Where's Weed Marijuana News Blog //blog.wheresweed.com Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed Clark County receives more than 200 applications for medical pot businesses //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/clark-county-receives-more-than-200-applications-for-medical-pot-businesses/ <p><a class="blog_img" href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/clark-county-receives-more-than-200-applications-for-medical-pot-businesses.jpg"><img alt="Image" class="photograph" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/clark-county-receives-more-than-200-applications-for-medical-pot-businesses.jpg" /></a></p> <p>In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, marijuana is displayed at the River Rock dispensary in Denver. Nevada has passed legislation that will allow medical marijuana&nbsp;dispensaries.</p> <p>Southern Nevada&rsquo;s green rush is on as more than 100 businesses hurried to file medical marijuana license applications with Clark County before today&rsquo;s deadline to stake out a claim in what&rsquo;s expected to be a lucrative industry.</p> <div id="ad-story-inline-180"> <div class="smallblockAd" id="div-gpt-ad-smallblock-0"> <div id="google_ads_iframe_/5332/gmg.lasvegassun/news/story_4__container__" style="border: 0pt none;">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>A total of 206 applications were filed by 109 legal entities with the county&rsquo;s Business Licensing Department before today&rsquo;s 5 p.m. deadline.</p> <p>That total includes 90 applications for dispensaries, 70 applications for cultivation facilities, 45 for production facilities and one for an independent testing laboratory.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> First-ever marijuana retail licenses lottery kicks off in WA //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/first-ever-marijuana-retail-licenses-lottery-kicks-off-in-wa/ <p><a href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/first-ever-marijuana-retail-licenses-lottery-kicks-off-in-wa.jpg" class="blog_img"><img class="irc_mut" id="irc_mi" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/first-ever-marijuana-retail-licenses-lottery-kicks-off-in-wa.jpg" alt="First-ever marijuana retail licenses lottery kicks off in WA " /></a></p> <p>This week, Washington&rsquo;s Liquor Control Board is holding a lottery to award 334 retail licenses to entrepreneurs seeking to open the state&rsquo;s first marijuana shops. Winning the lottery isn&rsquo;t a guarantee that a business will get a retail license. But it&rsquo;s the first and perhaps biggest hurdle in the process.</p> <p>OLYMPIA -- Washington state&#39;s first-ever pot retail licenses lottery kicks off April 21 - 25. The Washington State Liquor Control Board says the process will be extremely secure and will determine who gets a retail license to sell pot legally in Washington.</p> <p>Rick Garza, director of the Washington State Liquor Control Board, says the process will work essentially like the Washington State Lottery.</p> Cannabis May Be Best Treatment For Fibromyalgia, Survey Finds //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/cannabis-may-be-best-treatment-for-fibromyalgia-survey-finds/ <p><a class="blog_img" href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/cannabis-may-be-best-treatment-for-fibromyalgia-survey-finds.jpg"><img alt="(Photo: Andrea Guerra/Flickr)" class="attachment-size-thumbnail-large wp-post-image" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/cannabis-may-be-best-treatment-for-fibromyalgia-survey-finds.jpg" /></a></p> <p>(Photo: Andrea Guerra/Flickr)</p> <h4>According to a new survey done by the National Pain Foundation, it suggests medical marijuana may top currently available pharmaceuticals for treating fibromyalgia. In an online survey that was conducted, NPF asked more than 1,300 patients with the chronic pain disorder to rate the effectiveness of treatments that they&rsquo;ve tried. Mmj was compared to the only three drugs approved by the FDA for fibromyalgia: Savella, Lyrica and Cymbalta.</h4> <p>For each of the three drugs, over 60% of patients reported that it &ldquo;does not help at all.&rdquo;</p> <p>On the other hand, 62% of patients who tried medical marijuana found it to be &ldquo;very effective.&rdquo; Another 33% said it &ldquo;helps a little,&rdquo; and only 5% felt that using cannabis for fibromyalgia &ldquo;does not help at all.&rdquo;</p> <p><a class="blog_img" href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/cannabis-may-be-best-treatment-for-fibromyalgia-survey-finds.png"><img alt="fibromyalgia-survey-2-04-21" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-11980" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/cannabis-may-be-best-treatment-for-fibromyalgia-survey-finds.png" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 4/20 Vaporizer Pen Giveaway Winners //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/420-vaporizer-pen-giveaway-winners/ <p>4/20 vaporizer pen give-a-way winners</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>High everyone, we hope you had an excellent holiday yesterday. Thank you to all of the users who decided to participate in our 4/20 promotions. Below are the 5 winners from yesterday&#39;s review contest. Each of these winners has the opportunity to get a brand new vaporizer pen, courtesy of WheresWeed.com.<br /> <br /> If you are one of the winners mentioned, please <a href="http://wheresweed.com/contact.php">contact us</a> to claim your prize! Be sure you use the same email you registered your account with.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li> <blockquote> <p>Jaymed, who reviewed <a href="http://wheresweed.com/oregon/portland/marijuana-dispensaries/rose-city-wellness-center/">Rose City Wellness Center</a> in <a href="http://wheresweed.com/oregon/portland/marijuana-dispensaries/">Portland, OR</a>.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>&ldquo;Customer Service is outstanding. Knowledge on strains is commendable. Overall customer service is outstanding. Staff is veteran friendly and the facility is extremely comfortable.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </blockquote> </li> <li> <blockquote> <p>OGBUDDYZ, who reviewed <a href="http://wheresweed.com/palm-springs/marijuana-delivery/cannasprings/">CannaSprings Delivery</a> in <a href="http://wheresweed.com/palm-springs/marijuana-delivery/">Palm Springs, CA</a><br /> <br /> &ldquo;Cannasprings is a great delivery service. Trix is an awesome bud tender and she has really great buds and service. Bud quality is awesome&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </blockquote> </li> <li> <blockquote> <p>Michael 0. who reviewed <a href="http://wheresweed.com/las-vegas/marijuana-dispensaries/weedeliver702-las-vegas/">Weedeliver 702</a> in <a href="http://wheresweed.com/las-vegas/marijuana-dispensaries/">Las Vegas, NV</a><br /> <br /> &ldquo;More dependable than Pizza Hut and twice as good. If you are unable to do things your self or are just running out of sync with your own operation, you can always rely on them&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </blockquote> </li> <li> <blockquote> <p>Astra69, who reviewed <a href="http://wheresweed.com/washington/lynnwood/marijuana-dispensaries/green-rush-collective/">Green Rush Collective</a> in <a href="http://wheresweed.com/washington/lynnwood/marijuana-dispensaries/">Lynnwood, WA</a><br /> <br /> &ldquo;Always a good experience! [ I ] always find what I want and everyone is knowledgeable. Love it here!&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </blockquote> </li> <li> <blockquote> <p>ScottyOutEast, who reviewed <a href="http://wheresweed.com/san-diego/marijuana-delivery/diego-kush-delivery/">Diego Kush Delivery</a> in <a href="http://wheresweed.com/san-diego/marijuana-delivery/">San Diego, CA</a><br /> <br /> &ldquo;Diego Kush was my go-to service for a long while. Every time I called, I got what was ordered, in the right amount, every time. Can&#39;t beat that for service. The driers were friendly, the week always at the level it should be&rdquo;</p> </blockquote> </li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Congratulations to the winners! We hope you will enjoy smoking in style with a brand new vaporizer pen! Don&#39;t forget to <a href="http://wheresweed.com/contact.php">contact us</a> if you are a winner mentioned above!</p> Whoopi Goldberg: My vape pen and I, a love story //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/whoopi-goldberg-my-vape-pen-and-i-a-love-story/ <p>&quot;I took a sip. It was beautiful. And my pen and I have been together ever since.&quot; Whoopi Goldberg in her debut column in the Denver Post.</p> <p>My vape pen and I maintain a mostly private relationship. Sure, I&rsquo;ll sometimes show my pen to a friend or share her with a close confidant. But mostly it&rsquo;s just she and I working through my pain. And her ability to help me live comfortably with glaucoma makes her one of the more important figures in my day to day.</p> <p>When I show her to a friend, the reaction 99 percent of the time is: &ldquo;Holy s**t, where did you get this and how can I get me one?&rdquo; They&rsquo;re seriously that blown away by my vape pen. And they should be. She&rsquo;s that amazing.</p> NCAA poised to reduce punishment for marijuana use //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/ncaa-poised-to-reduce-punishment-for-marijuana-use/ <p><a href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/ncaa-poised-to-reduce-punishment-for-marijuana-use.jpg" class="blog_img"><img src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/ncaa-poised-to-reduce-punishment-for-marijuana-use.jpg" alt="NCAA poised to reduce punishment for marijuana use" /></a></p> <p>Beginning August 1, looks like athletes will only be penalized half a season instead of a full season for testing positive to marijuana. That marijuana should not be placed in same category as steroids. Talks of legalizing medical marijuana in the NFL still continue.</p> <p>The measure will reportedly take effect on August 1.&nbsp;The legislation does not include synthetic marijuana/THC.</p> <p>The legislative council of the NCAA said that drugs like marijuana should not be placed in the same category as steroids:&nbsp;&quot;Street drugs are not performance-enhancing in nature, and this change will encourage schools to provide student-athletes the necessary rehabilitation.