Detroit Seeks Marijuana Inspector

By |March 30th, 2016|

Wanted: Detroit Medical Marijuana Program Inspector. Wow, that sounds like my ideal job. And it pays $45,000-$50,000 year with full time benefits? I’m all in. But what? I gotta pass a piss test? No way man.

It’s true  the metro Detroit area is looking to hire a Medical Marijuana Program Inspector. Application deadline is April 1, 2016. […]

Oregon Bans Extracts

By |March 25th, 2016|

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently signed a bill making unlicensed production of marijuana extracts a felony. The Oregon Health Authority defines cannabis extracts as involving heat and pressure during the creation process. This includes BHO and CO2 products.

OHA issued a directive that medical marijuana dispensary operators no longer accept cannabis extracts from unlicensed producers. And […]

Marapharm Ventures to Enter Washington Market

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Marapharm Ventures, a Canadian MMJ company, recently entered into an agreement to acquire two marijuana licenses from a cannabis company in Whatcom County, Washington State. The acquisistion includes production and processing licenses.

Marapharm did not reveal the name of the business. It plans to complete the acquisition of the licenses by or before April 29. The acquisition […]

Medical Marijuana in Missouri

By |March 21st, 2016|

Medical marijuana in Missouri could soon happen after the Missouri Secretary of State approved an initiative petition from New Approach Missouri and Show-Me Cannabis.

Now the two groups can begin to collect the 160,000 valid signatures necessary to get the medical marijuana in Missouri initiative on the November 2016 ballot.

The groups will disseminate petitions to businesses and other […]

Detroit and Michigan Crack Down on MMJ

By |March 18th, 2016|

Detroit has found a way to get the city solvent again: more fees and taxes on MMJ. The city has levied almost $4,000 in fees for Detroit dispensaries. The application fee is $1,470, add an additional $2,276 fee for a health inspection and it totals $3,746.

More than 130 businesses have applied for dispensary licenses in […]

Oregon HB 4014 A

By |March 16th, 2016|

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed HB 4014 A into law effective March 3. HB 4014 A is a real game changer for the marijuana industry. The bill repeals the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s two-year residency requirement for licensed marijuana producers, wholesalers, processors and retailers. Most states with a cannabis industry, be it medical or retail, […]

Detroit MMJ Dispensaries

By |March 14th, 2016|

Citizens for Sensible Cannabis Reform has submitted petition signature to Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey  in an attempt to suspend Detroit ordinances licensing and regulating medical marijuana dispensaries. The organization would like for voters to decide the issue in August during the primary election.

Detroit’s City Council passed strict licensing rules in October. The council approved […]

Michigan Bill 813

By |March 9th, 2016|

Michigan Bill 813 would allow the state to join Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and other states moving forward with non-medical or recreational marijuana use.

Detroit is where marijuana reform is clashing. Whether it is Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivering his State of the City speech from the steps of the Second Ebenezer Church or state Sen. Coleman Young introducing ”nonmedical marihuana […]

HCI Alternatives

By |March 7th, 2016|

HCI Alternatives’ medical dispensary is now open in the Metro East.  The dispensary is in Collinsville’s Eastport Plaza, near interstate highways 255 and 55, in a former insurance office. Even though the medical pot will run about $400 an ounce, it will be medical grade and strain developed to address specific symptoms.

The state of Illinois Medical Cannabis […]

California Adult Use of Marijuana

By |March 7th, 2016|

California voters will have the opportunity to support adult use of marijuana and end cannabis prohibition with the California Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act ballot measure.

Under the proposed initiative, marijuana would be regulated, taxed, and treated like alcohol. Adults would no longer be punished for simple possession. AUMA would also provide tax dollar revenue. Analysis from the Legislative […]