A new study of states which have implemented medical marijuana laws shows those states also have lower rates of drug overdose deaths.
The growing legal-cannabis industry is attracting Bay Area investors who want to take advantage of what they think will be a growing business.
Controversial new rules that severely restrict the operations of medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits are now in place in San Jose, and many pot club operators say the regulation will put them out of business.
San Jose Marijuana Dispensaries Giving Away 45,000 1-Gram Stashes Of Pot In Ballot Referendum Effort
Medical marijuana advocates are hoping to get voters fired up about saving the industry in San Jose by offering free pot for signing a petition.
SAN JOSE (KCBS) – Advocates of medical marijuana rallied outside San Jose City Hall Thursday in a noisy protest over stringent new operating rules about to go into effect which, pot club owners, said would shut down all the city’s existing marijuana collectives, and force those permitted to re-open into remote areas of the city.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to enact an immediate moratorium on the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Santa Clara County, officials said.
The new rules would limit where medical marijuana dispensaries could be located and would also force them to grow their own marijuana.
The proposed ordinance would place strict restrictions on how medical marijuana dispensaries can operate in San Jose.
A California lawmaker has introduced legislation to regulate the state’s free-wheeling medical marijuana industry — the farmers that grow the drug, the hundreds of storefront shops that sell it and especially the doctors who write recommendations allowing people to use it.
Governor Jerry Brown said he is not sure legalizing pot is a good idea because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.