Progress for Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Program

Yesterday’s News – June 29, 2015      MMJ in Maryland WRK’s home state moves closer to a functioning medical cannabis program with Friday’s publication of the draft regulations from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The rules will be open for public comment until the end of July, but commission members feel that several prior […]

Massachusetts MMJ Dispensary Opens in Salem

Yesterday’s News – June 26, 2015     Massachusetts finally gets a dispensary But only one. And it only has a little bit of flower. And it’s by appointment only. If you’re one of the many Massachusetts patients who have waited almost three years since voters approved safe access to quality medicine, you better haul […]

The Ins and Outs of Oregon’s Legalization

Yesterday’s News – June 25, 2015     Oregon cannabis legalization effective July 1 Ahead of Oregon’s legalization of recreational cannabis effective on July 1, the state has launched their “Educate Before You Recreate” public education campaign to make sure citizens are aware of what’s coming. While you’ll likely have to wait until 2016 for retail […]

More Cannabis Reforms Coming for Denver?

Yesterday’s News – June 22, 2015     Pushing the envelope further in Colorado The same folks who brought you Amendment 64, which legalized the sale and use of recreational cannabis, are back at it again, fighting for the rights of the cannabis community. This time the dynamic duo, Mason Tvert of Marijuana Policy Project […]

Oregon Committee Passes Recreational Regulations

Yesterday’s News – June 17, 2015   HB 3400 to regulate cannabis in Oregon Oregon’s joint committee on marijuana finally passed a controversial bill regarding the implementation of a recreational cannabis program and the degree to which localities can determine their own related policies. House Bill 3400 had caused weeks of conflict and stalemate leading […]

Ditch the Dish

Yesterday’s News – June 16, 2015     Court rules companies can fire you for medical cannabis use Colorado’s Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings that determined employers can terminate employees for using cannabis, either medically or recreationally, even in states where its use is legal. The case, brought by Brandon Coats against his former […]

The Finger Thing Means The Taxes

Yesterday’s News — June 11, 2015       Colorado Taxes Got Too High, Now They Don’t Know What To Do With All This Cash In an effort to further erode the state’s black market, Colorado will lower the sales tax on marijuana from 10% to 8% beginning in July of 2017. Governor Hickenlooper believes […]

House of Representatives Extends Medical Marijuana Protection

Yesterday’s News – June 4, 2015     House Blocks DEA From Messing With Medical Marijuana The House of Representatives voted to reauthorize an amendment that would block the federal government from intervening in state legal medical marijuana programs on Wednesday. Passed by a vote of 242-186, the amendment, which was first introduced last year, […]