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Published: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:25:22 -0700

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US MA: Marijuana Rally On Boston Common Features Vendors, Music, And

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 16 Sep 2017 - The Boston Freedom Rally was on Boston Common on Saturday. Thousands of people are expected to flock to Boston Common this weekend for the 28th annual Boston Freedom Rally - the first time the marijuana festival has been held since voters approved a ballot referendum last November legalizing the drug for recreational use.



US MI: Detroit Voters To Decide On 2 Marijuana Proposals In November

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 15 Sep 2017 - Two initiatives that would amend Detroit's medical marijuana ordinance to allow dispensaries to open near liquor stores, and grow facilities to operate legally, will appear on the November ballot, after a Wayne County circuit judge's ruling earlier this week. If approved by voters in November, the changes could have a wide-reaching impact on the city's budding marijuana industry.



US MA: Question 4 Opponents Will Have Majority On Cannabis Commission

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 01 Sep 2017 - BOSTON -- Marijuana legalization opponents will outnumber supporters four to one on the new commission that will spearhead the state's efforts to get a legal marijuana industry up and running by next summer and then regulate the newly legal market. Attorney General Maura Healey on Friday appointed Britte McBride, a lawyer with experience working for the attorney general's office, the state Senate and the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, to the newly minted Cannabis Control Commission, and joined Gov. Charlie Baker and Treasurer Deborah Goldberg in agreeing on two picks to round out the five-person panel.



US MI: Communities Dilemma: Yes Or No To Medical Marijuana Businesses

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 21 Aug 2017 - To weed or not to weed? That is the question for Michigan's communities. As the state board that will regulate Michigan's new medical marijuana law begins to craft the rules that will govern the multimillion dollar industry, the state's cities, townships and villages must decide whether they want in or out.



US MA: White House Anti-Drug Office Asks Massachusetts For Medical

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 25 Aug 2017 - An arm of the White House's anti-drug office has asked Massachusetts and several other states where medical marijuana is legal to turn over information about their registered patients, triggering a debate over privacy rights and whether state officials should cooperate with a federal administration that appears hostile to the drug. Dale Quigley, deputy coordinator of the National Marijuana Initiative, or NMI, has asked Massachusetts health officials for demographic data on the age, gender, and medical condition of the state's approximately 40,000 registered medical marijuana patients. Quigley is a former police officer in Colorado with a long history of speaking out against legalization.



US MI: New Petition To Legalize Marijuana In Michigan Gets OK

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 17 Aug 2017 - LANSING -- The Board of State Canvassers gave approval Thursday to a new proposed ballot effort to amend the state constitution to fully legalize recreational use of marijuana without taxing the drug. The proposal from Abrogate Prohibition Michigan of Midland would nullify all laws prohibiting or regulating the use of marijuana and impose no fines, taxes or penalties on its use.



US MA: Legislators Send Pot Overhaul To Governor

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 23 Jul 2017 - The Democrat-controlled Massachusetts Legislature sent an overhaul of the voter-passed marijuana legalization law to Governor Charlie Baker's desk Thursday - but not before a top Republican lit into the legislation. The Senate enacted the measure on a 32-6 vote. On Wednesday, the House voted 136-11 to move the bill forward.



US MA: Legislature Moves Forward On Marijuana Law Overhaul

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 19 Jul 2017 - The legislation proposed in Massachusetts wouldn't change the basic marijuana rights of adults that the ballot question put in place. The Massachusetts Legislature is advancing an overhaul of the voter-passed marijuana legalization law Wednesday, when both chambers are expected to accept a House-Senate compromise bill in the afternoon.



US FL: Oviedo To Soon Allow Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Orlando Sentinel, 19 Jul 2017 - Oviedo City Council members this week agreed to let the city's moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries expire Aug. 5, making it likely that Oviedo will become the first Seminole County municipality to allow such businesses. Council members also directed city staffers Monday to draft an ordinance that will treat medical marijuana dispensaries under the same zoning regulations as pharmacies.