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U.S. Attorney: ‘Unregulated Free-for-All’ Led to Crackdown on CA Medical Marijuana Industry

The federal government’s crackdown on the medical cannabis industry in California is an attempt to shut down marijuana businesses raking in huge profits at the expense of patients, according to the U.S. attorney in Sacramento. “We have received information that some storefront marijuana stores…are selling marijuana at a markup of at least 200 percent over […]

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Dale Gieringer: It’s Time to Revamp California’s Medical Marijuana Laws

By Dale Gieringer California’s medical marijuana laws are in eminent need of reform. The lack of clear laws governing the sale, production and delivery of medical marijuana has led to hundreds of raids, arrests and lawsuits by state and federal authorities. In particular, the Department of Justice’s current assault against MMJ providers is motivated largely […]

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Changes Afoot for Michigan Medical Cannabis Industry As Lawmakers Eye Marijuana Legislation

Efforts are underway in earnest to overhaul medical marijuana regulations in Michigan as the state looks to close loopholes in its existing cannabis laws. Michigan lawmakers jump-started the process yesterday by officially discussing the medical cannabis issue at a judiciary committee hearing, emphasizing that the main objective is to bring clarity to the MMJ community. […]

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Seattle Mayor McGinn Urges Marijuana Legalization as State Mulls New Medical Cannabis Regulations

As Washington lawmakers ponder ways to streamline the state’s medical marijuana regulations, Seattle’s mayor is calling for the legalization of cannabis – a move that would have both positive and negative repercussions for MMJ dispensaries. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said yesterday during his State of the City address that marijuana contributes heavily to crime and […]

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