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Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, March, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
AG says Mass. towns cannot ban Marijuana Dispensaries
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Thu, March, 14th 2013 by THCFinder
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts towns cannot bar medical marijuana treatment centers from being established within their borders, but they can impose zoning rules on the dispensaries, state Attorney General Martha Coakley ruled on Wednesday.
Coakley struck down a Wakefield bylaw that would have barred the treatment centers, but separately approved a bylaw adopted in Burlington that places a moratorium on the facilities until the town completes a further study of zoning issues.
Massachusetts voters passed a ballot question in November allowing for the use of medicinal marijuana for patients with certain medical conditions, including cancer, Parkinson's disease and AIDS. The new law allows for as many as 35 dispensaries to open around the state where patients can receive up to a 60-day supply of marijuana.
"The (law's) legislative purpose could not be served if a municipality could prohibit treatment centers within its borders, for if one municipality could do so, presumably all could do so," Coakley wrote in her decision rejecting the Wakefield bylaw that would have banned the dispensaries outright.
She added, however, that her review also concluded there was nothing to prohibit cities and towns from adopting zoning rules for the treatment centers that could, for example, restrict where a dispensary could be located.
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, March, 14th 2013 by THCFinder
UN official urges US to fight new marijuana laws
Category: Politics | Posted on Thu, March, 14th 2013 by THCFinder
VIENNA — The head of the U.N. drug watchdog agency is urging U.S. federal officials to challenge the decriminalization of possessing small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 and over in Washington and Colorado.
While marijuana remains illegal under federal law, both states legalized possession of up to an ounce in November and are setting up rules to govern growers, processors and retailers.
Raymond Yans of the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board said in a statement Thursday that Washington is obliged to ensure nationwide implementation of a drug convention "to which the United States is party" and which bans recreational marijuana use.
The INCB has no enforcement ability.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said last week the Justice Department has not yet decided whether to sue to block the measures.
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