason Tvert that the measure has growing appeal across party lines.

Town mulls medical marijuana ordinance – Chino Valley Review

Posted on: April 11th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Matt Santos Reporter The passage of Arizona Proposition 203 in November 2010, allowing medical marijuana usage and distribution, has led to concerns with local law enforcement and zoning commissions throughout the state, and Chino Valley has not been left out. While currently no applications for medical marijuana dispensaries or cultivation centers are pending for Chino Valley, the town Planning and Zoning Commission is attempting to stay ahead of the curve by presenting to the town council recommendations for local regulation of these type of businesses

Legalize Marijuana, Say Former Latin American Presidents – Opposing Views

Posted on: April 10th, 2012 by admin No Comments

From a fantastic op-ed in Huffington Post written by Cesar Gaviria, former president of Colombia and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy; Ernesto Zedillo, former president of Mexico and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy; and Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil and chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy: Our second core recommendation — which is more complex but just as important for ensuring peace and public safety — is to encourage experimentation with different models of legal regulation of drugs, such as marijuana, in similar ways to what is already done with tobacco and alcohol. Research has consistently demonstrated that marijuana is a less harmful drug than tobacco or alcohol. Regulation is not the same as legalization

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