Can medical marijuana help combat Illinois’ opioid crisis? – Sacramento Bee

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Sacramento Bee Can medical marijuana help combat Illinois' opioid crisis? Sacramento Bee Illinois lawmakers have come up with an unusual solution to combat its opioid crisis, allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana instead of opiates as a way to curb a growing epidemic

VIDEO: Spotlight on California Cannabis Industry Association

Posted on: April 9th, 2017 by admin No Comments

In this month’s NCIA video newsletter, we headed to Sacramento to attend the California Cannabis Industry Association‘s 2nd Annual Policy Conference. CCIA is NCIA’s state affiliate in California.

Marijuana Brownies Meet Haute Cuisine: California Cannabis Cooking’s Renaissance – NBC Bay Area

Posted on: April 19th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Forget brownies.

The Patient Access to Regulated Medical Cannabis Act of 2012 Begins Gathering … – San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

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

Sacramento County voters will have an opportunity to get it right on medical cannabis in November. The Patients Access to Regulated Medical Cannabis Act of 2012 limits cannabis transactions, taxes them, and meets Federal location requirements as requested by CA US Attorneys.

California legislative panel passes bill to create oversight for marijuana … – Bellingham Herald

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif – SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California Assembly committee Tuesday passed a bill to create state oversight for pot businesses, as its chairman implored the Legislature to act to stave off federal raids on medical marijuana providers. “The worst public policy choice for California is to sit idly by, doing nothing, and let this failed war on medical cannabis continue unchecked,” said Democrat Tom Ammiano as his Public Safety Committee voted 4-2 along party lines to create a state bureau to police the California medical cannabis industry

California Unity Conference And Medical Cannabis Lobby Day – THE Weed Blog (blog)

Posted on: April 16th, 2012 by admin No Comments

The California legislature will vote on several bills this year that will have serious ramifications – both good and bad – for medical cannabis patients in California. I am writing to invite you to a very special event that will help shape the new laws and set the course for patient-led advocacy in California for years to come

Suit over medical marijuana crackdown thrown out

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

Suit over medical marijuana crackdown thrown out by Bob Egelko, San Francisco ChronicleMarch 1st, 2012When federal prosecutors in California announced a crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries last fall, pot suppliers and their advocates claimed in a series of lawsuits that the Obama administration broke a promise to leave them alone if they complied with state law. The suits have gotten a chilly reception in court, and now a federal judge in Sacramento has become the first to dismiss one of them, saying the Justice Department remains free to enforce federal drug laws. Tuesday’s ruling allows federal prosecutors to continue a campaign that has shut down a number of dispensaries in California, including the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Fairfax and several in San Francisco.

Medical Marijuana Patients, Supporters Rally in Sacramento Against DOJ Attacks

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Medical Marijuana Patients, Supporters Rally in Sacramento Against DOJ Attacks Lively, peaceful protest called for Noon on Wednesday, Nov 9th at Sacramento federal buildingSacramento, CA — Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and a coalition of advocacy and labor groups are staging a demonstration at Noon on Wednesday, November 9th to protest federal government’s escalated attack on California’s medical marijuana laws. A lively rally of medical marijuana patients and supporters is set to occur in front of the Sacramento federal building and will feature state legislators, advocates, labor, and dispensary operators impacted by the recent Justice Department (DOJ) crackdown in California.What: Protest against DOJ attacks on California’s medical marijuana lawsWhen: Noon on Wednesday, November 9, 2011Where: Sacramento federal building, 501 I Street Speakers will include: State Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), and other invited legislators; Steph Sherer, Executive Director of ASA; Steve D’Angelo of Oakland’s licensed dispensary Harborside Health Center; Dan Rush of the United Food and Commercial Workers; and Dale Gieringer of California NORMLOn October 7th, all four U.S. Attorneys for California held a joint press conference to announce a multi-pronged attack on medical marijuana across the state.

Montel Williams Opens High-End Cannabis Dispensary

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San Jose Reaps Medical Marijuana Tax Benefits

Posted on: May 17th, 2011 by admin No Comments

As different states wrestle with the issue of permitting medical marijuana dispensaries or putting them on hold for fear of federal prosecution, at least one California community is reaping tremendous benefits from these businesses.

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