Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Taking Root in South Florida

Patients seeking medical marijuana will soon have more places to get it in South Florida. The Palm Beach County Commission and the Dania Beach Commission agreed this week to allow medical marijuana dispensaries wherever pharmacies are allowed. “I wish it was around, legalized with a doctor’s prescription, when my mother was dying,” Dania Commissioner Chickie Brandimarte said. Cities across South Florida will decide in coming months whether to Read entire story

This is Nattaly Brown. She’s 7, has Cancer, and Uses Medical Marijuana

Alyssa Schuck smiled as she pulled at the light brown hair sticking out of her daughter's hat. "A ponytail?" For Nattaly Brown, this was a milestone. Her hair, now poking out of her glittery cap, had grown. And growing hair means so much more these days. Nattaly was diagnosed three years ago with rhabdomyosarcoma, cancer that affects tissue and lymph nodes. The 7-year-old Battle Creek, Michigan, girl has battled rounds of chemotherapy, radiation Read entire story

Patient Registry Open in Maryland

After lengthy delays, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is finally opening the patient registry in a phased rollout beginning on Monday, April 10. Please see below for the full announcement from the Commission. Dispensaries are required to be operational by December 9, 2017. IMPORTANT NOTE: MEDICAL CANNABIS IS NOT AVAILABLE YET IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND. Pre-approved growers, processors, and dispensaries are still constructing their Read entire story

Crown Seeking Jail for Owners of Waterloo Marijuana Store

The Crown will be seeking jail sentences for the owners of a Waterloo marijuana store charged after a police raid last summer. Nour Louka, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Her husband, Shady Louka, 31, pleaded guilty to careless storage of a 9mm Glock handgun. They both face a string of other charges, including additional counts of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, after police Read entire story

Hamilton Police Bust Another Medical Marijuana Dispensary

City has been looking for ways to regulate the rogue businesses, which aren't legal - yet. Hamilton police have charged the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary on Barton Street East. 'Until legislation changes, we are going to continue to investigate every single one.' - Det. Sgt. Frank Mossuto The vice and drug unit used a search warrant to enter The Medicine Cabinet, a dispensary at 1050 Barton St. E. It happened just before 3… (c) Read entire story

Rapper ‘The Game’ to be Part Owner of Medical Marijuana Dispensary

As dispensaries are popping up all over, rapper The Game joins the cannabis business world. Rapper 'The Game' is getting into a new business. He's becoming part owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in Orange County, California. The Game says, "It's a little different that any other dispensaries. It's 100% legal. We've got the best medicated marijuana probably in the world." - Read the entire article at Fox 11 News. The post Rapper ‘The Read entire story

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Uptown Saint John

Medicinal Grounds Cannabis Centre offers convenience for users with prescriptions. Saint John residents can now purchase medical marijuana right in the heart of the city's uptown, provided they have the right paperwork. Medicinal Grounds Cannabis Centre opened this week on Prince William Street. Owner Ryan Francis said he chose the location to address a lack of convenience for Saint John residents looking for medical marijuana. - Read the entire Read entire story

U.S. to End Bid to Close Major California Pot Dispensary: Lawyers

Federal prosecutors have agreed to dismiss a four-year-old forfeiture case in northern California aimed at shutting down the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the United States, attorneys for the clinic said on Tuesday. The deal was reached in talks between the U.S. Attorney's Office for the San Francisco Bay area and the Oakland-based Harborside Health Center, and it is expected to be filed in court in a matter of days, said Henry Read entire story

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owner says She Won’t Shut Down Store After Warnings From City

An owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in Toronto says she won’t allow city licensing officials to close down her store because what she’s doing isn’t “criminal.” Queens of Cannabis co-owner Brandy Zuborg received a warning from the city last week and again on Monday, but told reporters Wednesday that what she’s doing is legal. Zuborg said her store gives people the ability to become employed as a supplier or dispensary owner. “And there’s Read entire story

Maryland Medical Marijuana Program Facing Delays

Maryland’s comprehensive medical marijuana law took effect on June 1, 2014. Over 23 months later, no patients have been registered, no ID cards have been issued, and dispensary licensees are not expected to be announced until this fall. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), the state agency in charge of establishing Maryland’s medical marijuana program, announced another delay Tuesday in implementation of the medical marijuana law Read entire story

Medical Marijuana Clinic to Open in Cornwall

Those in chronic pain know the routine. You take pills to help ease the pain, but then you need other pills to counteract the side effects of those pills. What if there were a better, safer and more effective way to ease the pain? Natures Decision, a medical cannabis clinic, is getting ready to open in Cornwall to help people with an alternative to taking traditional drugs to relieve pain. "We are a medicinal marijuana… The post Medical Read entire story

The Countdown Begins: Final Days for More than 100 Vancouver Pot Shops

As the April 29 deadline draws nearer for more than 100 unlicensed pot shops to close in Vancouver, at least one dispensary operator has made it clear he's not going down without a fight. "Of course we won't close—I won't close," said pot activist and Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary owner Dana Larsen. "They're going to have to drag me out of there kicking and screaming to get us to close." Larsen is one of many in… The post The Countdown Read entire story

Legal Adult Marijuana Sales to Begin in Oregon Tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow, adults 21 and older in Oregon will be able to legally purchase limited quantities of marijuana and marijuana plants from certain medical marijuana dispensaries. This allowance, passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Kate Brown, gives adults a legal and regulated access point to purchase marijuana while the state develops the regulatory structure that will govern the marijuana market moving forward. Individuals 21 and Read entire story

Limited Marijuana Sales to Begin in Oregon Tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow, adults 21 and older in Oregon will be able to legally purchase limited quantities of marijuana and marijuana plants from certain medical marijuana dispensaries. This allowance, passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Kate Brown, gives adults a legal and regulated access point to purchase marijuana while the state develops the regulatory structure that will govern the marijuana market moving forward. Individuals 21 and Read entire story

First Las Vegas Dispensary Open

Nevada patients who have been waiting for years for a licensed dispensary to open in the Las Vegas area finally have some good news. On Monday, doors opened to the Las Vegas area’s first dispensary — Euphoria Wellness. Over 70% of Nevada’s medical marijuana patients are located in Clark County and, until now, they had nowhere to purchase their medicine. In 2000, voters overwhelmingly supported an initiative that made Nevada one of the earliest Read entire story