Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sparc Is The Apple Store Of Marijuana Shops – Business Insider

“If you walk into any other business, whether it’s a restaurant or food service business, they put a lot into the atmosphere and customer service,” Robert Jacob, Sparcs executive director, tells CNBC . “Sparc wanted to do the same.” The clean, well-lit interior is lined with thick, modern pale wood shelving similar to an Apple retail location, or modern clothing store. And rather than being housed in mismatched boxes, the marijuana is organized uniformly in large, clear plastic cases. The small, clear circular containers are organized in precise rows with well designed labels. Facebook.com/SparcSF Marijuana on display at Sparc Sparc, which was founded in 2009, currently serves up to 400 customers per day who can sometimes pay $300 for an ounce of marijuana, CNBC reports. Customers must be at least 18 years or older and have a letter of recommendation from a physician in order to purchase marijuana from Sparc. And the retail store has also partnered with Eaze, a local startup trying to revolutionize medical marijuana delivery. Sparc is officially a non profit, and they donate their surplus funds to San Francisco charities, but the company has seen a big uptick in business thanks to the legal marijuana markets recent growth.
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Ex-st. Charles Man Accepts 5 Years In Prison On Marijuana Charges | Kane County Chronicle

Postal Service. The charge against Kwiatkowski, 32, unlawful delivery of marijuana, also a felony, still is pending. Her next court appearance is Jan. 30. Prosecutors alleged that some of the proceeds from the sale of the marijuana shipped to Kane County were received by codefendants Anthony and Gina Salemi, Nicholas Salemis parents. Felony charges of money laundering are pending against Anthony Salemi, 56, and Gina Salemi, 52, of the 5N400 block of North Glenoak Lane, St. Charles Township. The felony charges are punishable by two to five years in prison and fines of up to $25,000. Other charges against Anthony Salemi include unlawfully producing or possessing cannabis plants, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of cannabis, all misdemeanors.Their next court date is Dec.
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Mayor Seeks New Rules For Seattle’s Medical-pot Industry | Local News | The Seattle Times

Class one operations would have to send their products to labs for testing of potency, mold, fungus, pesticides and heavy metals tests that reach beyond what is required in the states recreational system and would be much more costly for providers. Delivery would be allowed for class one licensees if they had a storefront, but sales at farmers markets would be banned. Class two licensees would be more limited and seem to have little commercial opportunity. Those operators would be limited to 10 members sharing 45 marijuana plants, could not operate dispensaries, and wouldnt be subject to some of the more stringent testing and zoning regulations. The mayors outline also calls for a separate processing license that establishes packaging requirements for edibles and adopts the state Liquor Control Boards rules for concentrates. Marijuana advocates had mixed reactions to the mayors proposal. Dispensary owner and medical-marijuana advocate John Davis said the legislation was an important step to having some regulation and that the mayor was headed in the right direction. He expressed concern that the law would prevent businesses from giving away medical marijuana to those who cant afford it. He also worried about what would happen if two existing operations already were within 1,000 feet of each other. Alex Cooley, a medical-pot entrepreneur, said he was so happy the city was finally doing something, but shared Davis concerns about stores already too close to one another.
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Could A Form Of Sugar Treat Deadly Niemann-pick Disease? | Fox4kc.com

The Hempels werent scientists, but they poured themselves into research parsing the language of obscure scientific papers they found on the Internet. Addi and Cassi recuperate at Childrens Hospital, Oakland. In December 2007, Chris spotted one in the Journal of Lipid Research. Scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School kept a colony of mice with a version of Niemann-Pick disease. When they were treated with a compound called cyclodextrin, the animals lived nearly twice as long. Cylclodextrin is a form of sugar. Its used in consumer products like detergent and air freshener because it can bind to odor-causing molecules. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is sometimes used as an excipient: a delivery vehicle to mix with an active ingredient.
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Highmark Marketing Announces Four For One Forward Stock Split, Record Date For Arrangement Agreement And Repricing Of A Private Placement – Yahoo Finance

