It covers some pretty cool stuff, like being able to share your weed (which may finally open the “smoking lounge” conversation) allowing medical users under 21 to enter medical dispensaries, and allowing medical patients to buy seeds and starter plants directly from growers. What it does not include is the legalization of weed-delivery services, despite the City of Seattle’s efforts to push such legislation through Olympia for the second year in a row. Though cannabis-delivery services are totally illegal, a not-so-secret cottage industries has sprung up in Seattle in the wake of I-502. A quick Yelp! check on “Best Marijuana Delivery in Seattle” brings up scores of listings, revealing that locals have been more than happy to openly advertise delivery services. Even though the city has prosecuted several of these illegal operations, at least 14 persist, according to the city’s Finance and Admiinistrative Services office. There is a reason for that. The benefits of weed delivery are many. Keeping stoned people from getting behind the wheel of a car is the most obvious.
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The new CBD study, led by researchers at NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, is a hugely significant development because it uses the scientific gold standard of a randomized controlled trial. Other limited clinical trials involving CBD have explored the drug’s therapeutic benefits for pediatric patients with conditions ranging from anxiety to movement disorders to inflammatory diseases, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. My own interest in pediatric use of medicinal marijuana is more than academic. When my daughter, Veronica, fell ill in late spring of 2015 — unable to breathe normally, bedridden with chronic pain and fatigue — she saw dozens of specialists. Among those doctors was a leading neurologist at one of Denver’s most well-regarded hospitals who treated intractable cases. The various drugs prescribed to my daughter weren’t working and had awful side effects. One of them, a potent anti-epileptic drug called Trileptal, was supposed to treat the severe motor tic that left her gasping for air nonstop for months. But Trileptal ended up causing extreme loss of appetite, more fatigue, and temporary dystonia, while doing nothing to alleviate the tics. The constant jerking of her body caused one of my daughter’s hypermobile shoulders to dislocate multiple times a day — increasing her pain and anxiety.
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Reynolds said that JMR Management is working on deals that will cover the fees for the first three years. The city and JMR would negotiate a new multiyear agreement when the first one expires. Jason David said their dispensary in Modesto works with families from across the nation and from other countries. “We need safe access, we need safe medicine,” David said. “This facility will be ahead of its time for making this medication.” Reynolds said the small amount of cultivation at the Ceres facility will maintain a marijuana strain for the 28-to-1 ratio of cannabidiol to the marijuana ingredient THC that is reputedly most effective. From 20 to 40 employees would work at the proposed facility on cultivation, research, processing and delivery of products. Jayden’s Juice is priced at $80 per bottle on online promotions. Several business people from Miller Industrial Park attended Monday’s hearing of the Planning Commission, which recommended approval of the project. Some expressed concerns about odors, water discharges from the facility and potential burglaries by marijuana seekers. “We are not opposed to the business; we just have concerns,” said Belinda Wendland, a property owner.
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She recommends that students interested in the industry take current classes at SRJC that correspond with the needs of the market. “We provide theoretical and practical training for students to be successful in agriculture, farming and sustainability,” Rudolph said. “Whether you will sell mopeds, puppies or pot, we have classes in entrepreneurship, business marketing and bookkeeping which will give you applicable knowledge to be successful in whatever you choose to grow, market or distribute.” Rudolph does not want SRJC to do anything that can risk the school’s federal funding for its many programs, such as Pell Grants, Meta4 (which includes Mi Casa), TRIO grants for health care careers in health sciences and MESA. “If we approach a cannabis-oriented program and a situation arises where the federal government says it will take our funding away, we would have to look at the potential risks and benefits,” she said. “A cannabis program could add maybe 30-100 students a year, but if you compare that to federal funding, which helps thousands of students, it is a pretty easy choice.” When it comes to internship opportunities within the cannabis industry, SRJC Internship Coordinator Lauralyn Larsen says she will provide help. “I will prepare any student who comes to me wanting an internship within his or her major by giving job seeking advice and guidance,” Larsen said. “In the past I helped one student who wanted to own his own cannabis business by encourage him to take entrepreneurial courses.” Larsen says she would talk to any California licensed cannabis business with job opportunities about posting offers on the student employment board. “I have heard that the [cannabis] industry will grow and job opportunities expand, so I think the interest among students will grow as well,” Larsen said. “But I have not had any cannabis industry companies list an internship so far.” Evelyn Navarro, SRJC student government assembly president-elect, has no plans to lead an effort to hold informational meetings about cannabis and its new career opportunities in Sonoma County when she takes office at the end of May. “But it would be ignorant to ignore the cannabis industry,” Navarro said.
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Lawmakers failed to approve legislation to carry out the constitutional amendment during the session that ended earlier this month, possibly bolstering Van Laningham’s recommended order, which under administrative law will have to go back to the department for final action. In his 108-page recommended order, the administrative law judge failed to address the fact that he had earlier decided that Surterra, one of five applicants originally granted a medical marijuana license by health officials in November 2015, should not have been eligible to apply. Surterra has continued to operate and won’t be affected by Tuesday’s ruling. Van Laningham reiterated his critique of the health department’s methodology to cull the applications, writing that the officials “did not score them,” as required by the agency’s own rule, but instead “merely ranked them,” which he said led to a faulty outcome. Based on his own analysis, Van Laningham concluded that 3 Boys scored marginally higher than Plants of Ruskin. But he also advised health officials to consider whether their “newly acquired constitutional authority,” resulting from the ballot measure overwhelmingly approved by voters in November, gives the agency the ability to grant licenses to 3 Boys and Plants of Ruskin. And, he wrote, the health agency should issue the two new licenses “because there is no meaningful qualitative difference between these applicants, as a matter of ultimate fact.” If the agency decides not to authorize two licenses, then 3 Boys should win because it received the highest score, “if only by a mathematically insignificant margin,” Van Laningham wrote. Department of Health spokesman Brad Dalton said in an email the agency is reviewing Van Laningham’s order and is “in the process of determining our next steps.” Whether the agency will issue two new licenses is questionable; state officials have maintained in the past that current state law restricts the Department of Health to granting only one new license in each of the state’s five regions, based on administrative or court rulings. Even so, both challengers hailed Tuesday’s ruling. “We have always believed 3 Boys Farm would prevail, and we are so proud of the incredible people who’ve stood alongside us all these months, never giving in. But we’re pleased that the judge recognized that both 3 Boys and Plants of Ruskin were qualified to grow medical cannabis in Florida,” 3 Boys President Robert Tornello said in a statement.
