Medical Marijuana

LANSING — Medical marijuana clinics across Michigan shut their doors Wednesday as they weighed the potential legal risk of staying open. “It’s nerve-wracking to a lot of dispensary owners,” says Matthew Taylor, part-owner of Compassionate Apothecary of Lansing on East Michigan Avenue. The Court of Appeals ruled against Taylor and the Compassionate Apothecary of Mount […]

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As if medical marijuana wasn’t being litigated enough in Arizona, yet another lawsuit takes aim at the rules governing dispensaries. The special action, among six suits involving the state’s fledgling program, claims the rules give unfair advantage to local businesses in violation of federal law and the state and federal constitutions. Gerald Gaines, CEO of […]

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This is just one more sign it’s time to move from medical marijuana to the fight to re-legalize marijuana for ALL adults.  California, and perhaps a few other states, will likely re-legalize marijuana at the polls next year.  Most of the other states, and the feds, will follow soon after. Then all this wrangling over […]

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Medical marijuana cannot be sold through private shops, the Michigan appeals court said Wednesday in a major decision that strikes at businesses trying to cash in on pot. A three-judge panel said the 2008 medical marijuana law, as well as the state’s public health code, does not allow people to sell pot […]

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DETROIT — Medical marijuana cannot be sold through private shops, the Michigan appeals court said Wednesday in a major decision that strikes at businesses trying to cash in on pot. A three-judge panel said the 2008 medical marijuana law, as well as the state’s public health code, does not allow people to sell pot to […]

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Ann Arbor planning commission meeting (Aug. 16, 2011): Two zoning-related requests on South State Street received mixed responses from planning commissioners, amid calls for a formal study of that corridor. Treecity Health Collective, a medical marijuana dispensary on South State Street. (Photos by the writer.) One request was the first tied to the city council’s […]

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RIGOBERTO HERNANDEZ/THE OREGONIANInvestigators from the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team served several search warrants June 15 in connection with the Wake ‘n Bake Cannabis Lounge in Aloha. Detectives allege that owners of the business are selling marijuana to customers in violation of state and federal drug laws. The owner of Wake ‘n Bake Cannabis Lounge, a […]

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Rhode Island doctors are pushing Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY’-fee) to open three medical marijuana dispensaries selected earlier this year to operate in the state. The Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/pZvszt ) reports the Rhode Island Medical Society is urging Chafee and state Health Department Director Michael Fine to move forward with plans to open compassion centers. Sites […]

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The experience of moving my son into his dorm at the University of Colorado, Boulder last week was emotionally intense. I was proud and happy for him to get this great opportunity to study in a beautiful place at a good school, even as I was distracted now and then by melancholy. I also felt […]

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SEATTLE, WA – In Washington State, despite voter-approved medical marijuana laws being enacted, many patients are still unclear as to what the laws mean, how they affect them, and where they can safely secure their cannabis medicine. Additionally, many patients are facing the difficult task of having to seek out their medicine from potentially dangerous […]

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