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.

Joint Venture: Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs Seek Out Unusual Backers

“What you’re seeing is people with deep pockets and professionals from other industries are the ones getting involved, not necessarily the guy who’s been growing marijuana in his basement for the last decade.”

MASSACHUSETTS: Shut out of traditional bank loans, budding entrepreneurs who want to sell medical marijuana in Massachusetts have been forced to get seed money from a host of unconventional sources — from restaurant and nightclub owners to friends and family, landscapers and even former legislators.

Joint Venture: Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs Seek Out Unusual Backers

The state attorney general's office asks federal health and education officials for Colorado's colleges and universities to "obtain marijuana from non-federal government sources" for research purposes.

MASSACHUSETTS: Shut out of traditional bank loans, budding entrepreneurs who want to sell medical marijuana in Massachusetts have been forced to get seed money from a host of unconventional sources — from restaurant and nightclub owners to friends and family, landscapers and even former legislators.

I Don't Want Alzheimer's Disease

People my age should start with mj products! I don't want Alzheimer's, so I definitely need weed in my life.

Well my goodness, I do learn something new every day. Did you know the cannabinoid HU 210 has been shown to prevent amyloid beta-promoted inflammation? The endocannabinoids anandamide and noladin ether have also been shown the be neuroprotective against amyloid beta in vitro. That means blocking amyloids in early Alzheimer’s has a profound effect on Read the full article…

Seattle Online Tech Company Growing Big In … Marijuana

On the face of it, Leafly.com is just another Seattle-based Internet/tech company making big waves with big numbers. The difference is that Leafly’s content is all marijuana all the time.

WASHINGTON: Google or Bing “blue cheese” and you’ll get a surprise: Right at the top of your search results for that delectable food is a marijuana strain called … “blue cheese.”

New Medical Marijuana Club Hope To Spark Pot Debate At University Of Manitoba

Steven Stairs is set up at the University of Manitoba during student group recruitment week.

CANADA: A University of Manitoba student is hoping to spark a debate about all things pot by recruiting fellow students to join a medical marijuana club on campus — the first of its kind in Canada.

Ladies, Take Root!

Like our female cannabis plants, we all need to root ourselves firmly into the ground, nourish our bodies, get lots of water, grow into the light and sleep when it’s dark.

There is an ugly side to the Seattle cannabis movement. There are lawsuits and name calling, and narking and threats. People from other states probably think we lavish each other congratulatory back slaps with the passage of I-502. (That, in addition to smoking the very best weed in the entire universe, of course.) But no. Read the full article…