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Thu
26
Mar

North Carolina House committee kills medical marijuana bill

Raleigh, N.C. — Joseph Malinowski told the House Judiciary I Committee on Wednesday that he doesn't want to be a lawbreaker, but neither does he want to suffer with the aftermath of cancer or the symptoms of multiple sclerosis when medical marijuana can ease the pain.

"I spent 21 days in Harnett County jail, first time in my life I've ever been in any kind of trouble," Malinowski said. "But this helps me. I think it could help a lot more people."

Despite pleas from a number of people who testified that medical cannabis has helped treat either themselves or loved ones, the committee rejected legislation that would have legalized marijuana use for certain patients.

Thu
26
Mar

Laws ambiguous about legality of medical pot

Vague legal jargon and apparently contradictory laws are fueling confusion over the legality of medical marijuana in Florida.(Photo: Courtesy: St. Johns County Sheriff's Office)

ST. JOHNS, Fla. -- Vague legal jargon and apparently contradictory laws are fueling confusion over the legality of medical marijuana in Florida.

Two separate Florida laws are being talked about in the case with Scott and Marcia Yandell, the St. Johns couple arrested for allegedly running a marijuana operation out of their home, and neither law clarifies whether it's legal.

Thu
26
Mar

Denver Cracks Down on Marijuana 'Caregiver' Warehouse Grows

The Denver Fire Department issued 58 permits for warehouses to grow marijuana in non-licensed facilities last year – marijuana not to be sold in dispensaries. This marijuana was to be grown primarily by caregivers for consumption by medical users, or for the grower’s personal use.

With the permits, the department was acknowledging state law, approved by voters through a constitutional amendment in 2000, which gave caregivers the right grow six plants for five patients and six for themselves, or 36 plants.

But when the Denver City Council dropped the hammer on the permitted warehouses on March 23, it was because the fire department presented evidence that the process had gotten far out of hand.

Thu
26
Mar

Tweed Marijuana Inc. Announces Partial Exercise of Over-Allotment Option by Underwriters

SMITHS FALLS, ON , March 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Tweed Marijuana Inc. ("Tweed") (TWD.V), is pleased to announce that the underwriters of Tweed's bought deal offering that closed on March 17, 2015 (the "Offering") have exercised their over-allotment option in part to purchase an additional 795,360 common shares of Tweed ("Common Shares") at a price of $2.15 per Common Share for gross proceeds to Tweed of $1,710,024 (the "Over-Allotment Offering"). The partial exercise of the over-allotment option closed today. 

Thu
26
Mar

"Farm to Pharma": MMJ Bioscience Inc. and ASX-Listed PhytoTech to Merge

Creating the First Global, Vertically-Integrated Medical Cannabis ("MC") Company

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Wed
25
Mar

Lawsuit targets Denver’s new 36-plant limit for collective pot grows

 

 lawsuit filed Wednesday takes aim at a fresh Denver ordinance that could shut down dozens of unlicensed nonresidential marijuana-growing collectives by limiting them to growing 36 plants.

The Denver City Council passed the measure 11-0 Monday night. It was proposed by Mayor Michael Hancock’s marijuana office, which says it’s attempting to address unsafe conditions in the unlicensed growing facilities and an “exponential increase” in the cultivation of untracked marijuana.

Hancock signed the bill into law on Tuesday.

But the new limit — which doesn’t apply to licensed commercial grow houses — has drawn protests, in part because of the potential impact on caregivers who grow a large number of plants.

Wed
25
Mar

Georgia Poised To Become 24th State With Medical Marijuana; Issue Sparks Tension In North ...

Medical marijuana is coming to Georgia. A bill that would legalize the drug for limited medicinal purposes passed the Georgia House Wednesday and is expected to be signed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Georgia would become the 24th U.S. state to approve the use of medical marijuana.

Wed
25
Mar

US House Follows Senate with Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

A bipartisan effort to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level is now underway in both Houses of Congress, and its sponsors acknowledge they face an uphill climb to passage - but they believe the public is on their side.

"Polls show that at least 86 percent of Americans say medical marijuana should be available," said Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, in an interview with CBS News. "Legislators rarely lead, they generally follow. I guess it's called cultural lag...Eventually, people in Congress start catching up."

Wed
25
Mar

Pro-cannabis party to stand in Edinburgh

A NEW political party campaigning for the legalisation of cannabis is to field a candidate in the Capital at the general election.

Cista – which stands for Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol – was set up just last month but plans to contest around 40 seats across the UK on May 7, including Edinburgh South West, where former Chancellor Alistair Darling is standing down.

Party leader Paul Birch, who co-founded social networking site Bebo before it was sold to AOL for £570 million, said Britain’s drug laws were “pretty messed up right now”.

He said: “There has been a lot of progress in other countries – there 700 cannabis social clubs in Spain, cannabis has been legalised in four American states and the number is growing every year.

Wed
25
Mar

Marijuana company backs down in MGM trademark suit

After being sued by MGM, a marijuana company has agreed to stop calling itself “M’Life,” a name almost identical to that of MGM’s member rewards program.

MGM Resorts International filed a federal lawsuit in Las Vegas in September, accusing M’Life Wellness and sister companies of diluting MGM’s “M Life” trademark and “cybersquatting” on the website mlifewellness.com.

The two companies reached a settlement in principle months ago that was finalized last week, according to a notice filed with the court Friday.

Dan Lutz, CEO of the former M’Life, said he was surprised by the lawsuit and had no intention of infringing on MGM’s trademark.

“We weren’t even aware of the loyalty card that they had,” Lutz said, adding with a laugh, “I mean, I’m not a gambler, so…”

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