This morning, the Connecticut General Assembly's Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee passed a proposal that would allow adults to use medical marijuana legally with a vote of 36-14.
The bill would establish a system for licensing marijuana cultivators and dispensaries. As well, it would establish the qualifying conditions that could be treated by medical marijuana, how patients register for it, and limits to legal possession.
The next stop for the bill is the House of Representatives. Marijuana advocates are hopeful for the bill to get through the House, as its next step would be to Governor Dannel P. Malloy's desk - and he's in favor of the program.
A quick update on the CU Boulder happenings: an emergency request was filed yesterday to block the university's plan to lock the campus down and turn away all non-student and faculty visitors for the day.
Filed yesterday (4/19) morning, six non-student residents of Boulder - Rob Smoke, Timothy Tipton, Jack Branson, Katherine Cummins, Evan Ravitz and Tom Cummins - filed the lawsuit in hopes of being allowed to "exercise (their) constitutional rights of free speech and free association". The plantiffs were represented by Denver attorney Robert Correy.
The Denver Post reports that Boulder District Judge Andrew Macdonald denied the lawsuit late Thursday evening.
Less than two weeks before legislation goes live in the Netherlands to stop tourists from buying marijuana in the country, Dutch coffee shop owners have gone to court to attempt to block it.
The injunction filed today would stop marijuana clubs from becoming "members only" businesses only open to Dutch residents. The law is slated to hit the south of the country May 1, then the rest of the Netherlands January 1, 2013.
A Southern California marijuana club has filed a lawsuit against the city of Murrieta for $3 million, citing harassment by police against its members.
The Greenhouse Cannabis Club's Director Eric McNeil filed the suit today, alleging that the city and its police force is discriminating against the club's patients based on "perceived characteristics about their health or medical condition," and threatening them with arrest, detention and violence.