Marin County CA To Seek Way To Provide Medical Marijuana

"Given the federal law and recent enforcement actions, we are not taking action to change our land use and zoning codes for the permitting of marijuana dispensaries," the board agreed.

CALIFORNIA:  Marin County officials are coming to the rescue of those who need medical marijuana. The Board of Supervisors is working on a program it hopes will provide the sick with a marijuana outlet while protecting the county from legal liability — and without raising the ire of federal regulators. The move comes as the Read the full article…

Christian Marijuana Dispensary Reconciles Dogma And Dope While Battling The IRS

Bryan Davies, owner of medical marijuana dispensary Canna Care, and his wife, Lanette.

CALIFORNIA: Early in the morning on Feb. 24, a large man with a long white beard and big cowboy hat gathered with about a dozen other people to pray outside the San Francisco branch of the United States tax court. In a kettledrum voice, Bryan Davies led the group in the Lord’s Prayer before asking, “If there is Read the full article…

San Diego City Council Passes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Regulations

Issues raised in the judiciary committee hearing Thursday ranged from government regulation and Congressional involvement to the punitive effects the ban has on businesses and residents who don’t own their homes.

CALIFORNIA:  The San Diego City Council on Tuesday passed regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego that will limit the establishments to no more than four per council district. The 8-1 vote, with Councilman Mark Kersey dissenting, sets zoning and operating restrictions for collectives. The panel has addressed the issue numerous times since California‘s Read the full article…

Brilliant Girl Scout Sells Cookies Outside Marijuana Dispensary

CALIFORNIA:  In perhaps the greatest display of entrepreneurial spirit in modern history, a California Girl Scout has been selling cookies outside of a San Francisco marijuana dispensary. Danielle Lei, 13, set up shop in front of The Green Cross on Monday, selling a whopping 117 boxes in just two hours, according to Mashable. That’s about one box Read the full article…

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer Takes On Marijuana With Compassion

Feuer told us he's been cracking down at a steady pace, with nearly 80 shops now targeted for civil or criminal action.

CALIFORNIA:  Former City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, who once held the opinion that no dispensary in Los Angeles was truly legal, was reviled by the local medical marijuana community. His predecessor, Democrat Mike Feuer, took Trutanich’s job, in at least some small part, because voters were fed up with the onetime Republican’s anti-dispensary crusades. So what have Read the full article…

Major Marijuana Legalization Measure Off The Table In California For 2014

"We decided it was more important to do it right than to do it fast," Stephen Gutwillig, the Drug Policy Alliance's deputy executive director, said Tuesday. "We ultimately came quite close but just decided we didn't have enough of the pieces in place right now."

CALIFORNIA: Despite polls indicating that Californians are poised to legalize pot, the state’s best shot for a marijuana measure has suddenly gone up in smoke — and that likely means the Golden State will have to wait until at least 2016 to catch up with other pot-friendly Western states. Backers of the Control, Regulate and Tax Read the full article…