Jersey Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opening Just Weeks Away
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Sat, July, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
A new medical marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open in South Jersey in the coming weeks.
Compassionate Care Foundation, Inc. is expected to open a facility in Egg Harbor Township, just outside of Atlantic City, in mid-September.
All that's left is a final state inspection, the last step before a permit to dispense can be issued.
The review involves, among other things, making sure the space is properly secured and that employee and operations manuals are in place.
If approved, the facility would be just the second dispensary in the state that's considered to have the strictest regulations for medicinal pot in the country.
Legislation legalizing medical marijuana took effect in the state in January 2010.
Jay Lassiter, one of the 1,000 patients registered with the state's medical marijuana program, is skeptical that the Egg Harbor site will open in September. But he said there's no doubt it'll make life a lot easier whenever it does.
The Cherry Hill resident lives two hours from the state's lone dispensary in Montclair.
"I look forward to having my medical needs served in a more convenient manner," said Lassiter, who smokes medicinal marijuana when he needs to settle his stomach.
Lassiter has had HIV for the past two decades.
The bevy of medications he takes each day sometimes make him sick, but he can't skip taking the pills that keep him alive.
Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com
Pro-marijuana ads pulled from NASCAR's Brickyard 400
Category: News | Posted on Sat, July, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
Maybe NASCAR and marijuana don’t mix, after all.
Under pressure from anti-drug groups, the company that owns the Jumbotron at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has pulled a pro-marijuana ad from this weekend’s Brickyard 400 NASCAR race.
The ad, which extols marijuana as being "less harmful than alcohol," was produced by the Marijuana Policy Project and had been scheduled to air dozens of times from Friday through Sunday on the Jumbotron
The ad targeted beer drinkers, claiming that marijuana is not as fattening or dangerous as alcohol.
"Our goal is to make this weekend's event as educational as it will be enjoyable," Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, said in a statement. "We simply want those adults who will be enjoying a beer or two at the race this weekend to think about the fact that marijuana is an objectively less harmful product.”
After the Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. found out about the ad, they complained to Grazie Media, the company that owns the large screen located at the entrance to the raceway, who announced on Friday that they were pulling the spot.
"Grazie Media does not, in any way, shape or form, support the use of marijuana nor the promotion of illegal drugs at a family event," Vanessa Wojtala, CEO and director of programming at Grazie Media, said in a statement.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com
Marijuana from a Vending Machine? Believe it, Dude
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, July, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
You can buy a lot from a vending machine. Umbrellas, eggs, pizzas and more can be found inside the convenience of a cash-swallowing machine.
But schedule I drugs?
It's not as crazy as it sounds, says Joe DeRobbio, founder of Aliso Viejo-based Dispense Labs. His company has taken a design meant for industrial tools and applied it to the needs of marijuana dispensaries, he told the Orange County Register.
And now an outside investor has taken an interest. DeRobbio told the Register he expects his company's pending acquisition by Endexx Corp. to be completed Friday. Endexx is a publicly traded company from Cave Creek, Ariz. that bought another marijuana vending machine firm, CannCan, in April.
The machines identify patients by scanning their thumbs and medical marijuana cards. Once identified, a customer uses a touch-screen monitor to select a purchase from nearly 800 individual marijuana compartments.
Then the machine's custom software tracks what's purchased, who purchased it, when and how often. That creates a paper trail that could help dispensaries stay on the right side of the law, DeRobbio said.
To further protect dispensaries, the machines are encased in steel, he told the Register.
Read more: http://alisoviejo.patch.com
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