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  1. Ron Strider

    ND: Marijuana Legalization Could Be On 2018 Ballot

    By Jan. 1, 2019, recreational marijuana use could be fully legal in North Dakota. The North Dakota Marijuana Legalization and Automatic Expungement Initiative is a measure under consideration by residents. It calls for removing hashish, marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinol from the list of...
  2. Ron Strider

    Enter The Marijuana Breathalyzer

    One of law enforcement's great frustrations with legal marijuana – and anti-legalizers' perennial talking points – has been the absence of a reliable way of determining if someone has been driving while stoned. A marijuana high (and therefore impairment) usually lasts two or three hours after...
  3. Ron Strider

    IL: Question About Legalizing Marijuana Could Go On Cook County Ballots

    Cook County commissioners on Wednesday will decide whether to put on the ballot a question asking voters if recreational marijuana use by people 21 and older should be legalized. The referendum is advisory only, so weed would not become legal if the question is approved in the March 20...
  4. Ron Strider

    Oklahoma Governor Plans To Set Medical Marijuana Ballot Date

    Gov. Mary Fallin says she plans to set an election date for a medical marijuana ballot measure after the start of the new year. Supporters of an initiative petition to ask voters to legalize medical marijuana gathered enough signatures last year to schedule a statewide referendum on the...
  5. Ron Strider

    OR: Creswell's Vote Against Recreation Marijuana Sends A Clear Message

    The results from Tuesday's Special Election sent a message loud and clear; the city's ban on recreational marijuana sales is still on. More than 8 out of 10 ballots cast were against the county Measure 20-280. A jubilant mayor David Stram says the people made their position very clear in...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: New Palm Springs Tax On Recreational Marijuana Gets Overwhelming Support

    Palm Springs voters overwhelmingly approved a new tax on recreational marijuana in advance of legal sales starting in January. Early results from voting held Tuesday showed a strong majority supported the expanded pot tax, known as Measure E. The city already taxes medical marijuana...
  7. Ron Strider

    CA: Marijuana Taxes Make Waves In Pacifica

    Off-year election days are typically sleepy affairs, and most Bay Area jurisdictions aren’t going to the polls Tuesday. But in Pacifica, voters will be making decisions on an issue that is causing turbulence around the region. On the coastal city’s ballot: marijuana taxation, a big concern for...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: Lottery Results For Long Beach Dispensaries - Find Out Where Shops May Open

    Officials often boast about doing things the Long Beach way, and Thursday's lottery drawing for medical marijuana licenses was no different. Shortly after 9 a.m., officials kicked off a process inside City Hall that would allow a limited number of applicants to move toward opening a...
  9. Ron Strider

    CA: Don't Believe Lemon Grove Officials' Medical Marijuana Fear-Mongering

    I was extremely disappointed by the very misleading op-ed written by Lemon Grove City Councilman Jerry Jones. In order to support his extreme bias against medical marijuana access, he has painted a false picture, both of the current state of medical marijuana regulation in Lemon Grove and what...
  10. Ron Strider

    The Recreational Marijuana Legalization Debate In Illinois

    Some lawmakers say legalizing recreational marijuana should be on the horizon for Illinois. But they admit there are still details to work out. Heather Steans, a Democratic State Senator from Chicago, introduced a measure earlier this year that would allow those 21 and older to possess, grow...
  11. Ron Strider

    SD: Ballot Measure 'Typo' Could Cost Recreational Marijuana Campaign

    A writing error might cost a ballot measure campaign its chances of legalizing recreational marijuana in South Dakota next year. A marijuana advocacy group has been gathering signatures for four months in support of a ballot measure intended to legalize small amounts of marijuana. The way...
  12. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Meeting Drums Up Support For Utah To Legalize It

    After fracturing her neck in a car crash 15 years ago, Pamela Cabagnolo began what she called a downward spiral of opioid use. She took the drugs to get up in the morning, to go to work. She popped pills for her pain until she went to bed at night. Cabagnolo said she took her pills to exist –...
  13. Why Doe

    How to correctly measure a plant?

    Okay guys I have maybe a dumb question. I'm researching what strain I want to grow next and I am limited by height. My question is, when measuring a plant, do you account for the roots, so measure from the bottom of the pot up? Or do you measure from the top of the soil? When a strain says...
  14. Ron Strider

    Oklahomans To Vote On Medical Cannabis

    A ballot measure was recently approved to be placed on the ballot in Oklahoma for the 2018 cycle that could bring medical marijuana to the state. While many state programs have been created by the legislature, some states have done so through ballot measure, such as Arkansas and Florida. With...
  15. Ron Strider

    CA: San Bernardino To Accept applications For Marijuana Business Permits

    Seven months after voters repealed the city's ban on marijuana and replaced it with a regulatory system, city officials will begin accepting the first applications for marijuana business permits Monday. The city had delayed moving forward with marijuana regulation after two lawsuits...
  16. Ron Strider

    ND: Legalization Of Marijuana Ballot Petition Push To Start In Fall

    A proponent of legalizing marijuana in North Dakota says the next attempt at a ballot measure will begin shortly after his fellow college students return for classes in the fall. Dave Owen, of Grand Forks, says the core group of individuals planning on renewing the push for full legalization...
  17. Ron Strider

    CO: Pot Plant Law May See Ballot Challenge

    Gov. John Hickenlooper hasn't signed the bill yet, but there's already a citizens' effort to block it if he does. The measure, HB1220, would limit to 16 the number of marijuana plants that can be grown on residential property, down from the current 99. As is allowed by law, a citizens'...
  18. Ron Strider

    Black Hills Local Pushes To Decriminalize Cannabis In South Dakota

    A new initiated measure looks to decriminalize cannabis across the Mount Rushmore State. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley issued his explanation for the measure Wednesday and it has been filed with Secretary of State Shantel Krebs. The measure's sponsor says it would legalize all...
  19. Ron Strider

    CA: Rogue Marijuana Dispensaries Cause Conflict With Legit Pot Shops

    Donnie Anderson says it took weeks of driving to count the pot dispensaries in City Council District 8, which covers much of South Central Los Angeles. The team found two shops granted "limited immunity" by the city, but they were vastly outnumbered by 133 of what Anderson calls "rogue shops."...
  20. Ron Strider

    CA: Seaside Wants To Tax Future Marijuana Businesses With Measure G

    Buying marijuana in Seaside is still illegal under city ordinance, but city government is already working out how to make money off of future pot sales when and if the rules change. California voters said yes to Proposition 64 in November making it legal for adults 21 and older to use...
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