Medical Marijuana

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Eliminating Deadline For Local Governments To Regulate Medical MarijuanaGov. Jerry Brown has signed an emergency bill that eliminates an upcoming deadline local governments faced to ban or regulate medical marijuana cultivation.
Auburn Mayor Defends Helping VA Patient Smoke Marijuana To Help With ChemotherapyDr. William Kirby is a practicing urologist, and he revealed during a discussion on medical marijuana at the City Council meeting he sent someone to find marijuana on the streets for a patient.
California Marijuana Growers Face New Crop Of Local BansWhen the California Legislature passed the state's first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new era of trust in their often-tumultuous relationship with wary local officials and police.
California Looking For Someone To Oversee Medical Marijuana IndustryThe state has hundreds of agencies regulating everything from food and agriculture to alcohol and drug programs, but for the first time in its nearly 20-year history, the state’s medical marijuana industry will have a pot chief.
California Marijuana Legalization Proposal Has Deep Pockets Ready To RegulateThe proposal would allow adults 21 years and older to possess use and share up to an ounce of the drug while imposing a 15 percent sales tax on all retail sales.
Gov. Jerry Brown Approves Medical Marijuana Regulations For CaliforniaThe governor's endorsement Friday of the legislative package hammered out by lawmakers was expected because his office crafted many of the details.
Study: Marijuana Dispensaries Linked To Hospital StaysA new study finds an increase in marijuana-related hospitalizations in California neighborhoods with at least one pot shop.
California Takes First Step To Regulate Medical MarijuanaCalifornia 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."
Medical Marijuana Advocates Target Yuba County Supervisor For RecallDaniel 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.
Medical Marijuana Bill Would Place Harsher Standards On Dispensaries, DoctorsIf 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.
Sacramento Medical Marijuana Delivery App May Conflict With City LawAlmost 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.
Judges: Why Is Justice Department Trying To Shut Down Pot Stores After Promise Not To?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.

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