Massachusetts sees 100 bids to open medical marijuana dispensaries
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Sat, November, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
The list of companies vying to open Massachusetts’ first medical marijuana dispensaries has been pared down significantly, according to the latest numbers released Thursday by state regulators.
Just 100 organizations submitted applications by the 3 p.m. deadline, but roughly a third of those that survived the first-round cut in September chose not to go forward.
Many prospective applicants were apparently knocked out by recent rule changes that required each company to prove it has $500,000 cash available in its bank account for start-up costs.
Before the rule changes, regulators merely required the medical marijuana dispensary applicants to show that the money was pledged by investors in commitment letters.
Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo, director of the state health department bureau that oversees the process, said she is encouraged that there is a “robust” number of companies still in the running.
“There is a number of strong applicants who are willing to go through the process, and can assure us they can meet all the requirements, that they have the wherewithal financially and otherwise to able to be set up a coherent and effective business,” she said.
Read more: http://www.boston.com
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Sat, November, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
Maine fails to legalize marijuana
Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, November, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
An effort to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Maine has failed in the state’s Legislative Council, which vets bills before they can be introduced for consideration.
The bill would have legalized, taxed, and regulated the use of marijuana in the state, but it failed to gather majority support in the council. The final vote was 5-5, and the bill will not be considered again until 2015.
The tabling of the bill comes after Portland, Maine, became the first city on the East Coast to officially legalize the drug earlier this month.
"Portland had spoken so loudly that it's a shame that Legislative Council didn't listen to them," said Democratic state Rep. Diane Russell, who introduced the bill, to the Portland Daily Sun. About 81 percent of votes in Russell’s district voted for Portland’s initiative to legalize pot, which passed easily citywide with 70 percent support overall.
If Russell’s measure had passed its initial vote, it would’ve been brought up for consideration during the state’s four-month second legislative session that begins on January 1. Under Maine’s constitution, this session is reserved for emergency and budget-related bills, and according to one of the council’s nay votes, there is simply not enough time to debate and analyze such an important proposal.
"We're going into a short session [in January], and for Portlanders and Mainers this short session is exactly four months, and for a bill that is this complex and this big, I did not feel it had the time to have the stakeholders come together," said Democratic state Senator Justin Alfond, whose district is also located in Portland, to the Daily Sun.
Supporters of the bill, including Marijuana Policy Project Political Director David Boyer, told the Huffington Post it’s disappointing to see Alfond vote against a bill his constituents overwhelmingly support.
Read more: http://rt.com
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Category: Concentrates | Posted on Fri, November, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
Thanksgiving Canna-Recipes; Green Bean Casserole
Category: Recipes | Posted on Fri, November, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
As Thanksgiving approaches, people are planning on what they're going to be eating. If you're planning on having dinner with people who love cannabis as much as you, why not incorporate some edibles in to your dinner? Stoners are definitely thankful for cannabis and what better way to be thankful for it? Of course, the meal has to start off with an appetizer. Medicated green bean casserole is a good way to start things off!
What You'll Need (Makes enough for 10-12 people);
1/4 tsp salt
1 diced onion
2 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
1 cup French onions
8 cups cooked, cut green beans
2 tblsp cannabutter
1/4 tsp ground pepper
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Take a large skillet and sauté the onion with a small amount of cannabutter on medium heat. Let it cook for a few minutes and then add in the canned mushroom soup, salt and pepper, 1 tblsp cannabutter, milk, and green beans. Mix everything together well until the substance is warm. Use the leftover cannabutter to grease up the casserole dish. Transfer the skillet contents in to the dish and sprinkle the French onion across the top. Toss the whole thing in to the oven for 15-20 minutes or until it's bubbling slightly. Remove it from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy your Thanksgiving appetizer!
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