Archive for 2014
The Georgia Straight, 14 Aug 2014 – After spending almost five years in the United States incarcerated for selling marijuana seeds via mail, the Vancouver-based Prince of Pot is a free man. On August 12, Emery immediately used waiting microphones to resume his work as a activist.
Money to Burn: Investors want to put Money in California’s Marijuana Industry. The Problem Is Figuring Out Where.
by Chris Roberts
Unlike cigarettes, marijuana can be legally bought out of a vending machine. Behind the counter at a San Jose-area dispensary sits a $25,000, climate-controlled, heavily-armored box, the lone unit that West Hollywood-based startup Medbox has sold in the Bay Area.…
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Sacramento News & Review, 14 Aug 2014 – Can you explain why people are so upset about the bill that would create top-down regulations for California’s medical-marijuana industry? – -Dude Seriously, Dude, I’m not sure. It’s not great, but people are losing their minds. Let’s take a look.
Colorado Springs Independent, 13 Aug 2014 – THC trophy time The socially minded Club 710 will celebrate its fourth annual Best Meds contest at 9 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 14, at Peak 31 (the old Union Station, 2419 N. Union Blvd., 321/626-9469). Over the last few months, some 200 volunteer judges have critiqued unlabeled packages of both medical and recreational bud and concentrate, looking for the best sativa, indica, hybrid, kush and oil. Now comes the party, where vendors like Silver Surfer Vaporizer and The Ganja Group will mix with contestants and fans.
The Daily Courier, 14 Aug 2014 – In a decision that will affect a Summerland couple’s efforts to treat their daughter’s seizures, the B.C. Appeal Court has ruled the federal government’s restriction on allowing only dried marijuana to be used under its medical access regulations is unconstitutional. Two-year-old Kyla Williams, who has a severe seizure disorder, has shown marked improvement during the past five months while her family has been treating her with cannabis oil. The only problem is, it’s illegal.
London Free Press, 16 Aug 2014 – You have to give Marc Emery credit: After more than four years in a U.S. prison, he can still draw a crowd. Better yet (from his point of view), he can still wrangle the news media. The “Prince of Pot,” as journalists and his disciples have dubbed him, has certainly earned that nickname. A native Londoner, he has spent most of his adult life championing the cause of cannabis policy reform.
Packet & Times, 16 Aug 2014 – In Business: Medical marijuana lounge opening downtown A medical marijuana vapourization lounge is opening in downtown Orillia. Chad McInnes, owner of The Vape Lounge, described the 97 Mississaga St. E. business as a place for people to socialize and medicate.
A proposed law that would have established policing of marijuana dispensaries statewide was essentially killed in the California legislature last week.
Dale Gieringer, state coordinator of California NORML, says it’s now time to take the matter directly to voters. He envisions the possibility, in 2016, of an initiative that would ask you to approve both the legalization of recreational marijuana and the creation of a regulatory framework for all pot retailers.
That could mean having the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control act as police for medical and recreational shops:
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Veteran journalist Al Olson has left his senior editor position at NBC News to head Marijuana.com, a cannabis news site.
“I’ve been a journalis…
Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 16 Aug 2014 – Oct. 19, 2015 will be known across Canada as Legalization Day to celebrate the much-awaited legalization of marijuana. Well, at least according to Marc Emery, it will be. Well, at least according to Marc Emery, it will be. The self proclaimed Prince of Pot is on a political mission to get Justin Trudeau of the Liberal party elected next year. Why? Because Trudeau has vowed to legalize pot if he’s elected.