Marijuana News For 10/24/12

Here’s a list of the top marijuana and medical cannabis news stories around the web for 10/24/12

 

3 Ballot Measures Would OK Pot Beyond Medicine

“”We’re horrified,” says Steve Sarich, who runs the “No On I-502″ campaign. He is also a longtime producer of medical marijuana. At his Seattle “access point” — that’s what dispensaries are calling themselves in Washington at the moment — he shows off …NPR”
http://www.npr.org/2012/10/24/163558766/three-ballot-measures-would-ok-pot-beyond-medicine

Regulations and access of medical marijuana is back on the ballot in Montana

“In another attempt to regulate the hotly debated and contentious issue of medical marijuana, the issue is going back to the people to decide. In 2004 the people of Montana approved an initiative that would allow people dealing with debilitating and …Examiner.com”
http://www.examiner.com/article/regulations-and-access-of-medical-marijuana-is-back-on-the-ballot-montana

Ark. doctors to oppose medical marijuana act

“LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A group of Arkansas doctors have called a news conference to announce their opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana. The group led by Little Rock Dr. David Smith said in a news release …”
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Ark-doctors-to-oppose-medical-marijuana-act-3976527.php

Montana Supreme Court won’t revisit marijuana ruling

“The decision lifted a lower court judge’s block of portions of a 2011 law that prohibited marijuana providers from receiving compensation or anything of value for their services and limited them to three registered users each. The Montana Cannabis …”
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/viewart/20121024/NEWS01/310240015/Montana-Supreme-Court-won-t-revisit-marijuana-ruling%3Fodyssey%3Dtab%257Ctopnews%257Ctext%257CFrontpage

Marijuana: Michael Hancock rips Amendment 64, campaign responds

“In the intensifying endorsement war around Amendment 64, Colorado’s Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol act, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has come out in opposition, in part because he does not want his city to be perceived as a capital for marijuana.”
http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2012/10/marijuana_amendment_64_michael_hancock_medical_marijuana.php

Medical Marijuana Defense Can Be Used in California Court: Appeals Court Rules

“From Americans for Safe Access: “The Fourth District Court of Appeal for California issued a unanimous published ruling today in a landmark medical marijuana case that reverses the conviction of a San Diego dispensary operator, Jovan Jackson, convicted …San Francisco Chronicle (blog)”
http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2012/10/24/medical-marijuana-defense-can-be-used-in-california-court-appeals-court-rules/

Legalize Louisiana Rallies Statewide For Cannabis Reform

“Citizens across the state will gather for cannabis policy reform Thursday, October 25, starting at 3PM. Legalize Louisiana is an unincorporated grassroots education and lobbying effort dedicated to ending the peculiar institution of cannabis …THE Weed Blog (blog)”
http://www.theweedblog.com/legalize-louisiana-rallies-statewide-for-cannabis-reform/

15 Days Until the Election, Washington Marijuana Legalization Initiative 502 …

“Polling released today shows Washington’s I-502, which aims to regulate and tax marijuana use and sales by adults, is still tracking towards victory. With just 15 days left until Election Day, this poll shows the continued trend of support for …”
http://cannabis.hawaiinewsdaily.com/2012/10/22/15-days-until-the-election-washington-marijuana-legalization-initiative-502-still-tracking-towards-victory/

Getting a grasp on cannabis

“At least, that is the reasoning Councilmembers Sally Clark and Nick Licata are using as they continue work on legislation which would implement land use zoning regulations on cannabis facilities. “We have a population with real needs. We have people …”
http://www.ballardnewstribune.com/2012/10/24/news/getting-grasp-cannabis

News Laws for Cannabis

“The commission would determine the pricing, quality and potency of cannabis in adult-only stores, where 90 percent of profits from sales would go to the state general fund; 7 percent for drug treatment programs, and 1 percent each for drug education in …Portland Observer”
http://portlandobserver.com/2012/10/news-laws-for-cannabis/

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