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Application Process for Medical Marijuana Growers in New York Is Now Open

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, April, 29th 2015 by THCFinder

The time has come for pot growers who want to become one of the suppliers for New York’s medical marijuana program to put their name in the proverbial hat.

Earlier this week, the state's Department of Health announced that it is officially in the process of accepting applications from those companies serious about cultivating medical marijuana for the patients of New York. The agency has set an application deadline of May 14, and licenses will be granted by sometime in July.

"This represents an important step in implementing the medical marijuana program in New York State," Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said in a statement. "We have laid out an ambitious timeline in getting the program up and running, and we are meeting our goals. Once the applications are in, we can begin our review and move to the next step of selecting the registered organizations this summer."

This lottery of sorts, which will only give a total of five companies permission to cultivate and distribute medical marijuana across the state, is expected to get rather interesting, especially since previous reports have indicated that hundreds of cannabis corporations from all over the United States will likely cast a bid. In fact, a story published at the beginning of the year by Capital New Yorksuggested that lobbyists for many of these firms were already pressing the flesh with labor unions and other influential decision makers in an attempt to secure a place in the market before the state opened the application process.

However, companies chomping at the bit to get in on the medical marijuana market will need to provide officials with more than just suitcases full of cash to earn the right to call themselves one of the state’s cannabis kingpins. In addition to cleverly persuading local lawmakers to support them, applicants will need to present thorough proposals that indicate every aspect of their operation is tight. 

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Category: Tokers | Posted on Tue, April, 28th 2015 by THCFinder


Snoop Dogg-Backed Weed Delivery Is Coming To Los Angeles.

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, April, 28th 2015 by THCFinder

While riding Uber, a thought may have crossed your mind. Why not combine a weed delivery with vehicles and drivers flexible enough to serve all kinds of destinations? Snoop Dogg and others are aiming to make that dream come true.

The rap star is now a contributing investor in new delivery service, Eaze, which has already launched in San Francisco and is coming to Los Angeles soon. Dogg's Casa Verde Ventures is dropping a cool $10 million for a “Series A” funding round of the company, which plans to give medicinal marijuana users the ultimate quick connection to dispensaries to ease their pain. Other investors include DCM Ventures, Fresh VC and 500 Startups.

This investment will help provide up to 50 new staff and is being added to the initial $1.5 million startup so that the San Francisco-based company may continue expanding into other markets. Currently, Eaze serves 34 cities, according to a February press release.

CEO and Eaze founder Kevin McCarty says the company works only with dispensaries that offer top quality products. Delivery time is said to be a mere 10 to 15 minutes.

Dogg isn’t the only musician to position himself in the game. Weed fans can also look forward to checking out Willie’s Reserve, a marijuana brand launched by Willie Nelson, and may have to pop by a new medical marijuana dispensary in the OC opened by the Cypress Hill’s B-Real.



Vermont Politicians Want To Ban Alcohol Sales Until Marijuana Prohibition Ends

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, April, 28th 2015 by THCFinder

vermont marijuana decriminalization‘Marijuana is safer than alcohol.’ That statement has been said a lot in the last few years. It’s a statement that has been very effective in the battle to end marijuana prohibition. It’s effective because it’s true. According to a recent study, marijuana is 114 times safer than alcohol. So the fact that alcohol is legal, and even proudly consumed by many marijuana opponents, but marijuana is illegal, is a huge slap in the face to logic and reasoning.

In an effort to highlight the obvious hypocrisy that is marijuana prohibition, two lawmakers in Vermont recently introduced a bill that would prohibit alcohol sales until marijuana sales are allowed. Per The Cannabist:

Frustrated by a lack of action on marijuana legalization, two Vermont lawmakers are trying a new tack: No pot, no booze.

Progressive Rep. Chris Pearson and Democratic Rep. Jean O’Sullivan, both from Burlington, held a news conference Wednesday to announce they had filed legislation to ban the sale of alcohol in Vermont.

Both called the idea “laughable,” but said they are trying to further their arguments that marijuana is less harmful to individuals and to society than alcohol and should be legalized for adults.

The bill obviously does not have a solid chance of passing. However, it got a lot of media buzz, and I’m sure it’s got people talking in Vermont. Alcohol is very commonplace in America, and is generally accepted by most people. It’s beyond time that people realized that marijuana should be afforded that same level of acceptance and tolerance, because after all, it’s far safer.




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