CALIFORNIA

Port Hueneme medical marijuana ordinance will move forward

Port Hueneme is another step closer to allowing medical cannabis to be grown, sold and delivered after the City Council voted for such an ordinance Monday night.

The council will consider a final adoption of the ordinance when it meets at 6:30 p.m. June 5, Port Hueneme City Manager Rod Butler said Tuesday.

Monday’s 4-1 vote came after numerous people spoke in favor of the ordinance, Butler said. Councilwoman Sylvia Muñoz Schnopp cast the sole vote against the proposal.

The city must still make numerous decisions related to medical cannabis, including whether it will impose a direct business tax on cannabis-related businesses, Butler said. The city might put such a proposal before voters in 2018.

“The ordinance as it stands now will allow medical dispensaries, delivery and product testing and cultivation,” he said.

MICHIGAN

Michigan governor appoints medical cannabis regulatory board

 

NEVADA

Reno – On May 8 the Nevada Tax Commission adopted temporary regulations that would enable the state to license some of Nevada’s medical marijuana dispensaries to open to the general adult public on July 1 of this year, but a provision in the temporary rules stipulates that the issuance of a state license to sell adult use or “recreational” marijuana is contingent on written notification from municipalities that the dispensaries meet local licensing guidelines, and yesterday during their regular Wednesday meeting the Reno City Council voted unanimously to adopt regulations that would allow the city’s four medical marijuana dispensaries to participate in the Early Start Program, should they apply and meet all state and local requirements.

The changes to Reno Municipal Code will allow the City to issue temporary retail marijuana dispensary establishment business licenses to sell retail marijuana to citizen 21 years of age or older.  The licenses would expire April 1, 2018.

City of Reno moves forward with cannabis Early Start Program

NEW JERSEY

Vice article highlights the legal and financial issues currently faced by MMJ patients in the state. Will this change once Christie has left the stage ?

Don’t Be Jealous of My Marijuana Prescription

https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/dont-be-jealous-of-my-marijuana-prescription

Out of the 8.9 million people living in my home state, only approximately 12,500 patients are enrolled in NJ’s medical marijuana program. That’s 0.14 percent—a tiny, frequently ignored fraction of the population. You have to be really sick, seriously injured, or close to dead to qualify. I would absolutely trade my MMJ card for the perfectly healthy body I once enjoyed.

Thankyou to Andrew Sacks of Sacks Weston Diamond for the pointer