GrowLife Wants To Be Legal Weed's Financier

Under federal law, simply accepting regular business deposits from a known marijuana seller is a violation of money-laundering laws.

CALIFORNIA:  People will soon be able to purchase marijuana legally in Colorado and Washington State. Who will get high, financially speaking, from this emerging market? One aspiring company is GrowLife (PHOT), a publicly traded business in Woodland Hills, Calif., with cheeky ticker symbol PHOT. It doesn’t actually sell pot; it caters to marijuana growers, dealing them hydroponic Read the full article…

The Indispensable Leader Of The Marijuana Movement

Dennis simply refused to accept that anybody —no cop, no district attorney, no judge— could tell him he didn't have a right to smoke marijuana.

by Fred Gardner CALIFORNIA: Last weekend at the Emerald Cup, a sprawling hempfest held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Dennis Peron got a lifetime achievement award and I got to present it. The marijuana legalization movement would not have achieved its great breakthrough in 1996 had it not been for Dennis, the founder and maitre’d of Read the full article…

Sebastopol California's New Mayor Puts City On Medical Marijuana Map

Sebastopol's newly selected mayor Robert Jacob at his Peace in Medicine dispensary.

CALIFORNIA: Left-leaning Sebastopol has elected Green Party candidates to the City Council, fought PG&E SmartMeters and declared itself a nuclear-free zone. Now the city is the first in the nation to select a mayor with a background in the medical marijuana industry. First-year councilman Robert Jacob, founder and executive director of marijuana dispensary Peace in Medicine, Read the full article…

San Jose, CA To Take New Shot At Limiting Medical Marijuana Shops

Mayor Chuck Reed

CALIFORNIA:  Bolstered by new legal authority, San Jose leaders are trying again to impose rules that would sharply shrink the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that have proliferated across the city in recent years as officials struggled to regulate them. But even as the San Jose City Council considers new rules Tuesday evening, marijuana advocates Read the full article…

For Berkeley Jews, Medical Cannabis Is Ethical Imperative

Elie Green (from left), Ramona Rubin and Daniel Kosmal show off Doc Green's topical cannabis lotions.

CALIFORNIA: If you want to traffic in stereotypes, Elie Green, Ramona Rubin and Daniel Kosmal — the founders of Doc Green’s, which makes healing cannabis ointments and lotions — look pretty much like what you might imagine when you hear, “Berkeley-based medical marijuana collective.” That is, of course, until they open their mouths and tell you they’re Read the full article…

For Berkeley Jews, Medical Cannabis Is Ethical Imperative

Elie Green (from left), Ramona Rubin and Daniel Kosmal show off Doc Green's topical cannabis lotions.

CALIFORNIA: If you want to traffic in stereotypes, Elie Green, Ramona Rubin and Daniel Kosmal — the founders of Doc Green’s, which makes healing cannabis ointments and lotions — look pretty much like what you might imagine when you hear, “Berkeley-based medical marijuana collective.” That is, of course, until they open their mouths and tell you they’re Read the full article…

Marijuana Crops Move Indoors As Questions Remain Over Use

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CALIFORNIA: Outdoor marijuana-growing season has come to a close. But, police say, they will deal with a nearly equal number of indoor operations in the coming months. And both law enforcement and some growers are at odds over the state’s Compassionate Use Act and what constitutes personal use for medicinal reasons.

Marijuana Crops Move Indoors As Questions Remain Over Use

MODESTO

CALIFORNIA: Outdoor marijuana-growing season has come to a close. But, police say, they will deal with a nearly equal number of indoor operations in the coming months. And both law enforcement and some growers are at odds over the state’s Compassionate Use Act and what constitutes personal use for medicinal reasons.