Federal Judge Rules in Favor of CA Dispensary

OCTOBER 26, 2015: Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer overturned a ban against Marin county dispensary Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana (MAMM), previously the oldest operating medical dispensary in the country before being shuttered by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2011. In focusing on an amendment to the federal spending bill this year, stating that the U.S. Department of …

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Pressure’s on for Jerry Brown to Sign State MMJ Bills

OCTOBER 8, 2015:  State-wide support has erupted; calling on Governor Jerry Brown to sign the three medical marijuana bills that sit on his desk and await his signature. Gov. Brown’s deadline to sign the bills is this Sunday, October 11, at midnight; otherwise the three bills (AB 266, SB 643, and AB 243) which passed the California Legislature on September 11, 2015, …

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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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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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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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Hawaii May Open First Medical Marijuana Dispensary in 2017

DECEMBER 29, 2014:  Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Task Force will meet tomorrow to finalize their report for Hawaii’s Legislature, which includes a 24-month timeline, allowing the first Medical Marijuana Dispensary to open around June 2017. Patients, doctors, and state officials are all part of the Task Force and have developed recommendations, some of which include: dispensaries to be run as non-profit businesses, one …

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