Gov. John Hickenlooper issues health warning on marijuana cultivated by Colorado Wellness Centers

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper issued an executive order along with a health and safety advisory Wednesday warning people not to use marijuana cultivated by Colorado Wellness Centers because the company used unapproved pesticides. The company, which also does business as Lush, allegedly used off-label pesticides called pyriproxyfen while cultivating marijuana,…

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Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme, hearing officer rules

The Sweet Leaf dispensary chain, shut down in December after a police sting, was a criminal enterprise that pocketed millions from an illicit “looping” scheme that allowed customers to purchase the maximum amount of marijuana multiple times in a day, a municipal hearing officer ruled.As a result, Sweet Leaf Marijuana…

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Harborside Health Center’s Reaction To New California Medical Marijuana Regulations

Late Friday evening California lawmakers passed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), which will provide a regulatory structure for the state’s medical cannabis industry. The state has lacked such a structure since the 1996 passage of Proposition 215, even though the initiative explicitly called on the Legislature to regulate…

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Michigan House Unveils Brand-New Medical Marijuana Provisioning Centers Act

A yer and a half ago the Michigan House of Representatives passed the Provisioning Centers Act and the associated Smoking Alternatives Bills by near-unanimous consent. They were not voted on before the 2013-14 session expired and were reintroduced this year. On Tuesday a new version of those bills will be…

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