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Cannabis News Roundup: 07.11.14
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.
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.
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.