The Herald, 12 Oct 2013 - Snohomish County and Cities Are Working to Adopt Ordinances by Nov. 18, the First Day the State Will Begin Accepting Applications. It's not clear yet where in Snohomish County you will be able to open a business to grow, process or sell marijuana. But it will be soon. Leaders of Snohomish County and many of its cities are drawing maps and drafting ordinances to spell out where the legal pot industry can set root in their communities.
Irish Independent, 12 Oct 2013 - HIGH-POTENCY cannabis is putting young people who use the drug heavily at risk of stroke, a leading specialist has told an inquest. Consultant stroke physician Professor Joseph Harbison told Dublin Coroner's Court that doctors at St James's Hospital have seen "five or six cases" of young people having strokes following the use of herbal cannabis in the past three years. The strokes may be linked to the increased potency of cannabis available in Ireland over that period, he said.
Timaru Herald, 12 Oct 2013 - The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party's leader believes new laws regulating synthetic cannabinoids mean the "dam is about to break" for cannabis legalisation. Party leader Michael Appleby was in Timaru yesterday on his way to party's annual conference in Dunedin.