Medical-marijuana dispensaries run into trouble at the bank

Posted on: April 30th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Seattle Times, 4/29/12 Conscious Care Cooperative has a solid footing in a growing industry, with three storefronts in Seattle and a loyal customer base. But for much of the last two years, the nonprofit medical-marijuana provider has lacked one business basic: steady access to a bank.

San Francisco Democratic Party Calls on Obama to End Medical Marijuana Attacks

Posted on: April 27th, 2012 by admin No Comments

San Francisco Democratic Party Calls on Obama to End Medical Marijuana Attacks Democrats seek to re-open closed dispensaries & call for passage of statewide regulations San Francisco, CA — The San Francisco Democratic Party adopted a resolution yesterday demanding that President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and U.S.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Industry, Cannabis Leaders Draw Attention to MMJ During Obama Visit

Posted on: April 25th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Medical Marijuana Business Daily, 4/24/12 Cannabis advocates and leaders from Colorado medical marijuana organizations gathered this afternoon to send a clear message to President Obama: Leave the state’s MMJ industry alone. During a press conference held at a dispensary in Boulder, speakers praised Colorado’s heavily regulated medical cannabis program. They also urged the federal government to shift its attention from cracking down on state-sanctioned marijuana businesses to creating jobs, fighting crime and other issues that concern residents

Going National: Dixie Elixirs Brand Expanding to Other States Via Deal With Medical Marijuana Inc.

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Medical Marijuana Business Daily, 4/17/12 In a watershed development for the industry, Colorado-based Dixie Elixirs & Edibles has inked a deal to bring its popular brand of marijuana-infused sodas, goodies, capsules and oils to other states with MMJ laws, becoming one of the first businesses directly involved with medical cannabis to expand nationwide.

Arizona to start taking marijuana dispensary applications in May

Posted on: April 12th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Phoenix Business Journal, 4/11/12 The final revised Arizona Medical Marijuana rules have been approved by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and filed with the Secretary of State. The Arizona Department of Health Services, which oversees the state’s medical marijuana program, will begin accepting applications for those interested in operating a dispensary between May 14 and May 25. Applications will not be accepted before or after that period

Local, State Officials Decry Federal Attacks on Medical Marijuana Program

Posted on: April 10th, 2012 by admin No Comments

For Immediate Release: April 9th, 2012 Local, State Officials Decry Federal Attacks on Medical Marijuana Program San Francisco United for Safe Access campaign compels statement from Mayor Lee and others San Francisco, CA — A coalition of medical marijuana patients, activists, dispensing centers, and concerned citizens has compelled public officials to stand up to recent federal attacks. Last week, the coalition “San Francisco United for Safe Access” held a press conference with several city supervisors and state officials, decrying the Obama Administration’s aggressive tactics before a crowd of more than 500 supporters

NCIA, Drug Reform Groups Tell Obama it’s Time for ‘New Approach’ to Medical Marijuana Policies

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 by admin No Comments

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NCIA, Drug Reform Groups Tell Obama it’s Time for ‘New Approach’ to Medical Marijuana Policies

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Medical Marijuana Business Daily, 4/4/12 The leading U.S. industry trade group for medical marijuana businesses and several drug policy organizations are calling on President Barack Obama to halt the government’s crackdown on the cannabis industry, saying Monday’s raids in Oakland are particularly egregious. The groups sent a letter to the president this morning expressing their “deep sense of anger and disappointment” in how Obama has handled medical cannabis issues over the past year in states that have passed MMJ-friendly laws.

Oakland lab aims to set nationwide standards for medical marijuana

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Social Buttons by Linksku KTVU, 4/1/12 California’s medical marijuana industry is thriving, but the make-shift nature of the industry provides little quality control. But some Bay Area labs were skirting the law to establish industry standards

Gov. Christie Commits to "Begin Work Immediately" on New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012 by admin No Comments

For Immediate Release: July 19th, 2011Gov. Christie Commits to “Begin Work Immediately” on New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program NJ joins VT and DE in implementing their medical marijuana distribution laws despite recent federal threatsTrenton, NJ — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held a press conference today to announce his plans to “begin work immediately” on his state’s pending medical marijuana program. “We’re moving forward with the program as it was set up,” said Governor Christie with the expectation that licensed Alternative Treatment Centers could be up and operating as early as the end of 2011.

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