Oldest Marijuana Dispensary In California Has A Knight In Shining Armor And It’s A Federal Judge

Judge Jon S. Tigar of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order on Friday stating that Berkeley Patients Group, a 15-year-old pot shop that bills itself as California’s oldest, can continue to operate while the court considers pending litigation. Victor Pinho, BPG’s director of marketing, told The Huffington... more →
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California Medical Marijuana Update

Three members of Congress from California say the U.S. Justice Department “overstepped its bounds” by trying to shutter a large medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland as a federal court case against the Harborside Health Center continues. “As members of Congress who have been involved in passage of the Rohrabacher-Farr language... more →
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Businessman Wants To Venture Into Medical Pot, Gets Support

Berndt has received support for his firm, Compassionate Relief Centers of New York, Inc., to cultivate and process medical cannabis at its facility at 15 Plains Road from a number of local boards. The town boards of Jackson and White Creek and the village boards in Greenwich and Cambridge all voted unanimously to support the company... more →
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Medical Cannabis Industry Overhauled Based On Measure Passed By Senate

Senate Bill 5052 passed on a bipartisan 36-11 vote and now heads to the House for consideration. It is one of several measures brought forth by lawmakers this year after efforts to address the dual markets died in the House last session. The passage of Initiative 502 in 2012 allowed the sale of marijuana to adults for recreational... more →
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WebMD Studies Medical Marijuana

As support builds for both medical and recreational marijuana, WebMD examines what we really know about its effects. So, what is medical marijuana? Will it be legal nationwide? As of this time, there are now a lot of states that have made marijuana legal and to be used for people with health maladies such as glaucoma, cancer, HIV/AIDS,... more →
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Using Pot As Painkiller Still Yet To Be Studied And Decided Upon For Legalization

State officials will hold off for another year on deciding whether to expand Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program to residents suffering chronic pain. But the state is waiting until next year to make the call. Officials say it could overextend manufacturers as they rush to launch the program this summer. That means patients... more →
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Drug Charges Filed Against Former Medical Pot Dispensary Owner

After a trial Friday that consisted of the testimony two undercover narcotics officers, Samer Hamed was found guilty of keeping more than a pound of marijuana under the bathroom sink in his Northeast Side home. Hamed was a co-owner of the now-defunct Purple Med marijuana dispensary at 1365 Plainfield Ave. NE. He was arrested in February... more →
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Regulation Of Medical Marijuana Being Planned In CA

“It’s designed to let local governments have some say on where the businesses are placed, and how the business is conducted – give them some local control – while establishing that medical marijuana can be a good neighbor,” Democratic Assemblyman Ken Cooley says. There’s general agreement that medical marijuana should... more →
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Legal Case Against Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center

Shiloh Agronomics LLC, which is challenging the license, was formed by owners of a family farm in downstate Edgar County, including former County Board Chairman and Sheriff James Sullivan, according to his son, Chicago attorney Jude Sullivan. It sought the cultivation license awarded to Shelby County Community Services in District... more →
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