Opinions: Every Medical Marijuana State Should Be Fully Reciprocal

The study's findings are similar to those reported among enrollees in other states' medical cannabis programs, including the experiences of patients in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, and elsewhere.

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record Traveling with medical marijuana is always a nerve wracking experience, filled with worry that your medicine will be seized or worse – you’ll wind up in jail. With any other prescription drug – including highly addictive things like Oxycodone – it’s easy enough to travel to another state and fill Read the full article…

Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives, New Study Shows

WSLCB issues new advertising regulations

The United States has a problem with painkillers. During the past 15 years, America has seen a tremendous growth in both the sales of prescription opiates and the number of people who die each year from abusing them. More than 16,000 people fatally overdosed on prescription painkillers in 2013, accounting for 60% of all overdose Read the full article…

San Diego Greenlights First Legal Medical Marijuana Dispensary

When A Green Alternatives does open, it will be the first legal medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego and the second in the county.

CALIFORNIA:  An appeal of a conditional use permit granted to a San Diego State University business professor to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Otay Mesa was unanimously denied by the city’s Planning Commission today. In October, a city hearing officer granted a conditional use permit to David Blair to open A Green Alternative in Read the full article…

Alaska Cannabis Club Plans To Open Medical Marijuana Dispensary On Legalization Day

Anchorage police served search warrants at the Alaska Cannabis Club after receiving reports of illegal marijuana sales.

ALASKA: Following an eviction from its clubhouse at the former Kodiak Bar in downtown Anchorage, the Alaska Cannabis Club is moving forward with plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Feb. 24, the day recreational marijuana becomes legalized in Alaska. Come Feb. 24, “this is the place to get your weed,” said club owner Charlo Read the full article…

Marijuana Licensing Went Awry Early On, Records Show

WSLCB issues new advertising regulations

MASSACHUSETTS:  A contractor hired by the state health department to rank companies hoping to open medical marijuana dispensaries acknowledged in internal e-mails that it simply ran out of time to conduct thorough checks of some applications. Still, the health department extended the company’s contract and more than doubled its pay, records show. A different contractor Read the full article…

Oregon Medical Pot Dispensary Vows To Stay Open

A campaign to place an injunction on, and overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052 has raised over $11,000 from 118 people in just one month.

OREGON:   Cheryl Keil said marijuana saved her husband Jesse’s life, after a stroke 15 years ago left him partially paralyzed and suffering from depression. This experience and others motivated Keil andTony Smith of Cave Junction to open a medical marijuana dispensary in August next to theKerby General Store. The name of the dispensary is Mainstreaming Our Medicine. Framed on Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Becomes Canada’s First to Accept Bitcoin

Mega Chill medical marijuana dispensary becomes the first in Canada to use Bitcoin.

CANADA:  Mega Chill has become the first medical marijuana dispensary in Canada to accept bitcoin. Since the formal announcement this September, Mega Chill has seen an overwhelmingly positive response from the community, both from patients familiar with bitcoin and customers who had never heard of the digital currency. The relationship between bitcoin and the marijuana industry is long-standing due Read the full article…

Marijuana Dispensary Leads To Small Town Political Showdown

With the slogan, “Educate Before You Recreate,” The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has launched a public education campaign to inform people about new marijuana laws.

OREGON:  The town of Gold Hill, Oregon is in turmoil. Two-thirds of its City Council is the subject of a recall election on Monday. What has some of the 1,2000 residents of Gold Hill so riled up? The targeted city leaders had voted to approve a medical marijuana dispensary. From the outside, Breeze Botanicals doesn’t Read the full article…

Oregon House Backs medical Marijuana Amendment

Prosecutors will dismiss a total of 50 pending cases involving marijuana-related activities that will be legal when the new law becomes effective for possession and cultivation July 1, 2015.

OREGON:  The U.S. House narrowly passed a bill early Friday morning that would block the federal government from interfering with state medical marijuana laws — but it wasn’t a close vote when it came to the Oregon congressional delegation. All five Oregon representatives voted for the amendment, including the lone Republican in the delegation, Greg Walden.  He Read the full article…

Michigan Vote On Medical Marijuana Bills Allowing Dispensaries, Edibles, Pharmacy Sales On Hold

Washington approves the first processor of marijuana edibles.

MICHIGAN: A vote on a trio of bills related to Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act probably won’t happen until next year. But that didn’t stop a couple hundred people affected by the law from cramming into three committee rooms Thursday to voice their support and concerns about the bills during a meeting of the House Judiciary committee. “Our current Read the full article…