Rand Paul Mixes With the Marijuana Crowd to Raise Funds
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a Republican presidential candidate, greeted supporters after speaking at a hotel in Las Vegas on Monday.Credit (image:Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Rand Paul has been wooing young Republican voters with his clever campaign swag and his vows to make privacy a priority.
And today, he will court the marijuana crowd.
Mr. Paul is scheduled to hold a fund-raising reception at the Cannabis Business Summit meeting in Denver. Co-sponsored by the National Cannabis Industry Association, the senator will address issues including medical marijuana policy and banking regulations for marijuana-based businesses in states where it is legal.
Mr. Paul is already popular in the industry for co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill to make it ea....
FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, young partygoers listen to music and smoke marijuana during the annual 4/20 marijuana festival, in Denvers downtown Civic Center Park. Saying that weed tourists have nowhere to legally use the pot theyre buying, marijuana activists in Denver have launched a ballot initative that would ask voters whether businesses open only to people 21 and older should be permitted to allow pot use. (image:Brennan Linsley, File/Associated Press)
A campaign is underway to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21.
Activists who campaigned for recreational pot legalization in Colorado have launched a petition drive to allow what they call limited social marijuana consumption at bars.
The activists need about 5,000 signatures to get the question on November ballots.
It would allow bars or clubs to allow marijuana use as long as patrons bring their own weed and comply with clean-air laws. That means the pot they consume would have to be edible, or ....
The Seattle Times | July 2, 2015 When recreational marijuana possession became legal Wednesday in Oregon, Vancouver pot shops reaped the benefits, as Oregonians flocked across the border to get their fix.
Pot now legal in Oregon; Vancouver shops reap benefit
When recreational marijuana possession became legal Wednesday in Oregon, Vancouver pot shops reaped the benefits, as Oregonians flocked across the border to get their fix.
Vancouvers six pot shops saw far more foot traffic than usual Wednesday, a trend that has continued all week leading up to the landmark shift in Oregons law. And with recreational sales set to be sidelined in Oregon for at least three months or perhaps even more than another year, store owners in Vancouver are bracing for their biggest sales figures yet.
Since Washingtons first stores opened nearly a y....
Brandon Coats (image:Matthew Staver for The New York Times)
It took the Colorado Supreme Court a year to come up with the ruling, issued on Monday, that upheld the firing of a man who used medical marijuana legally under state law to help ease the pain he has suffered since a car accident left him paralyzed. A lot of that time had to be devoted to twisting the logic behind the decision.
There has been a lot of speculation about what the ruling means for Colorados legal marijuana industry, and other states that have permitted the use of marijuana for medical, and in a few cases, recreational, purposes.
But really it only makes one ....
Its Time To Enact Appropriate Job Protections For Those Who Legally Use Marijuana
Many observers were shocked and saddened when Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic who is authorized to use medical marijuana under Colorado state law, was fired from his job with Dish Network in 2010 after a positive drug test. Dish failed to make an exception for Coats, who used marijuana while off duty to control his seizures, and the company insisted on his being fired, leaving Coats no choice but to challenge this issue in court.
Specifically, Coats claimed that his conduct should have been permitted under the states Lawful Off-Duty Activities Statute, which makes it an unfa....
Presidential Candidate Rand Paul To Hold Reception At Marijuana Industry Event
It wasnt that long ago that expressing support for marijuana reform was considered to be political suicide. Thats not to say that there werent political candidates that supported marijuana reform in the past, because there certainly were. However, those candidates were considered to be so far in the minority that they were on the fringe at best. That all changed in 2012. In 2012 two states legalized marijuana, and the game changed forever.
Zoom forward to 2015, and candidates are not only expressing support for reform, they are trying to push legislation that will help the....
The Denver Post | Jun 10, 2015 The newly launched National Cannabis Bar Association will officially launch with an NCIA event in Denver on June 30
National Cannabis Bar Association: Weed attorneys, unite
If a prominent American law school has a professorship for marijuana law and policy sponsored by a successful law firm focusing primarily on cannabis law, why shouldnt there be a weed-only bar association for said practicing attorneys?
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Blissed Out on Owl Farm:: Inside NORMLs Legal Seminar party on Hunter S. Thompsons land
Is this legal? Is it ever legal to b....
Having just spent the last few days attending the annual NORML Aspen Legal Seminar, I wanted to share some observations about the experience of spending time in a state that no longer cares if I smoke marijuana or not. And as you might expect, it feels wonderful.
No longer must I deal with the fear of being arrested and jailed treated like some dangerous or undesirable person who needs to be restrained to protect the good citizens who do not smoke. That, obviously, is the most important change.
Second, I no longer have to deal with the uncertainties and dangers of engagi....
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