Don’t Miss “High Maintenance”
Jan26

Don’t Miss “High Maintenance”

Here's a not-so-new show with a cannabis theme -- High Maintenance. The show has announced new episodes are on the way.   High Maintenance centers around a cannabis dealer known simply as "The Guy" (played by show co-creator Ben Sinclair) who slips in and out of the lives of his clients – an eclectic array of Brooklynites, from the likes of a harried personal assistant buying weed for her boss to a misunderstood asexual magician....

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180 MMJ Dispensaries in Detroit
Jan26

180 MMJ Dispensaries in Detroit

Sounds like a new city is emerging out of the debris of the older model.   Detroit has quietly, quickly and surprisingly become a major hub for medical marijuana businesses, with an estimated 180 dispensaries now calling the city home, according to a local official’s estimate. Michigan is one of a handful of MMJ states in the country that doesn’t have a regulatory infrastructure in place for the industry. As such, it’s difficult...

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Re-Legalizing the East Coast
Jan22

Re-Legalizing the East Coast

Okay, Vermont is not strictly speaking on the coast, but you get the idea.    Legalizing recreational marijuana production, distribution and possession in Vermont could generate significant tax revenues, but also involves costs and important decisions about how best to regulate the substance, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The report makes clear that if Vermont chooses to remove its prohibition on producing and...

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Kentucky May Consider De-Crim
Jan22

Kentucky May Consider De-Crim

De-crim is not re-legalization, but any rejection of eighty years of lies and fear -- cannabis prohibition -- in the nations heartland, is significant.   A Senate lawmaker has filed legislation, Senate Bill 79, the Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act, to decriminalize the adult possession of marijuana in Kentucky. This Act makes the possession of up to two ounces of marijuana a civil violation, punishable by a fine of no more than $75...

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Kansas Talking MMJ
Jan21

Kansas Talking MMJ

Here's another significant break with the past.  This time it's medical marijuana in Kansas.  Change in the heartland is coming, slowly, but it's coming.   [In Kansas] House and Senate legislation to protect qualified patients who consume cannabis under a physician’s written authorization has been prefiled for the 2015 legislative session. House Bill 2011, The Cannabis Compassion and Care Act, and its Senate companion bill, SB 9,...

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