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.