Lawmakers want to defund the DEA’s marijuana eradication program

Is the DEA’s marijuana eradication program worth the $14 million to fund annually? Here’s a look at some numbers Published: Oct 10, 2016, 6:33 am • Updated: about 5 hours ago Comments (1) By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post In 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration gave $20,000 to the state of New Hampshire to eradicate …

Washington DC vs. America: The Federal Land Grab

What a mess. For generations, Washington D.C. has attempted to grab our guns and state legislatures follow its lawless example. It occupies 640 million acres of America. But having our guns and our land taken by D.C. thugs isn't about the Second Amendment. It is about Washington D.C. and its allies in multinational and foreign …

DOJ: Local man facing 40 years in prison for selling marijuana

  By KOMO Staff Friday, January 15th 2016 TACOMA, Wash. -- A South Sound man could potentially spend the next 40 years in prison after he was convicted Friday of illegally growing and selling marijuana. Prosecutors say 37-year-old Lance Edward Gloor and his business partner opened four illegal marijuana dispensaries throughout Puget Sound. The men …

115 years of marijuana coverage

    To mark the anniversary of recreational-marijuana stores opening in Washington, we look at The Seattle Times’ coverage of pot over the past 115 years. Section Sponsor By Paige Cornwell Seattle Times staff reporter Cannabis made one of its first appearances in The Seattle Daily Times in 1911, in a recipe to cure corns. …

Sorry, high rollers: Marijuana is nowhere legal in these United States

Kevin Coe February 27, 2015   Sorry, high rollers: Marijuana is nowhere legal in these United States Kevin Coe February 27, 2015 I hate to be the party pooper but I feel there is a need to point out that the possession, transportation, processing and use of marijuana is still illegal. It is not legal …

Travel Author Rick Steves: Marijuana in America Is ‘Two Different Countries’

  Rick Steves is the affable host of public television's best travel series, "Rick Steves' Europe." He's also the author of "Europe Through the Back Door," a best-selling series of travel guide books. His approachable demeanor makes him one of your grandparent's favorite television hosts; his boyish good looks and friendliness remove any trepidation imposed …

Lexology Report: Congress temporarily de-funds US-DOJ medical marijuana prosecution but does not legalize medical marijuana

Littler Mendelson Dale L. Deitchler   USA December 30 2014   Author page » In a few short paragraphs within the 1,603-page congressional spending bill signed into law on December 16, 2014, Congress prohibited the U.S. Department of Justice from using federal funds to prosecute users, growers and distributors of medical marijuana in states that …

Federal Spending Bill Blocks Funding For Medical Marijuana Raids, Legalization In D.C.

The proposed congressional budget released Tuesday night prevents the Department of Justice from using funds to undermine state laws regarding medical marijuana. posted on Dec. 9, 2014, at 9:20 p.m. Michelle Broder Van Dyke BuzzFeed News Reporter   The House budget passed Tuesday night prevents the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration from using …

Marijuana breath test being developed at Washington State University

  By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times - Sunday, November 30, 2014 Scientists at Washington State University are working to develop a breath test, similar to a breathalyzer, that would help law enforcement officers more quickly determine whether a driver is under the influence of marijuana. Currently, officers must use blood tests to determine …

High on Marijuana Insurance

By Amy O' Connor | September 8, 2014   Specialty brokers looking to get insurers hooked on emerging industry The legal marijuana industry in the United States is experiencing tremendous growth. Legal cannabis markets in the United States are expected to grow 700 percent over the next five years, according to an industry report titled, …

Think Before You Smoke: 7 Things to Know About Marijuana Tourism

    Fox News.com Aug 28, 2014 By Mark Murphy When you think about green travel, it usually means an eco-friendly resort or destination. That’s not the case anymore, as “green” has taken on a new meaning with the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington – and the corresponding increase in tourism to both …

“I’m Ben Droz, and we’re going lobbying”….

Above:  Big Hemp’s main man in Washington, 27-year-old Ben Droz Ben Droz loosened the red paisley tie around his neck, pulled the knot over his head and replaced it with a skinny black cord made of hemp with sterling silver tassels at the ends. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a couple of …

Legalized Marijuana: Companies Moving Now To Cash In On Cannabis

Largely illegal in the U.S. for a century, weed became legal in Washington and Colorado at the start of the year after voters in those states gave the go-ahead in 2012. Further north, voters could decide in August whether Alaska will become the third state to remove prohibitions on the recreational use of pot. A …

President’s pot comments prompt call for policy

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But advocates argue the president said the same thing about medical marijuana — and yet U.S. attorneys continue to force the closure of dispensaries across …