New York To Legalize Medical Marijuana — As Long As You’re Not Smoking It

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New York is just about ready to legalize medical marijuana in the state for patients with serious illnesses — and no, your cousin Chad’s extreme boredom is not an illness — as long as patients aren’t smoking the stuff. [More]

Why Can’t You Get Medical Marijuana At CVS Or Walgreens?

Why Can’t You Get Medical Marijuana At CVS Or Walgreens?

Even though marijuana has been legalized by Colorado and Washington, and nearly two dozen states have laws protecting medical use of marijuana, you won’t be seeing it made available at your local pharmacy unless the federal government decides to legalize it. [More]

Girl Scout Provides One-Stop Shopping By Selling Cookies Outside Medical Marijuana Clinic

Girl Scout Provides One-Stop Shopping By Selling Cookies Outside Medical Marijuana Clinic

Kids should always listen to their parents when they talk to them about drugs. And in the case of one 13-year-old Girl Scout who’s probably racking up cash for cookies, it’s a good thing she listened to her mother when she suggested she set up shop outside a San Francisco medical marijuana clinic this week. [More]

Just Say No… To Marijuana Stock Scams

Just Say No… To Marijuana Stock Scams

Look, we know that all the cool kids in the neighborhood have tried it, and some swear that it’s just the bee’s knees, but before you get lured into a mistake that will leave you penniless and regretful, you should learn to just say no to investing in scammy marijuana stocks. [More]

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Court Says California Cities & Counties Can Ban Pot Shops

If you live in California and were envisioning a storefront marijuana shop on every corner, stop dreaming. The California Supreme Court ruled yesterday that cities and counties will have the power to just say no to medical marijuana dispensaries, which makes it unlikely that storefront pot shops will become the next Starbucks. [More]

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Judge Orders Cops To Return Marijuana To Man Pulled Over For Speeding A Year Ago

It’s gotta be kind of weird for police officers in Washington State now that marijuana is on the up-and-up. Case in point: A judge is ordering cops to give a man’s pot back to him after they seized it during a traffic stop last May. Since then, marijuana in small amounts has become legal, but the cops are still hanging on to the guy’s stash. [More]

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Medical Marijuana Pill Could Mean Grandma Won’t Need To Borrow Grandson’s Bong

While it might make you giggle to think about grandmas smoking medical marijuana out of bongs or rolling joints, the reality is that many medical marijuana users have no way to get their treatment without inhaling the stuff. But new research into a marijuana pill and its effectiveness in alleviating pain could change all that — especially if your state is trying to outlaw bongs. [More]

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Man Successfully Reunited With $12,800 In Pot Plants After Calling Cops To Report Theft

Usually when people call the cops to report their drugs have been stolen, it’s an immediate facepalm moment. But not so in the case of a medical marijuana grower in Maine who reported the theft of $12,800 worth of pot plants. Ah, what a difference legal drug ownership makes! Not that police didn’t feel a bit squirrelly about reuniting the man and his greenage. [More]

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It’s Oakland Vs. Washington In Legal Battle Over Huge Medical Marijuana Dispensary

In what is believed to be the first instance of a municipality suing the federal government on behalf of a medical marijuana dispensary, the city of Oakland has gone to court to ask the feds to please stop trying to close down the largest such dispensary in the country. [More]

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L.A. City Council Votes To Repeal Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Only a few months after enacting a ban on the hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, the L.A. City Council voted 11-2 last night in favor of repealing the ban. [More]

We're Sure Legislators Are Happy The "Walmart Of Weed" Is In D.C.

We're Sure Legislators Are Happy The "Walmart Of Weed" Is In D.C.

Senators and state representatives are sure to get a hearty, “Howdy, neighbors!” from Washington D.C.’s new kid on the block, a company known as the “Walmart of Weed.” The company, weGrow, sells hydroponic supplies to medical marijuana growers and is set to open its first East Coast outlet. [More]

Feds Tell California To Shut Down Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Within 45 Days

Feds Tell California To Shut Down Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Within 45 Days

California’s medical marijuana dispensaries are legal in the state, but in breach of federal law. Now feds are cracking down on businesses that distribute the product, telling them they have 45 days to shut down. [More]

Washington Makes You Decide Between Medical Marijuana & Guns

Washington Makes You Decide Between Medical Marijuana & Guns

Medical marijuana and owning guns are both legal in the state of Washington. But before you’re all like, oh, that is really scary/fun, don’t worry/get too excited because the feds are not going to let those two things coexist. [More]

4 People Get Pot From Government In Old Federal Program

4 People Get Pot From Government In Old Federal Program

At one point, 14 people in the United States received medical marijuana regularly from the government. Started in a 1976 court ruling, the program that facilitated the unorthodox treatments stopped accepting applicants in 1992, but four surviving patients still count Uncle Sam as their drug dealer. [More]

Miracle-Gro Wants To Help You Grow Your Medical Marijuana

Miracle-Gro Wants To Help You Grow Your Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is legal in 16 states and will reportedly account for nearly $2 billion in sales this year. And even though marijuana growers use any number of major brand-name plant products on their crops, the big companies have shied away from acknowledging this fact… and they certainly don’t openly market to them. But the CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro wants to change that. [More]

Washington State High Court: Employers Can Fire Medical Pot Users

Washington State High Court: Employers Can Fire Medical Pot Users

Although the state of Washington is known to be fairly lenient to marijuana users, and especially those who use the drug for medical purposes, smokers in the state still put themselves at some risk. The state Supreme Court ruled that employers may fire workers who take medical marijuana, even if they only use the drug at home and don’t show ill effects from it on the job. [More]

New Law Would Allow Medical Marijuana Sellers To Get Bank Loans

New Law Would Allow Medical Marijuana Sellers To Get Bank Loans

Two new bills could make it easier for businesses that sell medical marijuana to stay in the green, er, black. Under the Small Business Banking improvement Act, accredited marijuana dispensaries would be able to apply for bank loans, and the Small Business Tax Equity Act would allow them to deduct business expenses when filing their taxes. [More]

Gardening Franchise Calls Itself "The Walmart Of Weed," Starts Expansion

Gardening Franchise Calls Itself "The Walmart Of Weed," Starts Expansion

An Oakland, Calif.-based outfit that’s dubbed itself “The Walmart of Weed” opened its first franchise outlet in Sacramento over the weekend. Hoping to capitalize on demand from medical marijuana users who intend to grow their own medicine, the store offers equipment that helps growers set up hydroponic gardens. [More]