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Berkley, CA City Council Votes to Require Dispensaries to Give Free Cannabis to Low-Income Patients

The Joint Blog - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 21:11

The Berkley, California City Council voted unanimously last week to require dispensaries to give away at least 2% of their cannabis for free to “low-income” individuals, with low-income being defined as anyone making under $32,000 a year, or families making under $46,000 a year.

Deborah Sadler, General Manager of the Cannabis Buyers Club of Berkley, one of three dispensaries currently operating in the city, tells us that they’re fully in support of the council’s vote, and that it won’t effect the way they operate; “We have always given back well over 2% of our cannabis for free”, says Sadler. “We have a cancer-chemo compassion program that provides patient undergoing any type of chemotherapy 100% of their medicine for free, we offer people that have seizures and chronic pain 100% of their CBD medication for free and we have a low-income compassion program where we give individuals a 2 gram allotment each week”. Sadler says she believes the most important part of being a dispensary is being part of the community, and “being part of the community means doing outreach.”

Sean Luse, chief operating officer of the Berkley Patients Group, shares a similar opinion; “We certainly welcome the city mandating that all dispensaries create these sorts of programs”. Luse says that the group has hosted programs for low-income patients in the past, though they’ve typically given away 1% of their cannabis for free, half of the required 2%. The council’s initial plan would have set the number at 1%, but it was increased shortly before being approved.

The council also voted to approve a fourth dispensary in the city.

- TheJointBlog

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Advice For Newbie Marijuana Buyers

The Weed Blog - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 20:00
We all have to start somewhere! With legalization slowly crawling over the US as well as the rest of the world, it’s possible that more people will begin to smoke weed (or not, we still aren’t really sure as to what’s going to happen with that). But even if you’re not new to smoking, buying [...]

New Zealand Poll Shows Majority Support For Marijuana Reform

The Weed Blog - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 19:00
A poll was recently conducted by Herald-DigiPoll which asked residents of New Zealand if they supported cannabis reform, or wanted to keep cannabis illegal. Currently cannabis possession in New Zealand is a crime and carries a fine of $500 or three months in jail or both. A majority of poll participants stated that they wanted [...]

What Are The Best And Most Popular Marijuana Fertilizers?

The Weed Blog - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 18:00
By Robert Bergman Best cannabis fertilizers In order to grow huge and healthy marijuana buds your plants need the right fertilizers and nutrients. Just like an athlete needs a proper diet to achieve maximum performance level, so does your cannabis. Pump your buds to the max with these fertilizer ideas. You can make your own [...]

Colorado Governor – ‘War On Drugs Was A Disaster’

The Weed Blog - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 17:01
Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper was not on board with Amendment 64 prior to the 2012 Election. He wasn’t the cannabis regulation measure’s biggest opponent, but he did express on numerous occasions that he was skeptical of what the new industry would do to his state. After over half a year of regulated commerce, Governor Hickenlooper [...]

Cannabis Common Sense 744

Youtube - Cannabis Common Sense - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:36
Cannabis Common Sense 744
The show that tells truth about marijuana & the politics behind its prohibition. Live call in show http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cannabis-common-sense , Friday's, 8-9PM Pacific Time, 503-288-4442 From: willappel Views: 44 3 ratings Time: 57:38 More in Education

Washington State Garners $148,256 in Taxes in First Three Days of Legal Cannabis Sales

The Joint Blog - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 02:05

In the first three days of legal recreational cannabis sales Washington State has earned nearly $150,000 in excise taxes, and that’s with just six outlets open on day one, and that number doesn’t include the money made from state and local sales taxes.

In the first day of sales on Tuesday, the state earned $61,604 in excise taxes. The number dropped to $30,924 on Wednesday, before rising to $55,728 on Thursday, bringing the total to $148,256. The figures were released Friday by the state’s Liquor Control Board, the entity tasked with regulating the new industry.

As a result of the huge introductory demand for legal cannabis in Washington State, Cannabis City, Seattle’s only cannabis outlet, has already sold out, and won’t have any more for as long as two weeks.

In total there are 334 recreational cannabis outlets approved for the state, though most won’t be ready to open until the coming weeks and months.

- TheJointBlog

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Mayor of Vancouver Tim Leavitt's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Main Street Marijuana

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 01:19
Mayor of Vancouver Tim Leavitt's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Main Street Marijuana
Vancouver, Washington Mayor Tim Leavitt's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Main Street Marijuana on July 9, 2014. Footage archived by Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) From: RestoreHemp Views: 27 1 ratings Time: 01:11 More in Music

Washington: First Vancouver Cannabis Store Open For Business - KPDX

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 01:06
Washington: First Vancouver Cannabis Store Open For Business - KPDX
Historic Footage of Opening Day Sales of Cannabis at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver, Washington Footage: KPDX 13 - 07-09-14. From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 20 1 ratings Time: 02:22 More in Nonprofits & Activism

