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Fri July 11, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Cannabis News Roundup: 07.11.14

LEGALIZATION

And then there were 23: New York State passes medical cannabis law // State Senate of N.Y.      Governor Cuomo was introduced at the signing by a ten-year-old epilepsy patient. The new law won’t go into effect until late next year. Only non-smokeable marijuana is approved.

Recreational roll out in Washington goes smoothly // KLCC Radio       Few stores, high prices and limited supply do not deter those who "want to be part of history."

Black market dealers comment on Washington's new stores // The Stranger      They'll need to focus on specialties as the business is becoming just that, business, losing the social aspect.

Ammiano signs on to SB-1262 // Vice News        This statewide regulation bill was competing with Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s own bill, which has been shelved. His move is designed to “bridge the gap between law enforcement and the medical cannabis industry.”

COPS & COURTS

Could San Jose learn something from San Francisco’s cannabis club regulations? // SF Bay Guardian     San Jose is much bigger, but San Francisco’s plan seems to work. Be sure to read the comments here, too.

Social clubs for smokers are targets in Washington state  // MMJ Business Daily     Unlicensed clubs don’t sell anything, but Denver’s ban on indoor cigarette smoking appears to include cannabis.

BUSINESS

Cannabis farmers market produces “unbelievable” turnout // NBC-TV      The Los Angeles experiment is legal, so long as sales are only to cardholders. Prices could be 70 percent below dispensaries.

Study: Colorado cannabis consumption considerably larger than anticipated // MMJ Business Daily      Tourists account for over 40 percent of sales in Denver and nearly all sales in mountain towns.

The U.S. Weed Channel // U.S. Weed Channel   This public channel, through Roku.com, offers “acceptance and legalization, through education and entertainment.”

“The first Canna based streamed-TV network” costs $4.20 a month.

EVENTS

Online medical cannabis sessions begin Wednesday // Evolver Learning Labs      Author Martin Lee will moderate five one-hour sessions designed for health professionals and the general public.  Click the headline above for details.

500 to participate in Oakland cannabis scavenger hunt // SF Weekly     Clues will be stashed around town for the first 500 qualified entrants who pay the registration fee.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Washington’s first recreational customer has to pass drug test to keep his job // Ladybud      Michael Boyer camped out overnight to become Spokane’s first customer for legal recreational cannabis this week. Now he may be looking for a job.

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