Major news outlets in the last few days have been covering stories about President Barack Obama's flip-flopped stance on medical marijuana. These aren't disgruntled pot websites, nor are they personal blogs; the word is out about Obama's policies, and it's not good.
The Massachusetts legislature's Committee On Public Health debated medical marijuana today, and no compromise was made. This means that in all likelihood, the issue will be left up to voters in the November ballot.
A question about prescribing medical marijuana for debilitating illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, HIV/AIDS, Cron's disease and Hepatitis C, will be headed to the November ballot unless activists are not able to secure 11,485 certified signatures by July 3.
Multiple medical marijuana dispensaries in close proximity to University of Colorado Boulder have received letters from U.S. Attorney John Walsh to shut down or risk forfeiture, prompting proponents of marijuana to question Walsh's true intentions.
Two of the dispensaries identified as recipients of Walsh's "second round" of shut-down requests are located on "The Hill", a neighborhood near the university's campus. The Westword believes there to be more dispensaries close to the University that received letters, and mentions rumors about CU's campus officials requesting some of the shut downs.
Following federal raids on both his busnesses and his home apartment Monday, Oaksterdam University founder Richard Lee said that he is giving up ownership of his Oakland based busiesses.
The news from Lee came Friday, who according to the San Francisco Examiner, said he'll now focus his efforts on backing campaigns in other states.