<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> marijuana]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/marijuana Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:29:29 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers]]> http://gazette.com/recent-editorials-published-in-iowa-newspapers/article/feed/69067?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/recent-editorials-published-in-iowa-newspapers/article/feed/69067?custom_click=rss Sioux City Journal. April 19, 2015.

Legislature must move beyond talk about bullying

For the past two years, state lawmakers have failed to strengthen anti-bullying law in Iowa. They discussed the issue, but took no action.

This should be the year for the Legislature to move beyond talk.

Last month, the Senate passed a package of anti-bullying measures. The bill awaits passage in the House, but comments made by House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, R-Garner, earlier this month put some doubt in our minds about whether representatives will join senators in support this year.

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]]> Sioux City Journal. April 19, 2015.

Legislature must move beyond talk about bullying

For the past two years, state lawmakers have failed to strengthen anti-bullying law in Iowa. They discussed the issue, but took no action.

This should be the year for the Legislature to move beyond talk.

Last month, the Senate passed a package of anti-bullying measures. The bill awaits passage in the House, but comments made by House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, R-Garner, earlier this month put some doubt in our minds about whether representatives will join senators in support this year.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:02:51 -0600 <![CDATA[A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials]]> http://gazette.com/a-roundup-of-recent-michigan-newspaper-editorials/article/feed/73245?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-roundup-of-recent-michigan-newspaper-editorials/article/feed/73245?custom_click=rss Lansing State Journal. April 5.

Michigan must lead on LGBT rights

Gov. Rick Snyder's direct statement that he will not sign a religious freedom bill in Michigan unless it is accompanied by civil rights protections for sexual orientation and gender identity should have Michiganders sighing in relief.

It's past time for statesman-like leadership on this important issue.

After watching Indiana politicians bumbling through their own fiasco, Michigan lawmakers should think very hard about what they do next.

To recap Indiana's events: Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill he and other conservatives said was needed to protect people with sincerely held religious beliefs.

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]]> Lansing State Journal. April 5.

Michigan must lead on LGBT rights

Gov. Rick Snyder's direct statement that he will not sign a religious freedom bill in Michigan unless it is accompanied by civil rights protections for sexual orientation and gender identity should have Michiganders sighing in relief.

It's past time for statesman-like leadership on this important issue.

After watching Indiana politicians bumbling through their own fiasco, Michigan lawmakers should think very hard about what they do next.

To recap Indiana's events: Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill he and other conservatives said was needed to protect people with sincerely held religious beliefs.]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:01:48 -0600 <![CDATA[Things To Know at the Colorado statehouse]]> http://gazette.com/things-to-know-at-the-colorado-statehouse/article/feed/222586?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/things-to-know-at-the-colorado-statehouse/article/feed/222586?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Here's what will be keeping Colorado lawmakers busy this week:

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MARATHON GUN DEBATE

Republican efforts to eliminate gun-control measures passed by Democrats in 2013 will likely hit a wall Monday in the House. That's where ruling Democrats will hear in committee proposals to strike a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines and new background-check requirements for private gun sales conducted online and in person. Democrats are also expected to reject bills that would allow concealed handguns at public schools, and to let people to carry concealed firearms without a permit.

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SCHOOL LIABILITY AND SAFETY

The Senate is taking up two measures Monday in committee aimed at addressing schoo

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Here's what will be keeping Colorado lawmakers busy this week:

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MARATHON GUN DEBATE

Republican efforts to eliminate gun-control measures passed by Democrats in 2013 will likely hit a wall Monday in the House. That's where ruling Democrats will hear in committee proposals to strike a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines and new background-check requirements for private gun sales conducted online and in person. Democrats are also expected to reject bills that would allow concealed handguns at public schools, and to let people to carry concealed firearms without a permit.

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SCHOOL LIABILITY AND SAFETY

The Senate is taking up two measures Monday in committee aimed at addressing schoo]]> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:15:46 -0600 <![CDATA[Tennessee editorial roundup]]> http://gazette.com/tennessee-editorial-roundup/article/feed/221432?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tennessee-editorial-roundup/article/feed/221432?custom_click=rss Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:

April 5

Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel on Gov. Haslam showing more leadership than legislators:

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam listened to reason and constituents to arrive at his decision last week to restore funding for case management services for some of the state's most troubled residents. The same cannot be said for some of his fellow Republicans in the state Senate, who ignored both reason and public opinion in once again voting down the governor's Insure Tennessee proposal.

