Pages tagged "Dispensaries"

LA at a Crossroads

| June 13, 2012 |

The Los Angeles City Council will choose between two competing motions concerning medical cannabis in the near future, and the outcome will have long-term implications for legal patients in the city. One path leads to an outright ban on patients’...

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D.C. Health Dept Approves 4 Dispensaries

| June 12, 2012 |

After a long application and review process, the D.C. Department of Health announced today that four medical cannabis dispensaries have been approved and may now apply for business licenses and other regulatory requirements for opening. This announcement, which came a...

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Medical Marijuana Reading - June 11th 2012

| June 11, 2012 |

Catch up on the latest news about medical marijuana throughout the county. Feds Attack California’s Medical Marijuana Trade - Again (Reuters) Mass. Medical Marijuana Opponents Mobilize Efforts (Bloomberg) Report: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Not Linked to Neighborhood Crime (US News and...

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Labor stands up for safe access in LA

| June 07, 2012 |

Organized labor spoke up on behalf of medical cannabis patients and workers in Los Angeles today. One hundred medical cannabis patients, workers, and advocates gathered on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall for a press conference hosted by the...

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CA Assembly Approves Landmark Medical Cannabis Bill

| May 31, 2012 |

[caption id="attachment_2715" align="alignleft" width="158" caption="Tom Ammiano"][/caption]The California Assembly just approved AB 2312, a bill by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) that will create a statewide board to regulate medical cannabis. The Senate will take up the bill next. Advocates are thrilled,...

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CA Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Cannabis Collectives

| May 23, 2012 |

In a major victory for patients and medical cannabis cooperatives, today the California Supreme Court rejected calls from the California Attorney General and law enforcement to review the Appeals Court ruling in People v. Colvin (PDF). At issue in this...

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Sonoma Advocates Host Election Forum

| May 22, 2012 |

Note from Steph - This is an awesome way to inform your community while educating candidates and your future elected representatives. Kudos to Kumari and Sarah Shrader for arranging this forum![caption id="attachment_2646" align="alignleft" width="267" caption="Sonoma County"][/caption]Candidates for the Sonoma County...

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San Francisco: Why I'm Attending the CA Unity Conference

| May 15, 2012 |

Note from Steph: The conference agenda has been posted online. I can't wait to see you in Sacramento!Why am I attending the California Unity Conference? Because the federal government continues to undermine state and local medical marijuana laws - resulting...

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Congress takes historic vote against federal raids

| May 10, 2012 |

Wednesday night, the House voted on the Rohrabacher-Hinchey-McClintock-Farr amendment, to end the federal crackdown on state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries. While the amendment failed, it received more votes than a similar bill in 2007 (when Democrats controlled the House). Thank you...

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Why we fight for medical cannabis - and how Congress can help us win

| May 08, 2012 |

One month ago I traveled to California for an event in San Francisco. The morning before the event, I awoke to the news that the Drug Enforcement Administration was raiding Blue Sky, a dispensary in Oakland. It was heartening to...

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