Marijuana Blog

Hawaii Lawmakers Close to Authorizing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, May, 8th 2015 by THCFinder

Medical marijuana has been legal in Hawaii for nearly 15 years, and now lawmakers in Hawaii are one step closer to authorizing medical marijuana dispensaries.
House Bill 321, which would establish a state-regulated system of dispensaries but was feared dead last week, cleared a final committee hurdle on Monday, sending the bill to the full legislature, where it is expected to pass.
Currently, patients enrolled in Hawaii’s medical marijuana program must either grow their own cannabis, or purchase it on the black market. Under the proposed bill, dispensaries could begin operating as soon as July 2016.
House Bill 321 has been on a roller coaster ride in the legislature since being introduced in January, shortly after a special task force recommended lawmakers pass such a measure.
Lawmakers in the House first approved the measure in March, sending it to the Senate for consideration. Once there, the bill was amended several times before being approved by the Senate in April.
But negotiators from both chambers were unable to reach a compromise in committee between the two versions of the bill before last Friday’s conference committee deadline, and the bill was feared dead.
However, leaders from both chambers waived the rules imposing the deadline, giving the conference committee a final chance to create a proposal that would be acceptable to both chambers.
The Senate President also took the unusual step of removing Senator Josh Green from the negotiating panel and appointing Senator Will Espero as the new chair. Sen. Green had refused to accept part of the House’s version of the bill that called for dispensary licenses to be given out based on merit. Green insisted on a first come, first served system instead.


Kush Dragon.

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, May, 7th 2015 by THCFinder


Texas House Committee approves bill to make marijuana legal for adults

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, May, 7th 2015 by THCFinder

AUSTIN, Tx - The Texas House of Representatives Criminal Jurisprudence Committee approved a bill 5-1 Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in the state. 

HB 2165, introduced in March by Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview), would strike references to marijuana offenses from Texas statutes, resulting in marijuana being treated similarly to other legal crops.

Nearly three out of five Texas voters (58%) support making marijuana legal for adults and regulating it like alcohol, according to a statewide survey conducted by Public Policy Polling in September 2013.

Four states have adopted laws that regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol. Two of them, Colorado and Washington, have established regulated systems of marijuana cultivation and sales. Alaska and Oregon are in the process of implementing similar systems.

“Marijuana prohibition’s days are numbered in the Lone Star State. Texas voters recognize that punishing adults for consuming a substance that is safer than alcohol is a waste of law enforcement resources and an affront to individual liberty. It appears most of the committee members agree.

Read More:


The Surprising State That Could Be The Next To Legalize Marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Thu, May, 7th 2015 by THCFinder

ohio marijuana medical marijuana legalization

It’s looking more and more likely that voters in a key battleground state will be voting on marijuana legalization in November, and recent polling suggests it could win. That’s this November, not November 2016.

The state is Ohio, where a controversial pot legalization initiative is already well on the way to qualifying for the ballot, and its backers—or should we say investors?–have the cash on hand to make sure it does.

There are pot legalization bills pending in any number of states, and early on, there were hopes this would be the year a state legislature would get around to legalizing it. New England states such as Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont looked like the best bets, but it now doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen.

And 2016 promises to see a wave of legalization initiatives—think Arizona, California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts, for starters, with Arkansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio also likely to see serious efforts emerge.

But that’s next year. The group ResponsibleOhio is well on the way to putting the issue before Buckeye State voters this year. They’ve already had their proposed constitutional amendment approved for signature gathering and, thanks to paid signature-gatherers, are cruising toward qualifying for the ballot.

To qualify in Ohio, initiatives need 305,000 valid voter signatures; ResponsibleOhio collected 180,000 raw signatures in its first three weeks and still has more than two months to gather the rest. And the campaign is still expanding.

Veteran initiative watchers will tell you campaigns want a cushion of excess signatures to account for ones that are thrown out, maybe 25% to 30% above the requirement at a bare minimum. In Ohio this year, that would be 400-450,000 raw signatures. The campaign says they are aiming for 700,000.

Read More:



Blog Categories

Popular Articles

Latest Offers In Your Area
Recent Blog Posts
Download Our App!
13.4 Miles Away | Los Angeles ,
15.4 Miles Away | Anaheim,
27.9 Miles Away | Long Beach,
December 1, 2015 | Category: Fun
December 1, 2015 | Category: Odd
December 1, 2015 | Category: Nugs
Mobile Apps
Copyright 2015
All Rights Reserved.
Dispensaries      Strains      About Us      Friends      API / Widgets      Privacy Policy      Terms of Use      Investors      Contact Us