New York Times, 20 Dec 2015 - PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have approved a plan to build a facility to grow marijuana on their reservation in central Oregon and to sell it at tribe-owned stores outside the reservation. The tribes are among the first in the country to enter the marijuana-growing business, a year after a Department of Justice policy indicated tribes could grow and sell marijuana under the same guidelines as states that opt to legalize.
Baltimore Sun, 20 Dec 2015 - For Anthony Miles, Feb. 15, 2013, was a busy day of juggling calls, setting up meetings and touting a high-quality shipment he was expecting soon. Still, he found time to put air in the tires of his Mercedes and to note how well the day was going. Raising a large stack of bills in both hands, he bragged to a companion: I just made $20,000 in one hour. Just three days later, Miles was less euphoric. He grumbled he was making "chump change" while an associate was clearing $150,000 a day "with his eyes closed."
Medicine Hat News, 19 Dec 2015 - As the federal Grits move towards legalizing marijuana, there are two important considerations that need to be taken into account before Canadians form an opinion on this policy shift. The first is they should consult with a 15-year-old regarding the current accessibility of the drug.
Alberni Valley News, 19 Dec 2015 - Further regulations will be imposed on marijuana dispensaries in Port Alberni, following recommendations from the chamber of commerce. In a letter dated Dec. 3, the chamber agreed with the proposed city regulations but asked for a few of their own: requiring all not-for-profit dispensaries to still have a business licence; not allowing them at Harbour Quay or Victoria Quay because they are high tourist areas; increased enforcement of business licence bylaws in general and that smoking regulations from the BC Tobacco laws would also apply to dispensaries.
The Register-Guard, 19 Dec 2015 - PORTLAND - Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have approved a plan to build a facility to grow marijuana on their reservation in Central Oregon and sell it at tribe-owned stores outside the reservation. The vote comes a year after a U.S. Department of Justice policy indicated tribes could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states that opt to legalize. The tribe is one of the first in the country to enter the pot business.
Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec 2015 - DENVER - The Fourth Corner Credit Union occupies a prime spot in downtown Denver, not far from the state Capitol. It has a big safe, four teller windows, drive-up service and a banner out front that says, "The Fourth Corner Credit Union Coming Soon." But there's a problem. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in Missouri, which oversees Denver, has refused Fourth Corner's request for a "master account," essentially a bank account allowing it to do business. "You can't have a bank chartered by the state of Colorado and then nullified by the federal government," said Mark Mason, an attorney for the credit union.