Zero Marijuana Deaths

By |February 20th, 2016|

Marijuana deaths from overdose? Zero. Zip. Nada. Zilch. That’s the number of deaths from marijuana overdoses in 2015 now that marijuana is legal in 23 states. And it was the same number in 2014. This is according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control.

Although athere are no marijuana deaths to report, during the same time […]

IRS Agent Guilty in Seattle MMJ Bribery Case

By |February 19th, 2016|

A Washington State jury has found an Internal Revenue Service agent guilty of trying to bribe a mmj dispensary owner in Seattle, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington .
The IRS agent Paul Hurley, Seattle, Wash., was charged with Soliciting and Agreeing to Receive a Bribe by a Public Official and two counts […]

Denver District Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against LivWell

By |February 15th, 2016|

Denver District Court Dismisses Pesticide Lawsuit

Denver 2nd District Court Judge J. Eric Elliff has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Brandan Flores and Brandie Larrabee against LivWell Enlightened Health. The two, represented by Rob Corry, alleged LivWell used the Dow Agro product Eagle 20 during the cultivation process. Eagle 20 is a restricted fungicide used […]

Oregon Industrial Hemp

By |February 12th, 2016|

The Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program  is accepting applications for licenses to grow and handle industrial hemp for the 2016 growing season. In addition to a license for growing or handling industrial hemp, a permit is needed to produce or handle agricultural hemp seed.

Oregon industrial hemp licenses and permits will be issued on […]

Denver Product Recalls

By |February 9th, 2016|

The Denver Department of Environmental Health issued two more recalls on marijuana-infused products due to the potential presence of unsafe pesticide residues.

Allied Concessions, doing business as Organa Labs, is voluntarily recalling O.Pen Vape marijuana products. The recall affects an undetermined amount of individual units of marijuana concentrates that are used for vaporizing.

Residual levels of Imidacloprid, Myclobutanil, […]

Denver to Release Recalled Marijuana Infused Products

By |February 9th, 2016|

The city of Denver plans to allow the release of recalled cannabis-infused products back onto the market despite Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s executive order mandating cannabis products testing positive for banned pesticides to be destroyed.

The cannabis-infused edibles were made by EdiPure and Gaia Garden. The products had been recalled after they tested positive for pesticides […]

Woody Harrelson to Apply for Hawaii Medical Dispensary License 

By |February 8th, 2016|

In July 2015, Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed HB 321 and SB 1291 allowing Hawaii to move forward with its medical marijuana dispensary program after more than 15 years. Eight licenses will be awarded in April 2016.
HB 321 initially allows eight dispensaries (three on Oahu, two each on Hawaii and Maui, and one on Kauai) with two locations […]

California Governor Brown Approves AB-21

By |February 4th, 2016|

 

California Assembly Bill 21, regulating medical marijuana cultivation licenses, was approved by Governor Jerry Brown on Feb. 3, 2016.

The bill was passed as a fix to California’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.

Now cities and counties won’t have to rush to meet the March 1 deadline to decide on marijuana businesses before state law would circumvent […]