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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Efforts Initiated to Conduct First FDA Phase I Trial for ALS

April Rudin | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
April Rudin

Although designated an "orphan disease" because it affects less than 200,000 Americans, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) saw millions of benefactors stand tall last year to douse themselves with ice water in support of a cure. The numbers were staggering.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature

Civil Beat | Anita Hofschneider | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

Members of the Hawaii Legislature approved a bill Thursday that would establish a system of medical marijuana dispensaries statewide by next summer. ...

Los Angeles Set To Open Its First Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

Los Angeles’ first medical marijuana farmers market is set to launch July 4, marking a unique opportunity for card-carrying cannabis patients to pur...

Ryan J. Reilly

Doctors Say DEA Blackmailed Them Over Medical Marijuana Ties | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are being accused of threatening doctors affiliated with medical marijuana dispe...

Dispensaries In California City Offer Free Marijuana For Those Who Vote

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

Voters who cast a ballot in San Jose's municipal election on Tuesday could receive free marijuana from the city's medical marijuana dispensaries, NBC ...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Warn Business They Consider Illegal To Stop Breaking Labor Laws | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The next time a pot shop gets a visit from the feds, it won't necessarily be from drug enforcement agents looking to shut the operation ...

Hawaii Shows Signs Of Legalizing Marijuana Dispensaries

Civil Beat | Anita Hofschneider | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU -- If Hawaii House Speaker Joe Souki has his way, the Aloha State could be next in allowing medicinal marijuana dispensaries. More than 12...

Pharmacists Want In On Illinois' Medical Weed Action

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

With medical marijuana finally legal in Illinois and officials still wrangling the details of the highly-restrictive law, pharmacists have thrown thei...

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owner Becomes City Mayor

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

A medical marijuana dispensary operator and advocate for safe access has been named the mayor of a California city. On Tuesday, the Sebastopol, Cal...

Santa Monica to Open Two Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The 420 Times | Posted 01.27.2014 | Los Angeles
The 420 Times

A bill that would allow a total of two medical marijuana dispensaries to setup shop in Santa Monica, California has been presented to the members of city council for review.

Massachusetts: The Department of Health Receives 181 Dispensary License Applications

The 420 Times | Posted 10.28.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

The competition to land one of 35 medical marijuana dispensary licenses that the state of Massachusetts will allow is underway.

Eleazar David Melendez

The 1 Percent Take Over The Weed Business | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business

Once a business proposition that required little more than a few thousand dollars and some gardening equipment, selling medical marijuana is quickly b...

Lucia Graves

Highest Pot Arrest Rate In The Country Is Here ... | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Chalk it up as a dubious distinction. A new analysis has found that the District of Columbia leads the states in arrests for marijuana p...

Ariel Shearer

Government's War On Pot Drives Forward On Another Front | Ariel Shearer | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

The tea party has company. For the past several years, the Internal Revenue Service has been systematically targeting medical marijuana establishments...

WATCH: Security Business Booms At Pot Shops

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.30.2013 | Small Business

Medical marijuana dispensaries have attracted two predictable byproducts of the valuable buds sold in an increasing number of stores: thieves and secu...

PHOTOS: Six Things To Know About D.C.'s First Pot Shop

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.23.2013 | DC

Finally, everything has been hashed out. It's been nearly three years since the D.C. Council unanimously approved the bill that made medical mariju...

Nate C. Hindman

A PayPal For Pot? | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 02.09.2013 | Small Business

The medical marijuana industry took another leap forward last year as two states voted to legalize medical use of the drug, lending more legitimacy to...

5 Better Ways for the Federal Government to Spend $1 Million Than Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Ryan Glasspiegel | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Ryan Glasspiegel

Why is Matthew Davies -- a non-violent, 34-year-old father of two with no prior criminal record -- potentially facing 15 years in prison?

Big News For Medical Marijuana Supporters

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.02.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to repeal the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. The Council voted in July to ban marijuana dispensarie...

Incrimination Without Representation: The Silence of the Senate on Medical Marijuana

Amanda Reiman | Posted 11.04.2012 | San Francisco
Amanda Reiman

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngIt is simply unacceptable to stand on the sidelines while unelected prosecutors put patients at risk, destroy jobs, undermine California's tax base, and hand large parts of the medical marijuana market back over to violent drug traffickers and crime syndicates.

Washington Feds Crack Down On Medical Marijuana Shops

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

It might be getting harder to get legally high in Washington state. On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration sent letters to the owners an...

In Defense of President Obama's Medical Marijuana Policy

Doug Dean | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Doug Dean

Obama, in your second term, do the right thing and shake up the O'Reilly's of the world with a proper dose of reality by rescheduling cannabis as the virtual harmless substance that it is -- or, at least, do it on your way out.

'I Don't Know Who They'll Go After And Why'

The New York Times | Posted 06.30.2012 | San Francisco

ARCATA, Calif. — Faced with growing chaos in the state’s medical marijuana industry, this city in Northern California passed an ordinance in 2008 ...

Sarah Medina

PHOTOS: The Best Marijuana Strain In America Revealed | Sarah Medina | Posted 06.28.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Crackdown? What crackdown? Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts flocked to High Times magazine's third-annual Cannabis Cup in Richmo...

Pot Shops Making Big Money | Posted 06.17.2012 | Los Angeles

Documents show a cash-infused retail world bearing little resemblance to the one pitched to voters for the 1996 Compassionate Use Act for 'seriously i...