The Day Medical Cannabis Became Legal in Washington

The court held that persons suffering from debilitating conditions do have an affirmative defense in trial even though they have not yet obtained an authorization from a qualifying physician.

WASHINGTON: Until now, medical cannabis patients in Washington have felt uneasy of the so-called “legal protections” that have been in place to protect them from arrest and prosecution. Well over a decade ago the voters approved the medical use of cannabis for certain conditions. Some of the first patients were arrested, charged, and prosecuted for the Read the full article…

Are Towns Opposed To Marijuana Dispensaries Shooting Themselves In The Foot?

The WSLCB has temporarily lifted the restriction to allow licensed producers to meet the demand expected with the opening of new retail stores. A new cap will be applied at a later date.

MASSACHUSETTS: Some say the advent of medical marijuana dispensaries will be like a shot of B12 for local economies, as they cash in on the excise and sales taxes they generate. They say towns that don’t welcome these medical cannabis labs will shoot themselves in the foot while the towns that do will reap the rewards.

Wheaton, Illinois City Council Discusses Medical Marijuana Dispensing Operations

The Wheaton city council is expected to approve zoning changes that would allow medical marijuana dispensing operations to be located only in the city's manufacturing district.

ILLINOIS: The Wheaton city council is expected to approve zoning changes that would allow medical marijuana dispensing operations to be located only in the city’s manufacturing district, according to the Daily Herald. 

Wheaton, Illinois City Council Discusses Medical Marijuana Dispensing Operations

The Wheaton city council is expected to approve zoning changes that would allow medical marijuana dispensing operations to be located only in the city's manufacturing district.

ILLINOIS: The Wheaton city council is expected to approve zoning changes that would allow medical marijuana dispensing operations to be located only in the city’s manufacturing district, according to the Daily Herald. 

In Washington State, Different Rules For Medical, Recreational Pot Divide Advocates And Regulators

MMJ protester at last week's WSLCB I-502 Open Hearing

WASHINGTON: To understand the problem Washington faces with legal marijuana, it might be best to think of the state as a family with two children.

Medical-Pot Edibles Are Legal, But AZ Prosecutors And Cops Aren't Backing Off

Uncle Herb's medical-marijuana dispensary, tucked away near pine trees in an industrial area of south Payson, has the homey feel of a country store.

ARIZONA: Uncle Herb’s medical-marijuana dispensary, tucked away near pine trees in an industrial area of south Payson, has the homey feel of a country store. Red brick and wood trim accent the interior. T-shirts and other products hang in a gift area near the two bars displaying pale green cannabis buds in glass cake stands.

Medical-Pot Edibles Are Legal, But AZ Prosecutors And Cops Aren't Backing Off

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ARIZONA: Uncle Herb’s medical-marijuana dispensary, tucked away near pine trees in an industrial area of south Payson, has the homey feel of a country store. Red brick and wood trim accent the interior. T-shirts and other products hang in a gift area near the two bars displaying pale green cannabis buds in glass cake stands.

Planned Nevada Medical Marijuana Program Called Discriminatory

Senate Bill 374 requires people contemplating securing medical marijuana cultivation and dispensary licenses to have at least $250,000 at their disposal.

NEVADA: Proposed rules for Nevada’s new medical marijuana program would discriminate against the poor and minorities, and would make marijuana cost-prohibitive for patients who need the drug, witnesses testified Tuesday.

WA Liquor Control Board To Hold Public Hearing On Revised Rules For Recreational Marijuana Businesses

The Board’s location restrictions limit retail shops to only a handful of areas in the city.

WASHINGTON: The state Liquor Control Board will hold a public hearing tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. to discuss its recent revisions to rules governing recreational marijuana businesses. The meeting will take place at Seattle City Hall‘s Bertha Knight Landes Room, at 600 4th Avenue.

Seattle City Council Votes To Effectively Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

"Requiring medical [marijuana dispensaries] to have a license when the license does not exist is completely unfair," said Alex Cooley, vice president of Solstice, which operates a medical-marijuana growing facility in Sodo.

WASHINGTON: In a meeting still underway, the Seattle City Council has passed a bill that could effectively ban medical marijuana dispensaries within the city limits by requiring the dispensaries to obtain a state medical-marijuana license by 2015—a license that does not exist.