Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Issue Sent To Park Ridge City Council

ILLINOIS:  The Park Ridge planning and zoning commission is passing back to aldermen the question of whether to amend the city’s zoning code to allow medical marijuana dispensaries one month after elected officials passed it to the planning body. Following a brief public hearing that drew no members of the public, commission members unanimously recommended Read the full article…

Canada Vending Machines Pop Out Marijuana

CANADA: The vending machines at a Vancouver storefront look ordinary — but instead of spitting out gum or snacks, for a few coins they deliver medical marijuana. For Can$4, the brightly lit “gumball” machine drops a plastic ball filled with the so-called “Cotton Candy” variety of the drug. The “Purple Kush” option costs Can$6. But Read the full article…

Marijuana Farmers Lose Seattle Tax Exemption

WASHINGTON:  The Seattle City Council moved to close a tax loophole that benefits the pot growing business Monday, but it left the loophole alone for all other farmers. Councilmember Nick Licata said that Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are already paying a business tax, giving the city more than $100,000 a year. And he believes marijuana farmers Read the full article…

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

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…

DEA anti-marijuana order might provoke new wave of drug violence

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Even though some US states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, the Drug Enforcement Administration has ordered all security and armored vehicle companies to stop servicing legal cannabis dispensaries.

D.C. Government Program to Subsidize Pot for Poor Patients

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: An unprecedented D.C. government program will require medical marijuana dispensaries to put aside 2 percent of their profits in order to subsidize pot purchases for poor patients.