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Corporate Involvement In Using Cannabis Medicine To Treat Cancer //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/corporate-involvement-in-using-cannabis-medicine-to-treat-cancer/ <p><a class="blog_img" href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/corporate-involvement-in-using-cannabis-medicine-to-treat-cancer.jpg"><img alt="Corporate Involvement In Using Cannabis Medicine To Treat Cancer" class="resrc" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/corporate-involvement-in-using-cannabis-medicine-to-treat-cancer.jpg" title="Corporate Involvement In Using Cannabis Medicine To Treat Cancer" /></a></p> <p>Public companies are beginning to conduct clinical trials of Cannabis medicines. Also, for the first time, Dr. Rabe&rsquo;s, a mainstream doctor at a mainstream conference presented direct evidence of cannabis treating cancer. He d<span style="font-size:13px">iscussed how his research showed that cannabinoids kill or inhibit all the major forms of cancer, and how live-cell encapsulation could enhance those effects.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>The knowledge of using cannabis to directly treat cancer has been consistently growing over the past several years. Advocating primary cancer treatment with cannabis rather than just mitigation of symptoms has historically been relegated to fringe activists, with virtually no acknowledgment from mainstream drug policy reform organizations or corporations.</p> First Ever Age Verifying Marijuana Vending Machine //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/first-ever-age-verifying-marijuana-vending-machine/ <p><img alt="" src="http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/9030f886de47adf25911e2db18b653cd6718ce78/c=137-0-666-398&amp;r=x404&amp;c=534x401/local/-/media/KUSA/KUSA/2014/04/12//1397361140000-pot-vending-machine.PNG" style="float:right; height:225px; width:300px" /></p> <p>VON &ndash; Stephen Shearin believes his company is evolving the marijuana industry by creating a vending machine for pot and pot products.</p> <p>&quot;It&#39;s extremely cool this is the first one,&quot; Shearin said.</p> <p>Shearin is the chief operating officer for Tranzbyte, a company that owns American Green. American Green is the manufacturer of a vending machine called the ZaZZZ, which starts by verifying a person&#39;s age through their driver&#39;s license.</p> <p>&quot;They would swipe their driver&#39;s license at which point multiple cameras would allow us to use some advanced biometrics to make absolutely certain that the person who swiped the card is the owner of that card,&quot; Shearin said.</p> <p>The ZaZZZ machine could contain marijuana, pot edibles, and other pot-related products. But, it will not be located in the open public.</p> <p>&quot;These are designed at this point legally to go inside dispensaries,&quot; Shearin said.</p> <p>He compares the machines to automated express checkouts at the grocery store. He says the point of vending machine is help business move fasters inside marijuana dispensaries.</p> <p>Greg Honan is the owner of Herbal Elements, a dispensary in Eagle-Vail. His store will be the first to house the ZaZZZ vending machine. Honan says the pot vending machine actually makes his product more secure.</p> <p>&quot;You can really stack inventory in a safe manner in a concentrated area,&quot; Honan said.</p> <p>He says the products sold inside will all be tracked by radio frequency identification chips.</p> <p>&quot;This takes a little pressure off of the people monitoring the medicine area so they don&#39;t have to look over shoulders. You can fit a lot more choices in a small area,&quot; Honan said. &quot;There&#39;s no theft issue, There&#39;s no product disappearing.&quot;</p> <p>Since the machines will be located inside dispensaries with a necessary driver&#39;s license verification, Shearin says people do not have to worry about marijuana getting into the wrong hands.</p> <p>&quot;I&#39;m a father of a 12-year-old daughter and I wouldn&#39;t want her having access to it, so we paid close attention to that,&quot; Shearin said.</p> <p>The vending machine was unveiled in Avon to the company&#39;s investors who travelled from around the country to see it take pictures with the Zazzz.</p> <p>&quot;Almost like it&#39;s a part of history,&quot; Jerry Skinner, an investor from Massachusetts, said. &quot;If it works out, it could be a big thing.&quot;</p> <p>Right now, the vending machine will not be in the open public, but Shearin says that could change.</p> <p>&quot;As time and laws evolve, who knows where it will be,&quot; Shearin said. &quot;At that point, we&#39;ll have higher security. But, at this point, it&#39;s not something we have to address because versions one, two will never be in the town square.