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Job Protection for Medical Marijuana Users

A lawmaker in California wants to bar employers from firing qualified workers who use medical marijuana when not on the job. Democratic state Senator Mark Leno has proposed a bill that would offer that protection and also make it illegal … 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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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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In Brief: L.A. Clinics Must Post Bond

The Los Angeles Times is reporting this week that medical marijuana clinics in Los Angeles, California that won their court order blocking a new local pot law must now come up with roughly $350,000 if they want the injunction to … Continue reading

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Marijuana Possession Downgraded to Infraction in California

As of January 1st of this year, possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for non-medical use has been downgraded from a criminal offense in the state of California. Signed by outgoing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in October, Senate Bill … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Helps the Hungry

Great news out of Soquel, CA, this week! In true holiday spirit the Granny Purps medical marijuana dispensary there offered authorized users a complimentary marijuana cigarette for every four cans of food the patient donated over the holiday season. (Each … Continue reading

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“Medicine Ball” May Be Alcohol-Free

Organizers of a New Year’s Eve celebration known as the Medicine Ball may be facing a cold lang syne. They’ve been planning their medical-marijuana themed party for several months, and part of that plan – which should come as no … Continue reading

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Cannabis Brief: Oakland, CA Suspends Medical Marijuana Production Plan

The city council in Oakland, CA voted 7-1 last Tuesday to suspend the licensing of medical marijuana production and processing plants. The decision comes after a warning from Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley earlier this month that such large-scale, … Continue reading

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In Brief: 2 Shot in L.A. Dispensary Robbery

Last Wednesday, two people were shot during a robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California. According to Los Angeles police officer Gary Shanahan, three gunmen entered the business, which is located in a part of the city … Continue reading

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Judge Denies Tulare County Petition to Stop Dispensary Operations

A superior court judge in California’s Tulare County said on Tuesday that he would not issue a temporary restraining order enjoining a medical marijuana collective south of Ivanhoe to cease operations, but the matter of whether or not Judge Paul … Continue reading

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