California Marijuana Legalization 2015: New Medical Marijuana Law Rankles Top Cannabis Industry Investor

Legislators finally reached a compromise on three bills, which have been sent for final approval to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign them into law.

CALIFORNIA: California lawmakers quietly passed Friday the state’s most significant medical-marijuana legislation in almost two decades, but some leaders in the space worry that the law’s good intentions could get lost in the weeds. Paving the way for what supporters say is a much-needed regulatory framework for the state’s multibillion-dollar medical-cannabis industry, the California Senate and Read the full article…

California Wildfires Burning Part Of Medical Marijuana Industry

Several Bay Area medical marijuana dispensaries say wildfires around California are hurting their industry.

CALIFORNIA:  It’s a different kind of smoke than they’re used to. Several Bay Area medical marijuana dispensaries say wildfires around California are hurting their industry. They claim cannabis plants are growing around some of state’s fires, especially the Rocky Fire near Clear Lake. By Wednesday night, the Rocky Fire burned 69,600 acres and destroyed 43 homes. Read the full article…

Members Of Congress Stand Up For California Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Three congressional lawmakers from California are accusing the U.S. Department of Justice of overreach in an ongoing crackdown against one of the most well-respected medical marijuana dispensaries in the nation.

CALIFORNIA:  Three congressional lawmakers from California are accusing the U.S. Department of Justice of overreach in an ongoing crackdown against Harborside Health Center, widely considered to be the largest and one of the most well-respected medical marijuana dispensaries in the nation. “We believe DOJ has overstepped its bounds in the Harborside case,” Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R), Sam Read the full article…

Going Rogue: U.S. Attorneys In California Defy Obama On Medical Marijuana

Harborside Health Oakland

CALIFORNIA: Last week, the Alameda County (CA) Board of Supervisors passed a resolution asking the Federal government to, “end Federal interference on the municipal and state laws allowing medical marijuana, and… requests that President Obama begin a discussion about the potential benefits of reforming federal laws on marijuana use in all forms, including medicinal and recreational uses.” Their Read the full article…

Marijuana Investors Commit More Than $1 Million After Denver Meeting

22 companies — including four that are directly involved in marijuana sales or cultivation, a first for the group — made pitches to ArcView members on Tuesday. Dayton said those pitches ranged from requests of $100,000 to one for $24 million.

COLORADO:  Denver meeting of a marijuana industry investment group resulted in more than $1 million in new money being pumped into cannabis businesses, the group announced Wednesday.

Marijuana Investors Commit More Than $1 Million After Denver Meeting

COLORADO:  Denver meeting of a marijuana industry investment group resulted in more than $1 million in new money being pumped into cannabis businesses, the group announced Wednesday.

Marijuana Entrepreneurs Line Up to Cash In

WASHINGTON: Jim Willett has never smoked pot. His teenage sons think he’s a square. A former Navy pilot, Willett spent a year flying drug interdiction patrols along the Washington coast, checking for ships carrying bales of marijuana. For the graying retiree, voting against the state’s legalization of recreational weed last fall was pretty much a given.

Marijuana Entrepreneurs Line Up to Cash In

Jim Willett, photographed at his home in Woodinville, is investing in “everything but the [marijuana] plant.”

WASHINGTON: Jim Willett has never smoked pot. His teenage sons think he’s a square. A former Navy pilot, Willett spent a year flying drug interdiction patrols along the Washington coast, checking for ships carrying bales of marijuana. For the graying retiree, voting against the state’s legalization of recreational weed last fall was pretty much a given.

Medical Marijuana Advocate Slams Eric Holder's Speech: 'How Dare He'

Despite early promises to leave pot legislation and regulation to individual states, President Barack Obama's Justice Department began aggressively cracking down on California's cannabis operations in late 2011. Since then, hundreds of businesses have been forced to close and thousands of jobs have been lost.

CALIFORNIA: Attorney General Eric Holder’s call for “sweeping” changes to the way the Justice Department handles drug offenses Monday drew praise from lawmakers and civil rights activists. But not all advocates were satisfied.

Good News For World’s Largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Judge James’ ruling allows the City of Oakland to continue its legal action to protect public health and safety from the misguided attacks of US Attorney Melinda Haag."

Harborside Health Center won a significant victory earlier this week in their battle against the feds. As the world’s largest medical marijuana dispensary, everyone should be closely following the Harborside/feds case, as the process and decisions that come out of it will no doubt be used in other cases. Below is a press release that Read the full article…