June 2016

It’s not only political campaigns that inspire musical artists to exercise the power of veto on the use of their songs. For reasons of finance, reputation, ego, taste and more, the following TV shows and films weren’t able to secure the use of the recordings they originally sought… Frank Sinatra – Goodfellas This Express piece […]

Minnesota’s final two medical marijuana dispensaries are set to open Friday, bringing all eight clinics online before a critical expansion that could bring thousands more patients into the program in its second year. Lawmakers gave the state’s two manufacturers time to open the eight locations required by the law that legalized medical marijuana; just two were […]

Laguna Beach City Council members agreed Tuesday that they still wanted voters to decide whether medical marijuana dispensaries should be allowed in the city. The issue came to the fore in April, when the council learned authors of a petition that would repeal the city’s current ban on dispensaries gathered enough signatures to place the […]

Organizers of a referendum campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Massachusetts accused Walpole’s police chief on Thursday of veering into political advocacy by speaking at a campaign event organized by opponents of the November ballot measure. Chief John Carmichael, who has been an outspoken advocate about the dangers of substance abuse, participated in the June […]

Thursday morning, the government of Canada announced that it has created a task force that will be charged with developing a framework for legalizing recreational marijuana nationwide. The move marks a “crucial step” in the legalization process, Rafik Souccar, a top law enforcement official on the Canadian task force, said in a press conference. Legalizing […]

Marijuana plants for sale are displayed at the medical marijuana farmers’ market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles in this July 11, 2014 file photo. (CNS photo/David McNew, Reuters) The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference oppose the campaign to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona because it is harmful to […]

The federal government is moving toward a restrictive market for recreational marijuana, vowing to impose potency limits, controls on advertising, and strict rules over the production and sale of the drug. Ottawa has unveiled a nine-member panel to draw up Canada’s new marijuana framework, sending out the clearest signal to date that it is not […]

YUMA, Ariz.- Arizona voters will vote to legalize marijuana in the November election. Arizona will be one of eight states with recreational marijuana on the ballot. On Monday, representatives of the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office are counting petitions to see if there is enough signatures to place the measure on the ballot. More than […]

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD Forristall: Study results could influence Iowa law Broc Bartenhagen, 14, gets a hug from his sister Allison Bartenhagen, 19, right, on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at his home in Gretna, Neb. Broc has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome which causes him multiple seizures,…read more at http://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/local/forristall-medical-marijuana-study-results-could-influence-iowa-law/article_d2b4a1b7-a8fe-5d4b-99d4-af27d9c119ba.html