<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> marijuana]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/marijuana Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:17:40 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AP News Guide: Oregon weed legal soon, but not legally sold]]> http://gazette.com/ap-news-guide-oregon-weed-legal-soon-but-not-legally-sold/article/feed/248362?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-news-guide-oregon-weed-legal-soon-but-not-legally-sold/article/feed/248362?custom_click=rss

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Come Wednesday, the pot stashes in Oregon are legal — up to 8 ounces. So is the homegrown, up to four plants a household.

The legalization of recreational marijuana on Wednesday makes the state the fourth to do so, following Colorado, Washington state and Alaska. The nation's capital, Washington, D.C., also allows possession of personal amounts, though not sales.

Here's a look at Oregon's law and the legal pot movement:

WHAT CHANGES JULY 1 IN OREGON?

Not much, actually. In populous parts of the state that have long been tolerant of marijuana, police don't generally bust people using it in private. Most important, though, is that under the new law it's still illegal to sell recreational ma

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]]> PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Come Wednesday, the pot stashes in Oregon are legal — up to 8 ounces. So is the homegrown, up to four plants a household.

The legalization of recreational marijuana on Wednesday makes the state the fourth to do so, following Colorado, Washington state and Alaska. The nation's capital, Washington, D.C., also allows possession of personal amounts, though not sales.

Here's a look at Oregon's law and the legal pot movement:

WHAT CHANGES JULY 1 IN OREGON?

Not much, actually. In populous parts of the state that have long been tolerant of marijuana, police don't generally bust people using it in private. Most important, though, is that under the new law it's still illegal to sell recreational ma]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:31:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Medical pot sales to begin in Minnesota, but fight not over]]> http://gazette.com/medical-pot-sales-to-begin-in-minnesota-but-fight-not-over/article/feed/247517?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/medical-pot-sales-to-begin-in-minnesota-but-fight-not-over/article/feed/247517?custom_click=rss

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients next week when Minnesota joins 21 other states in offering medical marijuana. No glass pipes, no plants to tend at home. Instead, the nation's latest medical marijuana program is a world of pill bottles and vials of marijuana-infused oil.

For the qualifying patients seeking relief from pain, medical marijuana advocates and some lawmakers, Wednesday isn't the finish line, but the first step. The state's restrictive approach, unseen in the industry, is likely to mean high costs, long drives and reluctant doctors.

"The door is opening," said Bob Cappechi of the Marijuana Policy Project, a national outfit that pushes to loosen marijuana laws. "This will st

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]]> ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients next week when Minnesota joins 21 other states in offering medical marijuana. No glass pipes, no plants to tend at home. Instead, the nation's latest medical marijuana program is a world of pill bottles and vials of marijuana-infused oil.

For the qualifying patients seeking relief from pain, medical marijuana advocates and some lawmakers, Wednesday isn't the finish line, but the first step. The state's restrictive approach, unseen in the industry, is likely to mean high costs, long drives and reluctant doctors.

"The door is opening," said Bob Cappechi of the Marijuana Policy Project, a national outfit that pushes to loosen marijuana laws. "This will st]]> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:15:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Recent Kansas Editorials]]> http://gazette.com/recent-kansas-editorials/article/feed/227725?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/recent-kansas-editorials/article/feed/227725?custom_click=rss Hutchinson News, June 18

Governor trips over truth explaining state's largest-ever tax increase:

The extra-long legislative session must have gotten to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, because he now seems confused about something as simple as a tax cut and a tax increase.

Brownback said Tuesday that critics "would have you believe" the state is raising taxes but that "that is not accurate."

"You've got to look at the totality of the picture," he told reporters. "When you look at that, it is a tax cut, and you've dealt with your major problems in state government."

The governor can spin it, color it, dress it up and put lipstick on it, but no matter how he tries to disguise it, this is a tax increase.

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]]> Hutchinson News, June 18

Governor trips over truth explaining state's largest-ever tax increase:

The extra-long legislative session must have gotten to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, because he now seems confused about something as simple as a tax cut and a tax increase.

Brownback said Tuesday that critics "would have you believe" the state is raising taxes but that "that is not accurate."

"You've got to look at the totality of the picture," he told reporters. "When you look at that, it is a tax cut, and you've dealt with your major problems in state government."

The governor can spin it, color it, dress it up and put lipstick on it, but no matter how he tries to disguise it, this is a tax increase.]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:16:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Editorials from around Oregon]]> http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-oregon/article/feed/239273?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-oregon/article/feed/239273?custom_click=rss The (Albany) Democrat Herald, June 17, on genetically modified organisms ban

While we wait to see what the next front will be in the statewide battle over genetically modified organisms (it might be in neighboring Benton County, where proponents of a ban on GMO crops ponder their next move after an election defeat), it's worth watching how a similar ban plays out in Jackson County.

The ban in that southern Oregon county, approved by voters more than a year ago, finally went into effect on Saturday, June 6, after a federal judge rejected a claim by farmers that the ordinance violated their rights under state law.

So that Saturday was the first day when people could tip off county officials about potential violations of t

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]]> The (Albany) Democrat Herald, June 17, on genetically modified organisms ban

While we wait to see what the next front will be in the statewide battle over genetically modified organisms (it might be in neighboring Benton County, where proponents of a ban on GMO crops ponder their next move after an election defeat), it's worth watching how a similar ban plays out in Jackson County.

The ban in that southern Oregon county, approved by voters more than a year ago, finally went into effect on Saturday, June 6, after a federal judge rejected a claim by farmers that the ordinance violated their rights under state law.

So that Saturday was the first day when people could tip off county officials about potential violations of t]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:33:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Editorial Roundup]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-editorial-roundup/article/feed/244403?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-editorial-roundup/article/feed/244403?custom_click=rss The Times-Call, June 13, on maintaining iconic mountain peaks:

They are among Colorado's most-iconic features: the mountain peaks that reach higher than 14,000 feet.

Some are accessed through well-maintained trails, other sit either partially or fully on private property. None is an easy ascent on foot. Yet they beckon thousands of hikers each year and are loved as a way humans can measure themselves against the grand scale of nature.

A report issued last week by an outdoor advocacy group points out, however, that those 58 peaks are being loved too much.

The Colorado Fourteeners Statewide Report Card issued by the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative outlines the health of each of the accesses to most of the 14,000-foo

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]]> The Times-Call, June 13, on maintaining iconic mountain peaks:

They are among Colorado's most-iconic features: the mountain peaks that reach higher than 14,000 feet.

Some are accessed through well-maintained trails, other sit either partially or fully on private property. None is an easy ascent on foot. Yet they beckon thousands of hikers each year and are loved as a way humans can measure themselves against the grand scale of nature.

A report issued last week by an outdoor advocacy group points out, however, that those 58 peaks are being loved too much.

The Colorado Fourteeners Statewide Report Card issued by the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative outlines the health of each of the accesses to most of the 14,000-foo]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:54:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Got pot? San Francisco to host medical marijuana food fair]]> http://gazette.com/got-pot-san-francisco-to-host-medical-marijuana-food-fair/article/feed/243060?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/got-pot-san-francisco-to-host-medical-marijuana-food-fair/article/feed/243060?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, imagine what a pancake breakfast might do for medical marijuana.

Marijuana is only legal for medical purposes in California, but that isn't stopping purveyors of pot-infused cupcakes, nuts and other edible forms of the drug from putting on an outdoor food festival to showcase their wares.

The "Get Baked Sale" happening Saturday at a food truck hub in San Francisco comes as marijuana advocates are working to legalize recreational use of the drug through a statewide voter initiative in November 2016.

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]]> SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, imagine what a pancake breakfast might do for medical marijuana.

Marijuana is only legal for medical purposes in California, but that isn't stopping purveyors of pot-infused cupcakes, nuts and other edible forms of the drug from putting on an outdoor food festival to showcase their wares.

The "Get Baked Sale" happening Saturday at a food truck hub in San Francisco comes as marijuana advocates are working to legalize recreational use of the drug through a statewide voter initiative in November 2016.]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:31:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Editorials from around New York]]> http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-new-york/article/feed/242125?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-new-york/article/feed/242125?custom_click=rss Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

The Ithaca Journal on the Dannemora prison break and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's priorities.

June 9

Add prison breaks to the list of floods, blizzards and fires that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rushes to lend his steady hand of concern.

Cuomo is Johnny on the Spot when it comes to showing up, looking serious and leading state officials in another chorus of "A Crisis Bites Us." The governor is just an extra on the stages of disasters and chaos, but an extra who grabs the spotlight to polish an image of being in charge of a pressing state issue.

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]]> Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

The Ithaca Journal on the Dannemora prison break and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's priorities.

June 9

Add prison breaks to the list of floods, blizzards and fires that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rushes to lend his steady hand of concern.

Cuomo is Johnny on the Spot when it comes to showing up, looking serious and leading state officials in another chorus of "A Crisis Bites Us." The governor is just an extra on the stages of disasters and chaos, but an extra who grabs the spotlight to polish an image of being in charge of a pressing state issue.]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:05:14 -0600