Tag: Dispensaries

  • Hamilton pot dispensaries in regulatory Wild West

    Hamilton pot dispensaries in regulatory Wild West

    January 23rd, 2017 – Hamilton, Ontario – Walking into Pacifico Health and Wellness in Westdale feels much like walking into a spa: white walls, exposed wood beams, chic lighting, and calm atmosphere. Nevermind the fact that it’s a medical marijuana dispensary. Tamara Hirsch seems like an unlikely advocate for a controversial industry that exists in a…

  • Want More Crime in Your City? Close Your Local Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Says Study

    Want More Crime in Your City? Close Your Local Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Says Study

    September 26, 2011 – Medicinal (and, ahem, recreational) marijuana aims to soothe, ease, and relax users; take away said users’ pot and be prepared to face the consequences. A report released Tuesday by the RAND Corp., a Santa Monica-based think tank, revealed that after hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries were forced to close in Los…

  • Crackdown on Medical Marijuana Ahead?

    July 12, 2011 – Drug-policy reformers are worried about a new Obama administration memo instructing federal prosecutors on how to deal with the growing number of medical marijuana dispensaries. The Justice Department memo, sent to U.S. attorneys around the nation, addresses a central problem with the growing number of states that have legalized medical marijuana:…

  • The Treating Yourself Expo: Canada’s Largest Marijuana Trade Show in Toronto this Weekend

    The Treating Yourself Expo: Canada’s Largest Marijuana Trade Show in Toronto this Weekend

    CANNABIS CULTURE – The Treating Yourself Expo, Canada’s largest medical marijuana and hemp trade show, will return to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from June 3-5, 2011. The 2nd-Annual installment of the TY Expo will feature over 100 vendor and information booths, live music and DJs, a roster of high-profile speakers, contests and cannabis competitions,…

  • How to Open a Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    May 27, 2011 – In 2010, Dr. Bruce Bedrick, a chiropractor from Philadelphia, sold his practice and moved to Arizona. It wasn’t for the weather (he says he can’t wait to move back east) and it wasn’t to retire (he’s still working). He did it, like many others in his cohort, because of what’s being…

  • A Profound Moment for Marijuana in America

    May 20, 2011 – The spring of 2011 has brought tension to the air for everyone involved with cannabis in the United States. Federal authorities have unleashed a coordinated attack on political efforts to tax marijuana and they have made war on medical marijuana programs. This has been matched by additional states changing local laws,…

  • Medical Marijuana Industry Thriving

    April 24, 2011 – WASHINGTON — The medical marijuana industry is beginning to show its age. After humble California beginnings in 1996, 15 states and the District of Columbia now have legalized marijuana use for ill patients who have a doctor’s recommendation. Medical marijuana has been found to help with chronic pain, nausea and other…

  • Canada: What if Medical Marijuana Becomes Easier to Get?

    Canada: What if Medical Marijuana Becomes Easier to Get?

    On Tuesday night we learned that, because of the extreme difficulty involved in getting access to medical marijuana in Canada, an Ontario Superior Court judge had deemed provisions of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act that outlaw the possession and cultivation of pot unconstitutional, opening up the possibility of changes to the way Canadians use…

  • New Jersey Medical Marijuana Dispensaries have Strong Ties to Traditional Medicine

    TRENTON — The aspirations of New Jersey’s first medical marijuana businesses range from modest to potentially massive, but marijuana advocates say the state’s startup dispensaries have stronger ties to traditional medicine than most — and an unusual number of politically connected people involved in them. Last month, the state issued licenses for its first six…

  • Medical Marijuana Industry Rapidly Grows Mainstream

    WASHINGTON — The medical marijuana industry is beginning to show its age. After humble California beginnings in 1996, 15 states and the District of Columbia now have legalized marijuana use for ill patients who have a doctor’s recommendation. Medical marijuana has been found to help with chronic pain, nausea and other symptoms of diseases including…