Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher ended with Maher lighting up a joint after a pro-marijuana statement. The FCC immediately fined him $1.7 million, the largest fine since Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl halftime in 2004.
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The Sisters of the Valley in Merced, Calif., grow medicinal marijuana in their garage for various pot-laced health products
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A well-meaning policy to slow the flood of low-level marijuana offenders into Arizona prisons has instead been siphoning money away from people busted for pot possession.
Washington, March 11, 2015: Nothing could be more surprising news like a leading public figure of a district buying the so called illicit and illegal Marijuana. But it would no more be shocking news in North Bonneville, Washington where the district Mayor buys marijuana at the inauguration of the city run Marijuana shop. Indirectly the mayor would want his people to follow his steps. North Bonneville based in Washington would now carry the headlines in its daily papers as “mayor buying marijuana”. This is a small city located about 50 miles from the east of Oregon, Portland and is the first city in the entire country to open a small recreational marijuana shop run by the government. And this news has been officially released by Mayor Don Stevens to the NBC news.
March 10th, 2015: It is news that recreational marijuana has been legalized in Alaska and Washington DC this year. And, it is indicated by the economic theory and the experience of the states that has legalized pot that there are more benefits than problems in legalizing marijuana. For people who are 21 years and over, possession and recreational use of marijuana up to 2 ounces is now been made legal in Washington D.C. sale of it is still illegal though gifts up to 1 ounce is accepted. Law states that marijuana be consumed by private property and people are allowed to grow up to 6 marijuana plants in both Alaska and Washington. While Washington has no plans to legalize marijuana sales, Alaska has plans to offer retailer licensing to grow the plant by the year 2016.
PORTSMOUTH, R.I, and March 2nd, 2015: Growing marijuana crop for medicinal reasons could be a difficult task as even minor issues such as snow, wind and a spider mite could be devastating on the crop. Bock, who grows marijuana legally for medicinal purposes, explains how it could be difficult to establish a thriving dispensary. His experience on growing this vital medicinal plant has been lessons for a number of Massachusetts based companies, wanting to grow and sell the crop.
Texas, 9th march 2015: There has been serious discussion happening in Texas over legalization of marijuana over the past few years. In fact, there are at least 10 bills that have been passed in Austin, Texas regarding legalization and decriminalization of both medical and recreational marijuana. It is worth remembering here that at least twenty three states in the US and the District of Columbia have already legalized both recreational and medicinal cannabis.
Denver, March 2nd, 2015: marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes has been legalized in Colorado and as a consequence the sale of pot has been expected to reach alarming heights. The state would recover a good tax amount form this initiative which could be used for a number of reasons such as higher education, imparting quality health care etc., but the state has decided on tax refund for its citizens as the state law states that any excess tax that has been collected above the threshold by the government has to be returned back to the citizens.
March 2nd, 2015, KETK: It has been announced by Representative, Davis Simpson that a bill that would end the prohibition of Marijuana in the state of Texas would be introduced to the state legislature. He filed house bill 2165 on this Monday to strike every reference that has been related to cannabis offenses from the statutes of the state of Texas. This could represent a comprehensive repeal of all marijuana prohibition in the state. In his statement, Representative Simpson revealed that, “though we could not fix all of the wrongs committed in the past through prohibition, we could at least stop perpetuating them.”
Florida, March 2nd, 2015: Jesse Teplicki has been acquitted by Broward Jury for growing marijuana illegally to serve his medical need for this illegal drug, such as acquisition is first of its kind in the history of Florida. He actually hid nothing from the cops on Thursday when he took up the criminal trial and admitted that he has smoked pot cigarette to treat his suppressed appetite and nausea that he had been suffering for decades. Even before two years he did not hide his pot growth in the premises of his holiday home from the detectives, sources added.
Austin, Texas: March 4th, 2015: A conservative state lawmaker from the state of Texas has filed a bill to legalize marijuana completely as he seeks to strike prohibition of any type from the state statute for the plant. This is in tune with the proposal filed on Monday by Representative David Simpson of Republican state, stating the need to reframe the current discussion over marijuana.
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Need for veterans, particularly those with post-traumatic stress disorder, to be able to access the drug; prescriptions are currently not allowed at veterans’ hospitals, even in states where the substance is legalized. “These laws must change,” he said. “The government has overstepped.”
A coalition of activists gathered in Newark, New Jersey to announce a new organization that would push the legalization of marijuana, taxation and regulation in the state. During a press conference, the string of speakers officially launched the "New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform". The new coalition consists of different representatives from the Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, NAACP State Conference of New Jersey, and the ACLU-New Jersey, who all argued that marijuana legalization would boost the state’s revenue, enforce burdens on the police and prosecutors, as well as to enforce streamline usage. Udi Ofer, Executive Director of ACLU said now is the time to take out the drug off street corners and parks, instead put marijuana behind the counter.
The revised language was based on the legalization measure of Oregon, allowing Ohioans who are over 21 to acquire licenses so as they can cultivate marijuana indoors, but will be prohibited to sell their crops. On Tuesday, the drafters of legal marijuana in Ohio said they have amended the proposal, allowing adults who are 21 and over to acquire licenses and cultivate marijuana at home. The drafters also suggested a cut in retail sales tax from 15 to 5%. There was no comment from ResponsibleOhio about the proposed constitutional amendment until Tuesday. ResponsibleOhio spokeswoman, Lydia Bolander said the group leaves it to the Ohio Legislature.
Representatives from 4 Ohioan groups trying to legalize marijuana in the state presented their plans recently. Last week, the Central Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) gathered the groups together for a so-called “respectful and thoughtful” discussion.
Medical marijuana has remained legal in California and many people believe that the state will legalize recreational marijuana if the state will take a notch up higher next year. An investigation indicates that the state is closer in legalizing the recreational marijuana.