December 2011

In 2011, medical marijuana dispensaries in Sacramento city and county went from being barely legal to riding a wave of potential for acceptance – but in the end, saw the future of their operations heavily scrutinized or banned outright. Here’s what happened on the medical marijuana scene this year: In February, medical marijuana dispensaries in […]

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By Associated Press In a story Dec. 28 about medical marijuana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Colorado was the third state to ask for a federal reclassification of marijuana. Colorado was the fourth state; Vermont joined Rhode Island and Washington in making the request earlier this month. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights […]

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A group that wants to legalize marijuana in Michigan has started an effort to get a measure before voters in November 2012. AnnArbor.com reports (http://bit.ly/rPzTpZ) the group Repeal Today For A Safer Michigan 2012 planned to hold an organizing event Thursday night in Ann Arbor. A draft version of a […]

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A group that wants to legalize marijuana in Michigan has started an effort to get a measure before voters in November 2012. AnnArbor.com reported the group Repeal Today For A Safer Michigan 2012 planned to hold an organizing event Thursday night in Ann Arbor. A draft version of a petition obtained […]

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ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – Supporters of legalizing marijuana in Michigan are planning to take their best shot starting Thursday night in Ann Arbor. Activists will kick-off their efforts outside Crisler Arena before Thursday’s U-of-M basketball game to recruit helpers for a petition drive to make pot legal for people ages 21 and older. More than […]

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By Carole Rooney, 100 Mile House Free Press 100 Mile House Industrial Hemp Producer’s Group chair Dave Zirnhelt recently provided a project update. The Zirnhelt Timber Frames construction company, founded and owned by his sons, recently finished eight, four- by eight-foot industrial hemp panels. The local project shares information with the University of Manitoba, and […]

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Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act (MMA) has been under intense scrutiny by the general public, elected officials and the Courts since its enactment in 2008.  2011 was a year in which the Michigan Attorney General issued a number of opinions pairing down the protections of the MMA, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued opinions in 8 […]

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PROVIDENCE — House Speaker Gordon D. Fox said he will petition the U.S. Department of Justice to find a way for Rhode Island to open medical marijuana dispensaries that advocates are seeking. Gov. Lincoln Chafee halted the process of issuing the state’s first dispensary operating licenses, following a warning from the Justice Department that the […]

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New Approach Washington expects to turn in more than 355,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office today, said the group’s campaign director, Alison Holcomb. An initiative to the Legislature requires at least 241,153 valid signatures of registered state voters to be certified, though the secretary of state’s office suggests at least 320,000 as a […]

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Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoid Is “Safe,” “Well Tolerated” In Humans, Study Says 12:45 pm – December 28th 2011 “CBD is non-toxic … and does not alter psychomotor or psychological functions” Sao Paulo, Brazil: The administration of the non-psychotropic cannabis plant constituent cannabidiol (CBD) is “non-toxic” to healthy cells and is “well tolerated” in humans, according to review […]

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In this study we investigated if and how cannabinoid receptor stimulation regulates macrophageal differentiation, which is one of the key steps in the immune effector reaction. For that reason, we used a well established differentiation model system of human U937 myelocytic leukemia cells that differentiate along the monocyte/macrophage lineage upon stimulation with the phorbol ester […]

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Weigh in: What do you think about medical marijuana in the Inland Empire? Let’s get the conversation going with hashtag #IEmedicalmarijuana. UPLAND — Aaron Sandusky has found another way to fill his time while his medical marijuana cooperative is no longer open for business. Sandusky, president of G3 Holistic in Upland, has gone on a […]

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advertisement The District of Columbia is about to take a big step forward with its plan to allow medical marijuana.  According to the Washington Times,  the District’s health department…read more at http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/District-of-Columbia-is-Moving-Forward-with-Medical-Marijuana-136259773.html

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In the small but budding legal medical marijuana industry, WeedMaps has the munchies for acquisitions (sorry, I couldn’t resist). Fresh off its $4.2 million Marijuana.com bong hit in November, WeedMaps’ parent company, Canada’s General Cannabis, announced today its acquisition MMJMenu. Terms were not disclosed. It was an asset-sale, though, so it probably wasn’t much. General […]

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