California took the first step Thursday to regulate its nearly 20-year-old medical marijuana industry, one that lawmakers said currently resembles something out of the “wild, wild West.”
Daniel Aspin and hundreds from his cannabis club aren’t taking the new ordinance lightly. Leaders of a local medical marijuana coalition served Yuba County Supervisor Andy Vasquez with recall papers. The group would only need 1,100 signatures to remove him from office.
If that bill passes, it would require those who grow, transport and sell pot to be licensed by the state. Doctors would be banned from prescribing pot at clinics in which they had a financial interest, and it would require all clinic employees to complete cannabis classes.
Almost 100 orders have been processed since the app launched just two weeks ago, but according to the city, delivering pot to your door is not allowed.
A federal appeals court questioned Tuesday why the Department of Justice was trying to shut down a large California medical marijuana dispensary in light of recent indications the department would not go after pot stores.
“Jayden was suffering and dying and I was wearing out. I was losing it,” Jason Davis said. “I asked God for a sign, and the first sign he showed me was medical marijuana.”
Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don’t cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.
San Diego passed regulations Tuesday to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to legally operate in the city.
GP Insurance Brokers sells marijuana crop insurance to business owners across the country, and business is booming.
Forever high on hubris, the sport is pondering extra games, playoff teams, and new franchises, perhaps in London or Los Angeles. And it feels like all are in the name of profit, not principle.
West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon says the city had twice as many marijuana-related complaints filed in 2013 than in 2012.
An appeals court Wednesday affirmed the federal government’s long-standing policy that California medical marijuana dispensaries have no protection under state law from drug prosecutions.