Monthly Archives: November 2015

MJ Law

Recreational drug use – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Recreational drug use is the use of a drug (legal, controlled, or illegal) with the …
of psychoactive drugs, such as cannabis or MDMA, this is often referred to as a …

Dave Cieslewicz

organizations. Mr. Cieslewicz is a supporter of recreational marijuana use, but has not used marijuana "in recent years." Cieslewicz has appeared in Episode

canadian-law-on-recreational-use-of-marijuanaCanadian Law on the Recreational Use of Marijuana
from randellrebecca, ago in

Who's minding the marijuana? Banned pesticide found in Colorado testing
CNN, on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 23:46:03 -0800
Pesticides that are illegal to use on marijuana plants in Colorado are being found in some recreational and medical pot products being marketed and sold to the public — leading to product recalls, plant quarantines and even a class-action lawsuit

Mexico supreme court rules ban on marijuana use …
Mexico's supreme court has ruled that sections of the country's health law are invalid, legalizing the growing, possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Although it covers only the plaintiffs in one case, …

The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for …
Greg Green, published 2003, 264 pages

MJ Law

Legality of cannabis by U.S. jurisdiction – Wikipedia, the free …
Jurisdiction with decriminalized cannabis possession laws. … Currently, the use
of both recreational and medicinal marijuana has been entirely legalized in the …

Cannabis political parties

electoral laws were changed requiring all political parties to prove a membership of 500 enrolled voters, an impossible task for the Marijuana Party. The

budtender-school-marijuana-history-101Bud-Tender School – Marijuana History 101
from GreenCulturED, ago in
Let’s Brush Up On Your Marijuana History Cannabis (also known as marijuana and hemp) is indigenous to Central and South Asia. Contemporary uses of cannabis are as a recreational or medicinal drug, and as part of religious or spiritual rites; the earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium B.C. The Chinese Emperor Fu His (ca. 2900 B.C.), whom the Chinese credit with bringing civilization to China, seems to have made reference to Ma, the Chinese word for Cannabis, noting that Cannabis was a very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang. Around 2000 B.C., the Egyptians used cannabis to treat sore eyes. And then a century later, doctors in India could be found mixing marijuana with milk to use as an anesthetic. In 200 B.C. the Greeks used marijuana to remedy earaches. During the Middle Ages, hemp was central to any herbalist’s medicine cabinet. William Turner, the naturalist considered the first English botanist, praised it in his New Herball, published in 1538. It was in the early 1,600’s when Jamestown settlers brought the marijuana plant, commonly known as hemp, to North America and throughout the colonial period, hemp fiber was an important export. Such notable used for cannabis slowed to a screeching halt and was temporarily removed from history after 1937, when the Marihuana Tax Act effectively banned the drug in the United States. Marijuana Is Actually A Misunderstood Kind Of Substance It is a good thing that debates have paved the way to discover that it has many good uses more than what’s been described since Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act in 1970 that classified marijuana as a drug with “no accepted medical use”. It was in the same year that NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) was founded as a nonprofit, public-interest advocacy group whose mission is to end marijuana prohibition. Marijuana history was made in America on November 5th, 1996 when voters in California passed a state medical marijuana initiative known as Proposition 215. The legislation permits patients and their primary caregivers, with a physician’s recommendation, to possess and cultivate marijuana for medical use. Today 60% of Americans support legalizing marijuana for medical use, according to an April 2010 AP-CNBC poll. Many more states now allow the usage of marijuana for certain medical condition thus giving birth to the term medical marijuana and are now paving the road for the legal cannabis industry. Many medical studies have shown that marijuana has the ability to help people suffering from a variety of medical conditions. Tumor cells growing in some areas in the body have been scientifically proven to decrease through marijuana use. In fact, many of states are willing to let it help the economy by imposing taxes on it. People who have been supporting the use and growing of marijuana are expecting that the law changes will soon make it happen. Learn

Ruling in Mexico Sets Into Motion Legal Marijuana
New York Times, on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:03:38 -0800
Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have passed laws permitting medical marijuana, and four states also allow recreational use by adults. “In the long run, as the U.S. legalizes marijuana, Mexico is going to have a tough time competing

Recreational Marijuana Bill Introduced in New York | We Are …
It took a long time for New York to get on board with medical marijuana and now that it has, could legalizing recreational use be far behind? Senator Liz Krueger and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes have introduced a …

State and Local Politics
Todd Donovan, Daniel Smith, Tracy Osborn, Christopher Mooney, published 2014, 640 pages

MJ Law

Medical Marijuana
Opponents of medical marijuana argue that it is too dangerous to use, lacks FDA-
approval, and that various legal drugs make marijuana use unnecessary.

