Monthly Archives: June 2014

New York Will Finally Allow Medical Marijuana, But Not If You Smoke It | Thinkprogress

Andrew Cuomo (D) said he plans to sign it. The bill is a compromise measure that emerged after almost two decades of battling over medical marijuana in the state legislature. Several years in a row, measures passed the Democrat-controlled Assembly before dying in the Republican House. This year, lawmakers were able to make a deal after several Republican lawmakers shifted to support the bill . The law that passed, however, does not allow patients to smoke, or to access marijuana in raw plant form. Users can only purchase it in extracted forms such as through an edible, pill, or as an oil to be used with a vaporizer.
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Marijuana Weekly Roundup: Is Cannabis Delivery The Next Big Thing? – Yahoo Finance

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Marijuana Weekly Roundup: Is Cannabis Delivery The Next Big Thing? By Spencer Schredder June 16, 2014 4:15 PM . Colorado Approved The Largest State Funded MJ Resarch Grant Ever A new grant system in Colorado is handing out up to $9 million in funding for medical marijuana research. This will be the largest state funded research product on the plant, and Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director and chief medical officer of the Colorado Health Department, wants to “make sure that what’s happening out there in everyday practice isn’t harming people.” The research will focus on the effects medical marijuana has on med-card qualifying conditions.”Our intent is to be rigorous scientifically,” Wolk said , “but to also act with some expediency because these are products that a large percentage of our population is using today.” Marijuana Will Fly Off The Shelves In Washington This Summer Washington’s recreational legalization of marijuana became official on June 1st, but no retail marijuana has been sold yet.
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Kincardine Medical Marijuana Facility? | Lucknow Sentinel

a day,” Ruimy said. Herburger said the laws changed in February dictating who can grow medical marijuana, so while the business was started three years ago and construction began in May, it took a year to get a full pre-license for the facility. “It’s very exciting to get that and it’s when were able to actually start construction and the renovations on the greenhouse,” Herburger. “Right now we are working on building all of the security aspects, at which point Health Canada will come in and inspect us and we will be fully licensed for production.” The security grade will match any similar narcotics production facility, such as a pharmaceutical factory producing oxycontin, Herburger said. “The whole thing is regulated federally through Health Canada,” Ruimy said. “We need to first of all prove that we are building a safe, secure facility that’s the main focus, to make sure no product gets out that isn’t supposed to get out, making sure no contaminant of any kind gets into any of the product and make sure everything is extremely well documented.” The company is currently developing phase one of four, with plans to be open and producing in the 340,000-square-foot facility by “mid-to-late fall this year.” “Hopefully we’ll have (phase) four going in a couple of years,” said Herburger.
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Medical Marijuana Blazes Forward In New York – Mainstreet

On Thursday, Governor Cuomo announced in a press conference that he had reached a deal with legislators to proceed toward legalization in New York . With this development, New York is set to become the 23rd state in the Union to legalize medical marijuana use. The measure will allow people with chronic health conditions to use cannabinoids with a doctor’s prescription. Patients will be required to participate in a certification and registration program administered by the State Department of Health. The Department will also be authorized to suspend or revoke participation of patients who violate any provision of the new law. Cannabis products will be taxed at 7% and proceeds will be distributed both to county governments at point of sale as well as state run and county administered programs for drug treatment and law enforcement. Related Articles
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Capitol Confidential » Cuomo, Leaders Reach Medical Marijuana Deal

Registration would be valid for two years at a time, renewable, and subject to revocation. Registered organizations would be required to comply with strict security and record keeping requirements. The legislation allows for five registered organizations that can each operate up to four dispensaries statewide. Registration identifications and registrations for organization would be issued 18 months after the effective date of the bill, unless DOH certifies that the new program could not be implemented in accordance with public health and safety interests. Registered organizations would be able to dispense medical marijuana to individuals who present a registry identification card. The organization would not be able to dispense an amount greater than a thirty day supply to a patient. The medical marijuana would be dispensed in a sealed and properly labeled package with a safety insert included. All manufacturing and dispensing of medical marijuana by registered organizations would take place in New York and registered organizations would contract with an independent laboratory to test the medical marijuana.
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Get Ready For The Marijuana Delivery App ‘canary’ : Thesource

