San Jose Passes Ban on Sale of Recreational Marijuana
Washington D.C. Council Votes to Allow Medical Marijuana Reciprocity
The D.C. Council has approved a measure that would allow medical marijuana users from other jurisdictions to use their out-of-state registration cards to buy medical cannabis in the District.
The bill, which received unanimous support from the D.C. Council on Tuesday, will make it easier for patients visiting the nation’s capital to get the medicine they need.
“Reciprocity can actually help reduce transfer of marijuana across state lines as patients are not forced to bring medical marijuana obtained in their home states with them when they travel,” said Kaitlyn Boecker, policy coordinator with the Drug Policy Alliance in Washington D.C.
Growing Worries: Humboldt Cannabis Farmers Divided on Proposition 64
Even after one of the rainiest Octobers on record drenched the small cannabis farms of the Emerald Triangle, many of the growers in the region fear the results of California’s Proposition 64 even more than they fear the effects of the downpour on their buds. While farmers begin the cure of this year’s harvest and snip away leaves at trimming tables, the discussion inevitably moves to whether this proposition is the right way to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
Growers are almost as bitterly split about Prop. 64 as the country is on the vote for president. Families quarrel and friendships become strained as the small farmers choose whether to vote yes or no.
Eagles Player Found with Marijuana During Traffic Stop
A public official says authorities stopped a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver for speeding and found a small amount of marijuana.
The official familiar with the investigation says Josh Huff was also found with a gun when he was stopped on the New Jersey side of the Walt Whitman Bridge while driving back from Philadelphia Tuesday morning.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release information about the investigation.
It wasn’t known if Huff was in custody, if the gun was loaded or if Huff had a permit for the gun.
California Attorney Battles Asset Forfeiture, Gets $150,000 Back to Client
Democratic Senate Control Could Be Great for Marijuana Reform
The marijuana reform movement could experience a tremendous boost in 2017, if the Democrats manage to take control of the Senate following the November election.
Although there have been a number of marijuana-related proposals introduced in Congress over the past few years, including the infamous CARERS Act and Bernie Sanders’ Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, the Republicans have refused to allow any of these proposals so much as a hearing. But if the Democrats take over next Tuesday, the party could change all of that by putting a committee chairman in charge who will be a bit more enthusiastic about the reform of national marijuana laws.
According to a recent report from Roll Call, Democratic Senator Patrick J. Leahy stands the best chance at stripping the gavel out of the hands of Republican Charles Grassley—a staunch opposing force to the marijuana movement. This could mean great things for the cause, especially considering that Leahy seems at least somewhat onboard with protecting the sanctity of states that have legalized the leaf for whatever purpose.
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