Washington: Main Street Marijuana Open For Business In Vancouver - KOIN 6

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 01:04
Washington: Main Street Marijuana Open For Business In Vancouver - KOIN 6
Historic Footage of Opening Day Sales of Cannabis at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver, Washington Footage: KOIN 6 - 07-09-14. From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:05 More in Nonprofits & Activism

Washington: Legal Marijuana - First Vancouver Cannabis Store Opens - KGW 8

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 01:02
Washington: Legal Marijuana - First Vancouver Cannabis Store Opens - KGW 8
Historic Footage of Opening Day Sales of Cannabis at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver, Washington Footage: KGW 8 - 07-09-14. From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 35 0 ratings Time: 03:19 More in Nonprofits & Activism

PTSD to Soon be a Qualifying Condition for Medical Cannabis in Arizona

The Joint Blog - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 01:02

Will Humble, Director of Arizona’s Department of Health Services, has announced that the state will soon add post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a condition that qualifies someone to become a legal medical cannabis patient.

Arizona’s flag.

The decision comes on the heals of a June 4th ruling by Judge Thomas Shedden, who ruled that the state needs to add PTSD as a qualifying condition because “a preponderance of evidence shows medical marijuana provides palliative benefit to those suffering from PTSD.”

Humble had until Wednesday to accept this ruling, or appeal it.

“Today I issued a Director’s Decision that will authorize the use of marijuana… for patients that are currently undergoing conventional treatment for a diagnosis of PTSD”, Humble said in a statement made about the decision. “Physician certifications would be valid only for the palliative care of PTSD symptoms (not treatment). Certifying physicians will be required to attest that they have reviewed evidence documenting that the patient is currently undergoing conventional treatment for PTSD before signing the medical marijuana certification.”

The change will take effect on January 1st of next year.

- TheJointBlog

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Washington: First Vancouver Cannabis Store Opens - KOIN 6

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 01:01
Washington: First Vancouver Cannabis Store Opens - KOIN 6
Historic Footage of Opening Day Sales of Cannabis at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver, Washington Footage: KOIN 6 - 07-09-14. From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 15 0 ratings Time: 02:20 More in Nonprofits & Activism

Washington: First Vancouver Cannabis Store Opens - Main Street Marijuana - KGW 8

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 00:59
Washington: First Vancouver Cannabis Store Opens - Main Street Marijuana - KGW 8
Historic Footage of Opening Day Sales of Cannabis at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver, Washington Footage: KGW 8 12 - 07-09-14. From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 57 0 ratings Time: 03:08 More in Nonprofits & Activism

Washington: First Vancouver Cannabis Store Opens - Medical Marijuana Growers Show Support - KPTV 12

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 00:57
Washington: First Vancouver Cannabis Store Opens - Medical Marijuana Growers Show Support - KPTV 12
Historic Footage of Opening Day Sales of Cannabis at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver, Washington Footage: KPTV 12 - 07-09-14. From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:45 More in Nonprofits & Activism

Washington: First Vancouver Cannabis Store Opens - KOIN 6

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 00:54
Washington: First Vancouver Cannabis Store Opens - KOIN 6
Historic Footage of Opening Day Sales of Cannabis at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver, Washington Footage: KOIN 6 - 07-09-14. From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:24 More in Nonprofits & Activism

Washington: First Social Cannabis Shops Open Across the State - KING 5

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 00:49
Washington: First Social Cannabis Shops Open Across the State - KING 5
Historic Footage of Opening Day Sales of Cannabis Across Washington Footage: KING 5 - 07-08-14. From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:41 More in Nonprofits & Activism

Washington: Doors Open at First Cannabis Store in Seattle - King 5

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 00:47
Washington: Doors Open at First Cannabis Store in Seattle - King 5
Historic Footage of Opening Day Sales of Cannabis in Seattle, Washington Footage: KING 5 - 07-08-14. From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 9 1 ratings Time: 15:39 More in Nonprofits & Activism

Toke TV 49: Dying Cancer Patient Convicted For Growing Medicine! Pot Smell Can’t Justify Search In Mass.! Tourists Love Legal Weed!

Toke Signals - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 21:20
Find out what you need to know about the week in cannabis/marijuana news, in just 30 minutes! Don’t forget to subscribe to the Toke TV channel on YouTube.   Toke Signals Bud Pick of the Week Toke Signals Stories of the Week Iowa: Dying Cancer Patient, Wife, Son Convicted of Growing Marijuana For [...]

A Taste of Freedom: Historic Legal Social Cannabis Sales Begin in Washington State

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:44
A Taste of Freedom: Historic Legal Social Cannabis Sales Begin in Washington State
Source: Freedom Market - Kelso, Washington - 07-08-14, Main Street Marijuana - Vancouver, Washington - 07-09-14 Footage archived by Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) http://hemp.org/news From: RestoreHemp Views: 167 9 ratings Time: 07:06 More in Music
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