Council Amends Zoning Law For Medical Marijuana, Adult Use

Park City Council amended their zoning ordinance Thursday to allow adult uses and medical cannabis uses within the city limits, but only as a conditional use, and with the ability to add regulations and location restrictions.

ILLINOIS:  Similar to other municipalities within the state, the Park City Council amended their zoning ordinance Thursday to allow adult uses and medical cannabis uses within the city limits, but only as a conditional use, and with the ability to add regulations and location restrictions. City Attorney Peer Karlovics, who worked with City Land Planner Read the full article…

Florida Governor Signs Law Allowing Limited Medical Marijuana Use

Florida governor signs law allowing limited MMJ use

FLORIDA:  Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law on Monday allowing for the limited use of a special strain of marijuana to treat epileptic seizures and other diseases. State lawmakers passed the measure this spring with bipartisan support after impassioned appeals from parents seeking access to the form of marijuana known as “Charlotte’s Web,” named Read the full article…

Potshots Over Florida’s Medical Marijuana Amendment

MMJ Amendment in Florida receives backing from both sides.

FLORIDA:  The gloves are off in the Amendment 2 battle to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. The main pro-amendment group pleads for money for a final push while anti-amendment groups that have stayed largely in the shadows have come out swinging. Rhetoric is ramping up as each side takes potshots at the other’s credibility. The Read the full article…

Colorado Preparing To Spend $9 Million On Medical Marijuana Research

Colorado prepares to spend $9 million on MMJ research

COLORADO:  More than a decade after voters here first said marijuana could be medicine, Colorado is preparing to embark on the largest state-funded effort to study the medical benefits of cannabis. Under a bill signed this year by Gov. John Hickenlooper, the state health department will give out about $9 million in grantsin the next Read the full article…

Washington Medical Marijuana Business Tests Advertising Limits

Washington MMJ business turns heads and tests advertising limits

WASHINGTON:  A Port Angeles-based medical marijuana company’s new advertising strategy is turning heads — and raising questions about cannabis marketing. The business, called Chronically On Time, deploys an individual dressed in a green bear suit to advertise the company’s MMJ delivery service. “Buddy the Bear” stands on the sidewalk of busy streets, wearing a sandwich Read the full article…

The Medical Cannabis Finish Line Is In Sight

TBoth chambers wisely passed bills that fold medical marijuana into the regulatory structure for recreational pot created by the Liquor Control Board. The bills create a voluntary registry for authorized patients who would be able to purchase greater quantities and gain access to tax exemptions.

By Shawn DeNae The stage is set, the contenders are in place and we either cross that finish line by legitimizing medicinal use, cultivation and dispensing of medical cannabis in law or it’s finished all together.   A dedicated group striving to protect medical cannabis access in Washington State gathered on Thursday as starters in Read the full article…

For Berkeley Jews, Medical Cannabis Is Ethical Imperative

Elie Green (from left), Ramona Rubin and Daniel Kosmal show off Doc Green's topical cannabis lotions.

CALIFORNIA: If you want to traffic in stereotypes, Elie Green, Ramona Rubin and Daniel Kosmal — the founders of Doc Green’s, which makes healing cannabis ointments and lotions — look pretty much like what you might imagine when you hear, “Berkeley-based medical marijuana collective.” That is, of course, until they open their mouths and tell you they’re Read the full article…

For Berkeley Jews, Medical Cannabis Is Ethical Imperative

Elie Green (from left), Ramona Rubin and Daniel Kosmal show off Doc Green's topical cannabis lotions.

CALIFORNIA: If you want to traffic in stereotypes, Elie Green, Ramona Rubin and Daniel Kosmal — the founders of Doc Green’s, which makes healing cannabis ointments and lotions — look pretty much like what you might imagine when you hear, “Berkeley-based medical marijuana collective.” That is, of course, until they open their mouths and tell you they’re Read the full article…

Buzzkill: Medical Marijuana Popularity Threatens Legal Pot Push in Washington State

Competition from medical marijuana could cut in half the amount of tax revenue that Washington state receives.

WASHINGTON: Washington state’s new law legalizing pot is hitting a major snag from an unlikely source — medical marijuana. There is growing concern among state officials that as long as medical marijuana is largely unregulated and untaxed, its popularity will cut into the tax revenue expected when pot legally goes on sale for recreational use Read the full article…