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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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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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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 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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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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Congress Attempts to Block Recreational Marijuana in D.C.

DECEMBER 10, 2014: Last night, Congress passed a spending bill that could potentially block Initiative 71, D.C.’s recreational marijuana law, which passed with about 70% of voter support in November’s election. The 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill provides discretionary funding for a majority of the federal government over the fiscal year, including the District of Columbia.  Congress has ultimate authority to regulate …

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