King County Council Chair: Council’s Vote Continues Inequitable Location Of Marijuana Facilities

“The legislation will further concentrate retail marijuana stores in low income and working class neighborhoods, and, more often than not, minority neighborhoods.”

WASHINGTON:  Metropolitan King County Council Chair Joe McDermott, joined by Council member Larry Gossett, released this statement after the passage of legislation limiting the production, processing and retail of marijuana in the unincorporated areas of King County: “The legislation will further concentrate retail marijuana stores in low income and working class neighborhoods, and, more often than not, Read the full article…

Two Rivers Water and Farming Company Subsidiary Receives Court Order for Eviction of Suncanna

GrowCo Partners 1, LLC ("GCP1") received a court ordered Writ of Restitution from the Pueblo County, Colorado District Court.

COLORADO: GrowCo, a majority owned subsidiary of Two Rivers Water and Farming Company, has announced that on July 22, 2016 it received a court ordered Writ of Restitution from the Pueblo County, Colorado District Court. By September 6, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. MDT, Suncanna must vacate the marijuana-focused greenhouse owned by GCP1. If, by this time, Suncanna Read the full article…

Americas Largest Hemp Processing Facility & Milling Operation Nearing Completion

America's largest Hemp facility nears completion.

NEVADA: An industrial hemp decortication facility, spearheaded by Hemp, Inc. wholly-owned subsidiary, Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC (IHM), is in the final stages of completion. “Industrial hemp is reclaiming its rightful place in America as demand for this environmentally friendly natural fiber continues to increase due to the economic benefits. Hemp, Inc. is strategically positioned at the forefront of this industry. We are Read the full article…

Update on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program Implementation Process

Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation Process; Urges Physician Participation

PENNSYLVANIA: In a continued commitment to transparency throughout the development and implementation of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today provided an update on accomplishments, gave a preview of pending activities, and highlighted the need for physician participation. “The department is being very thoughtful and thorough in our approach to developing and implementing a medically-focused program Read the full article…

Pennsylvania Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program Now Online

A Pennsylvania Safe Harbor Letter is available to parents, legal guardians, caregivers, and spouses of a minor under the age of 18 who suffers from one of the seventeen serious medical conditions defined in the Medical Marijuana Act.

PENNSYLVANIA: Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced that applications for the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program’s Safe Harbor Letter are now available online for parents, legal guardians, caregivers, and spouses to administer medical marijuana within the commonwealth to minors in their care with physician-documented serious medical conditions. “I am excited to announce the availability of the Pennsylvania Safe Harbor Letter application, Read the full article…

Washington Medical Marijuana Database Operational

Washington mmj registry opens on time

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced this morning that the medical marijuana database is operational. The database is necessary to produce medical marijuana “recognition” cards. Patients must take their authorization form to a licensed medical marijuana store to receive their recognition card. Under the new medical marijuana law, recognition cards are required if patients Read the full article…

New Measure Eligible for California’s November 2016 Ballot

On June 30, 2016, the Secretary of State will certify the initiative as qualified for the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot

CALIFORNIA: Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced that an initiative is eligible for the November 8, 2016, General Election ballot. In order to become eligible for the ballot, the initiative needed 365,880 valid petition signatures, which is equal to five percent of the total votes cast for governor in the November 2014 General Election. An Read the full article…

Washington Medical Marijuana Database May Not Be Operational By July 1

Medical marijuana database may not be operational by July 1

WASHINGTON: The Department of Health wants medical marijuana patients and providers to be prepared for possible delays when Washington’s new medical marijuana law takes effect July 1. The law requires DOH to oversee the development and administration of the medical marijuana authorization database. The agency reportedly is experiencing some software challenges with the database, and it may not be ready Read the full article…

Washington Medical Marijuana After July 1

Black-market marijuana will be cheaper than legal medical cannabis, when state-regulated retail shops open later this year.

By Aaron Pelley and Anne van Leynseele Many clients and potential clients have been asking NWMJLaw about the changes coming to Washington State’s medical marijuana system when the new laws take effect on July 1, 2016. Specifically, we have been asked how the collective garden statute being repealed will affect patients and Farmers’ Markets. Farmers’ Markets Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana And Its Impact To The Economy

25 States and DC now have legal medical marijuana

By Zack M Twenty five states have legalized marijuana for medical use so far, and it’s already clear that there are many economical advantages to be gained from this as well as the various medical marijuana benefits to be enjoyed by patients.  Because the marijuana systems in place in these states are being well regulated and Read the full article…