Yesterday’s News – February 10, 2015

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A hearing scheduled for Monday in Washington, D.C. to discuss plans to regulate and tax recreational cannabis was canceled after District Attorney General Karl Racine sent a letter to the City Council warning them of possible fines and jail time. According to Racine, the proposed meeting was in violation of a spending prohibition that forbids the District from setting up any kind of regulatory system, or even talking about it in any kind of setting described as a “hearing.” Racine instead urged a “round-table discussion,” which won’t cost anyone $5000 or two years in jail. You can read the Washington Post article below.

washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-council-warned-not-to-move-forward-on-marijuana-legalization/2015/02/09/2c1593aa-b067-11e4-827f-93f454140e2b_story.html

 

 

The Jamaican Senate voted last week to support a bill that would decriminalize cannabis for medical, religious, and scientific purposes, amend the Dangerous Drug Act to make possession of less than two ounces a ticketable offense and not a criminal charge, and allow for the cultivation of up to five plants. The bill, which was approved, appropriately enough, on Bob Marley’s birthday, now moves to the House of Representatives and is expected to pass there as well. Huffington Post has details:

huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/09/jamaica-marijuana-decriminalization_n_6647676.html

 

 

Administrators at Everitt Middle School in Jefferson County, Colorado confiscated the CBD oil of a 14-year-old student suffering from quadriplegic cerebral palsy and dystonia. The boy’s mother says the medication is harmless and essential to her son’s ability to attend school. School officials warn that allowing the medicine on school property could jeopardize their funding. The story, from 7News Denver, is below.

thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/marijuana/disabled-jeffco-students-cannabis-medication-confiscated-school-cites-federal-law

 

 

Following in the footsteps of Weekend Review Kit’s own trip to Denver for a cannabis study, lawmakers from Vermont are heading west on a “fact finding mission.” We hope they find, and enjoy, as many facts as we found. Burlington Free Press has more:

burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/2015/02/08/fact-finders-head-colorado-marijuana-study/23093365/

 

 

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