&quot;</p> California's Medical Marijuana Industry Gets A Much-Needed Kick In The Pants //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/californias-medical-marijuana-industry-gets-a-much-needed-kick-in-the-pants/ <p><a class="blog_img" href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/californias-medical-marijuana-industry-gets-a-much-needed-kick-in-the-pants.jpg"><img alt="California's Medical Marijuana Industry Gets A Much-Needed Kick In The Pants" class="irc_mut" id="irc_mi" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/californias-medical-marijuana-industry-gets-a-much-needed-kick-in-the-pants.jpg" /></a></p> <p>After multiple failed attempts at regulating the medical marijuana program, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), introduced legislation he believes will finally establish some order to the state&#39;s multibillion-dollar marijuana indsutry. This new legislation would create a statewide set of rules. &quot;People have seen that the more regulation you have, the less chaos you have.&quot;</p> <p>Since marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, the lack of a statewide standard has left California vulnerable to crackdowns. Since 2011, the Obama administration has shut down medical cannabis businesses throughout the state on the grounds that the industry has spiraled out of control. Last month, the Drug Enforcement Administration raided several dispensaries in Los Angeles, and a pot shop in Mendocino, closed by federal authorities earlier this year, only recently reopened.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Eric Holder in the Hot Seat on Pot, Fired Up to Defend DOJ Enforcement (Video) //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/eric-holder-in-the-hot-seat-on-pot-fired-up-to-defend-doj-enforcement-video/ <p><a class="blog_img" href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/eric-holder-in-the-hot-seat-on-pot-fired-up-to-defend-doj-enforcement-video.jpg"><img alt="holder040814 440x292 Eric Holder in the Hot Seat on Pot, Fired Up to Defend DOJ Enforcement (Video)" class="size-large wp-image-241" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/eric-holder-in-the-hot-seat-on-pot-fired-up-to-defend-doj-enforcement-video.jpg" title="Eric Holder in the Hot Seat on Pot, Fired Up to Defend DOJ Enforcement (Video)" /></a></p> <p>Eric Holder on the hot seat about the DOJ enforcement of controlled substances. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee if you think we have retreated from our enforcement of controlled substances, you are wrong. Judiciary Committee. He also pointed out eight areas of priority for pot prosecutions, including marketing to minors, driving under the influence and criminal cartels.</p> <p>As states and cities move to liberalize marijuana laws, the administration looks at changes to federal policy and the No. 2 House Democrat reverses course on decriminalization, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. found himself in a charged congressional hearing on Tuesday.</p> <p>Pressed by members from both sides of the aisle to defend Justice Department practices in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes, Holder insisted the Obama administration has not &ldquo;retreated.&rdquo;</p> Maryland House Of Delegates Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/maryland-house-of-delegates-passes-marijuana-decriminalization-bill/ <p><a class="blog_img" href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/maryland-house-of-delegates-passes-marijuana-decriminalization-bill.jpg"><img alt="marijuana" class="article-headline-image wp-post-image" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/maryland-house-of-delegates-passes-marijuana-decriminalization-bill.jpg" /></a></p> <p>The Maryland House of Delegates voted 78-55 Saturday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. This new bill would eliminate criminal charges for possession less than 10 grams. This is great news for supporters in Maryland.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not a law yet, but it&rsquo;s right on the edge. If the governor goes along, getting busted for pot won&rsquo;t mean jail, provided those joints don&rsquo;t contain too much marijuana.</p> <p>Right now in Maryland, if you&rsquo;re caught with enough marijuana to roll one joint or enough to fill a greenhouse, it&rsquo;s a criminal offense.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 67% of U.S. Doctors Say Cannabis 'Should Be A Medical Option' //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/67-of-us-doctors-say-cannabis-should-be-a-medical-option/ <p><a class="blog_img" href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/67-of-us-doctors-say-cannabis-should-be-a-medical-option.jpg"><img alt="(Photo: Jasleen Kaur/Flickr)" class="attachment-size-thumbnail-large wp-post-image" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/67-of-us-doctors-say-cannabis-should-be-a-medical-option.jpg" /></a></p> <p>As medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states and DC, more than two-thirds of the doctors (67 percent) said medical marijuana should be an option for their patients and (69 percent) that it can help with certain treatments and conditions. Only 52 percent of the public surveyed believed medical marijuana could really help patients.