Toronto police raid marijuana dispensaries across the city

“Toronto police have cracked down on dozens of marijuana dispensaries across the city’s downtown core — raiding storefronts, confiscating files and seizing large quantities of marijuana. Drug squad officers and City of Toronto Municipal Licensing and Standards officials executed search warrants at an unconfirmed number of dispensaries, but a spokeswoman for the city said 78 property owners out of a…

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Canada Officially Begins Move Toward Legalizing Marijuana

Canada’s new prime minister was only sworn in less than two weeks ago, but he has already directed his government to begin the process that will lead to the nationwide legalization of marijuana. “I will expect you to work with your colleagues and through established legislative, regulatory, and Cabinet processes to deliver on your top priorities…

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Hawaii Senate Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana

“In an applaud-worthy and eye-opening showing of bipartisan support, Hawaii’s Senate voted today, unanimously, to approve Senate Bill 472 to decriminalize cannabis possession. The measure would make possession of up to an ounce no longer an arrestable misdemeanor offense, but instead a civil infraction of no more than $1,000. Last week the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee approved the measure,…

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Marijuana legalized in Colorado, Washington

“Today the state of Washington looked at 70 years of marijuana prohibition and said it’s time for a new approach,” said Alison Holcomb, manager of the campaign that won passage of Initiative 502 in Washington state. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat who opposed legalization, was less enthused. “Federal law still says marijuana is an…

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