Cannabis News Roundup: February 21, 2014

Feb 21, 2014

What do new federal guidelines really mean for banks?...  Don’t look for legalization measure on CA ballot… Epilepsy Foundation endorses cannabis research…. Girl Scout cookies a hit outside dispensaries… Tips on edibles… and more.


Dispensaries no longer forced to be cash-only businesses, with Justice Dept. announcement // Denver Post        “Law enforcement will now have greater insight into marijuana business services.” Some banks balk.

But will CA businesses qualify, with no state licensing? // Cal NORML

San Francisco’s 24 dispensaries generate few complaints // SF Weekly

Seeing a need, Girl Scouts sell cookies at dispensaries // East Bay Express

An “enormous spectrum of investors” is taking part in the Green Rush of legalized cannabis.// NPR

Colorado banks refuse to refinance loans for pot businesses // Denver Post


CA ballot measures likely to be pushed to 2016 // East Bay Express

Medical marijuana proposal submitted to Mexico’s Senate // ABC News


UCSF tests cannabis-based epilepsy treatment for children // SF Gate

Epilepsy Foundation endorses cannabis as treatment, urges DEA to drop research restrictions //  Huff Post

Useful tips for “edibles” // SF Gate      Dosage and patience are key.

Two Bay Area dispensaries first to be certified in effort to introduce quality standards // American For Safe Access


State of the Cannabis Union” Sunday in Berkeley // Dr. Frank Lucido

# # #