</p> <p>&ldquo;The medical community is clearly saying they support using marijuana as a potential treatment option for any number of medical problems. In fact, many doctors already prescribe it,&rdquo; says Dr. Michael W. Smith, chief medical editor of WebMD, an award-winning online health portal.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wisconsin moves forward with legalizing CBD oils for children //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/wisconsin-moves-forward-with-legalizing-cbd-oils-for-children/ <div style="float: right; padding: 10px;"><a href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/wisconsin-moves-forward-with-legalizing-cbd-oils-for-children.jpg" class="blog_img"><img src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/wisconsin-moves-forward-with-legalizing-cbd-oils-for-children.jpg" alt="Wisconsin moves forward with legalizing CBD oils for children" /></a></div> <p>Recent legislation in Wisconsin has passed allowing children with severe seizures to access CBD oils for treatment. However, the language in the bill makes it unclear just as to where exactly patients or parents can obtain CBD oils.&nbsp;The bill is now headed to Governor Scott Walker for final approval.</p> <blockquote> <p>&quot;I&#39;m just so overwhelmed and overjoyed and so grateful that we have a renewed hope for our kids and our families,&quot; Volker told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.</p> </blockquote> Michigan cities may soon allow recreational marijuana //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/michigan-cities-may-soon-allow-recreational-marijuana/ <div style="float: right; padding: 10px;"><a href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/michigan-cities-may-soon-allow-recreational-marijuana.jpg" class="blog_img"><img src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/michigan-cities-may-soon-allow-recreational-marijuana.jpg" alt="Michigan cities may soon allow recreational marijuana" /></a></div> <p>Voters from various Michigan cities may soon be able to vote on legislation decriminalizing medical marijuana for recreational use. Advocates of the movement claim to have acquired enough signatures to move the petition forward.</p> <p>If approved, the law would permit adults to posses up to one ounce of marijuana while on private property.</p> <blockquote> <p>&ldquo;The intent of this Safer Michigan Coalition is to put on those local ballots this issue and let the voters decide yay or nay,&rdquo; Skubick said. &ldquo;This is part of a strategy to basically pick off, town by town, this issue to send the message to lawmakers that they ought to do this statewide. They have not done that so far. That&rsquo;s why this coalition is taking a town by town approach.&rdquo;</p> </blockquote> Greenhouse Technology Shakes Up Economics of Cannabis Cultivation //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/greenhouse-technology-shakes-up-economics-of-cannabis-cultivation/ <p><a class="blog_img" href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/greenhouse-technology-shakes-up-economics-of-cannabis-cultivation.jpg"><img alt="GreenHouse" class="attachment-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/greenhouse-technology-shakes-up-economics-of-cannabis-cultivation.jpg" /></a> Marijuana entrepeneurs looking to cut costs, might be able to do so with Greenhouse Technology. The manufacturers claim that by using Greenhouses, marijuana entrepeneurs can save 25 - 50% on electricity costs.</p> <p>Building a cannabis-friendly greenhouse, however, is an expensive and sometimes tricky proposition. Construction costs can soar above $1 million, local laws and restrictions often require the buildings to be isolated or hidden from view, and there are specifics to greenhouse construction that often baffle cannabis professionals.</p> Colorado resident files lawsuit over 'license plate profiling' //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/colorado-resident-files-lawsuit-over-license-plate-profiling/ <div style="float: right; padding: 10px;"><a href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/colorado-resident-files-lawsuit-over-license-plate-profiling.jpg" class="blog_img"><img src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/colorado-resident-files-lawsuit-over-license-plate-profiling.jpg" alt="Colorado resident files lawsuit over 'license plate profiling'"></a></div><p><span style="line-height:1.6em">A Colorado citizen is filing a lawsuit in the District of Idaho over an alleged &quot;license plate profiling&quot; incident while the man was traveling through Idaho. Details of the lawsuit claim that Idaho resident Darien Roseen was returning from his daughter&#39;s baby shower when he was pulled over entering a rest area in Idaho.</span></p> <p>The state trooper then rejected Roseen&#39;s reason for exiting the highway, and instead insisted that he was transporting illegal substances. After an initial search, Roseen and his vehicle were transported to the Payette County Sheriff&#39;s Office where he was told he was free to leave -- although without his vehicle.</p> <blockquote> <p>&quot;Klitch, Christensen and at least six other officers searched the vehicle. The search turned up no illegal substances, Coonts and the complaint said. Roseen&#39;s lawsuit seeks general and punitive damages.