cannabis

4:40pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Meet a major player in California's cannabis industry

Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director, Harborside Health Center

Marijuana is legal for medical use under California law, but sale and possession are still federal crimes. Raids on growers and dispensaries – and a general climate of uncertainty – are increasingly creating problems for the industry.

Last week, the company that processes most dispesary credit card transactions nationally announced that starting in July, it would no longer do so. This means businesses will now have to conduct most of their business in cash.

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1:02pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Cannabis news roundup: June 19, 2012

 

(Medical Marijuana Business Daily) // Patients will need greenbacks to purchase their green bud at cannabis dispensaries throughout the US starting next month – unless they have a Discover card. Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS), the main national credit card clearinghouse working with dispensaries, notified them by email that  the company will stop processing Visa and Mastercard transactions as of July 1…

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10:36am

Mon May 21, 2012
Politics

Cannabis news roundup

Photo: Haight Ashbury cannabis shop. Credit: Creative Commons contributor g.kallenborn

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7:55pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Cannabis News Round-up

Is this the beginning of the end for medical cannabis in California?

The traditional weather prediction for March is that if it comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb. This year the aphorism may also apply to April for the Bay Area medical cannabis community. 

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2:03pm

Wed February 29, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The practice of fracking on oil wells near Taft, California has been approved by the state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources. Fracking – the practice of injecting steam underground at high pressure to break up porous soil to release oil – had been banned within 150 feet of any wells known to be seeping oil...

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