Medical Marijuana: How Two Connecticut Towns Are Preparing for Licenses

The space where Greenbelt Management hopes to develop a medical marijuana production facility.

CONNECTICUT: In January, the state’s Department of Consumer Protection will begin awarding the first ever licenses to medical marijuana producers and dispensaries in Connecticut. While the licenses are awarded by the state, it’s been left up to individual towns to decide if they want to host one of these facilities. Two communities in Connecticut have taken Read the full article…

Arizona Dispensaries Sold More Than 2 Tons Of Medical Marijuana, State Says

ARIZONA:  Arizona’s medical-marijuana dispensaries sold more than 2.5 tons of marijuana in the past 12 months, officials say. From December 6th, 2012 — opening day for the state’s first state-authorized dispensary, Arizona Organix — to December 9th of this year, 5,279 pounds of marijuana were sold, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. The Read the full article…

Mass. Releases List Of Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Under the state’s medical marijuana law, every county will have at least one and no more than five dispensaries. Each company was allowed to apply for up to three. The centers will be not-for-profit businesses, and applicants were required to prove they had at least $500,000 in cash on hand for start-up costs for each dispensary proposed.

MASSACHUSETTS: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released a county-by-county breakdown of the 100 final applications for medical marijuana dispensaries. Middlesex County leads the way with 17 dispensary applications submitted by 16 companies. Five companies are competing to open dispensaries in Framingham. One of them, Massachusetts Compassionate Patient Care Corp., applied to open a second dispensary in Read the full article…

Humboldt County Supervisors Extend Ban On Pot Dispensaries: Marijuana Subcommittee To Work On Regulation

A new statewide poll shows 51 percent of those asked said the drug, now authorized for those with a medical need, should be made available to all, compared with 41 percent opposed.

CALIFORNIA: The Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to continue a ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of Humboldt County until an ordinance to regulate the businesses is developed and approved. ”I want to make it clear that my intent is to only have it there until we have the rules in place,” Read the full article…

Arizona Law Limiting Homegrown Medical Marijuana Challenged

The law also said anyone at least 25 miles from one of those dispensaries could grow his own — up to 12 plants at any one time.

ARIZONA: A constitutional right to control your own health care is not a right to grow your own medical marijuana, according to an attorney for the state’s top health official.

Medical Marijuana Shops Look To 'Color Inside The Lines'

Rachel Schaefer of Denver smokes marijuana at Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club in Denver.

MONTANA: Medical marijuana businesses worried that federal agents will close them down now have a road map to avoid prosecution, courtesy of the Justice Department’s decision to allow legal pot in Colorado and Washington state.