<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> marijuana]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/marijuana Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:22:28 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers]]> http://gazette.com/excerpts-of-editorials-from-illinois-newspapers/article/feed/122567?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/excerpts-of-editorials-from-illinois-newspapers/article/feed/122567?custom_click=rss EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

Thanks to all members for submitting editorials that help The Associated Press assemble the weekly Illinois Editorial Roundup. Due to several factors, it has become more challenging to find fresh, original editorials on member websites. We would very much appreciate if you could take a few minutes to submit editorials that you would like to share with other members. They can be sent to our main email address, chifax@ap.org. Please use "Editorial Submission" as the subject line.

Please remember that we try to use editorials with appeal and interest for a statewide audience, and that not all submissions can be used. If you have any questions, please contact AP-Illinois News Editor Hugh Dellios at

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]]> EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

Thanks to all members for submitting editorials that help The Associated Press assemble the weekly Illinois Editorial Roundup. Due to several factors, it has become more challenging to find fresh, original editorials on member websites. We would very much appreciate if you could take a few minutes to submit editorials that you would like to share with other members. They can be sent to our main email address, chifax@ap.org. Please use "Editorial Submission" as the subject line.

Please remember that we try to use editorials with appeal and interest for a statewide audience, and that not all submissions can be used. If you have any questions, please contact AP-Illinois News Editor Hugh Dellios at ]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:31:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Legal fight begins over Illinois medical marijuana documents]]> http://gazette.com/legal-fight-begins-over-illinois-medical-marijuana-documents/article/feed/216542?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/legal-fight-begins-over-illinois-medical-marijuana-documents/article/feed/216542?custom_click=rss CHICAGO (AP) — A legal fight is shaping up over whether the state of Illinois will have to produce any documents showing how permits were awarded in the medical marijuana industry.

Alice Keane of the Illinois Attorney General's office said in court Monday the state's medical marijuana law makes it a misdemeanor to breach its confidentiality requirements. Keane says she would want Cook County Judge Kathleen Kennedy to explicitly order the production of documents if the judge doesn't dismiss the lawsuit first.

A company called PM Rx claims the Illinois Department of Agriculture broke its own rules when awarding permits to cultivation centers.

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]]> CHICAGO (AP) — A legal fight is shaping up over whether the state of Illinois will have to produce any documents showing how permits were awarded in the medical marijuana industry.

Alice Keane of the Illinois Attorney General's office said in court Monday the state's medical marijuana law makes it a misdemeanor to breach its confidentiality requirements. Keane says she would want Cook County Judge Kathleen Kennedy to explicitly order the production of documents if the judge doesn't dismiss the lawsuit first.

A company called PM Rx claims the Illinois Department of Agriculture broke its own rules when awarding permits to cultivation centers.]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:01:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Infighting on Maine marijuana law as push starts for a vote]]> http://gazette.com/infighting-on-maine-marijuana-law-as-push-starts-for-a-vote/article/feed/216115?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/infighting-on-maine-marijuana-law-as-push-starts-for-a-vote/article/feed/216115?custom_click=rss PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The marijuana wars are on in Maine.

Two sparring pro-marijuana groups are gearing up for spring petition drives that would ask residents whether to make pot legal for recreational use. Veterans of other states' legalization drives — both failed and successful — said the conflict underscores one of the growing pains of the pro-marijuana movement: Divergent pro-pot forces don't always get along.

The Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project, the largest group in the country dedicated solely to reforming marijuana laws and a key player in Colorado's successful legalization effort, is leading one charge. The other group is Legalize Maine, and members describe it as a more homegrown alternative.

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]]> PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The marijuana wars are on in Maine.

Two sparring pro-marijuana groups are gearing up for spring petition drives that would ask residents whether to make pot legal for recreational use. Veterans of other states' legalization drives — both failed and successful — said the conflict underscores one of the growing pains of the pro-marijuana movement: Divergent pro-pot forces don't always get along.

The Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project, the largest group in the country dedicated solely to reforming marijuana laws and a key player in Colorado's successful legalization effort, is leading one charge. The other group is Legalize Maine, and members describe it as a more homegrown alternative.]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22:30:46 -0600 <![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 Quad-City Times. March 16, 2015

Iowa ends voter fraud goose chase

Former Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz's two-year, $250,000 witch hunt ended ignobly Friday. Schultz's successor, Republican Paul Pate, dropped his office's Iowa Supreme Court appeal of a lower court ruling that held Schultz overstepped his authority in a crackdown on immigrant voters.