I remember back in the day if I wanted a bag of weed I had to do it the old fashioned way. I had to find a seedy drug dealer type (aka one of my friends), call them, wait for them to show up on time (2 hours late), and then hope against hope its as good or better than the last stuff you got. Well less than 15 years later that seems like the stone ages. With Marijuana legalized for recreational purposes in the state of Washington on June 1st and going into effect by July 1st things are moving quickly in the world of retail pot. Last Thursday at the annual Tech Crunch Disrupt convention a new power player in the pot playground emerged, in marijuana delivery service Canary. According to Business Insider the app which is developed by students at the University of Washington: Has yet to launch, however.Tullis and Vakharia are taking their time with the startup to ensure Canary operates legally. The service operates only as a middleman between registered dispensaries in Seattle and Denver and customers. To use Canary, users first have to verify that theyre legally able to buy marijuana by sending a picture of their ID or their medical marijuana card to Canary. Once verified, users can select from a huge variety of strains from Canarys dispensaries and producers. Contingent upon state laws, Canary users can purchase quantities in grams to ounces. Current federal regulations may limit customers to paying with cash initially, but Canary has plans to extend to mobile payment options, allowing users to pay with Venmo, PayPal and credit cards in the future.
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Marijuana Takeout? Seattle Students Create Pot-delivery Phone App | Www.ajc.com

Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Posted: 6:23 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 Marijuana takeout? Seattle students create pot-delivery phone app Two 19-year-old students are preparing to launch the phone app Canary next month. Seattle students create pot-delivery phone app Sponsored Links KIRO-TV Seattle SEATTLE University of Washington students Josiah Tullis and Megh Vakharia said their parents were not exactly excited about their business plan, but they were impressed by their entrepreneurial spirit. “My mom called me and went, ‘Wait, what are you up to?’ I said, ‘We’re starting this business!’ ” Vakharia said. (My mothers) main guideline is, Go ahead and pursue this business; just don’t partake in what you’re delivering, and I was like, OK, OK, Mom! The two 19-year-old students are preparing to launch the phone app Canary in Seattle sometime late next month. But what is it? “The easiest way we say it, is that it’s Uber for marijuana, Tullis said. “Canary is an on-demand service that allows you to get cannabis delivered right to your doorstep, Vakharia said. The app will allow medical-marijuana cardholders to order different strains of pot in different amounts from their favorite dispensaries. The deliveries are then made by a driver.
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Is Medical Marijuana Delivery Coming To Your University?

Medical marijuana delivery might be coming to your university, assuming of course you attend the University of Washington in Seattle. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, two 19-year-old students at the university plan to launch a smartphone application next month that will let you get cannabis delivered right to your doorstep. Trippy, right? The app is called Canary , and its makers, Josiah Tullis and Megh Vakharia, describe it as Uber for marijuana. In case you are not aware, Uber is a ride-sharing service that connects passengers with drivers. Its like a taxi for smartphones, except that its more convenient and significantly cheaper. Plus, it operates entirely through your smartphone, meaning you dont have to speak to an annoying dispatcher. Canary will function similarly to Uber, except that instead of taking you from point A to point B, drivers will deliver grade-A marijuana nuggets directly to your home within an hour of you placing an order. Neat, huh? Now comes the bad news. You will need to be a legal medical marijuana cardholder to use the application: We check. We do some double verification that is required of medical-marijuana patients. They have to take a picture of the card and also present it upon arrival. However, if you have this card, then you get the benefit of being able to choose from a variety of strains like Blueberry Yum Yum, Ballsack, Sour Diesel, Mango Kush, or OG Kush (Canary will not necessarily have THESE strains on deck).
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U Washington Students Start ‘uber For Marijuana’ Delivery Service

The students say they’re interviewing drivers from Uber and Lyft who are interested in working for them. The drivers will have to undergo a background check. Two students at the University of Washington in Seattle are starting a business that they describe as Uber for marijuana. Josiah Tullis and Megh Vakharia are planning to launch a phone app called Canary in Seattle late next month. “[A]n on-demand service that allows you to get cannabis delivered right to your doorstep.” “Canary is an on-demand service that allows you to get cannabis delivered right to your doorstep, Vakharia said in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Medical-marijuana cardholders will be able to select different strains of pot from different medical dispensaries and then have their order delivered by a cardholding driver. Users can buy in quantities ranging from a gram to an ounce. The app also describes the sensations users can expect to experience with each strain. For example, it describes a variety called “White Widow” as “Happy.
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University Of Washington Students To Launch Pot-delivery App : News : University Herald

The services will reportedly work only with medical dispensaries providing to cardholding patients. Drivers will be hired by Canary; they will have to be medical-marijuana cardholders and also undergo background checks. “We check. We do some double verification that is required of medical-marijuana patients. They have to take a picture of the card and also present it upon arrival,” Vakharia said. The students said they are interviewing drivers from apps like Uber and Lyft who are interested in jumping over to Canary. Tullis and Vakharia said they are “cognizant” of the legal ramifications of launching this app. “The uncertainties are not in the technology; the technology has already been done before. The uncertainties are in the legality on the business side,” Tullis said. The pot-delivery mobile app recently won the audience choice award at a TechCrunch startup conference. “We had to have a 60-second pitch, and we were pitching around 800 or so people.
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