from Seattle PI
Wash. pot consultant: Revenue estimate way off
By MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press
Updated 5:25 pm, Friday, March 29, 2013
SEATTLE (AP) — Estimates of how much money marijuana legalization can bring to the state’s coffers have been way off, Washington’s new marijuana consultant said. . . . Read Complete Report
From CBS St Louis
Indoor KC Gardeners Claim Pot Search Was Illegal
March 29, 2013 11:01 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Two former CIA employees whose suburban Kansas City home was unsuccessfully searched for marijuana claim they were illegally targeted, possibly because they had purchased indoor growing supplies to raise vegetables.
Adelyn and Robert Harte sued Thursday to obtain records and are considering a federal civil rights lawsuit. . . . Read Complete Report
From Toke of the Town
Marijuana vending machines: helpful or just hype?
Innovation is inevitable in any industry, and the field of medical marijuana is no different. With laws already in the books in 18 states and more on the way, investors who might not know their Blue Chips from their Blue Dream are flocking to these regions to stake their claim in what they see as the next big commodity.
White-collar Wall Street-types can certainly see the budding upside to sinking money into dispensaries, growing operations, and other cannabis related retail outlets. But those potential gains are often outweighed by the prospects of inventory control, employee management, product naiveté. And of course, the grey area that exists in all current state-level medical marijuana laws that fly in the face of Federal statute. Cue MedBox. . . . Read Complete Report
UN in Charge now? . . . EDITOR
From Fox News
Crack down on cannabis, world body tells US
Published March 15, 2013/Reuters
The United States must not turn a blind eye to the recreational use of cannabis in states that liberalize drug laws, an international monitoring group said, urging the country to live up to its treaty commitments. . . . Read Complete Report
Jail supervisor. Army vet. Drug war opponent.
Published on Nov 7, 2012
Richard Van Wickler was active duty in the U.S. Army and now heads corrections in rural New Hampshire. He’s seen the injustice of imprisoning drug offenders as if they’re dangerous. Now he’s speaking out against the disastrous War on Drugs.
This is part of the SafeKeepers video series produced by the Beyond Bars campaign and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP).