Police Getting Sued to Return Marijuana Seizures

Brietbart:  “In states with legalized recreational marijuana and legalized medical marijuana use, police are finding themselves sued by citizens who have wrongly had their pot seized as evidence. Only a few years ago, police could confiscate ‘illegal pot plants by ripping them out by their roots and stashing them away in musty evidence rooms to die are now thinking twice about the practice.’  A new trend is growing where people are suing not only for return of the stash, but sometimes monetary restitution.”

By |2014-06-27T06:46:14-07:00June 27th, 2014|Colorado News, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Police Getting Sued to Return Marijuana Seizures

Medical Marijuana Farmers Market to Open in L.A

Hollywood Reporter:  “The world’s first medical marijuana farmers market is set to take place in L.A. from July 4-6, allowing patients to purchase cannabis directly from growers.  The market hopes to create a better relationship between growers and patients, giving them a new way to safely access marijuana from trustworthy suppliers.”

The world’s first medical marijuana farmers market is set to take place in L.A. from July 4-6, allowing patients to purchase cannabis directly from growers.

The market hopes to create a better relationship between growers and patients, giving them a new way to safely access marijuana from trustworthy suppliers.

– See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/medical-marijuana-farmers-market-open-715081#sthash.BuAe1Kzu.dpuf

The world’s first medical marijuana farmers market is set to take place in L.A. from July 4-6, allowing patients to purchase cannabis directly from growers.

The market hopes to create a better relationship between growers and patients, giving them a new way to safely access marijuana from trustworthy suppliers.

– See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/medical-marijuana-farmers-market-open-715081#sthash.BuAe1Kzu.dpuf

The world’s first medical marijuana farmers market is set to take place in L.A. from July 4-6, allowing patients to purchase cannabis directly from growers.

The market hopes to create a better relationship between growers and patients, giving them a new way to safely access marijuana from trustworthy suppliers.

– See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/medical-marijuana-farmers-market-open-715081#sthash.BuAe1Kzu.dpuf

Discerning medical marijuana users will have a new way to get the weed they need over Independence Day weekend. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/medical-marijuana-farmers-market-open-715081#sthash.BuAe1Kzu.dpuf
Discerning medical marijuana users will have a new way to get the weed they need over Independence Day weekend. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/medical-marijuana-farmers-market-open-715081#sthash.BuAe1Kzu.dpuf
Discerning medical marijuana users will have a new way to get the weed they need over Independence Day weekend. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/medical-marijuana-farmers-market-open-715081#sthash.BuAe1Kzu.dpuf
Discerning medical marijuana users will have a new way to get the weed they need over Independence Day weekend. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/medical-marijuana-farmers-market-open-715081#sthash.BuAe1Kzu.dpuf
By |2014-06-27T06:42:42-07:00June 27th, 2014|California News, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Medical Marijuana Farmers Market to Open in L.A

Keep Pot Plants Potted

Denver Post:  “Police in some medical marijuana states who once routinely seized illegal pot plants by ripping them out by their roots and stashing them away in musty evidence rooms to die are now thinking twice about the practice.  From Colorado and Washington state to California and Hawaii, police are being sued by people who want their marijuana back after prosecutors chose not to charge them or they were acquitted.”

 

By |2017-02-12T07:40:48-07:00June 25th, 2014|Colorado News, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Keep Pot Plants Potted

Gilbert May Revoke Medical-marijuana Dispensary Permit

Arizona republic:   “Arizona’s medical-marijuana dispensary program has been fraught with legal challenges since its inception three years ago, and a new court battle among dispensary operators has put several locations in jeopardy, including one in Gilbert.  An apparent power struggle among development partners has stalled plans to open East Valley Patient Wellness Center near Power and Warner roads in Gilbert, and town officials are now seeking to strip the developer of a use permit they awarded him last summer.”

By |2014-06-22T08:43:27-07:00June 22nd, 2014|AZ Marijuana Law Lawsuits, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Gilbert May Revoke Medical-marijuana Dispensary Permit

Seniors & Vets May Get Discount on Medical Marijuana Cards

Arizona Republic:  “Medical marijuana patients who are 65 and older could soon get discounted medical pot cards.  The Arizona Department of Health Services, which oversees the state’s medical marijuana program, wants to slash card prices by 50 percent for seniors, veterans, and those who receive Social Security and disability payments.”

By |2014-06-11T07:47:12-07:00June 11th, 2014|Dept Health Services, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Seniors & Vets May Get Discount on Medical Marijuana Cards

Hershey Sues Colorado Edible Pot Company

USA Today:  “The Hershey Co. has sued a Colorado marijuana edibles maker, claiming it makes four pot-infused candies that too closely resemble iconic products of the chocolate maker.  The trademark infringement lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Denver this week against TinctureBelle and TinctureBelle Marijuanka.”

By |2014-06-08T10:00:27-07:00June 8th, 2014|Colorado News, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Hershey Sues Colorado Edible Pot Company

Colorado Passes Pot Banking Law

Time:  “A new law signed by the governor offers a symbolic fix to a serious problem.  Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Friday designed to create the world’s first state-level banking system for legal cannabis companies, which have complained that their lack of access to basic banking services creates difficult and dangerous risks.”

By |2014-06-08T09:55:59-07:00June 8th, 2014|Banking Issues, Colorado News, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Colorado Passes Pot Banking Law

Will Humble May Require Regs for Marijuana Snacks

East Valley Tribune:  “The state’s top health official is weighing new regulations to ensure that users of medical marijuana snacks and drinks know when to stop.  Will Humble said he may require dispensaries to certify that an employee has discussed with the customer the effects of the product being bought. Humble, the state’s health director, said he exploring the use of what might be called “secret shoppers” to ensure that customers are being told what they need to know to remain safe.”

 

By |2014-06-08T10:10:57-07:00June 6th, 2014|Dept Health Services, DHS Rules, Stories & Articles, Will Humble Speaks|Comments Off on Will Humble May Require Regs for Marijuana Snacks

Arizona Department of Health Services Considers PTSD for Marijuana Card Holders

Arizona Republic:  “Arizona’s top health official is considering whether people suffering from PTSD should be allowed to use medical marijuana, which could amount to a big win for veterans and medical marijuana advocates. . . . Will Humble’s consideration of the issue comes after an administrative law judge on Wednesday recommended state officials allow those with PTSD to use medical marijuana, reversing Humble’s earlier denial.”

By |2014-06-08T10:07:28-07:00June 6th, 2014|Dept Health Services, Stories & Articles, Will Humble Speaks|Comments Off on Arizona Department of Health Services Considers PTSD for Marijuana Card Holders

Marijuana Infused Coffee for a Morning Buzz

Fox News:  “A new product promises drinkers a jolt of something extra than your daily dose of caffeine.  Washington state based Mirth Provisions plans to release a cannabis-infused cold-brew coffee called “Legal,” as the new product will only be available in markets where marijuana is legal.”

By |2017-02-12T07:40:48-07:00June 4th, 2014|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Marijuana Infused Coffee for a Morning Buzz

The Feds Won’t Legitimize Pot, But They’ll Still Tax The Hell Out Of It

Huffington Post:  “Nearly half of U.S. states have legalized marijuana in some form, whether medical or recreational. But marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and as a result, the legitimate businesses selling the drug are subject to sky-high tax rates.  Dispensaries can’t deduct traditional business expenses like advertising costs, employee payroll, rent and health insurance from their combined federal and state taxes. That means dispensary owners around the U.S. often face effective tax rates of 50 to 60 percent — and in some states, those rates soar to 80 percent or higher, according to members of the pot industry who spoke to The Huffington Post.  In other words, the federal government rakes in tax revenue from pot shops while prohibiting them from accessing the same financial benefits afforded to non-cannabis businesses.  ‘We now have thousands of basically small- and medium-sized businesses across the country in over 20 states that are perfectly legal, who are being discriminated against in terms of the tax system because they can’t deduct legitimate business expenses,’ Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) told The Huffington Post. ‘Their effective tax rate is two, maybe three times higher depending on where they are in their business cycle’.”

By |2014-05-20T15:43:22-07:00June 2nd, 2014|Stories & Articles, Tax Issues|Comments Off on The Feds Won’t Legitimize Pot, But They’ll Still Tax The Hell Out Of It

GOP House Backs State Medical Marijuana Laws

Associated Press:  “Libertarian-minded and moderate Republicans joined forces early Friday morning with Democrats in an early morning House vote to block the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. The unusual coalition produced a surprising 219-189 vote in the GOP-controlled House that reflects more permissive public attitudes toward medical pot use.”

By |2014-06-02T07:50:51-07:00June 2nd, 2014|Federal Dispensary Attacks, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on GOP House Backs State Medical Marijuana Laws

Arizona DPS Busts Pot Dealers Posing as Medical Marijuana Merchants

The Daily Courier:  “The Arizona Department of Public Safety Northern Narcotics Unit arrested three people in the Paulden area on a variety of charges May 21.  Margaret Elizabeth Fullen, 31, John Hoyt Fullen 33, and Lester D. Jones, 32, were arrested . . . . A second May 21 search warrant in Prescott Valley resulted in the arrests of Kimberly S. Fox, 51, and Robert Thomas Fox, 64, . . . . They were medical marijuana delivery businesses. However they are not sanctioned and they are not licensed as dispensaries”

By |2017-02-12T07:40:47-07:00June 2nd, 2014|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Arizona DPS Busts Pot Dealers Posing as Medical Marijuana Merchants

House Passes Pro Medical Marijuana Bill

Roll Call:  “In a series of late-night votes that marijuana-rights advocates say reflect a nation’s changing attitudes, the Republican-controlled House moved early Friday  to block the federal government from interfering with state laws on pot and hempThe most far-reaching of the votes — a measure to cut funds for Drug Enforcement Agency raids on medical marijuana operations — passed 219-189 on the strength of an unusual coalition that cut across traditional partisan lines.

By |2017-02-04T07:38:59-07:00June 1st, 2014|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on House Passes Pro Medical Marijuana Bill