Nebraska Moving Towards MMJ
Jan29

Nebraska Moving Towards MMJ

Here's another heartland state -- Nebraska --turning its' back on cannabis prohibition by considering medical marijuana.    Legislation to protect qualified patients who consume cannabis under a physician’s written authorization has been introduced in Nebraska for the 2015 legislative session. Legislative Bill 643, The Cannabis Compassion and Care Act, would permit qualified patients to engage in cannabis therapy. Qualified...

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Oregon’s “Listening Tour” Schedule
Jan29

Oregon’s “Listening Tour” Schedule

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is the state agency tasked with bringing the cannabis plant back to polite society.  The OLCC is holding a "listening tour" around their state to listen to the shape of things to come.  Here's the schedule, just released:   Salem: Monday, February 2, 7-9 p.m. Chemeketa Eola Hills, Viticulture Center 215 Doaks Ferry Road NW Salem, OR 97305 Eugene: Tuesday, February 3, 7-9 p.m. Lane County...

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Cannabis Still Can’t Open a Bank Account
Jan28

Cannabis Still Can’t Open a Bank Account

The banking system is not going to relent until the Feds get cannabis off Schedule One. Your turn to step up to the teller.       Just 105 banks and credit unions service companies that sell cannabis, an official with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) said in a recent speech. While that number is higher than many industry insiders expected, it’s still miniscule considering...

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Washington’s Top Rec Shop
Jan28

Washington’s Top Rec Shop

Which location is tops in recreational cannabis sales in Washington?  It turns out to be . . .   The highest-grossing retail marijuana shop in Washington State is located just a few miles from the border with Oregon, which is in the process of setting up its own recreational cannabis industry. The New Vansterdam retail store – in Vancouver, Washington – recorded $3.2 million sales from the start of legalized rec in July through...

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“Wine Club 4 Cannabis”
Jan27

“Wine Club 4 Cannabis”

Here's another new idea out of California -- a "wine club for cannabis." A subscription-based startup that sends different strains of marijuana to its customers each month has recently debuted in California. Dane Pieri launched San Francisco-based "Marvina" last November. He said his company is like a "wine club for cannabis," in which each of its subscribers receive a monthly shipment of three or four different strains of marijuana...

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Alaskan Resistance to Re-Legalization
Jan27

Alaskan Resistance to Re-Legalization

Alaska voted to re-legalize last November.  It's complicated.   Alaska’s capital is tapping the brakes on recreational marijuana. Lawmakers in Juneau have passed a local ordinance that bans cannabis businesses from opening until at least Oct. 19. It’s more a symbolic move than anything. Marijuana companies likely wouldn’t be able to launch before then anyway, as Alaska’s rec law gives the state until late November to craft rules...

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