Articles Tagged with California marijuana dispensary lawyer

There is no question that the cannabis industry is making a lot of money from a lot of different people and companies.  In fact, the medical cannabis and recreational marijuana business has already become a billion-dollar industry.

marijuanaHowever, there are many aspects of the marijuana business, and much the money is being made from things other than the growing and sale of marijuana itself.  One of the increasingly more profitable ventures is the development and sale of what is being called marijuana equipment.  While there are still a lot of regulations and legal pitfalls that can get these companies into hot water, the business is doing very well, according to a recent news article from USA Today. Continue reading

In Santa Ana, licensed marijuana dispensaries say their greatest nemesis isn’t a federal prosecutor or local police or even criminals seeking to rob their cash-based operations. Today, the greatest challenge they face at the moment are unsanctioned marijuana shops that dot the city. courthouse

These unlicensed, unregulated operations are snapping up black market business by selling the drug at a lower cost – made possible because those other shops aren’t following the stringent guidelines as expected by state regulators. They ignore city safety codes and guidelines, which means they can undercut licensed dispensaries on price. Licensed regulators have responded by suing a number of these operations.

You may recall back in 2014, Santa Ana city officials approved a city initiative called Measure BB. This gave the green light to about 20 medical marijuana dispensary licenses in the city, to be chosen via a lottery system. However, despite efforts to carefully regulate the legal marijuana system, the number of licensed dispensaries in the city soon became overwhelmed by the number of unlicensed shops.  Continue reading

To those of us who have been around a while, the mere fact that you can walk down the street to the local dispensary and pick up your prescription for marijuana is still something of a small miracle. grocery1

However, some are predicting it may soon be even more convenient than that. There are rumors that the drug may be available at some point at your local supermarket.

Will that render California marijuana dispensaries a thing of the past? Probably not. Sure, picking up your pot with your produce may be convenient, but you won’t necessarily get the one-on-one service and expertise that you do with a dispensary. After all, marijuana is a drug and many users want to make sure that not only are they getting a product that is quality, but also one that fits their needs and is safe.  Continue reading

Survey data unveiled at the most recent annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting revealed that more than 90 percent of pediatric oncology doctors are in favor of allowing patient access to marijuana therapy. doctor9

The findings are important because even as legalization of medical marijuana has become more widespread, its use for pediatric patients is controversial. Access has increased, but it’s a controversial subject. There are many advocates who believe there is no situation in which children should be prescribed the drug.

These researchers sent the electronic survey to more than 650 pediatric oncologists at three National Cancer Institute centers in Washington state, Massachusetts and Illinois – three states that have legalized the drug for medicinal use. Nearly half of recipients responded. Of those who did, 92 percent said they were willing to help child cancer patients access medical marijuana to help manage their symptoms.  Continue reading