First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In New York Open

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.

NEW YORK: New York joined the ranks of nearly half the states on Thursday in allowing the use of medical marijuana with the opening of eight dispensaries statewide, serving a variety of tinctures, concentrates, vapors and other forms of the drug. How many patients actually received medicine from those dispensaries, however, was uncertain; several locations around the Read the full article…

Women Leaders in Cannabis finds group to take Thanksgiving donations

When WLC said they wanted to donate food baskets, Autism Rocks was excited to receive them.

OREGON:  A nonprofit trade organization based on philanthropy has reached out to help during the holiday – but had the offer turned down. The group, “Women Leaders in Cannabis,” says it’s been denied several times. The Eugene office of the Oregon Department of Human Services and two charities said “no” when the group wanted to donate turkey Read the full article…

Andrew Sullivan, Conservative Writer, On Marijuana: Prohibition ‘Based On Lies’

- Keynote speaker Andrew Sullivan talks with conference attendees Saturday morning after his talk. The International Cannabis Business Conference being held this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

OREGON:Andrew Sullivan, the prominent writer and blogger, compared the effort to legalize marijuana to the fight for marriage equality in the United States in a talk that highlighted the key factors propelling what he called an “extraordinary leap forward” in cannabis policy. Sullivan was the keynote speaker at the International Cannabis Business Conference held Saturday at the Oregon Read the full article…

Does Smoking Weed Make You A Bad Parent? 'Moms For Marijuana' Says No

This year, they had to toss the gardens and all their benefits because of a section written into omnibus legislation that became law in Washington last month. The new law makes providing a place for public marijuana use a class-c felony.

WASHINGTON: A group of activist moms is rallying in support of cannabis-consuming parents and against government authorities who deem such parents unfit to raise a family. Moms For Marijuana International has announced an “International Day of Action” planned for Nov. 12. Specifically, the group wants to take Child Protective Services (CPS) to task about incidents in which medical marijuana users Read the full article…