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MMJ Under Attack: Proposed Ban Could Deal Death Blow to CA Pot Industry

Chris Walsh  | November 28, 2011

On the eve of Thanksgiving – when many people had already checked out for the holiday week – a councilman in Los Angeles introduced a proposal that could have profound effects on the medical pot industry in California.

City Council member Jose Huizar’s plan calls for

MMJ Tax Hike Needed in San Jose to Fund Referendum, Mayor Says

Chris Walsh  | November 3, 2011

Dispensary owners in San Jose, Calif., recently banded together to fight tough new medical pot regulations in the city, hoping to force a referendum on the issue.

Little did they know it might cost them dearly from a financial perspective.

The owners, who formed a group called Citizens Coalition for Patient Care,

Billings Moves to Tighten Restrictions on Medical Pot Centers

Chris Walsh  | October 26, 2011

After delaying a vote to gather more public input, City Council members in Billings, Mont., gave the initial go-ahead this week to two ordinances that …

Long Beach Bans Dispensaries, Continuing Calif. Trend

Chris Walsh  | October 13, 2011

Dozens of California cities large and small have come out against medical pot in recent months, with some forcing existing dispensaries to leave town and others enacting bans that will prevent MMCs from setting up shop in the first place.

Now, it looks like the pot smoking paradise of Long Beach will follow suit, though …

Fate of Medical Pot in Billings, Mont., Still in Limbo After City Council Delays Vote

Chris Walsh  | October 13, 2011

The largest city in Montana will wait another two weeks to decide whether to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, as officials want to get more input from citizens on the issue.

Billings City Council was set to vote earlier this week on a measure that would make it illegal to sell medical pot from storefronts. But …

Proposal to Ban Dispenaries in Fort Collins Gains Steam

Chris Walsh  | July 22, 2011

Nearly two dozen medical marijuana dispensaries have sprouted up in the college town of Fort Collins, Colo., since 2009. Now, a group of citizens is attempting to turn back the clock to the days when marijuana wasn’t openly sold from storefronts.

Organizers behind a proposal to ban dispensaries – as well as companies that make …