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…

Arizona Medical Marijuana Patients Can Now Buy Cannabis Legally In Las Vegas And Reno

Legal pot is on a fast track in NV

ARIZONA:  Arizona’s medical-marijuana patients now can patronize newly opened dispensaries in Reno and Las Vegas and possess up to 2.5 ounces anywhere in Nevada. Arizona, like some of the other 23 states with medical-marijuana laws, allows people with valid medical cards from other states to legally possess marijuana in Arizona, but they can’t legally buy Read the full article…

Demand Soaring At State’s Lone Marijuana Dispensary

In just two months of operation, the state’s first and only medical marijuana dispensary has provided cannabis to 1,500 patients.

MASSACHUSETTS:  The executive director of the state’s first and only medical marijuana dispensary said this week that in just two months of operation, it provided cannabis to 1,500 patients — the first measure of consumer demand for the product in Massachusetts. That dispensary, Alternative Therapies Group in Salem,was granted permission by state regulators on Wednesday Read the full article…

Salem City Council Allows Early Recreational Pot Sales

The Salem City Council voted 8 to 1 Monday night to allow early sales of recreational marijuana.

OREGON:  The Salem City Council voted 8 to 1 Monday night to allow early sales of recreational marijuana. Mayor Anna Peterson was the only member to vote no. The decision will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to sell recreational pot to people 21 and over starting on October 1, more than three months ahead of the state’s planned start date. At the city Read the full article…

Almost 200 Applications Filed For Vancouver’s Pot Dispensary Licence

The city of Vancouver has received nearly 200 applications from illegal medical marijuana dispensaries seeking business licences.

CANADA:  The city of Vancouver has received nearly 200 applications from illegal medical marijuana dispensaries seeking business licences, setting off a process that is expected to dramatically reduce the number of such operations while making Vancouver the first jurisdiction in Canada to regulate storefront pot sales. Citing the proliferation of illegal pot shops, city council Read the full article…

‘Smoke Buddy’ Mobile Marijuana Cart Illegal, Oregon Officials Say

The Smoke Buddy, a medical marijuana mobile cart seen in North Portland, has been determined as illegal.

OREGON:  A mobile cart selling marijuana in Portland is illegal, the Oregon Health Authority said Monday. The Smoke Buddy cart has been seen in North Portland. Jonathan Modie, a spokesman for the health authority, which oversees the state’s dispensary system, said mobile marijuana operations and delivery services are illegal under Oregon’s rules. “Any transfer of marijuana to Read the full article…

Smyth: VPD Left To Regulate Medical Marijuana Shops Amid Uncertain Haze Of Legality

It’s police versus pot shops in the escalating battle over “medical” marijuana in Vancouver.

CANADA:  It’s police versus pot shops in the escalating battle over “medical” marijuana in Vancouver — and the cops say it’s keeping them busier than a bud grower at harvest time. Marijuana shops are sprouting like weeds all over the city. And despite claims that the stores are helping sick people by providing them with Read the full article…

Judge Says Marijuana Dispensary Video Can Be Used In Probe Of California Police

A judge has ruled surveillance video showing the police raid of a medical marijuana dispensary in California can be used as evidence concerning the conduct of the officers involved in the operation.

CALIFORNIA:  Surveillance video showing the police raid of a medical marijuana dispensary in California can be used by investigators, a judge has ruled, curbing law enforcement’s efforts to keep the video from being entered as evidence in the probe concerning the conduct of the officers involved in the operation. Cameras inside the Sky High Collective Read the full article…

Tacoma To Close Most Medical Marijuana Shops

Now under a new state law, “gray market” marijuana providers must get state retail licenses or close their doors.

WASHINGTON:  Sometime this month, more than 60 medical marijuana store owners in Tacoma will receive a letter from the city telling them to close their doors within 45 days. “We don’t need 60 stores selling marijuana in Tacoma,” Mayor Marilyn Strickland said Tuesday. “At a minimum, 48 of these stores do need to close down Read the full article…

Seattle Medical Marijuana Providers Want ‘Good Guy’ Status

Seattle sent two kinds of letters to all medical marijuana businesses: one to “good guys” who have a good shot at getting a state license, and another to “bad guys” who probably won’t.

WASHINGTON:  In the medical marijuana business, Seattle has determined that there are good guys and bad guys. Seattle and King County recently sent letters to all medical marijuana businesses, warning them they need to close. Seattle sent two kinds of letters: one to “good guys” who have a good shot at getting a state license, Read the full article…