Oregon Dispensaries Prepare For Legal Marijuana

Measure 91, passed by voters in 2014, allows the sale of recreational marijuana at medicinal dispensaries.

OREGON:  The Oregon Health Authority says there over 300 registered medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. Emerald City Medicinal is one of 19 in Eugene that can legally start selling recreational marijuana to adults as of Thursday, October 1st. Measure 91, passed by voters in 2014, allows the sale of recreational marijuana at medicinal dispensaries. Customers Read the full article…

A ‘Niche Business’: Mainstream Doctors Are Wary Of Prescribing Medical Marijuana

According to sales data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue released Friday, sales of recreational pot topped $59.2 million for the month, while medical marijuana dispensaries pulled in $41.4 million, for a combined $100.6 million — the highest monthly total since legal recreational cannabis sales began there in January 2014.

MASSACHUSETTS: Looking for a medical marijuana prescription? Your general practitioner probably won’t help you get it. Most doctors aren’t approved to certify Massachusetts residents as medical-marijuana patients, which is the first step toward receiving legal marijuana from one of the state’s two open dispensaries. In fact, there are only 108 certified doctors in the entire state. Read the full article…

Oak Park, IL Votes Down Medical Marijuana Tax

Trustees unanimously voted 6-0 against the proposed 6 percent tax, which would only have applied to the soon-to-open Seven Point dispensary planned for 1140 Lake St. Trustee Colette Lueck was absent.

ILLINOIS: Oak Park won’t have its own tax on medical marijuana if a dispensary planned for Lake Street opens up later this year. The Oak Park Village Board unanimously voted against a tax on the drug during its Monday meeting, with trustees saying they didn’t want to add another burden to ill people who are Read the full article…

Big NY Banks Tell Licensed Medical Marijuana Firms To Take a Hike

Some of the major federally regulated banks in New York have no plans to do business with the medical marijuana companies that were awarded licenses to grow and distribute the drug.

That means the banks will not accept deposits from the companies and will not allow bank-issued debit cards to be used to purchase the drug.

“While the use of medical marijuana is legal under applicable state laws in some states, the manufacture, distribution, and use of marijuana is still illegal under federal law," a spokesman for Wells Fargo said. "Our policy of not banking marijuana-related businesses is based on applicable federal laws."

NEW YORK: Some of the major federally regulated banks in New York have no plans to do business with the medical marijuana companies that were awarded licenses to grow and distribute the drug. That means the banks will not accept deposits from the companies and will not allow bank-issued debit cards to be used to purchase the drug. Read the full article…

Connecticut Gets 19 Proposals For New Dispensaries

“We think we had a great response,” Jonathan Harris, the department’s commissioner, said. “We have a healthy pool from which to do our analysis and make an appropriate selection of up to three.”

CONNECTICUT: Off of news that the state would be adding as many as three new medical cannabis dispensaries, 19 different groups have submitted proposals to be part of the potential expansion. No details on who the applicants are or where the proposed dispensaries would be located have been released. Many speculate they will be located in the Read the full article…

First NYC Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open In January

The dispensary on 14th Street between Second and Third Avenues will be run by Columbia Care, a New York City-based company that was awarded one of the state's five licenses to open a medicinal marijuana shop.

NEW YORK: If there was any doubt about the national momentum on legalized marijuana use in America, consider this. There will be a medicinal marijuana dispensary right off New York City’s Union Square come January 2016. The dispensary on 14th Street between Second and Third Avenues will be run by Columbia Care, a New York City-based Read the full article…

Henderson Approves 4th Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Andrew Jolley, the co-owner and CEO of The Source's parent company, said the dispensary plans to apply for building permits in a few weeks and could be open by the new year.

By Eric HartleyLas Vegas Review-Journal NEVADA:  The Henderson City Council approved a medical marijuana dispensary Tuesday night that plans to open on Eastern Avenue, south of the 215 Beltway. The Henderson City Council approved a medical marijuana dispensary Tuesday night that plans to open on Eastern Avenue, south of the 215 Beltway. The Source Henderson Read the full article…

Pot Risk Vs. Profit: Bankers Cautious Of Marijuana Dispensaries

Marijuana is big business

COLORADO: Every month, Jamie Perino hires a security detail to come to her three recreational marijuana dispensaries. They stop by, collect thousands of dollars in cash and head out to deliver the money to the state, county and city. Perino, the CEO of Euflora dispensaries, said she can’t find a bank that will work with her. Read the full article…

Chicago’s Logan Square Is Getting A Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The project was approved unanimously Thursday under the condition that a valet loading zone be established in front of the business.

ILLINOIS:  One of the more unique businesses to hit Logan Square was approved Thursday, after medical marijuana dispensary Modern Cannabis presented plans for its new location to the city. Thursday’s vote essentially affirmed plans for the dispensary presented for Wicker Park in September 2014 by owners of Emporium Arcade Bar, Danny and Doug Marks, who have paired with a Read the full article…

Say Hello To The UK’s First Cannabis Pharmacy

Carun UK, which will be based in Twickenham, London, aims to ‘harness the healing super-powers of hemp’ which is claims is the ‘ultimate skin saviour and well-being booster’.

UNITED KINGDOM: The UK’s first ever cannabis pharmacy is set to open its doors this week. Don’t be too quick to delete your dealer’s number however – the pharmacy sells health and beauty products, none of which can get you high. Carun UK, which will be based in Twickenham, London, aims to ‘harness the healing super-powers of hemp’ which is claims Read the full article…