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“Branding” Cannabis
Sep22

“Branding” Cannabis

With re-legalization and the return of cannabis to legit commercial activity, the emergence of a few brands of cannabis seems inevitable.  It’s the framework of the marketplace.  Branding is a popular topic of discussion around Hail Mary Jane.  Here’s the next page in an on-going story. DENVER – After years of developing proprietary genetics and taking a painstaking approach to growing the highest quality marijuana,...

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Do Private Clubs = Public Consumption in Re-Legal Alaska?
Sep21

Do Private Clubs = Public Consumption in Re-Legal Alaska?

Will private cannabis clubs get around the ban on public consumption when legal rec sales start in Alaska?  That the current debate.  Here’s more: Legislators sparred with Alaska’s attorney general over the legality of marijuana clubs at a hearing Wednesday, arguing she had the wrong definition of “public.” A wide-ranging hearing about commercial marijuana largely focused on the lasting uncertainty of just where people can light...

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SF Chronicle Endorses Cali Re-Legalization
Sep20

SF Chronicle Endorses Cali Re-Legalization

From the San Francisco Chronicle: “Six years ago, California voters wisely rejected Proposition 19, crafted by determined marijuana advocates with far too little regard for the need to regulate and constrain its proliferation. Some of its elements were simply nonsensical: such as a nondiscrimination clause that would have prevented employers from banning pot smoking during breaks, laws that would have established a right to grow...

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Medical Cannabis Fights Pain in Minnesota
Sep15

Medical Cannabis Fights Pain in Minnesota

Medical cannabis is on the font lines fighting chronic pain in Minnesota. There are now more patients with chronic pain signed up for Minnesota’s medical marijuana program than there are patients with cancer epilepsy, and terminal illness combined, according to a report from the Star Tribune. The Department of Health added the condition on Aug. 1 and now patients with chronic pain represent one out of three patients enrolled in the...

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Big Pharma Opposes Arizona Re-Legalization
Sep14

Big Pharma Opposes Arizona Re-Legalization

A short time back HMJ’s About Tomorrow column claimed “Remember — It’s a Fight.”  Here’s more on those trying to derail our efforts.  In Arizona Proposition 205 aims to regulate cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol. The opposition to that effort is lining up and opening its’ wallet. . . . the opposition campaign’s decision to accept a massive contribution from a pharmaceutical company with...

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9th Circuit Court, “No Guns for MMJ Cardholders”
Sep08

9th Circuit Court, “No Guns for MMJ Cardholders”

Is it going to be one or the other?  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals says medical cannabis card holders can be denied gun purchases.  Here’s more: The court ruled 3-0 on Wednesday that a ban preventing medical marijuana card holders from purchasing firearms is not in violation of the Second Amendment, the Associated Press reports. There are nine western states under the appeals court’s jurisdiction, including Nevada, where...

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