San Francisco Supervisors Approve ‘Office Of Cannabis’

San Francisco Office of Cannabis

CALIFORNIA: San Francisco officials have approved a new Office of Cannabis in advance of recreational marijuana sales starting in California next year. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday also directed the new office to analyze disparities that keep certain minority groups out of the cannabis business. Its other task Read the full article…

San Francisco Prepares For Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Use

Cancer survivors, those living with HIV, business owners and medical marijuana dispensary operators were among the 48 applicants vying for 14 seats on the newly created Cannabis State Legalization Task Force. The body will advise the Board of Supervisors on regulating the marijuana industry.

CALIFORNIA:  Expecting California voters will legalize recreational marijuana use next year, San Francisco is assembling a task force to propose regulations for the industry, addressing everything from drug potency to where pot businesses can locate. Cancer survivors, those living with HIV, business owners and medical marijuana dispensary operators were among the 48 applicants vying for 14 seats Read the full article…

Got pot? San Francisco To Host Medical Marijuana Food Fair

The “Get Baked Sale” happening Saturday at a food truck hub in San Francisco comes as marijuana advocates are working to legalize recreational use of the drug in November 2016.

CALIFORNIA:  If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, imagine what a pancake breakfast might do for medical marijuana. Marijuana is only legal for medical purposes in California, but that isn’t stopping purveyors of pot-infused cupcakes, nuts and other edible forms of the drug from putting on an outdoor food festival to showcase Read the full article…

Eaze For All: Free Medical Marijuana Delivered To San Francisco Bay Area Patients

An on-demand technology service unveils a campaign to deliver free medical marijuana to San Francisco Bay Area patients in about 15 minutes, no purchase is necessary.

CALIFORNIA:  On-demand technology service, Eaze (eazeup.com), today unveiled its “Eaze for All” campaign to deliver free medical marijuana to San Francisco Bay Area patients in about 15 minutes. No purchase is necessary. The company also announced today that it is now serving 34 cities. Any legally verified, first-time Eaze patient in the San Francisco, Peninsula, Read the full article…

Women Grow Presents “Understanding Cannabis Products For Women”

Women Grow has put together a special event for cannabis entrepreneurs & investors of all genders to learn about the needs of female consumers and experience female-centric cannabis brands.

CALIFORNIA: Women are poised to become the dominate cannabis purchasers. Beyond the fact that women control the majority of household spending, women are more likely to be treated for a chronic illness, try alternative health care, and be responsible for their family’s health & wellness decisions. Cannabis entrepreneurs & investors are missing a market opportunity if Read the full article…

Pot Start-Ups Get Chance To Pitch VCs

Investors hope by taking cannabis to a new, scientifically improved, corporate level they can rake in the cash.

CALIFORNIA:  So you’ve heard this one before: Venture capitalists are in San Francisco to hear start-up pitches. Well, this time the story’s not about tech. It’s about cannabis. The crowd at the grand ballroom of The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco earlier this week could have been at any tech investment event. Everyone’s dressed in businesswear and Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Just Scored A Huge Victory At A San Francisco Hospital

San Francisco General Hospital is making strides in developing a marijuana-derived treatment for sickle-cell anemia.

CALIFORNIA:  San Francisco General Hospital is making strides in developing a marijuana-derived treatmentfor sickle-cell anemia, a blood disorder that affects over millions worldwide, including 10% of African Americans in the U.S. It causes severe pain throughout the body. The condition is currently treated using opiate painkillers, but researchers believe that CBD, one of the compounds in marijuana, could Read the full article…

San Jose Cracks Down On Pot Clubs After Eschewing SF’s Regulatory Approach

Barcelona's city hall has imposed a moratorium on associations opening premises for smoking the drug and regional authorities also want new rules on cannabis.

CALIFORNIA: San Jose’s current (and harsh) crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries contrasts with San Francisco’s decade-old (and still working well) regulations. Over the last five years, cannabis club after cannabis club sprouted throughout San Jose while the city’s local government debated, wavered, and faltered over the best way to regulate their pot clubs. But last Read the full article…

Unprecedented Pot Study Planned at SF General

Pending final clearances, SF General Hospital Chief of Hematology and Oncology Dr. Donald Abrams will use government dollars and government-supplied weed to see if cannabis reduces the pain and inflammation associated with sickle-cell disease. Such scientific studies are extremely rare, because of the ongoing federal war on marijuana.

CALIFORNIA:  An unprecedented human trial of vaporized cannabis is set to begin this summer at San Francisco General Hospital, Legalization Nation has learned. Pending final clearances, SF General Hospital Chief of Hematology and Oncology Dr. Donald Abrams will use government dollars and government-supplied weed to see if cannabis reduces the pain and inflammation associated with sickle-cell disease. Read the full article…

Court Says Feds Can Police Pot Collectives

Preventing federal enforcement “would compromise a governmental interest in enforcing the law and would therefore be inappropriate,” the ruling says.

CALIFORNIA:  An appeals court on Wednesday upheld the federal government’s right to crackdown on California medical marijuana dispensaries complying with state law. The unpublished ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addresses a lawsuit from four San Diego dispensaries and a patient, as well as separate but similar suits in Sacramento Read the full article…