Drug policy of Colorado

nausea. Medical cannabis patients are no longer under the scrutiny of federal law[citation needed], as it has adapted to allow for medical marijuana use in

best-cannabis-seeds-medical-issues-governing-the-use-of-medical-marijuanaBest Cannabis Seeds – Medical Issues Governing the Use of Medical Marijuana
from declanskinner, ago in
For the past few years, there have been a lot of adults; aged 50-60, who believed that using marijuana can, offer great health benefits. Most of them believe that it can help them maintain their health, and that it is safe to use even without the permission from the doctor. For more informtion please visit:

Utilizing medical marijuana now OK in public locations in Ontario underneath …
The Times (subscription), on Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:45:00 -0800
Under new Ontario regulations, that's what people puffing on — in a joint or an e-cigarette — can now say in any public place where smoking is otherwise banned. The exemption includes everything from movie theatres to restaurants, offices, stadiums, …

Medical marijuana users rally support to change laws they …
HANOVER, Pa. (WHTM) – As the state's medical marijuana fight stalls in the statehouse, activists haven't given up pushing for public support. One of those demonstrating Saturday in York County was more recognizable than …

Medical Marijuana and Marijuana Use
unknown, published 2009, 97 pages

MJ Law

Patients' Guide to Medical Marijuana Law in California | California …
A guide to medical marijuana laws in California for patients.

Cannabis Cup

Times Medical Cannabis Cup celebrates medical marijuana in states that have passed medical marijuana laws. The U.S. Cannabis Cup celebrates marijuana in

marijuana-lawsMarijuana laws
from nikhil_jhunjhnuwala, ago in
A short guide on marijuana state laws and federal regulation. To see the whole infographic: To get more information:

, on

Medical Marijuana Available To 52% Of US/Canada …
52% of the people living north of Mexico have access to legal medical marijuana. Population tallies from the 24 US states with medical marijuana programs, one federal District and the country of Canada, which has a national …

, published , pages

MJ Law

State Marijuana Laws Map – Governing
Medical and recreational-purpose marijuana laws by state.

Charles C. Lynch

compliant with the State of California Medical Marijuana laws, but was prosecuted and convicted under Federal Marijuana Laws which trump State Law. As of July

drug-charges-and-penalties-in-tennesseeDrug Charges and Penalties in Tennessee
from bennettlawtn, ago in
If you find yourself facing charges for one (or more) of Tennessee’s drug laws it is imperative that you take the matter seriously given the numerous judicial and non-judicial consequences of a conviction. Learn more about drug charges and penalties in Tennessee in this presentation.

Check your toke before you smoke: Pesticides present in pot, despite state …
RT, on Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:22:30 -0800
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) developed a list of 271 pesticides that cultivators were allowed to use on their pot plants when marijuana became a legal substance last July. The state agency also required growers to record and …

Marijuana Laws by State | The Big Picture
Marijuana Laws by State. by Barry Ritholtz – August 6th, 2015, 12:30pm … in Colorado.” This CCC could help law enforcement DEA-types get more productive government work the way Roosevelt's CCC did for the general public. intlacct says:.

Marijuana Law
Boire, published 2012, 192 pages

MJ Law

California Marijuana Legalization 2015: New Medical Marijuana …
Sep 13, 2015 Two decades after medical marijuana was legalized in the Golden State, … 2015:
New Medical Marijuana Law Rankles Top Cannabis Industry …

