Marijuana News For 11/30/12

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Here’s a list of the top marijuana and medical cannabis news stories around the web for 11/30/12

 
As November draws to a close two states have legalized recreational marijuana and it is a hot topic of discussion in quite a few others. Still no sign of how the Feds will react but there seems to be a growing consensus in the US and Canada that marijuana prohibition is coming to an end.
 

Angus Reid Poll: Most Canadians, Americans Support Marijuana …

“A majority of adults in both Canada and the United States believe that cannabis ought to be legal, according to a two-country Angus Reid Public Opinion poll of 1005 randomly selected Canadian adults and 1002 randomly selected American …NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform”
http://blog.norml.org/2012/11/29/angus-reid-poll-most-canadians-americans-support-marijuana-legalization-expect-it-to-be-legal-within-ten-years/

Will the Feds Crack Down on Pot or Look the Other Way?

“A week after voters in Washington State and Colorado approved Election Day ballot measures legalizing recreational marijuana, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire got on a plane to D.C. A Democrat, Gregoire wanted to know if the new law would put her …”
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-29/will-the-feds-crack-down-on-pot-or-look-the-other-way

Push to Legalize Pot at ‘Tipping Point,’ Experts Say

“That’s the sentiment expressed by advocates and experts in reaction to the recent votes in Washington and Colorado to legalize marijuana, which have re-energized the discussion about whether pot should be legalized once and for all in America. “It’s …ABC News”
http://abcnews.go.com/US/push-legalize-pot-nationally-gaining-momentum-advocates/story%3Fid%3D17827832

Ken Buck, Weld County DA, Will Not Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession …

“About 120 people are facing charges for possessing relatively small amounts of marijuana in Weld County, and local authorities said they won’t follow the lead of other counties that have decided to drop those cases before Amendment 64 takes effect.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/buck-number-of-pot-cases_n_2219995.html

Malloy Administration Cool to Legalizing Marijuana for Recreational …

“Pot activists were buoyed last month after voters in Colorado and Washington state approved ballot measures removing criminal penalties for adults who possess marijuana for recreational use. Some predicted it was the beginning of the end …Capitol Watch”
http://courantblogs.com/capitol-watch/malloy-administration-cool-to-legalizing-marijuana-for-recreational-use/

Medical Marijuana Law Firm Sets Up Shop In Mass.

“BOSTON — Legalized medical marijuana is coming to Massachusetts next year, and along with it is coming a wide variety of business opportunities — including legal work. A law firm in Colorado, where medical marijuana is already legal, has opened an …WBUR”
http://www.wbur.org/2012/11/29/medical-marijuana-lawyer

Is it fair to tax medical marijuana?

“A medical marijuana plant is shown at the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Seattle. After voters weighed in on election day, Colorado and Washington became the first states to allow legal pot …Philadelphia Inquirer”
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/nj/Is_a_tax_on_medical_marijuana_fair_Philly_420.html

Police around Ind. against marijuana legalization

“SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana State Police superintendent’s opinion that marijuana should be legalized and taxed isn’t finding much support among local law enforcement officials. Superintendent Paul Whitesell responded to a question on the issue …”
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Police-around-Ind-against-marijuana-legalization-4080836.php

11th Annual Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards in Portland

“The Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards (OMCA) will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the World Famous Cannabis Cafe. From noon until 5:00 pm, event-goers will enjoy a variety of vendors, seminars and speakers. OMCA is open to the public.Salem-News.Com”
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/november292012/omca-2012.php

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