Suburbs brace for medical pot sales, patients wait for state to approve it

Katherine Rasmussen, of Hainesville, who said she is undergoing chemotherapy for lupus and multiple sclerosis, was charged in May in Lake County with misdemeanor possession of cannabis.

ILLINOIS: Local leaders in far northwest suburban Huntley were taken aback when a man showed up at a Village Board meeting last month and announced he wants to open a warehouse in town to grow marijuana.

Medical marijuana facility in Jackson raided for second time in a week, roughly a pound of marijuana seized

On Monday, July 8, a Hydro World location at the corner of West and Wildwood avenues was raided by the Jackson Narcotic Enforcement Team.

MICHIGAN:  After receiving information a medical marijuana service center in Jackson was up and running after being raided last week, the Jackson Narcotic Enforcement Team raided the location again Monday, July 8.

Michigan pharmacist who grew medical marijuana for personal use has license suspended

Pharmacist Donald Buckley

MICHIGAN: A South Haven-area pharmacist has had his pharmacy license suspended because of a marijuana possession conviction last fall after police discovered marijuana plants growing on his Casco Township property. According to a news release from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, registered pharmacist Donald James Buckley, 71, was found guilty in Allegan County District Court Read the full article…

Michigan pharmacist who grew medical marijuana for personal use has license suspended

Pharmacist Donald Buckley

MICHIGAN: A South Haven-area pharmacist has had his pharmacy license suspended because of a marijuana possession conviction last fall after police discovered marijuana plants growing on his Casco Township property. According to a news release from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, registered pharmacist Donald James Buckley, 71, was found guilty in Allegan County District Court Read the full article…

Berkeley Fights Feds on Medical Marijuana

Berkley Patients Group

CALIFORNIA: On Wednesday, the city of Berkeley, Ca. filed a legal claim in a federal asset forfeiture case against the landlord of a medical marijuana dispensary in the city, Berkeley Patients Group. The city is working to keep Berkeley Patients Group open, claiming it will lose tax money as a result of the mandated forfeiture.  Read the full article…

State Battles Federal Government for Independence in Medical Marijuana Case

Harborside Health Oakland

CALIFORNIA: Magistrate Maria-Elena James ruled that a cannabis dispensary in Oakland, CA, is free to stay open while local authorities fight federal prosecution to shut it down, reports Reuters. The ruling came in on July 3rd, just under the wire for local supporters of the Harborside Health Center to celebrate their temporary medical marijuana freedom on the Read the full article…

Oregon Senate Committee Tweaks Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill

Oregon Senate Committee makes changes to MMJ bill

OREGON:  A committee in the Oregon Senate has amended a House-approved bill that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program to license and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries statewide. Two significant changes were made to the bill Saturday by the Senate Committee on Rules following concerns voiced from the Oregon District Attorneys Association, who changed their position on the bill Read the full article…

Oregon Senate Committee Tweaks Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill

Pot shops in Oregon that already sell medical marijuana have made big plans for the historic day - and hope there is enough supply to meet what is expected to be a huge demand.

OREGON:  A committee in the Oregon Senate has amended a House-approved bill that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program to license and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries statewide. Two significant changes were made to the bill Saturday by the Senate Committee on Rules following concerns voiced from the Oregon District Attorneys Association, who changed their position on the bill Read the full article…