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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DECRIMINALIZATION

New York City Moves to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to change the law to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a misdemeanor punishable by a summons like a traffic offense rather than…

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DECRIMINALIZATION

Senate Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Highlights of newly proposed SB 686…

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FEDERAL NEWS ROUNDUP

Top 5 marijuana moves by the feds

Plenty has been happening on the federal front in regulations and rulings related to marijuana.
1 House nixes letting vets discuss medical MJ with doctors
Doctors who participate in VA medical programs aren’t allowed to recommend medical marijuana to their veteran patients even if it’s legal under state law. In 2011, the Veterans Health Administration issued a directive banning VA providers from even filling out forms seeking recommendations or opinions about veterans using marijuana in medical marijuana states. A House bill that would have cut off funding to implement that directive in states where medical marijuana is legal—the same tactic…

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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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BUSINESS & FINANCE
 

Retail Outsells Medical Cannabis

In July, sales of retail marijuana in Colorado finally overtook sales of medical marijuana. Here’s a month-by-month breakdown starting in January when retail sales became legal in…

 

 

 

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM

Doctor Fined $10,000 for Medical Marijuana Violations

State regulators issued a $10,000 fine and 2-year probation to Dr. Brian Murray for allegedly misleading potential patients by offering them preapproval for medical marijuana through a Chicago company called…

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LANDLORD TENANT

New Law Protects Medical Marijuana Patients from Eviction

Act 60, which took effect on November 1, voids any provision in a residential lease that allows a landlord to evict a tenant with a valid medical marijuana card for lawful use…

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CANNABLOG

Marijuana Law v. Policy, Part 3: How the Feds Have Applied the Cole Memo

By Glenn Demby  bio

For a while at least, The Cole Memo seemed to have ushered in a new period of calm. But after 14+ months of dormancy, the federal enforcement volcano has erupted again. California is at the epicenter. On Oct. 16, James Cole told the LA Times that the…

 
 
 

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BUSINESS OPERATION

7 Protections to Include in Your Marijuana Dispensary Lease

Finding a landlord willing to lease property for your dispensary, growing or other legal marijuana business is a big accomplishment. Just be careful about the lease. Your landlord will probably offer to you the same lease form it gives to…

 
 
 

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