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Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:48:55 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:10:02 GMT

 



US IL: Traveling To Denver For Pot Clubs? Rules Are Still Up In The

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 19 Jan 2017 - [photo] Partygoers smoke marijuana during a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve party at a bar in Denver, celebrating the start of retail pot sales. Denver is starting work on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places like restaurants, yoga studios and art galleries. Voters narrowly approved the "social use" measure last November. (Brennan Linsley / AP) Denver has started work on the nation's first law allowing marijuana clubs and use in public places such as coffee shops or art galleries. But the details about what those pot clubs would look like are very much in the air. Here's what we know, and don't know, about the looming pot clubs headed to Denver:



US PA: Philly Cops Meet With Pot Smokers To Plan A Bust But Don't

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 19 Jan 2017 - [photo] Chris Goldstein, right, shakes hands with police top brass after meeting at La Colombe to discuss his planned "smoke-in" protest on Friday in Rittenhouse Square. (Julia Terruso / Staff) Members of the Philadelphia Police Department's top brass met with marijuana activists Thursday to hash out how pot citations will be issued at a protest planned for Friday.



US CO: Are People Switching From Booze To Pot?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Boulder Weekly, 19 Jan 2017 - It's a question people have been wondering about for years: Would marijuana be a competitor to alcohol if it were legal? Now a new study is out suggesting it might. The Marijuana Times recently reported that according to a study conducted by the research firm Cowen and Company, beer markets in Colorado, Oregon and Washington have "collectively underperformed" over the past three years.



US IL: Could Medical Marijuana Users Become Addicted To Pot?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 19 Jan 2017 - Depressed, withdrawn and coping with a death in the family, Joseph thought getting high would help him feel better. Instead, he said, his marijuana smoking grew into a daily habit that made him paranoid and constantly question how others saw him. He went days without going home, showering or eating much besides potato chips.



Canada: Column: I Was Fired For Using Medical Marijuana. What Are My

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 Jan 2017 - THE QUESTION I did not inform my employer during a job interview that I used prescribed medical marijuana, but did ask our crew leader during my second shift if I could use it to combat pain I was feeling from walking all day (because of torn labrum in both hips). I explained that there is no THC in this marijuana - CBD only - so essentially it's impossible to be "high" or intoxicated. She was more than okay with me using the medicine, but after my second day on the job, her boss sent me a text message terminating my employment. What are, or were, my rights in this situation?



US MA: Mass. Legal Marijuana Law As We Know It May Change

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 18 Jan 2017 - Will lawmakers gut key parts of marijuana law? A marijuana joint was rolled. Marijuana legalization advocates fear the Massachusetts Legislature, which has already delayed the opening of pot shops, will now gut several key parts of the law approved by 1.8 million voters in November.



US PA: Valley Group To Compete For State Pot License

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Daily Item, 17 Jan 2017 - A group of Northumberland County-based entrepreneurs hope to weed out the competition and get one of the two available licenses for operating a medical marijuana dispensary in the Valley. The main principals of Medical Marijuana Corp. are William E. Rosini, president of Rosini Enterprises, and Shannon D. Rosini, both of Paxinos; Annette Rosini MacLachlan, a former county resident now living in West Chester; Stephen Jacobs, of Shamokin and Christopher Walters, of Mount Carmel.



CN NF: Letter: Weed - After It's Legal

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Labradorian, 16 Jan 2017 - What can we expect with the legalization of marijuana? Proponents argue that legalization will reduce crime, lower criminal justice costs, improve public health, improve traffic safety and stimulate the economy. Opponents argue that legalization will spur marijuana and other drug and alcohol use, increase crime, diminish public safety and lower educational achievement.



US FL: Florida Health Officials Begin Medical Marijuana Rules

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 17 Jan 2017 - Caption Davie imposes temporary moratorium on medical marijuana centers Florida health officials have started the rules-making process that will expand those eligible to receive medical marijuana. The Department of Health on Tuesday published the proposed rules and announced that public hearings will be held in five cities Feb. 6-9.