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Gov. Chris Christie: Slow progress on New Jersey medical marijuana isn’t ‘crisis’

Gov. Christie: "No crisis" because only one medical pot shop open (via NJ.com) JERSEY CITY — Gov. Chris Christie said the slow progress of the medical marijuana program in New Jersey, where hundreds of people are waiting to obtain the drug from the state’s lone supplier, is not a “crisis.”…

Florida cops raid disabled activist hours after she’s linked to marijuana bill

Law enforcement officials in Florida say that it’s a coincidence that the home of wheelchair-bound activist was raided just hours after her name was linked to an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state. In a report about how the support for medical marijuana could effect the governor’s race…

Nevada state senator to push dispensary bill amid confusing medical marijuana law

A Nevada state senator announced that he would push legislation to create a system to regulate for-profit medical marijuana dispensaries, reported the Las Vegas Sun. His announcement came after a hearing on medical marijuana during which legislators from both parties agreed that changes to the law needed to be made,…

Arizona may let police destroy wrongfully seized medical marijuana

Medical marijuana worth hundreds of thousands of dollars that was wrongfully seized from licensed patients and dispensaries may be on the burn pile in Arizona soon, if a state lawmaker has her way. Senate Bill 1441, which would authorize police to destroy any marijuana that comes into their possession, cleared…

New Jersey bill looks to give organ transplants to medical marijuana patients

A bill introduced to the New Jersey legislature this week seeks to enshrine medical marijuana on a list of drugs authorized for use in soon-to-be transplant patients, resolving a legal roadblock that’s cropped up more and more often as states reform their drug policies. The bill, A765, was put forward…

Drug Policy Alliance head: Feds trying to intimidate medical marijuana industry

Ethan Nadelmann, president of the Drug Policy Alliance, said Wednesday that federal authorities were trying to suppress the booming medical marijuana industry by raiding Oaksterdam University. The California school, which trained people to work in the medical marijuana industry, was unexpectedly raided by federal agents on Monday as part of…

Feds raid marijuana ‘university’ in Oakland

An Oakland medical marijuana training facility, which billed itself as the nation’s only marijuana university, was raided by federal agents on Monday morning, leaving the building swarming with law enforcement and taped off from all visitors. It’s not yet clear what the specific charges are, but it’s probably unsurprising that…

Rasmussen: Record percent support marijuana legalization

A record number of Americans support the legalizing and taxing marijuana, according to Rasmussen Reports. Their nationwide survey found that 47 percent of Americans agree that marijuana should be legalized, while 42 percent disagree. Ten percent are undecided. The survey was conducted on March 24-25. In October 2011, Gallup also…

Two ninjas rob medical marijuana from driver

A man delivering medical marijuana in West Covina, California claimed that two ninjas attacked and robbed him Friday evening, according to The San Gabriel Valley. West Covina Police Lieutenant Alan Henley described what the man told authorities. “As he was going back to his vehicle, he was approached by two…

Dying cancer patient booted from hospital for medical marijuana

A California woman who says she is dying from a brain tumor was kicked out of a California hospital this week for using doctor-prescribed medical marijuana. Angel Raich told NBC Bay Area that the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco asked her to leave after she refused to stop using…

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