Orlando Sentinel, 19 Oct 2013 - TALLAHASSEE -- Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan said last summer he was prepared to spend "a lot of money" financing a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana use in Florida. And so far, he's putting his money where his mouth is.
Richmond Times-Dispatch, 19 Oct 2013 - SEATTLE - The female marijuana plant, sold for its sticky psychoactive chemicals, is where the value lies in the marijuana industry. But the industry has long been dominated by men and can be crassly sexist, particularly in underground pot commerce.
Sun-Sentinel, 19 Oct 2013 - The Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition will host a debate on medical marijuana on Oct. 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth. Kevin Sabet, who has served as a drug policy advisor in three presidential administrations will argue against making medical marijuana legal, while Aaron Houston, an expert on drug policy who was key in the creation of federal guidelines on medical marijuana, will argue in favor. The debate will be moderated by Randy Schultz, who is editor of the Palm Beach Post's editorial page and has moderated numerous debates.
Porterville Recorder, 19 Oct 2013 - County Aims to Reduce Illegal Growing A variety of proposed medical marijuana policy changes will be discussed at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday that range from a permanent ban on new dispensaries and cultivation sites to reducing the number of plants an individual can grow.
Chico Enterprise-Record, 19 Oct 2013 - HIT - It was the perfect example of big bank versus little bank this week. Chico got slapped down by its own financial institution - a big bank - that said it could not help with the city's search for temporary cash.
The Oklahoman, 19 Oct 2013 - It's A Losing Battle HOLDER'S WISE CHOICE ON FIGHTING MARIJUANA U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, commander in chief of Washington's failed war on drugs, recently issued what looks a lot like a domestic version of Vermont Sen. George Aiken's famous 1966 face-saving formula for exiting from America's lost war in Vietnam: Declare victory and get out. After more than 58,000 U.S. deaths, that's exactly what we did.
The Durango Herald, 19 Oct 2013 - Public Forum to Be Held Wednesday at Courthouse La Plata County officials are encouraging residents to complete a survey to help shape marijuana regulations now under discussion. The survey comes as the Board of County Commissioners is considering how to regulate recreational marijuana grow facilities and retail shops.
Daily Pilot, 19 Oct 2013 - At the end of my Sept. 7 column, I asked you to respond to me about any area of importance to you, and I would show to your satisfaction how it was made worse by marijuana prohibition. So many of you took me up on my offer that I want to share my answers. So here goes: Under our curent system, marijuana is the largest cash crop in California - No. 2 is grapes. But when a product like marijuana is made illegal, it is pushed underground. So these are some of the obvious and not so obvious results: