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U.S. Mayors tell Feds: Hands off state-legal medical marijuana

In Feature Stories, Regulatory by Brett Wilkins

As public opinion increasingly favors medical marijuana, mayors across the U.S. are also endorsing both legalized medical and recreational cannabis. In addition, they are stressing the need for the federal government to lay off attacking local dispensaries. Recently, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously passed a resolution calling on the federal government to adopt a hands-off approach to state marijuana …

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Will San Francisco overhaul its zoning laws for medical marijuana dispensaries?

In Dispensaries, Feature Stories, Regulatory by David SilverbergLeave a Comment

Most of San Francisco is off-limits for medical marijuana dispensaries, but that may soon change, according to media reports. Supervisor John Avalos introduced legislation recently that would require the Planning Commission to review its 2005 medical marijuana law and provide recommendations for changes to the Board of Supervisors by Jan. 1. Currently, dispensaries are mainly located in the SOMA and …

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Oregon: Medical marijuana dispensaries could soon be licensed, regulated

In Regulatory, Top Stories by David Silverberg

In under a year, medical marijuana dispensaries may soon be licensed and regulated in Oregon. Oregon’s Senate passed a bill recently on an 18-12 vote that would require the Oregon Health Authority to set up a registration system of medical marijuana dispensaries, authorizing the transfer of the drug and immature marijuana plants to patients, as the Statesman-Journal writes. Under the …

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Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is CNN’s ‘Inside Man’ at medical marijuana dispensary

In Dispensaries, Top Stories by David Silverberg

On June 23, CNN debuted their new documentary series Inside Man, with host Morgan Spurlock working at a California medical cannabis dispensary. Spurlock, behind the popular film Super Size Me, spent time at¬†Harborside Medical in Oakland,¬†a non-profit cooperative that sells more than $25 million worth of marijuana and cannabis products per year. In an interview with Piers Morgan, the host …