Saturday, December 20, 2014

Canada: Medical Pot Firms: Supply Scarce Due To Red Tape

December 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Chronicle Herald, 13 Dec 2014 – OTTAWA – Delays in inspections and approvals to grow medical marijuana are causing shortages, according to some in the industry. This year, Canada transformed its medical marijuana regime by banning small, homegrown outfits and moving to multimillion-dollar industrial producers.

Report: Hawaii Should Legalize Dispensaries

December 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A comprehensive report released by Hawaii’s state auditor recommends implementing dispensaries in the Aloha State.The Hawaii legislature legalized medical marijuana in 2000 but the current law does not permit dispensaries and limits caregivers to serving only …

Illinois prepares to announce medical marijuana licenses – WLS-TV

December 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

WLS-TVIllinois prepares to announce medical marijuana licensesWLS-TVIllinois' application process to sell medical marijuana was the toughest in the nation, according to businesses waiting to hear if they will receive a license. Chicago zoning officials have already approved numerous locations, even as some neighbors …and more »

Girl dies while family awaits medical marijuana treatment – WGRZ-TV

December 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

WGRZ-TVGirl dies while family awaits medical marijuana treatmentWGRZ-TVNIAGARA FALLS, NY – While medical marijuana is now legal in New York state the medicine won't be available until January of 2016. For some families, that's just too long. Several local people have died while waiting for access to the drug to help treat …

US NM: OPED: Pot Business Mimicking Big Tobacco

December 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Albuquerque Journal, 13 Dec 2014 – Marijuana May Follow in Footsteps of Cigarette Industry in Luring New Users Last month, people voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia. As the movement toward marijuana legalization continues, lawmakers and policy experts are looking to the experiments in Colorado and Washington for guidance. We should not overlook, however, valuable lessons from our experience with another legal drug: tobacco.

Want to See An Underground Marijuana Greenhouse?

December 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

At Dragonfly Earth Medicinefarm in British Columbia, they started off with a few above-ground greenhouses but then discovered the walipini, aSouth American technique of taking advantage of an endless source of heat for grows in cold climates – the earth itself…

US CO: Column: Board to Debate Cannabis-Club Ban, Reality TV

December 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Colorado Springs Independent, 03 Dec 2014 – Board to vote on clubs On Thursday, El Paso County’s Board of County Commissioners will consider a resolution that would extend the temporary moratorium on cannabis social clubs in the county. These are the businesses operating in a legal gray area, taking advantage of the fact that users can partake of the drug in a private area. Some accept "donations" in lieu of payment for marijuana dispensed on site, while others mandate you bring it yourself.

Allston pot-derivative dealer says shop is legal – Boston Herald

December 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Boston HeraldAllston pot-derivative dealer says shop is legalBoston HeraldA self-described medical marijuana activist selling pot-derived products out of an Allston storefront insists he's within the law and state officials have no business trying to shut him down. “I'm not regulated with the Department of Public Health and …and more »

Medical Marijuana Group in Illinois Would Donate Half of Earnings for Education

November 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jon Loevy, a notable civil rights attorney in Illinois, says that if his group is allowed to open up a legal medical marijuana farm they will donate half of their earnings to education initiative…

Fired UA marijuana researcher’s team secures nod for Colorado grant – azcentral.com

November 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Fired UA marijuana researcher's team secures nod for Colorado grantazcentral.comAfter her research team secured preliminary approval this week for a $2 million grant from the state of Colorado to study how marijuana affects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, a metro Phoenix doctor said she no longer needs an Arizona …

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