Highmark Marketing may pay a cash commission to certain finders equal to 10% of the gross proceeds raised and may issue to the finders that number of finders’ warrants that will entitle the holder thereof to purchase that number of common shares that is equal to 10% of the number of units issued pursuant to the private placement for a period of 36 months from issuance at an exercise price of $0.15 per common share. About Highmark Marketing Highmark Marketing is a nutraceutical company, based in British Columbia, focused on bringing the health benefits of natural and herbal remedies to the market. Highmark Marketing intends to acquire, license, distribute, and market products in the nutraceutical industry. Further information about Highmark Marketing is available under its profile on the SEDAR website www.sedar.com and on Highmark Marketing’s page on the CSE website. The CSE has not reviewed, nor approved or disapproved the content of this press release. Forward-Looking Information: This press release may include forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business of Highmark Marketing.
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Odessa Police Department Recent Felony Arrests For November 25, – Kwes Newswest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, Tx: Newswest9.com |

Johnson was placed into custody for driving while intoxicated after failing field sobriety tests. Officers searched the listed vehicle and discovered marijuana. Johnson was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. While at the jail, Johnson was found to be in possession of a bag containing approximately 40 Xanax pills. Johnson did not have a prescription for the Xanax. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Johnson was additionally charged with prohibited substance in a correctional facility. 22-year-old John Roghair Odessa Police arrested Roghair on 11-21-14 at approximately 1352 hours for Criminal Mischief, a State Jail Felony. While eating lunch at Rosas, officers were approached by several citizens concerning a male subject with red hair going car to car asking for money.
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Cannabis Stocks Are On The Rise Following A Not So High Month Of October – Yahoo Finance

To the benefit of American Green, this will new program will bring in $20,000 per month in revenue. Nevada is becoming a hotbed for marijuana businesses. In a recent Fox5 news story, the station reports that medical marijuana businesses in Nevada are well on their way to opening. That has some predicting legal recreational pot in the Silver State may not be far behind. This could put American Green and other Nevada based Companies at the center of the next marijuana market to boom. (For more information on ERBB and related companies please visit http://marijuanastocks.com/market-scan/?symbol=erbb About marijuanastocks.com MarijuanaStocks.com is the leading web destination for all things cannabis. Investors can find marijuana related financial, medical, legal, and social news anytime day or night. Writers are invited to submit cannabis related articles for publication.
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Police Seize $60,000 Worth Of Marijuana | Saukvalley.com

21, 2014 3:43 p.m.CST Updated: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.CST Caption Michael V. Galindo BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5521 STERLING A Sterling man was being held on $75,000 bond Friday on charges of possession of medical grade marijuana with the intent to sell it. Related Links IDOC releases investigative report on former Dixon warden Police said they arrested Michael V. Galindo, 27, in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue in Sterling on Wednesday when he took delivery of about 5 pounds of marijuana.
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Two Arrested In Synthetic Drug Case

Police have charged the man with delivery of a controlled substance. The woman hasn’t been charged. Paramedics on Monday and Tuesday responded to cases in an east area of downtown Austin. They say most of the people were homeless and had either become violent or lost consciousness after using the drug. Police say they used surveillance video to identify the suspects and that officers seized 4 grams of the drug from a hotel room where they were staying. They say the drug was laced with five illegal chemicals. The suspects’ identities haven’t been released. College Station Looking At Plans To Annex 200 Acres Near Wellborn KBTX.com Features
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Livermore Seeks Court Injunction To Shut Down Pot Shop – Contracostatimes.com

The city, he said, is awaiting a response from the court on the restraining order and expects a hearing soon on a temporary injunction. Club operators, he said, also have criminal charges pending for marijuana possession and distribution. Meanwhile, patients are pleading with the city to allow Tree of Life to remain open, claiming they’re being unfairly harassed by police when leaving the club. “I need access to medication; I don’t want to have to worry about being pulled over right up the street,” Taylor Yapp of Pleasanton told council members recently. Livermore Police Chief Mike Harris denied the department is conducting extra enforcement near the facility. Tree of Life spokesman Derek Baker, who said he uses medicinal marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, said he wants the city to issue a temporary stay while it analyzes the pros and cons of a storefront collective.
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