Haslam included the restoration of funding for Level 2 case management services in additions made last week to his $33.3 billion budget proposal for 2015-16.

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April 5

Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel on Gov. Haslam showing more leadership than legislators:

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam listened to reason and constituents to arrive at his decision last week to restore funding for case management services for some of the state's most troubled residents. The same cannot be said for some of his fellow Republicans in the state Senate, who ignored both reason and public opinion in once again voting down the governor's Insure Tennessee proposal.

Haslam included the restoration of funding for Level 2 case management services in additions made last week to his $33.3 billion budget proposal for 2015-16.]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:48:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Illinois approves 1 marijuana retailer, rejects another]]> http://gazette.com/illinois-approves-1-marijuana-retailer-rejects-another/article/feed/220699?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/illinois-approves-1-marijuana-retailer-rejects-another/article/feed/220699?custom_click=rss SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The agency overseeing the medical marijuana retailers in Illinois has announced the qualification of one applicant and the disqualification of another.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced Monday that Health Central LLC is qualified in two districts, one surrounding Springfield and the other east of St. Louis. It disqualified IL WelMed in Hyde Park Township in Cook County.

Under Illinois law, medical marijuana retailers must be registered with the department to acquire the drug from cultivation centers.

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]]> SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The agency overseeing the medical marijuana retailers in Illinois has announced the qualification of one applicant and the disqualification of another.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced Monday that Health Central LLC is qualified in two districts, one surrounding Springfield and the other east of St. Louis. It disqualified IL WelMed in Hyde Park Township in Cook County.

Under Illinois law, medical marijuana retailers must be registered with the department to acquire the drug from cultivation centers.]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:16:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Hemp returns to center stage as pot rules change; expo opens]]> http://gazette.com/hemp-returns-to-center-stage-as-pot-rules-change-expo-opens/article/feed/220252?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hemp-returns-to-center-stage-as-pot-rules-change-expo-opens/article/feed/220252?custom_click=rss LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Once banned because it is a close cousin to marijuana, hemp is coming back in Colorado and now has its own convention, attracting international interest as a new crop for farmers struggling to find new crops to stay afloat.

Hemp, which is fiber drawn from marijuana plants, was outlawed in 1937, but a new Colorado law allows it. However, farmers are still trying to find ways to get their plants and seeds to market because federal law still heavily regulates the industry.

Ten states went ahead and allowed the growing of hemp. Those states are Colorado, Washington, California, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont and West Virginia.

The plant's return to legitimacy could clear the

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]]> LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Once banned because it is a close cousin to marijuana, hemp is coming back in Colorado and now has its own convention, attracting international interest as a new crop for farmers struggling to find new crops to stay afloat.

Hemp, which is fiber drawn from marijuana plants, was outlawed in 1937, but a new Colorado law allows it. However, farmers are still trying to find ways to get their plants and seeds to market because federal law still heavily regulates the industry.

Ten states went ahead and allowed the growing of hemp. Those states are Colorado, Washington, California, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont and West Virginia.

The plant's return to legitimacy could clear the]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 12:16:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Hash oil explosions prompt proposed changes in pot states]]> http://gazette.com/hash-oil-explosions-prompt-proposed-changes-in-pot-states/article/feed/220108?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hash-oil-explosions-prompt-proposed-changes-in-pot-states/article/feed/220108?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Alarmed by a rash of explosions and injuries caused when amateurs make hash oil, lawmakers in Colorado and Washington are considering spelling out what's allowed when it comes to making the concentrated marijuana at home.

The proposals came after an increase in home fires and blasts linked to homemade hash oil.

In Colorado, at least 30 people were injured last year in 32 butane explosions involving hash oil — nearly three times the number reported throughout 2013, according to officials with the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, a state-federal enforcement program.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Alarmed by a rash of explosions and injuries caused when amateurs make hash oil, lawmakers in Colorado and Washington are considering spelling out what's allowed when it comes to making the concentrated marijuana at home.

The proposals came after an increase in home fires and blasts linked to homemade hash oil.

In Colorado, at least 30 people were injured last year in 32 butane explosions involving hash oil — nearly three times the number reported throughout 2013, according to officials with the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, a state-federal enforcement program.]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 19:45:59 -0600