Schultz had broad-based GOP support as a candidate condemning what he suggested was widespread voter fraud, particularly by documented immigrants who were not citizens. Schultz's exhaustive investigation compared voter registration lists with federal and state immigration lists, including the federal database used to verify entitlement benefits.

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]]> Quad-City Times. March 16, 2015

Iowa ends voter fraud goose chase

Former Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz's two-year, $250,000 witch hunt ended ignobly Friday. Schultz's successor, Republican Paul Pate, dropped his office's Iowa Supreme Court appeal of a lower court ruling that held Schultz overstepped his authority in a crackdown on immigrant voters.

Schultz had broad-based GOP support as a candidate condemning what he suggested was widespread voter fraud, particularly by documented immigrants who were not citizens. Schultz's exhaustive investigation compared voter registration lists with federal and state immigration lists, including the federal database used to verify entitlement benefits.]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:31:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Georgia editorial roundup]]> http://gazette.com/georgia-editorial-roundup/article/feed/190894?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/georgia-editorial-roundup/article/feed/190894?custom_click=rss Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:

March 11

The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, on carrying concealed weapons across Georgia borders:

Under current laws, a South Carolinian legally carrying a concealed weapon becomes a criminal the moment he or she crosses the border into Georgia. The same goes for a properly permitted Peach State resident who goes packing in the Palmetto State.

That's because the next-door neighbors don't recognize each other's concealed-weapon permits. They do, however, honor permits issued by far-away states such as Alaska, Michigan and North Dakota.

Imagine if states treated driver's licenses as oddly - a cross-country trip might require circuitous route-planning to avoid ru

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]]> Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:

March 11

The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, on carrying concealed weapons across Georgia borders:

Under current laws, a South Carolinian legally carrying a concealed weapon becomes a criminal the moment he or she crosses the border into Georgia. The same goes for a properly permitted Peach State resident who goes packing in the Palmetto State.

That's because the next-door neighbors don't recognize each other's concealed-weapon permits. They do, however, honor permits issued by far-away states such as Alaska, Michigan and North Dakota.

Imagine if states treated driver's licenses as oddly - a cross-country trip might require circuitous route-planning to avoid ru]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:46:19 -0600 <![CDATA[2 widely different medical marijuana bills to butt heads]]> http://gazette.com/2-widely-different-medical-marijuana-bills-to-butt-heads/article/feed/212216?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-widely-different-medical-marijuana-bills-to-butt-heads/article/feed/212216?custom_click=rss ATLANTA (AP) — Sebastien and Annett Cotte don't plan to come home to Atlanta from Denver until after their 4-year-old son Jagger dies — or the Georgia Legislature passes a bill making medicinal marijuana legal.

At 15 months, doctors told the Cottes their son wouldn't make it to 3, then that he'd never see 4. But he did, and a few months ago they moved to Colorado, where marijuana use is legal, and began to treat his seizures with cannabis oil, his dad said Monday. "He has fewer seizures, but we can't come home if we don't have a bill."

It is unlikely that Georgia legislators won't pass some kind of bill; the question is what it will allow. The General Assembly has two radically different bills in front of it; only one of

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]]> ATLANTA (AP) — Sebastien and Annett Cotte don't plan to come home to Atlanta from Denver until after their 4-year-old son Jagger dies — or the Georgia Legislature passes a bill making medicinal marijuana legal.

At 15 months, doctors told the Cottes their son wouldn't make it to 3, then that he'd never see 4. But he did, and a few months ago they moved to Colorado, where marijuana use is legal, and began to treat his seizures with cannabis oil, his dad said Monday. "He has fewer seizures, but we can't come home if we don't have a bill."

It is unlikely that Georgia legislators won't pass some kind of bill; the question is what it will allow. The General Assembly has two radically different bills in front of it; only one of ]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:50:34 -0600 <![CDATA[Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers]]> http://gazette.com/recent-editorials-published-in-nebraska-newspapers/article/feed/212083?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/recent-editorials-published-in-nebraska-newspapers/article/feed/212083?custom_click=rss Scottsbluff Star-Herald. March 5, 2015.

