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With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot
In this Friday, April 17, 2015 photo, attorney Dan Garfield poses for a photo in the offices of the law firm that he toils for in Denver. Marijuana divisions are popping up at law firms, especially across the West, to advise pot shops on where they can locate, what their websites can say and how to vet new clients.
Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit.
Marijuana divisions are popping up at law firms to advise pot shops on where they can locate, what their websites can say and how to vet new clients.
``It`s definitely something that established firms are dipping a toe into, though they are being very cautious, and rightly so,`` said Sam Kamin, a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law who teaches a class about representing the mariju....
The two companies selected to grow and dispense medical cannabis in Minnesota have raised a combined $30 million in investments an unprecedented amount for startups in a new MMJ market.
Deadline 300x150 Minnesota MMJ Companies Raise $30MEarlier this week, Minnesota Medical Solutions also known as MinnMed announced that it has secured $16.6 million in capital in capital ahead of its opening. Most of the backing came from in-state investors, CEO Dr. Kyle Kingsley told the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
There was pretty dramatic support, Kingsley told the paper.
There is a lot of skepticism in the cannabis community toward laboratories. The purpose of this article is to show how cannabis testing can go wrong, in order to help educate and empower people so they can recognize suspect results or methods and find a lab that produces results they can trust.
1 Residue Buildup in Analytical Instruments aka ghost peaks
One way that an instrument can produce bogus results is through residue buildup in the machine. When repeated analyses are performed, residues build up in the machine, eventually leading to highly exaggerated results. This ....
Why Governor Jay Inslee Lost My Support After Signing Senate Bill 5052
Before TheJointBlog.com launched as a daily cannabis news site in January, 2013, I served as the Campaign Manager for then-Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove, whos now on the King County Council. I also worked for his political action committee, which purpose is to help elect progressive candidates. During the 2012 election, I spent well over 100 hours primarily volunteer, though some paid by the before-mentioned PAC helping to get Jay Inslee elected as governor. I believe he generally has strong values, and some great policy positions. But after the signing ....
Governor signs medical marijuana bill; deal on recreational pot is elusive
Nick Cihlar of Bellingham, Wash., co-owner of Subdued Excitement, Inc., checks his plants at his marijuana growing company in nearby Ferndale, April 13, 2015. (image:PHILIP A. DWYER The Bellingham Herald)
Gov. Jay Inslee signed medical-marijuana regulations Friday, perhaps the most significant lawmaking in the Legislatures 103 days of work.
But agreement on collection and spending of marijuana taxes eluded legislators at they moved toward adjournment, and will probably have to wait for the special session that begins next week.
A proposal under consideration would direct proceeds from pot taxes to an array of state programs and share a sliver with cities and counties that have licensed sellers. But local governments willing to forgo the money would be under no obligation t....
Washington Governor Jay Inslee Signs Medical Marijuana Overhaul
A production assistant collects a Cannabis plant in a state-owned agricultural farm in Rovigo, about 60 km 40 miles from Venice. (image:REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)
Apr 25, 2015 12:31 PM
Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Friday signed a bill that will overhaul the states medical marijuana market, reconciling the long unregulated system with the voter-approved recreational pot industry.
While marijuana remains illegal under federal law, voters in Washington state and Colorado approved recreational cannabis use in landmark votes in 2012 that ushered in licensed and taxed retail stores offering a range of products to adults.
But in Washington state, a loosely regulated medical marijuana industry has run alongside the recreational-use system. U....
Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds
We`ll get to other political news in a moment, but since last week contained the date 4/20, we`re going to first run down all the marijuana news. Coincidentally or not, there was a lot of it this week. So let`s just begin by ``getting into the weeds`` of politics, as it were the ponies come along later, never fear.
Of course, there were stories appearing on or around 4/20, as usual. Bill Maher wants to make the date a national holiday you can sign his petition; so far it`s got over 31,000 signatures. Public support for legalization is at an all-time high insert your own ``....
Denver Chamber accuses Cannabis Chamber of copyright infringement
The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has sued the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce for alleged copyright infringement, claiming the pot-business promoter copied its logo.
The Denver chamber is concerned that people might think the cannabis chamber is linked in some way with its organization, according to a lawsuit filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Denver.
Or in essence, the Denver chamber proud of playing a pivotal role in bringing the railroad to town in the late 1890s and Denver International Airport to the area in 1995 doesn`t wish to be confused wit....
The Daily Chronic | April 22, 2015 | Harrisburg, Pa
Weakened Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in Pennsylvania Senate
Pennsylvania lawmakers have advanced a proposal to allow medical marijuana in the Keystone State, but changes to the bill which supporters say was already too restrictive have patients and advocates worried that the bill may now be too restrictive to be effective.
Lawmakers in the Senate State Government Committee approved Senate Bill 3, as amended, by a 10-0 vote on Tuesday. The bill now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for approval before being sent to the floor of the full Senate for a vote, which could come as soon as May.
Under the proposal, as amended....
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