Tag: Steve DeAngelo

  • Medical Marijuana Store gets Discovery Channel Reality Show

    Medical Marijuana Store gets Discovery Channel Reality Show

    July 21, 2011 – Discovery Channel is set to announce a potentially controversial new series: A docu-soap reality show set in the country’s largest medical marijuana distributorship and starring a pot reform activist. This fall, the network will unveil Weed Wars, where cameras follow the day-to-day dealings of a California ganja store. The show follows…

  • 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…

  • A High-Minded Debate Over Legalizing Pot (Not)

    September 28, 2010 – At precisely 4:20 PM last Saturday, proponents and foes of legalizing marijuana in California were scheduled to hold a debate at the International Cannabis and Hemp Expo (abbreviated as INTCHE—TCH being pot’s most popular active ingredient) inside the Cow Palace arena just outside San Francisco. Things didn’t go as planned. “The…

  • Medical Marijuana Business is Growing … Up

    November 12, 2009 – The U.S. Justice Dept., at the direction of the Obama Administration, last month announced that it would no longer direct federal investigative resources to pursue criminal charges against medical marijuana clinics, providing they are operating lawfully. The policy represents a major shift in tactics from the Bush Administration, which had federal…