Monthly Archives: February 2014

Georgia House Committee passes Medical MJ bill

By Lori Geary ATLANTA — A House committee debating a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Georgia and actually allow cannabis to be grown here under tight restrictions, gave the bill unanimous approval to the bill Wednesday.    Channel

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KCRW Radio Interview – “Banking on Pot”

The Obama administration has unveiled new guidelines that are supposed to help banks work with marijuana distributors in states where the drug is legal. Right now, banks don’t work with dispensaries out of fear of getting in trouble with the

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Feds Loosen Restrictions On Banking Accepting Marijuana Business

Today, the Federal Government (through the Department of Treasury and the Department of Justice) issued two memos (see below) which essentially give the green light to banks accepting business and engaging in financial transactions with marijuana-related businesses operating in states

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Marijuana Businesses Can Now Use Banks, But Maybe Not in California

By Dennis Romero The Obama administration today took one small step for stoned kind by essentially saying banks are now allowed to do business with marijuana dispensaries. However, guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Justice are so strict that

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Santa Monica Council Meeting Testimony

On February 12, 2014, I had the opportunity to provide testimony to the City of Santa Monica Planning Commission, along with other advocates, in favor of a zoning ordinance that would allow dispensaries.  I was arguing for 4 licenses rather

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Santa Monica Looks to Weed Delivery for its Medical Marijuana Needs

By Dennis Romero Last year the left-leaning city of Santa Monica raised the hopes of medical marijuana supporters by opening the door to the possibility of allowing two shops to sell cannabis in town. See also: Weed Shops in Santa Monica

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