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]

Sacramento TV Station Airs First Ever Ad For Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Sacramento TV Station Airs First Ever Ad For Medical Marijuana Dispensary

KTXL in Sacramento is toking tooting its own horn a bit this week, claiming that they are the first TV station in the US to air an ad for a medical marijuana dispensary. [More]

V.A. Okays Medical Marijuana For Veterans In 14 States & D.C.

V.A. Okays Medical Marijuana For Veterans In 14 States & D.C.

Even though more than a dozen states and Washingon, D.C., continue to square off with the federal government regarding the legality of medical marijuana, the folks at the Veterans Affairs Dept. has decided not to penalize veterans who use the drug in states where its permitted for medicinal use. [More]

Oakland Gives Thumbs-Up To Large-Scale Marijuana Factories, Asks "Are You Gonna Eat That?"

Oakland Gives Thumbs-Up To Large-Scale Marijuana Factories, Asks "Are You Gonna Eat That?"

While L.A. has been cracking down in a harsh way on medical marijuana dispensaries, its much cooler cousin up north, Oakland, is opening its arms to embrace the demon weed. Yesterday, the Oakland City Council approved an ordinance that could take pot-growing out of your basement and into legitimate commercial factories. [More]

Oakland Is Out Of Weed, City Council Declares

Oakland Is Out Of Weed, City Council Declares

Only in the Bay Area does it become an official civic emergency when pot stashes dry up. The Easy Bay Express reports the Oakland City council declared a local public health emergency because supplies of medical marijuana have dwindled. [More]

Walmart Fires Employee For Using Medical Marijuana

Walmart Fires Employee For Using Medical Marijuana

Warning: Even if medical marijuana is legal in your state and you have a valid prescription, your employer can still fire you for using it. A Michigan man learned this the hard way after failing a drug test given by his employer of five years, Walmart. [More]

Los Angeles City Council Votes To Close 80% Of Marijuana Dispensaries

Los Angeles City Council Votes To Close 80% Of Marijuana Dispensaries

Frustrated at the number of marijuana dispensaries that have sprouted up since voters allowed its legal medical use in 1996, the L.A. City Council today voted to shut down the majority of them and relocate the rest to the industrial zones. Mayor Villaraigosa will have to sign the ordinance before it goes into effect. [More]

Colorado Job Opening: Marijuana Dispensary Reviewer

Colorado Job Opening: Marijuana Dispensary Reviewer

Are you looking for a job? Do you live in the Denver area and have a talent for writing and a prescription for medical marijuana? Well, then the alt-newsweekly Westword wants to talk to you!

New iPhone App Shows You Where To Buy Marijuana

New iPhone App Shows You Where To Buy Marijuana

If you’re wondering where to buy marijuana, or if you were too stoned to remember where you did buy it, there’s an app for that. Apple has approved a new iPhone application named “Cannabis” that personalizes Google maps to show you where to buy, well, cannabis.