Marijuana Legalization vs. Rescheduling: The Pros & Cons

According to the Portland Press Herald, the biggest problem facing medical marijuana businesses comes from “the unsettled legal status of cannabis,” which makes the “vision of an orderly system for delivering medicine to the people who need it something of a pipe dream.” It’s true. The clash...

Seattle Marijuana Dispensaries Will Remain Open

Today is a good day to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, Washington. Seattle mayor Mike McGinn on Wednesday signed a law requiring medical marijuana dispensaries in Seattle to be treated and regulated just like any other business. dispensaries will need to follow building codes and public...

Montana Marijuana: We Talk With MTCIA president Ed Docter

In recent months Montana has become a focus point of the medical marijuana debate. After an outrageous attempt by the legislature to kill the state’s medical marijuana law, patients, industry advocates and other  concerned citizens came together to fight for their citizen rights. They formed the...

Confusing New Medical Marijuana Rules In Washington State

Today, new medical marijuana rules go into effect in Washington state. The problem however is that the new law is causing more confusion than clarity. Originally, the bill that the legislature passed would have created a framework to regulate the many marijuana dispensaries that had popped up around the...

D.C. Medical Marijuana Still Being Delayed A Year Later

Like so many other things in DC, the distance between the will of the people and the actions of the government has grown into a chasm on the issue of medical marijuana. Voters actually approved medical marijuana a whopping 13 years ago via ballot measure only to have that effort nullified by Congress. Still,...