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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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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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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Memo From Seattle’s City Attorney
Jan20

Memo From Seattle’s City Attorney

As the roll-out of legal cannabis continues, Seattle's city attorney, Pete Holmes, put his thoughts in a memo.  Here's just one idea from that writing.   The senior member of Seattle’s legislative delegation to Olympia, 36th District SenatorJeanne Kohl-Welles, is an expert on marijuana legislation. She has proposed an elegantly simple solution to the problems posed by Washington’s confusing medical marijuana law.  All...

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1st Mass MMJ Dispensary by Spring
Jan16

1st Mass MMJ Dispensary by Spring

It has been a long, slow process but medical marijuana is coming to Massachusetts.   Alternative Therapies Group – which recently received a medical cannabis cultivation and distribution certificate from the state – plans to begin growing marijuana “immediately,” with plans to open a dispensary [in Salem] by spring, the company wrote on its website. The company, however, must still pass state inspections, which include a close...

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Montana MMJ Still Struggling
Jan15

Montana MMJ Still Struggling

Montana has had medical marijuana for ten years, but mmj still struggling to gain traction in Big Sky Country.   Montana medical marijuana businesses are about to get some serious relief, thanks to a district court judge who struck down several key portions of a 2011 law intended to crack down on the industry. Judge James Reynolds threw out bans on selling medical marijuana for profit and MMJ advertising, potentially opening up...

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