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Legal Cannabis Week #69

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Association of Cannabis Breeders and Growers Meeting
WED APR 2 @8PM | Green Lion Farms

Seattle Hempfest Band Tryouts
THU APR 3 @7PM | 88 Keys Piano Bar

The Human Solution Washington Chapter Meeting
SAT APR 5 @1PM | Century Building in Kent

Cannabis Freedom March Meeting
SAT APR 5 @4PM | Delta 9 Seattle

Headwaters Cannabis Social Club
SAT APR 5 @6PM | Center for the Study of Cannabis And Social Policy

Week in review

A.J. Spiker urged his Ohio Republican Party to support medical cannabis.

Steve Rolles detailed the coffeeshop situation in the Netherlands.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services expects medical cannabis registrations to decline if voters legalize pot.

Hawaii legislators introduced a bill to create a medical cannabis task force.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal considers executive options to legalize medical cannabis.

Help End Marijuana Prohibition makes cannabis a wedge issue in Australian elections.

Yakama Nation opposed nearly 1,300 cannabis business license applications on their ancestral lands.

Colorado Supreme Court allowed attorneys to advise legal cannabis business clients.

American Academy of Neurology released new guidelines on treating multiple sclerosis with cannabis.

Senator Nicholas Scutari introduced a cannabis legalization bill in New Jersey.

Larkspur, Colorado residents placed a moratorium referendum on the April ballot.

Cannabis legalization motivates voters, poll finds.

D.C. Board of Elections approved ballot language for a legalization initiative. (Two weeks back I wrote that they approved the initiative for distribution, but they had only approved its language.)

Kevin Sabet fearmongered the Hawaii legislature.

Treasurer Jim McIntire estimates cannabis tax revenues will be lower than previously estimated.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert held a signing ceremony for the state’s low-THC medical cannabis law.

Illinois legislators forwarded a low-THC medical cannabis bill.

Delaware voters support marijuana decriminalization by a wide margin, poll shows.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division promised stricter enforcement.

Kentucky Legislature passed a low-THC medical cannabis bill.

Fodor’s Travel offered tips on Colorado pot tourism.

Sequim City Council enacted cannabis zoning but kept its I-502 moratorium.

Elko County, Nevada considers banning medical cannabis stores.

Commercial growers expect no business changes over a court challenge to Canada’s new medical cannabis rules.

Michelle Malkin remembered Ralph Seeley.

Iowa Senator Jack Hatch refocused on a bill to legalize medical cannabis.

Canadian miners consider the medical cannabis trade.

Yakima County Planning Commission heard public testimony mostly against a marijuana moratorium.

Medical cannabis causes no increase in crime, study shows.

Brian Stroh builds his state-licensed cannabis grow.

Port Townsend Planning Commission considers cannabis zoning.

South King County cities approach medical cannabis differently.

Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading of one of the many new cannabis penny stocks hoping to hook eager investors.

Eagle Point, Oregon City Council enacted a medical cannabis dispensary moratorium.

Uruguay plans to track its legal cannabis with genetic markers.

Pot potency affects dependency far less than consumption habits, study says.

Fresno police enforce a marijuana production ban.

Dane County, Wisconsin votes on a cannabis legalization advisory ballot.

Dana Larsen predicts Canadian pot prices will plummet.

Mississippi Legislature passed a low-THC medical cannabis bill.

Idaho police stopped a Washington man for having Colorado plates, lawsuit alleges.

San Francisco Planning Commission considers reducing pot-shop zoning buffer distances.

Child Epilepsy Project raises money to move kids to Colorado for cannabis treatments.

Steve DeAngelo reiterated that he is but a “strategic advisor” on a Massachusetts pot shop application, despite media reports that he was actually president of his brother’s dispensary company shortly before the brouhaha hit.

Colorado Health Department plans to crack down on high-volume pot patients.

Clark County cities reconsider expiring marijuana moratoriums.

Florida entrepreneurs gathered at a cannabis business conference.

Gene and Dolores Halbin face potential prosecution for their Missouri medical cannabis grow.

Cannabis production requires an uncertain amount of water.

President Jose Mujica asked the world’s help in making legalization work for Uruguay.

Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference repeated in Eugene.

Pennsylvania cannabis activists rallied at the state capitol.

Oregon Health Authority reversed plans to ban sweet medibles.

Worth repeating

“As far as requiring us to deny applications on all ceded lands, to me that seems to be quite a heavy lift.”

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board member Chris Marr on Yakama Nation demands to deny pot business licenses on their extraterritorial ancestral lands

“You’re sworn to uphold the laws of Washington, one of which is 502.”

Sequim resident Judith Parker on the duties of her city council

“We found no increase in crime rates resulting from medical marijuana legalization.”

University of Texas, Dallas researcher Dr. Robert Morris on the link between cannabis and crime

“A billion dollar marketplace out there, and it all has to deal in cash because it’s totally un-bankable. That’s just a magnet for armed robbery, murder and organized crime.”

Washington State Senator Bob Hasegawa on the state’s cannabis banking crisis


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