Doctors: Student loan relief would help ease the health care shortage in small-town Nebraska

We noted in an editorial the other day that the University of Nebraska enjoys hundreds of millions of dollars in annual support from taxpayers. During a hearing in Lincoln last week, the university itself was a bit more specific.

NU asked the Appropriations Committee for a 5 percent increase in state funding for its operational budget, with an additional $20 million spread across the biennial budget to support a roster of projects. In all, that's an increase of 8 percent. NU's total state funding request for 2015-16 is $587.4 million, an increase of about $47.4 million. The request for 201

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]]> Scottsbluff Star-Herald. March 5, 2015.

Doctors: Student loan relief would help ease the health care shortage in small-town Nebraska

We noted in an editorial the other day that the University of Nebraska enjoys hundreds of millions of dollars in annual support from taxpayers. During a hearing in Lincoln last week, the university itself was a bit more specific.

NU asked the Appropriations Committee for a 5 percent increase in state funding for its operational budget, with an additional $20 million spread across the biennial budget to support a roster of projects. In all, that's an increase of 8 percent. NU's total state funding request for 2015-16 is $587.4 million, an increase of about $47.4 million. The request for 201]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:21:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Washington House readies its version of pot-market overhaul]]> http://gazette.com/washington-house-readies-its-version-of-pot-market-overhaul/article/feed/210397?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/washington-house-readies-its-version-of-pot-market-overhaul/article/feed/210397?custom_click=rss SEATTLE (AP) — With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington's House of Representatives is preparing its own version of a pot-market overhaul, one that could cut prices at licensed recreational stores.

The measure, sponsored by Rep. Reuven Carlyle, aims to make the state's legal marijuana stores more competitive with the black market. It calls for eliminating the three-tier tax structure voters approved in Initiative 502 and replacing it with a single excise tax of 30 percent at the point of sale.

But Carlyle's bill would take effect only if the Senate's medical marijuana bill also becomes law. That's to encourage a coordinated approach to the recreational and medical systems, the Seattle De

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]]> SEATTLE (AP) — With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington's House of Representatives is preparing its own version of a pot-market overhaul, one that could cut prices at licensed recreational stores.

The measure, sponsored by Rep. Reuven Carlyle, aims to make the state's legal marijuana stores more competitive with the black market. It calls for eliminating the three-tier tax structure voters approved in Initiative 502 and replacing it with a single excise tax of 30 percent at the point of sale.

But Carlyle's bill would take effect only if the Senate's medical marijuana bill also becomes law. That's to encourage a coordinated approach to the recreational and medical systems, the Seattle De]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:01:43 -0700 <![CDATA[New medical marijuana bill in Senate stricter than House's]]> http://gazette.com/new-medical-marijuana-bill-in-senate-stricter-than-houses/article/feed/209882?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-medical-marijuana-bill-in-senate-stricter-than-houses/article/feed/209882?custom_click=rss ATLANTA (AP) — A senator said Monday that he has filed a new bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in Georgia that would avoid legal problems that could arise under the House version, which passed overwhelmingly last week.

Sen. Lindsey Tippins of Cobb County said his proposal would set up a four-year study that would be open only to children under 18 who have seizures that have not been responsive to medication.

House Bill 1, sponsored by Rep. Allen Peake of Macon, calls for limited quantities of cannabis oil to be used by prescription to treat seizure disorders and eight other major medical conditions. Tippins' measure limits the study to epilepsy.

"I'm just trying to do it right and legal," Tippins said.

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]]> ATLANTA (AP) — A senator said Monday that he has filed a new bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in Georgia that would avoid legal problems that could arise under the House version, which passed overwhelmingly last week.

Sen. Lindsey Tippins of Cobb County said his proposal would set up a four-year study that would be open only to children under 18 who have seizures that have not been responsive to medication.

House Bill 1, sponsored by Rep. Allen Peake of Macon, calls for limited quantities of cannabis oil to be used by prescription to treat seizure disorders and eight other major medical conditions. Tippins' measure limits the study to epilepsy.

"I'm just trying to do it right and legal," Tippins said.]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:46:52 -0700