Hearing Tomorrow on Oregon Marijuana Legalization Bill
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, April, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
SALEM, OR — April showers could bring legal cannabis flowers to Oregon if bill that would legalize marijuana possession and create a state-regulated system of legal marijuana commerce passes the State Legislature.
House Bill 3371, also known as the Control, Regulation and Taxation of Cannabis Act, was introduced in March by the House Committee on Revenue and has been scheduled for a hearing April 2 at 1:00 pm by the House Judiciary Committee.
The bill would legalize the possession of up to six plants and 24 ounces of marijuana “on the premises” of non-commercial home grows, the same amounts allowed under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, for adults 21 or older. The bill does not otherwise set possession limits, but leaves them to the Oregon Health Authority to regulate.
House Bill 3371 would not prevent employers from prohibiting the manufacture, delivery, possession or use of marijuana in the workplace.
The bill would also legalize industrial hemp.
Read more: http://www.thedailychronic.net
Marijuana tourism company launches in Colorado after pot legalization
Category: Culture | Posted on Sun, March, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
Two Denver entrepreneurs with ties to the medical-marijuana industry have started the nation's first marijuana tourism company.
For several hundred bucks — prices vary between VIP and economy levels — My 420 Tours will pick visitors up at the airport, connect them to a pot-friendly hotel, set up hash-making demonstrations and dispensary-grow tours, and provide them with tickets to cannabis-themed events and concerts. The company's first package is built around April 20, a date cannabis enthusiasts regard as a holiday known as 4/20.
The tour company is pitching the the week's events as World Cannabis Week.
Read more: http://www.denverpost.com
Category: Nugs | Posted on Sun, March, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
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Changes to Michigan's medical-marijuana law kick in Monday
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, March, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some of the first significant changes to Michigan's medical-marijuana law kick in Monday, including extending the one-year registry cards to two years and setting rules for the doctor-patient relationship for medical-marijuana users.
Voters endorsed the use of medical marijuana in 2008 to alleviate side effects of certain illnesses, such as cancer or chronic pain. But lawmakers said the law left too much open to interpretation and pushed through bipartisan measures at the end of last session designed to clarify the act. One of the biggest changes defines the type of doctor-patient relationship needed before medical marijuana use can be certified.
Democratic Rep. Phil Cavanagh of Redford Township in Wayne County, who sponsored one of the bills, said lawmakers had concerns that the certificates were given out too liberally, like over the phone or Internet.
But starting Monday, doctors must complete face-to-face medical evaluations of patients, review their relevant medical records, and assess their medical condition and history. The amendments also require follow-up with patients after providing the certification to see whether the use of medical marijuana to treat the illness is working.
Read more: http://www.mlive.com
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