Weedmaps responded to the California Bureau of Cannabis Control -basically telling them to blow it out their ass.

In the letter the company responded to the cease and desist order by saying it is “not a Licensee subject to the Bureau’s purview.”

Possible lawsuits to come.

Personally, I’m with Weedmaps on this one. I believe the state overstepped it’s authority, but only time will tell.

Weedmaps warned by California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control

Both California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control and the Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement have sent Weedmaps a cease and desist letter telling them to stop listing unlicensed marijuana sellers.

The California state law says any cannabis ads must include that company’s state license number, but evidently Weedmaps has been issuing it’s own WM-ID, which the powers-that-be say is not a legitimate license number and therefore they are in violation of state law.

Everybody in the trade is waiting for Weedmaps response.

Leafly on the other hand has been complying with the law and is down by 750 listing to only 300 for the state of California.

For existing businesses that have been dropped; Leafly says they will credit the accounts of pending licensees and store their current information through the end of 2018 to enable partners to quickly and easily resume advertising when they receive their license

Cue Bob Dylan and “Times they are a changin.

The future of medical marijuana distribution

I’ve been wondering how long before medical marijuana wound up in pharmacies.

Well I found this on Leafly.

Aphria, the Ontario-based licensed cannabis producer, announced earlier today that it has entered into an agreement to become a medical cannabis supplier to Shoppers Drug Mart.

So this looks like it has a good chance at being the future of medical marijuana in Canada.
Shoppers Drug Mart -Ontario Canada
(bargainmoose/Flickr Creative Commons)

A small team of executives from Shoppers is said to have been touring the sites of medical-marijuana growers over the past several months, holding talks with several of the 29 federally licensed producers. Reached Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Shoppers Drug Mart said the company sees pharmacies as a logical option for selling the drug.

“Pharmacists are medication experts and play a significant role in the prescribing and monitoring of medication to ensure safe and optimal use,” spokeswoman Tammy Smitham said. “We believe that dispensing medical marijuana through pharmacy, like other medications, is the safest option.”

For now, the discussions involve medical marijuana, but the talks come as the federal government is planning to eventually legalize the drug for recreational use. Supply deals with some of the country’s largest legal grow operations, and a license to distribute the product in pharmacies, could position Shoppers as a major national force should legalization occur.

It makes sense. If you want to classify marijuana as medicine, shouldn’t it be distributed like other medications?

Railroad Valley Nevada raid

On September 29th, 2017, Nye County Sheriffs Office raided an illegal grow operation and confiscated approximately 2,385 marijuana plants.

The two suspects got away on foot, but according to the sheriff’s deputies, they recovered DNA evidence at the campsite. (shades of CSI).

Unlike TV, running that DNA shouldn’t take more than a few months.

Of course, according to TV, a crime lab only needs a handful of warm bodies, all of whom are experts in everything. –So when you’re staring at the boob-tube, remember to suspend disbelief.

Back to reality.

It turns out that the cops broke with tradition and didn’t burn all that weed. Instead they turned to their trusty backhoe and buried it in an undisclosed location, under several feet of sand and gravel.

Ah well, now it’s just another lost treasure buried somewhere in the desert.

This is a good picture of why they chose Railroad Valley. –See, Nowhere, middle of.
route 6 railroad valley Nv
Image By Famartin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Nevada Gaming Commission Says No Marijuana in Casinos

Nevada Gaming Commission has reiterated their stand on using marijuana in casinos. It ain’t going to happen.
They also said that gaming licensees:

    Should not maintain business relationships with marijuana companies, including landlord-tenant arrangements.
    Should be discouraged from hosting shows or conferences that promote the use, sale, cultivation or distribution of marijuana.
    Should not receive financing from or provide financing to an individual, entity or establishment that sells, cultivates or distributes marijuana.

They also said that casinos cannot do business with the wife or husband involved in the marijuana industry.

No vote was taken so there’s more to come in the next few months.

first post on fresh site

For those of you that read this blog; we had a crash.

The database got corrupted beyond all hope of repair. So here we are. Starting fresh.

I’m not certain how long it will be before we become active, but we will get there.

In the meantime, here’s a thought: