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  • Anaheim is cutting out marijuana dispensaries
    Anaheim wants marijuana dispensaries to skip town
    Though medical marijuana has been legal in the state of California for the last 20 years, it is still perfectly legal to ban dispensaries. This would seem to defeat the point of legalizing marijuana. Not everyone can be a grower. But the city of...
  • 4 Ounces of marijuana
    Pot vending machines in Denver?
    Yes, they do exist. Vending machines containing marijuana and edibles may soon be making an appearance in local dispensaries. There are no plans for having the machines in other public locations, likely due to regulations.Thankfully, even if they...
  • Zoning regulations proposed for Chicago marijuana dispensaries
    Zoning regulations proposed for Chicago marijuana dispensaries
    In August 1, 2013 Governor Quinn signed into law the Illinois Marijuana bill that will take effect on January 1, 2014. Today, the Department of Housing and Economic Development, Chairman Ed Burke introduced a proposal to City Council to add the...
  • Medical marijuana
    Solano puts off decision to keep medical marijuana dispensaries out
    Prospective operators of medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Solano County will have to wait until Aug. 7 to argue against a proposal to extend a ban on the facilities for another year.The Board of Supervisors postponed a hearing on...
  • Marijuana
    CO federal dispensary crackdown widens scope with subjectivities
    Determined not to let Attorney General Melinda Haag revel in all of the dispensary closure glory, Colorado has been facing similar federal crackdowns filed from Attorney General John Walsh’s office. In January, Walsh’s first wave of...
  • Cannabis Sativa
    The Fed targets dispensaries without discretion: the battle escalates
    The federal government has ramped up their attack on the marijuana industry in California. By targeting a well-publicized, prominent dispensary, authorities aim to destroy one of nation’s largest suppliers of the plant. Harborside Health...
  • Marijuana
    L.A.’s dispensaries spurned by CA Supreme Court; LAPD raids continue
    With the Los Angeles City Council dispensary ban issue vote taking place on July 24, marijuana supporters and opponents have since anxiously awaited the California Supreme Court decision that would add insight into the case of for-profit...
  • Medical Marijuana
    Washington DC's MMJ program moves forward: six grow ops, three dispensaries
    Washington DC’s medical marijuana industry is proving itself to be a shining beacon of hope to other U.S. states who fear that the steps toward legalization are blurred by opposition. DC approved the usage of medical marijuana on May 4, 2010...
  • Greenwell Cooperative
    Vallejo council says no to pot club shutdown
    Leaders of Solano County's largest city kept its medical marijuana dispensary operators in limbo Tuesday by rejecting a proposal to close the facilities, previously estimated at as many as two dozen.The Vallejo City Council voted 3-3 to...
  • Greenwell Collective
    Vallejo councilmembers question pot dispensary raids
    Vallejo leadershave begun to question the propriety of shutting down medical marijuana dispensaries at the same time the city was preparing to implement a voter-approved tax on the facilities.At least three members of the Vallejo City Council have...
  • Greenwell
    Authorities raid third Vallejo pot dispensary in past three weeks
    Vallejo's recently launched crackdown on itsthriving medical marijuana dispensariesclaimed another victimFriday when authorities raided and closed the Red Dog Green Collective on Broadway Street.Dispensary owners David Garcia-Floresand Douglas...
  • Solano County Government Center
    Solano supervisors agree to preliminary pot dispensary ban
    Solano County's Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a 45-day moratorium on allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to open in unincorporated areas.The moratorium is a preliminary step toward a yearlong ban on the facilities,...
  • Solano County Government Center
    Solano supervisors could ban medical marijuana dispensaries
    Solano County could bar medical marijuana dispensaries from locating in unincorporated areas of the county when it meets Tuesday in Fairfield.The five-member board is scheduled to consider a 45-day moratorium suggested by county staff and decide...
  • Vallejo City Hall
    Residents of bankrupt Vallejo to vote on proposed tax hikes
    Residents of Vallejo will decide in November whether to raise taxes to help the financially ailing city, Solano County's largest, pay for basic services.The Vallejo City Council voted last week to put the two proposed levies -- a one-cent...
  • Vallejo Dispensary
    Vacaville rejects medical marijuana dispensaries
    Vacaville became the latest Solano County city to formally ban medical marijuana dispensaries Tuesday when its City Council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting such facilities.Police Chief Richard Word urged councilmembers to approve the...