Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Minnesota edges closer to legal cannabis

Public Policy Polling has released a survey commissioned by Minnesota NORML from January 18-21, 2015. 49% of Minnesotans want legal cannabis ala Colorado and Washington, 44% are opposed; men embrace legalization 51/43. 76% of respondents condone therapeutic access. Even Republicans showed support at 61% and American Indians showed overwhelming approval at 93%. 54% believe cannabis prohibition is not more effective than alcohol prohibition, 51% think Minnesota’s economy would benefit from market legalization.

Read more from High Times.

A bill in Montana's legislature adding post-traumatic stress to that state's medical cannabis list of debilitating conditions passed without opposition.
Beginning on July 1, 2015, Measure 91 will legalize the possession, private use, and cultivation of marijuana by adults 21 and older. It also requires the liquor commission to license and regulate four types of marijuana businesses to produce, process, wholesale, and sell marijuana for adults’ use. For more information, please see our summary of the new law. [Marijuana Policy Project: Oregon]
Lawmakers in North Dakota are considering House Bill 1430 that would allow people with debilitating medical conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV or post-traumatic stress to receive a prescription for cannabis, up to 2.5 ounces in processed form or up to six plants.

According to Huffington Post, Vermont could legalize cannabis with Senate Bill 95 submitted Tuesday. If passed the bill would legalize the possession, use and sale for those 21 and older.
Adult residents could possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to nine plants (two mature, seven immature) for personal use, including any additional marijuana produced by those plants. Personal cultivation would be limited to secure indoor facilities.


Duffer said...

Nice Bud photos there Mr. Kurtz. Look forward to the day . . .

Watching the Federal Judge out in Sacramento that has the "Scheduling" case file on his desk - final arguments in it. Less than 30 days we'll know. The new drug czar also a breath of fresh air.

A resignation at DEA would be welcome. Maybe it's coming. On the other hand, the Loretta Lynch nomination is a disappointment. Notice She has not been confirmed. Her sell-out to the banks/investment firms as East District of NY US Attorney loom large there - but it should also be her statement about cannabis being more dangerous than alcohol. What an assinine thing to say.

larry kurtz said...

Bud porn is all over the intertubes, Duff.

This the case? California judge to decide if marijuana's drug classification is unconstitutional

Duffer said...

Yup - dat be da one.

Observers say the Government's (DEA) case/presentation was an embarrassment - but then again, why wouldn't it be?

The observers also say the outcome is still not a slam-dunk for the Plaintiffs. It is heartening that the Judge decided to hear the case in the first place. That would seem to indicate an open mind. Unusual in the Judiciary these days.

If the DEA loses, it will be interesting to see if DOJ will allow appeal to SCOTUS.