Berkeley Patients Group Resolves to Fight Federal Lawsuit
City officials, community stand with well-respected business to demand the Obama Administration end encroachment on state law
Berkeley, CA – Berkeley Patients Group, a national model for regulated medical marijuana providers and one of the oldest non-profit medical cannabis collectives in California, will fight a civil asset forfeiture suit served against its landlord in an effort to shutter the licensed business and seize the property from which it operates. Berkeley city officials stood with representatives of Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) at a press conference today to defend the non-profit collective and announce a resolution condemning the actions of the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney.
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New Poll Demonstrates Record Support for Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, Regulating Marijuana Like Alcohol
Phoenix, AZ – In a poll conducted January 9 and 10, Public Policy Polling found that 59% of Arizonans support the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, and 59% would vote “yes” on a future initiative to regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. The poll of 600 Arizona voters was commissioned by the National Cannabis Industry Association. View the results at http://thecannabisindustry.org/AZ-survey-011113.pdf.
Despite multiple delays caused by governmental inaction and meritless lawsuits, the strictly controlled non-profit medical marijuana dispensaries mandated by 2010’s Proposition 203 are beginning to operate. Aaron Smith, Executive Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, stated "Allowing seriously ill patients access to medical marijuana demonstrates compassion, but supporting a well-regulated medical marijuana system also benefits…
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BOSTON — Two weeks before Massachusetts releases its draft regulations governing medical marijuana, people interested in opening marijuana-related businesses gathered for a symposium in downtown Boston held by a national marijuana trade association.
From a reality check on how much work is involved in growing large quantities of marijuana to legal and financial aspects of operating a dispensary, members of the National Cannabis Industry Association educated potential investors and entrepreneurs Saturday...