Main Menu

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

 

Prosser schools nix marijuana farmer’s $14,000 donation

Prosser schools nix marijuana farmer’s $14,000 donation By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic Ray Tolcacher, Prosser School District superintendent, refused to accept the gift, while the owner of Fireweed Farms expressed surprise and said he’d try donating to the Boys & Girls Clubs. PROSSER — School officials Monday flatly turned down a $14,000 donation from a local marijuana farmer, taking a strong stand against youth marijuana use. “We’re not taking it; end of story,” said Ray Tolcacher, Prosser School District superintendent. The donor, Randy Williams, now is looking for another localRead More


Should state do away with doctors’ notes for marijuana?

Should state do away with doctors’ notes for marijuana? BY JORDAN SCHRADER Staff writerNovember 24, 2014   It’s pretty easy to get a medical authorization for marijuana, and some proposals in the Legislature next year will try to make it harder. But here’s one that goes in a different direction: Just get rid of all authorizations for most patients. Lawmakers have been trying to figure out what to do about the proliferation of unregulated medical shops that compete with the highly taxed state-licensed retail stores. Medical-marijuana users have fought againstRead More


Head Of Epilepsy Foundation Wants Marijuana Oil Available

Head Of Epilepsy Foundation Wants Marijuana Oil Available March 31, 2014 6:46 PM DENVER (CBS4) – The chairman of the board of the Epilepsy Foundation is fighting for access to marijuana oil on a national level. Desperate families are moving to Colorado in search of relief for their children’s seizures. “Charlotte’s Web” is a strain of marijuana grown in Colorado that is named for Charlotte Figi. Charlotte and others with severe epilepsy have found relief from seizures by ingesting the plant’s oil. It is marijuana that is low in THCRead More


Strategies: Pole position in the cannabis industry

Strategies: Pole position in the cannabis industry Nov 28, 2014, 3:00am PST Malia Spencer Staff Reporter- Portland Business Journal tarting a business within a highly regulated sector is tough. Starting a business in a highly regulated sector in which the rules are still being written is even more difficult. That’s the challenge Justin Dufour faces now that Oregon voters have approved the sale and recreational use of marijuana by adults. Dufour’s company, Viridian Sciences, makes management software for businesses serving the cannabis market. Ideal clients include producers, processors, laboratories, retailersRead More


Dr. Sexton at Los Angeles Drug Policy Alliance Event November 12, 2014

Dr. Sexton at Los Angeles Drug Policy Alliance Event November 12, 2014 NOVEMBER 28, 2014 BY CORVAD by Terrie Best On November 12, 2014, The Drug Policy Alliance, an organization promoting drug policies grounded in science, hosted the Marijuana and Public Health conference in Los Angeles, CA. The event, held in the Barnsdall Gallery Theater, was attended by cannabis policy watchers from across the state. The main mission of the conference was to inform California citizens, public health officials, policy makers and stakeholders on lessons learned from Colorado and Washington’sRead More


Dr. Corva Interview for German Cannabis Policy Conference

Dr. Corva Interview for German Cannabis Policy Conference NOVEMBER 28, 2014 BY CORVAD The embedded interview was requested by Maximilian Plenert on behalf of Prof. Heino Stöver, University of Applied Science Frankfurt Germany and Chair of Akzept e.V., a nationwide umbrella organisation for promoting the acceptance of drug-work and humane drug-policies in Germany. It was shown at international conference about the responsible regulation of cannabis on the communal and municipal level in Frankfurt on November 17, 2014.


Being Norml, Talking Weed On The Streets Of Seattle

Being Norml, Talking Weed On The Streets Of Seattle Posted November 30, 2014 by TwiceBaked in Washington This past weekend I met up with Ah Warner from Cannabis Basics on the streets of Seattle near Pike Place to represent Norml Woman’s Alliance Of Washington. We stood on the street for a few hours talking to people walking by about cannabis. While there were people who would come and talk to us, there were also a lot of people who would look at what our sign said and then purposely divertRead More


Marijuana breath test under development at WSU

Marijuana breath test under development at WSU By Melissa Santos The News Tribune Washington State University chemistry Professor Herbert Hill said existing technologies can be re-purposed to test breath for THC, pot’s psychoactive component, which would be useful to patrol officers who suspect someone is driving high. A team at Washington State University is working to develop a breath test that could quickly determine whether a driver is under the influence of marijuana. Law-enforcement officers already use preliminary breath tests in the field to estimate drivers’ blood alcohol content. ButRead More


Colorado honors axed Arizona professor with $2M grant nomination to study pot’s effects on PTSD

Colorado honors axed Arizona professor with $2M grant nomination to study pot’s effects on PTSD BY NINA GOLGOWSKI NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:02 PM The generous grant to Dr. Sue Sisley would allow her to continue her study into marijuana’s effects on veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder in Arizona and Maryland. She has expressed suspicion that she was fired in July because of political influences. After an uncertain few months, Colorado has welcomed a once-shunned marijuana researcher with open arms. Dr. Sue Sisley, who was controversiallyRead More


Shunned by banks, legitimate pot shops must deal in risky cash

Shunned by banks, legitimate pot shops must deal in risky cash By DAVID PIERSON November 28, 2014 OAKLAND — The suppliers arrive at one of the nation’s largest marijuana dispensaries carrying hundreds of pounds of cannabis in duffel bags, knapsacks and baby diaper totes. They leave with those same carriers stuffed with wads of cash. Harborside Health collects the money from thousands of customers, spending $40 to $60 a pop for one-eighth of an ounce of pot. No credit cards or checks are accepted. That’s not by choice. Though Harborside’s businessRead More