CANNABLOG

Cannabis in the News: April 27 to May 1, 2015

By Catherine Jones  bio
Here are some of this week’s cannabis-related news highlights…

 
 
 
 
 

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CANNABLOG

New Study Suggests Teens Lack Understanding of Marijuana Law

By Catherine Jones  bio
The Boys Town National Research Institute and the University of Washington recently published a study, funded by the National Institute for Public Health, about parent and teen opinions regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Washington State.
The study found that teens indicated that the recreational marijuana law in Washington resulted in little change in their attitudes or the likelihood that they will use marijuana.…

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QUIZ

Taking Your Legal Marijuana to Another State

SITUATION
Larry is planning a road trip and wants to take along the recreational marijuana he bought legally in Colorado. His itinerary includes…

 
 
 

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ASK THE INSIDER

Selling Your Dispensary License

QUESTION
Can the owner of a marijuana dispensary sell its license to another business?
ANSWER

 
 
 

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM

Seattle Cracks Down on Unlicensed Medical Dispensaries

Unlicensed medical dispensaries, also known as “collective gardens” in Seattle are taking business from licensed recreational dispensaries and costing the City tax revenues. Demanding a license does…

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM

Washington Issues Final Medical Marijuana Guidelines for Physicians

For months, the Department of Health has been working with medical quality boards across the state to develop practice guidelines to help physicians decide whether to authorize medical cannabis for…

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CANNABLOG

Employers Must Adjust their Zero Tolerance Policies for Medical Cannabis

By Glenn Demby  bio
It seems like every employer in America has adopted a zero tolerance drug policy.
Question: What should employers do if they’re in one of the 23 states that have legalized medical cannabis?
Answer: They have to modify their zero tolerance policy to address medical marijuana head-on. How they do that will depend on which state they’re in…

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COMPLIANCE TRENDS

Legalization of CBD Oils

Cannabidiol (CBD) oils, made from extracts of the marijuana plant’s leaves, have been shown effective in treating seizures. Accordingly, state laws legalizing such treatments are springing up all over the country—including in states like Utah, Arkansas and Iowa where you’d least expect medical marijuana legislation to pass.
In addition to these CBD-oils-only laws, it could be argued that use of CBD oils is a form of “useable marijuana” made legal under state medical marijuana laws—especially in the majority of medical marijuana states that define “useable marijuana” to include the leaves, buds and flowers of the marijuana plant and

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SECURITY
 

Prevent Break-Ins and Theft at Your Cannabis Facility

  • Intruders shoot an employee after breaking into the AzGoGreen co-op in Tempe
  • Gunmen kill 2 security guards while robbing a Bakersfield dispensary
  • The owner of a Spokane medical dispensary shoots a burglar in self-defense
  • A security guard is shot during a botched holdup of a…

 

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LAWSCAPE
 

How Much Money Could Your State Make by Legalizing Cannabis?

How does $3,098,866,907 sound? That’s how much tax revenue could be collected if all 50 states legalized and imposed their normal state sales tax plus a modest…

 

 

 

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