War on Drugs

number of users of marijuana in the U.S. declined between 2000 and 2005 even with many states passing new medical marijuana laws making access easier

marijuana-school-california-marijuana-dispensariesMarijuana School – California Marijuana Dispensaries
from GreenCulturED, ago in
How California Marijuana Dispensaries Got Started And Some History Some call it the “green rush” – referencing marijuana from California. Marijuana growers account for $14 billion a year in sales in California, making it the state’s most valuable cash crop. The acceptance of marijuana in California started with the Moscone Act in 1976 changed violation for small-scale possession from a felony to a misdemeanor in California. The law was pressed because of a high number of marijuana arrests clogging the criminal system. Then in 1979, Berkeley, California voters passed the Berkeley Marijuana Initiative, an ordinance that makes the possession, cultivation, sale and transportation of marijuana the police department’s lowest priority. The law is still on the books today. This was the beginning California’s medical marijuana laws and set the stage for future medical dispensaries and marijuana from California. 1st Medical Marijuana From California California was the first state in America that legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Medical cannabis may be legally used and cultivated by qualified patients in California under Proposition 215, provided they have an approval from a licensed physician. Laws legalizing medical marijuana in California were approved on November 6, 1996 with a 56% vote. The law removed criminal penalties on a state-level that involves usage, possession and farming of medical cannabis. Supporters of medical marijuana argue that it can be a safe and effective treatment for the symptoms of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, pain, glaucoma, epilepsy, and other conditions. Patients who are recommended by their physicians to use medical cannabis for treatment are provided legal protection under this law. An amendment to the law was approved in 2003 imposing guidelines on the amount of medical marijuana to be used or cultivated by patients and their caregivers. The amendment also created a medical marijuana patient registry established by the California Department of State Health. For California marijuana dispensaries, this amendment gave them legal protection from the state. The Start Of California Marijuana Dispensaries The San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club was the first public medical marijuana dispensary in America. The club was established in 1992. The name eventually changed to Cannabis Cultivators Club and Cannabis Healing Club. To date, the largest medical marijuana dispensary is also located in California. Harborside Health Center, which opened in 2006 and caters to more than 100,000 patients. Just last year, Harborside Health Center got into a controversy when the landlords complained that the center violated federal laws. Court proceedings are still being done to date. As with other medical marijuana dispensaries all over the country, California marijuana dispensaries have helped to provide the foundation and structure how dispensaries operate in other states. L

California pot farmers wrestle with new medical marijuana rules
Sacramento Bee, on Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:03:45 -0800
Over the next few years that will change, as a sweeping new package of laws will reverse years of state silence by regulating and licensing every stage of the medical marijuana industry. For consumers, the shift will mean more assurance that their

An Overview Of California's New (And Improved) Medical …
During the seminar, Governor Brown signed into law the three bills that comprise the California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA). Needless to say, this was big news for all of us at the seminar.

, published , pages

MJ Law

Recreational drug use – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Recreational drug use is the use of a drug (legal, controlled, or illegal) with the …
of psychoactive drugs, such as cannabis or MDMA, this is often referred to as a …

Burnside Burn

of Marijuana Laws, in celebration of the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Oregon and to circumnavigate a temporary limit on recreational sales

what-do-you-think-about-recreational-marijuana-and-medical-marijuanaWhat Do You Think About Recreational Marijuana And Medical Marijuana?
from GreenCulturED, ago in
Frame1 – What Do You Think About Recreational Marijuana And Medical Marijuana Vote Frame2 – Should recreational marijuana be legalized? And what about your medical marijuana vote… Public opinion in the United States and several countries in Europe and Latin America are grappling with this controversial issue. Medical marijuana is a growing industry, more and more people are hearing about this marijuana vote that has been sweeping our nation. Medical marijuana bills have legally been adopted in numerous states and even federal government in the District of Columbia and, as most know, Colorado and Washington have fully legalized marijuana for recreational use by adults. “This is really grounding breaking,” said Beau Kilmer, co-director of the Rand Drug Research Policy Center. “No modern jurisdiction has ever removed the prohibition on the production and possession of marijuana for recreational purposes…since no one has done this before, there are a lot of uncertainties.” There are several opinions against marijuana use in general and on the opposite side you will hear of positive arguments about the usage of marijuana. A good example is to take a look back at our own history (we’ve all heard history repeats itself) and look at the prohibition of alcohol. Alcohol was considered evil, the government made it illegal and that was what provided the foundation for the mob to make millions of tax free money. Or that by having a vote to legalize marijuana would increase tax revenues for the government and to not make it as profitable on the black market to discourage where most of marijuana is sold today. You might have heard of the recent actions of Congress Representatives Blumenauer and Polis released a report outlining the need for federal marijuana law reform, titled “The Path Forward: Rethinking Federal Marijuana Policy.” An effort is building in Congress to make a marijuana vote that would change United States’ laws, including moves to legalize the production of industrial hemp and create a federal tax. It introduces federal measures to legalize cannabis that would allow states and voters to decide if they will regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. Ending marijuana prohibition by regulating it like alcohol is said that it will generate tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue for state and local governments in this growing industry. Allen St. Pierre, executive director of NORML, a national group that lobbies for legalization, said he has heard from friends and family already planning trips to Colorado for the “cannabis tourism” that will certainly become popular. It is necessary to consider how marijuana and medical marijuana legalization is creating a totally unique industry in the United States and how it will impact parents, heavy users, medical users, employers, state and local economies, and even the drug traffickers. Learn More At:

