Monthly Archives: January 2011

Spokane: Hotbed of Dispensary Differences?

KREM.com out of Washington State reported over the weekend that Med Mars Dis, a medical marijuana dispensary in Spokane that was busted by the country sheriff’s office last fall is continuing to openly conduct business, rather than closing down. The … Continue reading

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Friday Film Fest: Introducing iGrow

iGrow has been described as the world’s first “medical marijuana superstore.” This week’s video (courtesy of YouTube and ReasonTV) is all about them, and about medical marijuana as a booming industry.

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Medical Marijuana in Arkansas?

While medical marijuana has been legalized in fifteen states, plus Washington, D.C., the American South remains disinclined to follow suit…or does it? Earlier this year a group advocating a state law legalizing the use of medical marijuana made a two-day … Continue reading

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Wednesday Special Series: Marijuana Part II (From National Geographic’s DRUGS INC)

We began running this on January 19th. This is from the National Geographic Channel’s 2010 special, “Drugs, Inc.” Part 2 of 5.

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3 Dispensaries Closed in Coastal California

The Associated Press is distributing a report today that the southern California city of Dana Point closed down three medical marijuana dispensaries yesterday, citing routine building and municipal code violations. The three affected dispensaries, Beach Cities Collective, Holistic Health, and … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Canna Cola?

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting this week on a man named Clay Butler who doesn’t drink or smoke (anything) but who is, nevertheless a partner in a company that is about to leap into a market that could become … Continue reading

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Friday Film Festival: Marijuana USA (Part 4/4)

We’ve been running this series here on the blog on and off since December. We now offer the last episode: Marijuana USA, Part 4/4:

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Oregon Activists Back Initiative to Legalize Marijuana for All

Just last November, a marijuana dispensary measure failed on the ballot in Oregon. Now, there is a push to legalize pot across the board. The creator of this new initiative believes marijuana should be taxed in the same way as … Continue reading

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Wednesday Special Series: Marijuana Part I (From National Geographic’s DRUGS INC)

We have a regular weekly feature where we share a video; that’s on Fridays. But for the next five weeks (beginning today) we’ll be sharing the Marijuana episode of the National Geographic Channel’s show from last year, “Drugs, Inc.”)

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National Geographic Channel to Revisit Drugs

Last year, the National Geographic Channel ran a multipart series called “Drugs, Inc,” which looked at the international supply and demand chain of drugs like marijuana and cocaine. Beginning this Sunday, they’re revisiting the topic, with a three-part series, run … Continue reading

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