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Volunteers say its the stigma of marijuana that informed PennDOTs decision more than anything else. “We’re not saying, ‘Come out here and smoke. We’ll smoke while we clean up.’ No, we’re picking up garbage,” said one volunteer . Coffins: Dont Put Your Weed in There Border Patrol Agents found 67 pounds of marijuana concealed within a coffin inside a hearse, heading towardsyou guessed it: Tombstone, Arizona. Stop the PressesMiley Cyrus has Quit Smoking Weed! She joins Woody Harrelson , Mark Wahlberg, Neil Young, and Natalie Portman on the list of celebrity quitters . How is Cyrus dealing with being weed-free so far? Pretty well ! It’s been three Medical marijuana weeks! I fucking hate it when people cant adjust. I used to [resist changing].
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(Photo: Anderson, Sarah) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST DENVER, COLO. – Cannabis clubs, where people could go to use marijuana, may soon be expressly legal in Colorado. Or they may not be; it all depends on what comes out of a committee of state House and Senate members. Its a conference committee, not a joint committee. (We mourn the lost opportunity for a good pun.) Anyway, Tuesday’s party differences are more complicated than War on drugs: yes or no? Both Colorado’s House and Senate, despite differences in party control, have passed bills to legalize pot clubs. The Republican-controlled Senates bill lets cities allow members-only pot clubs. The Democrat-controlled Houses bill lets cities allow pot-consumption locations, which could allow events and other things outside of a club to exist and be open to the general public. Perhaps these not-club places could even be called a joint, and thus we recover the pun, and this is when we show ourselves out… The Senate would have everyone in the club, workers and members, be at least 21. The House says cities would have to include age restrictions, but would otherwise leave most of the ground rules up to local governments.
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An affiliate of Schneider Brothers Ltd has entered into a guaranty to the benefit of the Company that guarantees the payment of the $20,000,000 investment. We are grateful to have this significant investment from Schneider Brothers,” stated Cosmas N. Lykos, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Nemus. With its global presence, vast resources and long-term approach to investing, we believe that Schneider Brothers is the ideal investment partner for Nemus. Together with Schneider Brothers, we look forward to utilizing this cash infusion to execute on our strategic initiatives and increase shareholder value. John A. Corky Severson, Director and Partner for Schneider Brothers stated, Our investment firm views the cannabinoid therapeutic space as a transformative and disruptive opportunity in drug development. We were attracted to Nemus based on the vision and progress achieved by the management team, as well as the Companys strategic relationship with the University of Mississippi and the associated intellectual capital that collaboration provides. We believe that there is significant value in Nemus and we look forward to unlocking the true potential of the product pipeline. This Series E round completes our financing strategy that was announced at the end of 2016 and the proceeds will enable us to now focus on advancing the pipeline across multiple, potential indications, stated Brian Murphy, M.D., C.E.O. and Chief Medical Officer of Nemus.
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This year is poised to be a big one for legalized marijuana, with California and other states that recently approved recreational pot coming online. Yet uncertainty Green Rush over the Trump administration’s intents toward pot enforcement has created at least partial paralysis in those states on public consumption, licensing and other issues. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Rules to enact Floridas medical marijuana amendment went up in smoke on Friday after the Legislature failed to pass a bill. The House and Senate agreed on most key parts of a bill putting rules in place for Amendment 2. But it collapsed on Friday when the chambers could not agree on the number of retail dispensaries that a medical marijuana treatment center can operate The House voted 99-16 on a bill with the amended language (HB 1397) that put the limit at 100 per treatment center but the Senate did not take it up. It will now be up to the Department of Health to come up with rules for patients, caregivers, doctors and treatment centers by July 3 and have them implemented by October. STORIES THAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON
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The recommendations from the Clark County Green Ribbon Marijuana Advisory Panel are intended to help the county regulate the industry once a statewide framework is hammered out by the state Legislature and the Department of Taxation. They focus on preserving Nevadas medical marijuana program and ensuring patients continue seeking state-issued medical cards instead of just buying recreational marijuana. We dont want patients and their medical needs to get lost in the rollout of the recreational program, Marijuana Stocks said Nevada Dispensary Association President Andrew Jolley, who owns The+Source dispensaries in Las Vegas and Henderson. Recommendations include selling medical marijuana at a lower price than recreational marijuana, banning the delivery of marijuana on the Strip and amnesty boxes to dispose of marijuana at McCarran International Airport, where the drug remains banned under federal law. Commissioner Susan Brager said she liked the idea of lower pricing for medical marijuana but criticized a proposal to allow recreational marijuana smoking lounges. Im just not ready for that yet, she said. Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick said the recommendations dont do enough to address potential bad actors in the industry. She called for recommendations for disciplining dispensary owners and employees who violate regulations. I think we all have the best intentions in mind, but we need to account for those who dont, Kirkpatrick said.
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