Alaska board OKs marijuana use in retail pot shops
Alaska Dispatch News, on Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:41:15 -0800
The Marijuana Control Board voted to allow consumption of marijuana at retail stores, which, if approved by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, would make Alaska the first state to permit a regulated area for marijuana consumption outside of a person's home or

Ohio voters to decide on legalizing recreational marijuana use
Ohio voters will decide on Tuesday whether to become the first U.S. Midwestern state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, although a rival ballot measure could kill the law before it takes effect. Issue 3 would add an …

, published , pages

MJ Law

Legality of cannabis by U.S. jurisdiction – Wikipedia, the free …
Jurisdiction with decriminalized cannabis possession laws. … The District of
Columbia has fully legalized recreational and medical marijuana, but
recreational …

Marijuana Policy Project

non-coercive marijuana policies; (2) identify and activate supporters of non-punitive, non-coercive marijuana policies; (3) change state laws to reduce or

frequently-asked-questions-about-marijuana-usage-in-coloradoFrequently Asked Questions About Marijuana Usage In Colorado
from pisanilaw, ago in
In January 1st, 2014, Colorado presented their revised marijuana laws that allowed people above the age of 21 years to buy and possess marijuana for recreational purposes. Ever since then, people all over US have been wondering how this law is going to operate and what are the different aspects of this new marijuana legislation are. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about marijuana usage in Colorado.

, on

Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and …
Martin A. Lee, published 2013, 528 pages

MJ Law

Medical Use – – Working to Reform Marijuana Laws
Medical Use. Medical Marijuana Map. Marijuana, or cannabis, as it is more
appropriately called, has been part of humanity's medicine chest for almost as
long …

Florida Amendment 2 (2014)

see Florida Amendment 2 (2008). Florida Amendment 2, Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions, is an initiative that appeared on the November

how-to-use-medical-marijuana-tips-on-how-adult-use-itHow to use medical marijuana tips on how adult use it
from sergiomcgeez, ago in
It is without any doubt that marijuana has many health benefits. From findings that have been carried out by different researchers and medical institutions, this substance been proven to treat or offer relief to various medical conditions including glaucoma,epileptic seizures, cancer, anxiety, multiple sclerosis just to mention but a few. This is why many states in the U.S have legalized it.

Arizona court rules against DUI immunity for medical marijuana patients
Extract, on Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:33:45 -0800
The ruling determined that any driver who tests positive for marijuana in their system can be charged with driving under the influence, but the driver can avoid conviction if they are able to prove they weren't impaired by the marijuana use. The

Medical marijuana users rally support to change laws they …
HANOVER, Pa. (WHTM) – As the state's medical marijuana fight stalls in the statehouse, activists haven't given up pushing for public support. One of those demonstrating Saturday in York County was more recognizable than …

Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana
Michael Backes, published 2014, 320 pages

MJ Law

Tom Lackey

co-authored the bi-partisan and historic Medical Marijuana Safety and Regulation Act (AB 266) in 2015. Part of a package of laws intended to create a statewide

the-first-state-to-give-medical-marijuana-lawsThe First State To Give Medical Marijuana Laws
from possessivecommu67, ago in
Marijuana is a schedule I illegal drug under the federal law. You can get yourself a DUI should you.

, on

Hashing out pending medical marijuana legislation … – Fox17
LANSING, Mich. – Marijuana is becoming a stickier legal issue in Michigan, leaving many medical marijuana advocates to question the way law enforcement and prosecutors want to change pending legislation that would …

California Medical Marijuana Dispensary and Grower’s Guidebook
C. Restivo, W. Britt, published 2012, 136 pages