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…

Marijuana Dispensaries Sprout Despite Uncertainties

About 30 dispensaries are currently operate in Lansing although there are no guidelines or licensing procedure.

MICHIGAN:  Steve Green, 37, is a medical marijuana patient with a particular distinction. Green has visited about 30 dispensaries currently open in Lansing and often jokes it only takes “two jars of pot and a lease” to get a local business started. “There are no guidelines; there’s no licensing procedure,” said Green, a Michigan medical Read the full article…

California Wildfires Burning Part Of Medical Marijuana Industry

Several Bay Area medical marijuana dispensaries say wildfires around California are hurting their industry.

CALIFORNIA:  It’s a different kind of smoke than they’re used to. Several Bay Area medical marijuana dispensaries say wildfires around California are hurting their industry. They claim cannabis plants are growing around some of state’s fires, especially the Rocky Fire near Clear Lake. By Wednesday night, the Rocky Fire burned 69,600 acres and destroyed 43 homes. Read the full article…

US Virgin Islands: The Next Medical Cannabis Destination

This week Senator Terrance 'Positive' Nelson was back with other legislators for a second visit in recent months as he writes medical marijuana laws for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

WASHINGTON:  This week lawmakers from around the country are in Seattle for the National Conference of State Legislatures. While here, Senator Terrance ‘Positive’ Nelson was back for a second visit in recent months on a fact finding mission as he writes medical marijuana laws for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Acting as a tour guide, Mike West Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Goes On Sale In Sparks With Opening Of State’s First Dispensary

MARIJUANA AND MONEY

NEVADA:  Nevada residents racked with pains and disorders have another option to costly pharmaceutical drugs and procedures: a legal dose of marijuana. Patients filled the lobby last Friday for the opening of Silver State Relief, a new clinic on east Greg Street in Sparks that specializes in selling medical marijuana. Smoking marijuana for fun is Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Coming to Boston

Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary has had their location approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

WASHINGTON:  “We will be good neighbors.” After two years of bitter controversy over a proposal for Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary, that’s the promise Patriot Care executive vice president Dennis Kunian made Tuesday – hours after the Zoning Board of Appeals approved their bid to use an ex-bank branch at 21 Milk Street. The location Read the full article…

Winnipeg Police Arrest Owner And Patient At Medical Marijuana Dispensary

the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary on Main Street, has been arrested, along with his wife and a patient who was using the dispensary.

CANADA:  Glenn Price, the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary on Main Street, has been arrested, along with his wife and a patient who was using the dispensary. The trio were arrested Tuesday morning, according to a staff member at Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters. William Bell, the caretaker for the business, cleaning a bong when 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…