October 11, 2011

Dutch to reclassify high-strength cannabis

  7 October 2011 Last updated at 19:15 ET By Anna Holligan BBC News, Amsterdam     Much of the higher-strength cannabis will have to be removed from sale in coffee shops     The famous cannabis-selling coffee shops of the Netherlands are facing new tighter restrictions. The Dutch government […]
October 8, 2011

Medical marijuana cardholders worried about federal agents – pot, percent, marijuana

  October 07, 2011 5:48 PM Katie Conner / WILLIAMS, Ore. — Federal agents have busted two large marijuana gardens in the past two week and now some medical pot growers are worried they could be next. Federal agents are keeping busy in the Rogue Valley. Within the last two […]
October 7, 2011

California pot dispensaries told to shut down

  Robert Galbraith  /  Reuters Marijuana plants are shown for sale in a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif.         SAN FRANCISCO — Federal prosecutors are cracking down on some pot dispensaries in California, warning the stores that they must shut down in 45 days or face criminal charges […]
October 6, 2011

American marijuana growers could beat this war on drugs

        A soldier guards packages of marijuana being incinerated in Tijuana, Mexico. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AP     The gruesome concomitants of the war on drugs were on display yet again last week in Mexico, where gangs continue to terrorise the public with impunity. The decapitated body of […]
October 6, 2011

Simple forms, quick doctor visits, long wait for medical marijuana card

    Published: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 By NORB FRANZ   For Mike Rogers, the pain began about five years ago. A dozen years as a carpenter, plus bricklaying, carpet installation and several years delivering furniture took a toll on his back. “I had severe back pain that brought me […]
October 5, 2011

IRS ruling strikes fear in medical marijuana industry

    John Brecher / Steve DeAngelo of Harborside Health Center By Al Olson In a potentially crushing blow to the burgeoning medical marijuana industry, the IRS has ruled that dispensaries cannot deduct standard business expenses such as payroll, security or rent. Harborside Health Center, one of the nation’s largest […]
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