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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TAXES

Cities Seek Power to Impose Local Taxes on Recreational Marijuana

Less than 2 weeks after Measure 91 passed, The League of Oregon Cities said it will ask state lawmakers to revise the measure to expressly allow municipalities to impose local…

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA

State of the State: 2015 Likely to Decide Fate of Medical Marijuana in Montana

Montana’s legal medical marijuana industry was snuffed out when Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided grow-ops and dispensaries across the state. A year later, the state voted against repealing…

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LOCAL

Chicago Approves 9 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

A Chicago zoning board has approved 9 dispensaries and 1 growing operation. Locations of the most recently issued dispensary permits…

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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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CANNABLOG

Will the Feds Shut Down Your Cannabis Business? Law v. Policy, Part 2

By Glenn Demby  bio
Last time, we discussed cannabis law. Now let’s look at cannabis policy.
The POLICY of Cannabis
The federal government’s power to prosecute in a cannabis state is a matter of law; deciding whether to actually use that power is a matter of policy. Since it determines who and when to prosecute, it’s crucial that…

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TAXES

Cities Adopt Local Sales Taxes on Legal Cannabis

More than 30 cities in Oregon have passed measures taxing legal cannabis. Measure 91, which passed/failed, imposes a state tax on recreational cannabis and pre-empts…

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