Category: medical marijuana

Netflix and Chill with These Strains Named for Netflix Originals

© Stock Pot Images / David Black As a promotional stunt before the airing of their new original series Disjointed, Netflix partnered with a Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensary, selling strains named after many of their original series. The partnership with Alternative Herbal Health Services was temporary, and themed the shop as “Ruth’s Alternative Caring”, the SoCal dispensary where much of the new Netflix series will be set. Dina Browner, who manages the dispensary, was the show’s cannabis consultant throughout production – so the choice to hold the event at that particular dispensary was not pulled out of a...

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Philadelphia Law Firms Establish Services for Medical Cannabis Businesses

Getty Along with the long-awaited legalization of medical cannabis in the state of Pennsylvania has come the emerging need for various industry specific services. One of those services is providing legal counsel to medical cannabis operators and business owners. Four of the largest legal firms in the city of Philadelphia are establishing divisions of their legal practices to serve medical marijuana entrepreneurs. The four law firms – Duane Morris, Cozen O’Connor, Pepper Hamilton, and Fox Rothschild – all risk arrest, imprisonment and disbarment due to the illegality of cannabis at the federal level. Joseph C. Bedwick, partner at Cozen...

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Utah Activists Are Gathering Petition Signatures for Medical Marijuana

Getty A group of activists in Utah, called the Utah Patients Coalition, received approval from the state last week to begin collecting signatures for their proposed ballot initiative, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. The initiative, which would become law if passed by voters in 2018, would allow people with specific conditions to use medical marijuana with a physician’s recommendation – however, smoking and home growing would both remain illegal, even for patients. The group managed to collect 1,000 signatures at a Willie Nelson concert already, and will be kicking off full-force in Salt Lake City at the Gallivan Center....

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Family Claims Marijuana Killed Their Son

Getty The loss of a child is the worst thing a parent can go through. It can lead to many reactions, grief being the most palpable. But often it also leads to something else: a search for answers. Why would someone so young lose their life so early in its span? Sometimes the answer is easy to ascertain, things like car accidents and drug overdoses are causes that are easy to see. But when the cause is unknown, it can make an already unbearable situation even harder to handle. A good example of this is the death of Michael...

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COMI-CON DAY ONE – BUDTRADER.COM THROWS A RAGER WARNED BY BOTH MARINA POLICE AND EVENT ORGANIZERS TO “SLOW THEIR ROLL”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COMI-CON DAY ONE – BUDTRADER.COM THROWS A RAGER   WARNED BY BOTH MARINA POLICE AND EVENT ORGANIZERS TO “SLOW THEIR ROLL” SAN DIEGO, CA – July 21, 2017 – BudTrader.com, the nation’s largest online platform for the legal cannabis industry is the talk Comi-Con San Diego after the first day of the iconic event. Hosting a weekend-long Comic-Con party on their “Superyacht” BudTrader Liquidity, they’ve received two warnings from the Marina Police and one from Comi-Con organizers for the energetic party. Sandwiched between the IMDB and Turner yachts, the BudTrader boat is a huge hit (no pun intended). Located at the exclusive 5th Avenue Landing (immediately behind the San Diego Convention Center) where the annual event is held, BudTrader had guests from the two neighboring yachts looking over the sides wantingly. At one point, Paul Verra  BudTrader’s director of promotions felt bad and brought a couple of the IMDB guys aboard for a tour, introductions to the BudTrader Babes and a little partying. 5th Avenue Landing Staff the slips are usually booked up to 1 year in advance and are typically reserved for Hollywood Movie Studios and Media Conglomerates, but due to a last minute cancellation, Brad McLaughlin, CEO of BudTrader was able to sneak in under the radar with less that 7 days to plan his shananigans, The weekend-long party is accessible by invite only....

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Kentucky Governor and Attorney General Seek Dismissal of Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

Getty Earlier this week, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) and Attorney General Andy Beshear (D) filed motions in Franklin Circuit Court looking to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of medical marijuana patients. The lawsuit alleges that Kentucky’s ban on medical cannabis violates patient rights. The governor’s motion claims the lawsuit should be dismissed because of federal law and because medical marijuana is a “political issue” that should be decided by the state legislature. “Since at least 2014, the legislature has debated bills advocating for the lawful use of medicinal marijuana in every legislative session,” attorney Barry Dunn wrote...

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