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Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Heads to Legislature

MARCH 7, 2015: Hawaii’s Legislative Conference Committee negotiated and finalized their Medical Marijuana Bill on Monday, which proposes to establish uniform guidelines in the licensing of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. The bill will now go before the House and Senate for approval, and will be sent to the Governor for signature. It is expected to be easily approved. The bill provides …

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Marijuana is Now Legal in Alaska

FEBRUARY 24, 2014: As of today, it is now legal for adults 21 years of age and older to possess and cultivate marijuana in Alaska. Alaska is now the third state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana, although marijuana remains illegal under Federal law. On November 4, 2014, Alaskans voted to legalize marijuana for adult-use and establish a regulatory system …

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OCBA holds MCLE on Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

FEBRUARY 8, 2015:  Orange County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section will hold MCLE on Medical Marijuana in the Workplace.  Speakers will include Lance Rogers and Kere K. Tickner, of Bremer Whyte Brown and O’Meara, and Mark A. Romeo of Crowell & Moring, LLP.   Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: The expanding and frequently changing field of medical marijuana law provides …

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Santa Ana Selects 20 Medical Cannabis Licenses in Lottery

FEBRURARY 6, 2015:  Last night, the City of Santa Ana held a public lottery last night, selecting 20 applicants to operate medical cannabis collectives in the city.  The lottery was conducted by an outside accounting firm, White Nelson Diehl Evans, LLP. There were 627 applicant numbers entered into the lottery.  Applicants paid $1,690 per application, with many applicants submitting multiple applications to increase …

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Viridis Attorney Jesse Bablove Speaks at Medical Marijuana Panel in Costa Mesa

JANUARY 30, 2015: Viridis Law Group Attorney, Jesse Bablove, attended the Costa Mesa Democratic Club Tuesday night to speak on the current situation of the proposed medical marijuana ordinances in Costa Mesa. Mr. Bablove spoke to a dozen attendees about the current situation in Santa Ana.  Mr. Bablove and Viridis Law Group, recently represented dispensary applicants in the City of Santa …

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SD Medical Marijuana Dispensary Faces Last Hurdle Tomorrow

JANUARY 28, 2015: A Green Alternative, faces the San Diego Planning Commission, for final approval to be San Diego’s first licensed medical marijuana dispensary. Dr. David Blair, a business ethics professor at San Diego State University is Chief Executive Officer of A Green Alternative, which is ready to open in Otay Mesa, pending approval at tomorrow’s hearing. Dr. Blair told KPBS that he …

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Initial Application Phase to Operate 4th Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens in Berkeley

On Monday, January 12, 2015, the City of Berkeley opened the selection process to submit applications to operate the fourth (and final) Medical Cannabis Dispensary in Berkeley. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. In 2010, Berkeley voters passed Measure T, which amended the Municipal Code to allow one additional dispensary to open in …

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Arizona’s Medical Cannabis Sales Triple in 2014 to $112 Million

In 2014, the State of Arizona sold over 9 tons (or 322,528 ounces) of Medical Marijuana to qualifying patients. Pricing each ounce at $350, the Arizona Department of Health Services estimates $112 million in revenue from 2014 alone, which more than triples 2013’s revenue of $33 million. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) recently released their 2014 Medical Marijuana …

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CA Court of Appeals Upholds State’s Cooperative/Collective Law . . . Again!

JANUARY 12, 2015: California’s Fifth District Court of Appeals published an opinion Friday, that further establishes a patient’s right to cultivate medical marijuana in a Cooperative or Collective. In People v. Anderson (2015), the Fifth District Court of Appeals held: “Specifically, the instructions did not make it clear that a lawful cooperative or collective can consist of some patient members who grow marijuana and other …

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CA Cannabis Activists Begin 2016 Legalization Discussion

JANUARY 7, 2015: California cannabis activists are gearing up to introduce a Marijuana Legalization Initiative in 2016, with their first public seminar to be held this Friday, January 9. The Coalition for Cannabis Reform will hold the seminar in Oakland, with leaders from the cannabis industry discussing what California can learn from the successful legalization efforts in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, …

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