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…

Federal Cannabis Bills In Political Purgatory

Although a number of Democrats have stepped up in support of the CARERS Act, the bill simply has not managed to pick up enough Republican supporters to advance it into the next phase of the legislative process.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  While there has been a great deal of anticipation over the past several months in regards to whether the CARERS Act would pass in 2015, some of the latest reports reveal that this legislation, which seeks to legalize medical cannabis at the federal level, has not managed to attract enough bipartisan support to catapult Read the full article…

Health Canada Grants Medical Marijuana Oil Production License To Quebec’s First Medical Marijuana Producer, Hydropothecary

The first licensed producer has been fully authorized to produce cannabis oil from medical marijuana.

CANADA:  Hydropothecary is pleased to announce that is has been fully authorized to produce cannabis oil from medical marijuana. This represents the first such license for a company based in Quebec.“Hydropothecary is now one of a few licensed producers able to make new, ingestible product lines. The products will be available for purchase following rigorous Read the full article…

Hallandale Beach Decriminalizes Marijuana Possesion

Hallandale Beach is officially the first city in Broward County that will punish marijuana violations with a fine instead of an arrest.

FLORIDA:  Hallandale Beach is officially the first city in Broward County that will punish marijuana violations with a fine instead of an arrest. On Wednesday night, Hallandale Beach Commissioners unanimously approved a new measure that will make marijuana possession a civil offense rather than a criminal one. Anyone caught with 20 grams of pot or 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…

Teen Marijuana Use Not Linked To Later Depression, Lung Cancer, Other Health Problems, Study Finds

While the rate of monthly teen marijuana use did tick upward in those states, the change wasn't statistically significant, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Rutgers University tracked 408 males from adolescence Read the full article…

Will DC Be Next with Recreational Dispensaries?

When our nation’s capital legalizes recreational marijuana dispensaries, it will inevitably help shape the debate in Congress over marijuana policy.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Our nation’s capital may well be the next jurisdiction to legalize recreational marijuana dispensaries. And if that occurs, it will inevitably help shape the debate in Congress over marijuana policy. That is, of course, important for the 658,893 people who live in the District, and the 6,033,737 people who live in the Read the full article…

Geoffrey Edelsten Will Sell Medical Marijuana

Maverick medico Geoffrey Edelsten has teamed up with a colleague who he claims holds a licence to grow cannabis in Nevada.

AUSTRALIA:  Maverick medico Geoffrey Edelsten has teamed up with a colleague in Canada who he claims holds a licence to grow Cannabis in Nevada and the two plan to buy a range of marijuana dispensaries in the US. Spotting a looming lucrative market, Edelsten, who was deregistered as a doctor in 1988, also plans to Read the full article…

Local Hundreds Of Veterans Line Up For Free Marijuana In Show Of Protest

Hundreds of Colorado veterans waited in a long line in Denver on Saturday for free cannabis products.

COLORADO:  Hundreds of Colorado veterans waited in a long line in Denver on Saturday for free cannabis products. The free handouts were set up as a sign of protest to a decision by the state’s health board not to allow post-traumatic-stress disorder as a treatable condition for medical marijuana. The cannabis giveaway was set up Read the full article…

Fulton County Officials Getting Ready For Medical Marijuana Facility

One of the five companies awarded medical marijuana licenses is coming to Fulton County and already getting ready.

NEW YORK:  The five companies awarded medical marijuana licenses have been announced and one coming to Fulton County is already getting ready. “The next step is where we actually sell them the land for them to own,” Planning Director Jim Maraz said. Empire State Health Solutions is one of the lucky five to get a Read the full article…