Maryland’s First Medical Marijuana Clinic Sees More Than 100 Prospective Patients

The clinic's spokesman Nick Petrucci said opening in advance of the program has advantages, such as beginning to build the patient-doctor relationship to expedite a recommendation for marijuana when the program begins.

MARYLAND:  The first specialty clinic for medical marijuana opened in Annapolis in June and has seen more than 100 prospective patients — even though the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program isn’t expected to be operational for another year. Greenway Consultation, located in the Conte Lubrano Office Building, has three consultants and three physicians, who are not Read the full article…

Pot Industry’s Bank Bid Rejected By Federal Regulators

Fourth Corner had been created to serve specifically the marijuana industry.

COLORADO:  The Fourth Corner Credit Union is not allowed to accept any marijuana business until they get federally insured. And this is the more reason the credit union is asking for equal access to the financial system so that marijuana businesses could operate without restrictions, because they are now at a disadvantage. According to the Denver Read the full article…

Vermont Lawmakers Threaten To Reinstate Prohibition If Pot Isn’t Legalized

"the object was to basically embarrass leadership to say that we have [marijuana legalization bills] in front of us, and they're going absolutely nowhere,"

VERMONT: Vermont may well become the next state to legalize marijuana, and two state lawmakers who support legalization have a simple message for their colleagues: Give us what we want, or we’ll take away your booze. A new bill filed earlier this month by state Reps. Jean O’Sullivan and Christopher Pearson would effectively reinstate alcohol prohibition in Vermont. If passed, Read the full article…

Local Hundreds Of Veterans Line Up For Free Marijuana In Show Of Protest

Hundreds of Colorado veterans waited in a long line in Denver on Saturday for free cannabis products.

COLORADO:  Hundreds of Colorado veterans waited in a long line in Denver on Saturday for free cannabis products. The free handouts were set up as a sign of protest to a decision by the state’s health board not to allow post-traumatic-stress disorder as a treatable condition for medical marijuana. The cannabis giveaway was set up Read the full article…

A Month In, Medical Marijuana Yields Mixed Results

The story of Minnesota’s first month of medical marijuana is one of triumphs, disappointments and everything in between.

MINNESOTA:  Patrick McClellan’s first batch of medical marijuana, via vaporizer, worked like a charm, curbing the pain and muscle spasms that come with his muscular dystrophy and supplanting a combination of prescription medications that doctors say could kill him. But the first and second rounds of cannabis oil missed the mark for treating 18-year-old Scott Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Plan In The South Bronx Stirs Anxiety And Hope

Hunts Point in the South Bronx is set to be the site of one of New York City’s first medical marijuana dispensaries.

NEW YORK:  The Hunts Point neighborhood in the South Bronx has struggled to clean up its act for years. Prostitution is still a problem, but it is far less prevalent, residents say, than it once was. A couple of years ago, community leaders and residents helped derail the opening of a strip club. The neighborhood Read the full article…

1st Legal Medical Pot Sold In Nevada 15 Years After Approval

Medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in Sparks.

NEVADA:  Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno. Dressed in polo shirts, tie-dyes and button-downs, about 75 people with medical marijuana cards lined up outside Silver State Read the full article…

Two Aspen Marijuana Shops Cited For Underage Sale To Enforcement Officer

Two recreational marijuana shops in Aspen were cited this week by state regulators for selling pot to an underage customer in a set of rare cases for the industry in Colorado.

COLORADO:  Two recreational marijuana shops in Aspen were cited this week by state regulators for selling pot to an underage customer in a set of rare cases for the industry in Colorado. The Marijuana Enforcement Division confirmed that it issued two citations after conducting seven underage compliance checks in Aspen. Since January 2014, the division Read the full article…

Why Project CBD Loses Motion To Dismiss $100 Million Lawsuit

Justice seems to be on the horizon for Medical Marijuana, Inc. as a California Superior Court has struck down Project CBD’s Anti-SLAPP motion and motion to reconsider in the ongoing court case between the two companies.

CALIFORNIA:  Months ago, Cashinbis broke a story that Project CBD’s industry damning ‘special report’ had been confirmed false by the original testing facility in addition to third party contributions. The news release systematically broke down the inaccuracies and false propagandas that littered Project CBD’s ‘report’ and led to the biggest lawsuit in the history of the cannabis Read the full article…

D.A.R.E. Accidentally Publishes Pro-Marijuana Legalization Post

The controversial substance abuse prevention group D.A.R.E. accidentally showed a surprisingly progressive change in its ideology this week.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The controversial substance abuse prevention group D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) appeared to have made a surprisingly progressive change in its ideology Monday when it published a letter to the editor endorsing marijuana legalization. It turns out it was an accident. The post, titled “Purchasing marijuana puts kids at risk,” was published in The Columbus Read the full article…