Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Marijuana stores banned in Douglas County

Marijuana maybe legal in Colorado for all adults, but good luck finding a place to purchase your cannabis in some counties. Douglas County just became the first county to out right ban commercial pot operations, and others are considering to follow.
According to the Denver Post, anti-marijuana communities are taking action against commercial marijuana shops in their county. Douglas County is the first to quickly decide against stores opening their doors in the community. The ban on recreational marijuana businesses will take effect Thursday regardless of the new law and the money generated by cannabis businesses.
"That's a revenue source that we're not interested in having here," said Douglas County spokeswoman Wendy Holmes.
Holmes also added that a board did consider the financial benefits of pot shops, but continued against them anyway. Douglas County residents voted against marijuana measures four times in the past 12 years, including Amendment 64 which makes it legal for all adults over 21 in the state to possess up to an ounce of marijuana.
The measure lost in the county 54 percent to 46 percent Continue Reading...

Monday, December 10, 2012

Arizona gets its first dispensary

It's been a long two years since Arizona voters approved medical marijuana for their residents in need. Now the doors are finally opened to the states first medical cannabis dispensary.

Arizona Organix opened their doors Thursday morning as the first operational medical marijuana dispensary in Arizona. They were met by several dozen patients lining up to obtain their medication. The line wrapped around the building at the Glendale location were the first of 96 applicants chosen through a lottery from 126 geographic areas across the state.

The establishment conducts business with a professional approach and atmosphere. It is set up like a doctor's office with a waiting room, a front desk and room to meet with a medical marijuana professional and a variety of medication. Consultants privately discuss the ailments with the patient to help determine which strains will treat their conditions best.

"I've been waiting a long time for this," said Charles Everett, a chronic pain suffer and medically approved marijuana patient, "It's a great day for Democracy."

Dispensaries have been blocked from opening up in Arizona for over two years due to the issue being tied up in courts, the issue was regarding the federal stance on marijuana. State and Maricopa County prosecutors attempted to wrongfully argue that federal laws trumps state laws, however last week a judge founded on the side of the people and cleared the path for Arizona Organix and other dispensaries across the state to open. Continue Reading...