Smartphone App Promises Medical Pot Delivery

The site, run by a company called Columbia Care, which also operates facilities in Arizona and Washington, D.C., attracted several potential customers, including one man who showed reporters his purple and white New York State medical marijuana card.

CALIFORNIA:  Startup Eaze on Tuesday released a smartphone application promising prompt, professional delivery of medical marijuana at the doors of patients in San Francisco. Eaze said that drivers referred to as “caregivers” will get medicinal doses to their intended recipients in an average of 10 minutes in most cases. Eaze checks the medical eligibility of Read the full article…

L.A. City Attorney Seeks Court Order To Halt Cannabis Farmers Market

With recent changes to the medical cannabis laws the future of medical cannabis farmer’s markets in the state are looking uncertain.

CALIFORNIA:  The Los Angeles city attorney is seeking an injunction to stop what’s being dubbed as the city’s first-ever cannabis-centric farmers market, which opened for business over the Fourth of July weekend. The medical marijuana market opened July 4-6 inside a Boyle Heights warehouse and continued to operate this past weekend, following its successful start. Read the full article…

House Republican, In A First, Backs Legalizing Marijuana

House members voted 242 to 186 in favor of the amendment, offered by Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Sam Farr (D-CA), Reid Ribble (R-WI), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Joe Heck (R-NV), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Don Young (R-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Tom McClintock (R-CA), and Dina Titus (D-NV) as an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill.

CALIFORNIA:  US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) of California says he backs legalizing recreational marijuana, the first Republican member of Congress to publicly support such a shift. The longtime libertarian congressman from affluent Orange County told the Monitor on Monday he would “probably” endorse a 2016 California referendum to permit marijuana use by the general public, should it qualify for Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Delivery Services Are On A Roll

Lawmakers would like to authorize marijuana delivery services to reach medical patients in any areas off-limits to dispensaries and retail stores.

CALIFORNIA:  Brian Reichle couldn’t have gotten a pepperoni pizza much faster. Needing to replenish his stash of pot one recent afternoon, the Burbank resident dialed Speed Weed. Within the hour, a driver arrived with a white paper bag carrying a gram of cannabis, 10 joints and a handful of pot-infused candies and cookies. Once a Read the full article…

San Jose Cracks Down On Pot Clubs After Eschewing SF’s Regulatory Approach

Barcelona's city hall has imposed a moratorium on associations opening premises for smoking the drug and regional authorities also want new rules on cannabis.

CALIFORNIA: San Jose’s current (and harsh) crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries contrasts with San Francisco’s decade-old (and still working well) regulations. Over the last five years, cannabis club after cannabis club sprouted throughout San Jose while the city’s local government debated, wavered, and faltered over the best way to regulate their pot clubs. But last Read the full article…

Oakland’s Marijuana Scavenger Hunt Canceled, Thanks to Government Red Tape

Authorities have stopped a planned cannabis scavenger hunt in Oakland, CA.

CALIFORNIA:  The mysterious force behind the weed scavenger hunt announced for Saturday has revealed herself: she’s an entrepreneur from the East Coast, now head of a “tiny startup in Oakland.” And she has bad news: the authorities have stepped in, so there’s no more smartphone-powered weed giveaway on Saturday. Flyers appearing in Oakland and 4×6 Read the full article…

Right Brand Name Gives Marijuana Strain A Higher Value

The right strain name creates a brand for higher value.

CALIFORNIA:  Adam Orenstein spent years cross-breeding marijuana plants before arriving at his proud new strain, a tall stalky plant frosted with white crystally hairs prized by growers and smokers. But before releasing it to the public, he and his partners toiled over one of the most crucial steps: giving it the proper name. “It’s like any Read the full article…

League Of California Cities Reports Assembly Member as Co-Author Of Medical Marijuana Bill

Assembly member Tom Ammiano signs on as principal co-author of SB 1262

CALIFORNIA:  In a move highlighting the rapidly expanding support for the League-and-Police Chiefs sponsored bill in the Legislature, Assembly Member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has signed on as principal co-author on SB 1262 (Correa). If enacted, the bill will be the first serious step toward regulation of medical marijuana since voters approved the Compassionate Use Read the full article…

Berkeley Set To Require Free Medical Pot For Poor

Medical dispensaries are to provide free marijuana to low income patients.

CALIFORNIA:  Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley will likely soon be required to provide free pot to low-income members, according to an ordinance approved by the city council on Tuesday. The city is also looking to approve a fourth dispensary, raising the current limit of three locations, as reported by the East Bay Express. The proposed ordinance Read the full article…

California Hemp Gets Rolling

At Kentucky's Murray State, researchers say some of their plants have reached 14 feet in height.

CALIFORNIA:  Green, twenty-foot-tall fields of research hemp might be waving in the Davis breeze by the next year in a startling breakthrough for California hemp advocates who have been working for decades to grow the plant. The California Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 combined with the 2014 federal farm bill has unlocked the possibility Read the full article…