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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

 

CNN: Medical marijuana and the ‘entourage effect’

CNN: Medical marijuana and the ‘entourage effect’ Published on Aug 28, 2014 POT TV – CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta presents an animation explaining the “entourage effect.” From CNN: “In the early 1960s, a young postdoctoral student stumbled onto something that puzzled him.


Pot growers upset after Mason County sets special power rates

Pot growers upset after Mason County sets special power rates Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 MASON COUNTY, Wash. — Mason County pot producers say they’re being singled out after the county’s public utility district set new prices just for them. Mason County’s public utility district has set a special classification for marijuana growers and processors. The rates fall somewhere between small business and large commercial users. The Kitsap Sun reports many pot growers chose Mason County because electricity is cheap. The new rates went into effect this month. http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/pot-growers-upset-after-mason-county-sets-special-/njNbj/#__federated=1


Colorado OKs marijuana credit union

Colorado OKs marijuana credit union Trevor Hughes, USATODAY 12:37 p.m. EST December 8, 2014 DENVER — Colorado’s marijuana businesses have a cash flow problem: Too much cash is flowing in and they’ve nowhere to put it. Most banks refuse to work with marijuana businesses, which are legal in Colorado but remain illegal at the federal level. Now, a new credit union aimed specifically toward the cannabis industry hopes to offer a solution. The Fourth Corner Credit Union hopes to open its doors within weeks in Denver, offering to accept cashRead More


Credit Unions: A Better Choice For the Legal Marijuana Industry

Credit Unions: A Better Choice For the Legal Marijuana Industry By Gina Ragusa Published December 8 As an industry that always supports the underdog and the aid to humankind, credit unions are becoming the primary choice for the legal marijuana industry. In states like Washington and Colorado, the legal sale of marijuana is trying to find a place with residents; much like any new industry or business. However, the sociological and historical perceived connotations still prevail, along with the sporadic legality of the industry throughout the country. These preconceived notionsRead More


Advocates Will Push Back Against Congress’s Attempt To Block Pot Legalization

Advocates Will Push Back Against Congress’s Attempt To Block Pot Legalization Congress, who always makes decisions and passes legislation with D.C. resident’s best interest at heart, attached a rider to an omnibus spending bill last night that would block the District from legalizing marijuana. The fact that 65 percent of District voters wanted to legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana legalized for personal use, Congress decided that “nah, those residents don’t really know what they want, but we do!” and are attempting to block D.C. from implementing InitiativeRead More


The Waits Are Too Damned Long.

The Waits Are Too Damned Long. December 10th, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE   I’ve been covering this beat for a year now, and it’s astonishing how far Portland’s dispensaries have come in just that time. Like a blooming jug of kombucha, the city’s medical marijuana shop fronts are developing a heady stew of business sense. That’s encouraging! The stores are clean and well-designed, given tasteful, naturalistic names and stocked with a broad swath of medicinals to combat a host of maladies. So much to be glad for! But there’s oneRead More


Alaska Marijuana FAQs

Alaska Marijuana FAQs By Canna Law Blog on December 9, 2014 In November, Alaska passed Ballot Measure 2, allowing adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to six plants and legalizing the manufacturing and sale of marijuana. Since passage of this Measure, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has received many questions regarding how it will implement and regulate marijuana in Alaska. Here are some frequently asked questions to which the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has provided explanations. Which body is controlling the state regulation ofRead More


Will the Rider Aimed at Stopping Marijuana Legalization in D.C. Actually Do That?

Will the Rider Aimed at Stopping Marijuana Legalization in D.C. Actually Do That? Jacob Sullum|Dec. 10, 2014 4:46 pm As I noted earlier today, the omnibus spending bill that Congress plans to pass this week includes a rider aimed at blocking marijuana legalization in Washington, D.C. But Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District’s nonvoting delegate in Congress, questions whether the rider will actually accomplish that goal. The spending restriction, introduced by Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), says: None of the funds contained in this Act may be used to enact any law,Read More


Prosser pot farmer finally finds a home for donation

Prosser pot farmer finally finds a home for donation BY DREW FOSTER Tri-City HeraldDecember 9, 2014 PROSSER — After being twice rejected, a Prosser pot farmer this week found two homes for the $14,000 donation he’s been shopping around Benton County after holding the state’s first-ever pot auction last month. The bulk of the money — about $13,000 — is headed to an anonymous family in the Prosser area, while the rest is going to the Prosser VFW, according to the Yakima-Herald. Fireweed Farms owner Randy Williams raised the majorityRead More


Legal marijuana sales in Spokane County top $1 million last month

Legal marijuana sales in Spokane County top $1 million last month Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review December 10, 2014 Consumers spent $1 million last month on legal marijuana in Spokane County, the first time recreational sales eclipsed that mark since shops opened this summer. While market shares have tumbled for many of the county’s early openers, overall sales continued to rise in November as the nascent industry grabs a foothold in the market. Customers at the county’s eight pot shops spent 22 percent more on recreational marijuana last month than they didRead More