No Inhale

Weed is always on my mind, but never in my system.

Jan 022011
 January 2, 2011
Colorado Democrat to Push Federal Decriminalization

This morning,I came across this article I think is worth sharing. You can click the link or read it below. If Colorado was allowed to treat marijuana like alcohol – or any other medicine, for that matter – pot dispensaries could freely set up business bank accounts without fear of federal prosecution and marijuana could, like corn and wheat, be grown openly in national forests. This is according to U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Boulder Democrat, who said he plans to push a law in the new Congress that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level so that states with

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Jan 012011
 January 1, 2011
Phoenix Sets Zoning Laws for Medical Marijuana Facilities

Phoenix recently approved several zoning changes that will restrict where dispensaries and other medical-marijuana-related facilities can be located. Those hoping to get into the medical-marijuana business will have to comply with rules the Arizona Department of Health Services is formulating, which dictate who can prescribe and receive a prescription for medical marijuana and how to ensure facilities are secure. Debra Stark, director of Phoenix Planning and Development Services, said about 55% of voters in the city supported the medical-marijuana initiative. Stark said the city tried to strike a balance with its zoning laws that would be strict enough to protect

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Dec 272010
 December 27, 2010
Dispensaries Start Reopening in Los Angeles

Months after Los Angeles got serious about running a majority of medical marijuana dispensaries out of town by passing strict regulations, the ubiquitous shops are cropping up again. A judge recently scratched key portions of the ordinance city officials spent years crafting, noting in his Dec. 10 ruling granting a preliminary injunction that a large number of shuttered collectives could reopen. Attorney David Welch, who represents clinics that sued the city when they were forced to close, said nearly 60 collectives have planned to open, and 10 have done so since the judge’s decision. “The injunction removes the fear my

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Dec 222010
 December 22, 2010
Arizona Starts Groundwork on MMJ Implementation

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has produced a first draft of regulations pertaining to the state’s Medical Marijuana Act and is now looking for public input. The 47-page regulations document was unveiled Dec. 17 and is available for viewing at the ADHS website, along with frequently asked questions, important dates and the latest news from the Director’s Blog pertaining to the Medical Marijuana Act. In addition, the site allows for public input regarding the regulations and the ability to subscribe to receive updates of the Director’s Blog to your e-mail account. According to ADHS Director Will Humble, the

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Dec 222010
 December 22, 2010
Montana Jury is All About Pot

According to a prosecutor in Missoula County, Montana, potential jurors made it clear they wouldn’t convict anyone for possessing a few buds of pot. District Judge Dusty Deschamps found it impossible to seat a jury, and decided to work out a plea bargain for the man in question, Touray Cornell, instead. Touray Cornell was arrested after a search of his house turned up used joints, a pipe, and pot residue. The search was prompted by neighbors complaining that he was allegedly selling drugs, which he reportedly admitted to in an affidavit. But none of this was enough for the potential

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Dec 212010
 December 21, 2010
Michigan Town Makes Its Own Medical Marijuana Rules

Town In Michigan Makes Its Own Medical Marijuana Rules ALPINE TOWNSHIP – Medical marijuana will be allowed in Alpine Township, but new rules will prohibit dispensaries and regulate the way licensed caregivers conduct business and interact with patients. The first reading of a medical marijuana amendment to the township zoning ordinance took place Monday night. Under the new rules, licensed caregivers are considered a home occupation. Only one will be allowed per “dwelling unit” and that must be the principal residence of the caregiver. Marijuana must also be delivered to the patients, rather than having patients pick up their marijuana

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Dec 202010
 December 20, 2010
General Cannabis Inc. Acquires Revyv, LLC and 11th Medical Marijuana Clinic

Today, General Cannabis, Inc., formerly LC Luxuries Limited, announces it has entered into a management agreement to manage its 11th marijuana medicine evaluation clinic in Victorville, CA. The 10 other clinics that General Cannabis manages are located throughout California. The ongoing expansion of clinic management is in step with the company’s long term goal of managing or owning at least 20 clinics by year end 2011. Also, General Cannabis is moving forward with its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Revyv, LLC. Revyv, LLC is a marketing company that specializes in the healthcare arena. The acquisition also includes a

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Dec 202010
 December 20, 2010
Another Marijuana-Based School Will Help Arizonans Get on Track

As the people of Arizona usher in Prop 203, which will make available 124 dispensary licenses for the state, 420 College will be on the scene to help blaze this new trail with it’s brand of knowledge and professional expertise. 420 College is a California based Medical Marijuana Training Institute, which focuses on marijuana law, medical marijuana business, and provides an extensive discourse in general cannabis education. With such a limited number of licenses up for grabs, time is of the essence. As a result, 420 College will be taking their show on the road to Arizona to help interested

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Dec 152010
 December 15, 2010
Washington Tries to Collect Tax From Medical Marijuana

The Washington Department of Revenue has launched a statewide effort to collect sales tax from medical marijuana dispensaries – even as some prosecutors and the Health Department maintain such dispensaries are illegal. Spokesman Mike Gowrylow said Tuesday the Revenue Department mailed letters to 90 dispensaries and related organizations, insisting that medical marijuana is not exempt from state sales tax and that dispensaries must collect that money and turn it over to the state. The letters, sent Friday, said dispensaries must also pay the state business and occupation tax. “We were contacted by a medical marijuana dispensary who was collecting sales

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Dec 132010
 December 13, 2010
New Marijuana Legalization Group Hits Washington DC

A new trade group, called the National Cannabis Industry Association, is an attempt to bring together sellers, growers and manufacturers and to promote marijuana on Capitol Hill. “Our intent is to be the go-to organization in Washington for this industry,” said Aaron Smith, the group’s executive director. For the past five years, Smith worked as the California director of the Marijuana Policy Project. “Coming out of California and expanding into this national field is pretty exciting,” he said. “There’s been a lot of enthusiasm. . . . It’s pretty clear that the medical marijuana industry is becoming recognized more and

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