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Fri June 20, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Cannabis News Roundup: 06.20.14

California statewide regulation passes out of committee… San Jose approves restrictive dispensary rules… Will US Senate follow House’s lead on DEA funding ban?... Three more states consider CBD extracts for epilepsy… Ten tons of cannabis up in smoke (with photos)…

LEGALIZATION

Statewide regulation for California passes out of committee //East Bay Express    SB 1262 has wide support from law enforcement and advocates.

San Jose finally decides on dispensary regulations, and they are tough //Mercury News    "Nobody can operate under those environments," says attorney who represents several dispensaries. 

Arizona abandons legalization effort // MJ Business Daily   Drive only produced about a third of the 250,000 signatures needed.

COPS & COURTS

SF narcotics vet retires // SF Weekly       Greg Corrales, on the force nearly 45 years, is considered the last of the old style anti-drug warriors.

US Senate could follow lead of House in blocking DEA funds used to raid dispensaries // Huff Post    Sen. Rand Paul leads the way.

Colorado dispensary owner convicted // Denver Post   Charge was related to synthetic pot, which, unlike the real thing, is illegal.

So Cal doctor gets probation for fake prescriptions // OC Weekly     Undercover “patient” didn’t admit to any reason why medical marijuana was needed, and no exams were performed.

BUSINESS

First Cannabis Business Summit scheduled in Denver next week  // 5280 [The Denver Magazine]    Attendance is expected to be around 800, plus exhibitors and speakers.

Don’t look for cannabis ads on Internet search sites, even where it’s legal // SF Gate      Big search engines have rules against such products (as previously reported here).

HEALTH

New York gets pilot program for medical marijuana // NYT    Governor agrees because it includes his demand that “no smoking of the drug would be permitted.”

“Compassionate cannabis” rules signed into law in Florida //  NWF Daily News      Epilepsy patients to benefit.

Cannabis oil approved for epilepsy by North Carolina House // WCNC    “The bill will give hope to thousands of North Carolina children,” if the State Senate agrees.

IN OTHER NEWS...

Europe’s capital of illegal cannabis raided // National Post    Ten tons of cannabis, plus 60,000 plants and two processing labs go up in smoke.  Click on link for photos.

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