&quot;</p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> Medical marijuana now legal in Nevada //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/medical-marijuana-now-legal-in-nevada/ <div style="float: right; padding: 10px;"><a href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/medical-marijuana-now-legal-in-nevada.jpg" class="blog_img"><img src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/medical-marijuana-now-legal-in-nevada.jpg" alt="Medical marijuana now legal in Nevada"></a></div><p><span style="line-height:1.6em">As of April 1st, medical marijuana will now be legal in the state of Nevada. With the recent legislation being passed, businesses can now sell, grow, test and tax medical marijuana in the state.</span></p> <blockquote> <p>&quot;&#39;Now everyone can go forward (with plans),&#39; said state Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas. He was the major sponsor of the bill in the 2013 Legislature that legalized the various components of the medical marijuana business.&quot;</p> </blockquote> <p>However, some places such as Washoe County are still several months away from full fledged support. Moving things forward, The Washoe Commission will hold a public hearing, allowing the possiblity to vote on the county&#39;s code changes.</p> Washington DC Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Signed //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/washington-dc-marijuana-decriminalization-bill-signed/ <p>Yesterday, Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill allowing up to 1 ounce of marijuana to be considered a civil infraction with a penalty of $25! Previously, you could spend up to 6 months in jail and pay $1,000 for the same thing.</p> <p><a class="blog_img" href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/washington-dc-marijuana-decriminalization-bill-signed.jpg"><img alt="Washington DC Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Signed" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/washington-dc-marijuana-decriminalization-bill-signed.jpg" /></a></p> <p>Great news to see our nation&#39;s capital stepping up and treating things fairly. Responsible adults should not be victimzed for choosing safer substances, least of all when racial profiling statistics enter the picture. Now we can only hope that the legislatures of Washington DC will walk next door and tell their federal counterparts how the nation should be working.</p> Medibles Ban Dropped in Oregon - Brownies Are Safe! //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/apr/medibles-ban-dropped-in-oregon/ <p>Elected officials in Oregon are stepping down from a recent proposal to prevent medical patients from accessing edibles made with marijuana. Pay no regard to the fact that many patients prefer to get their medication in a non-inhaled form, why would legislatures care about the voters?</p> <p><a class="blog_img" href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/medibles-ban-dropped-in-oregon.jpg"><img alt="Medibles Ban Dropped in Oregon - Brownies Are Safe!" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/medibles-ban-dropped-in-oregon.jpg" /></a></p> <p>On Monday, the Oregon Health Authority imposed new rules to disallow packaging geared towards children (brightly colored, cartoons, animal shapes etc). While children clearly should not have access to marijuana (or alcohol, cigarettes, toxic chemicals, fireworks or even too much sugar), it would seem many of these legislatures have never stepped inside a business who legally serves marijuana before.</p> <p>Hopefully, Oregon&#39;s lawmakers will listen to its patients and not stomp all over the little bit of freedom they have won already. From our experiences, medical marijuana dispensaries who sell edibles, do so in clearly labeled fashions in packaging worthy of medical facility (because they usually were, offsite by another company). For now, Oregonian patients can still enjoy their weed brownies and delicious array of medibles.</p> Marijuana Oil Pizza Comes to Vancouver //blog.wheresweed.com/2014/mar/marijuana-oil-pizza-comes-to-vancouver/ <p>If you&#39;re in British Columbia tonight, you can call up to a little pizza shop called Mega ILL for a pizza you&#39;re not likely to find in many locations. The special ingredient..&nbsp;is &quot;special&quot;.</p> <p>Extracted marijuana oil can be added to your pizza for a small upcharge, letting you get medicated while enjoy some delicious pizza. Already ate? Feel free to show up with a fresh bag, and patients can medicate onsite (don&#39;t forget to order drinks and tip!).</p> <p>It&#39;s great to see combination businesses opening to cater to such a developing market, and few things go together as well as pizza and weed. We hope their mozarella is as good as their UK Cheese because we bet this will become a local sanctuary for the community.</p> <p><a class="blog_img" href="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/marijuana-oil-pizza-comes-to-vancouver.jpg"><img alt="Marijuana Oil Pizza Comes to Vancouver" src="http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/main/marijuana-oil-pizza-comes-to-vancouver.jpg" /></a></p>