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It's our fourth year in the Bay Area for the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup in Richmond, CA (June 22-23, 2013). Make sure to check out the activist and grow expert seminars, our honoring of Dennis Peron, and a special musical performance by Wu-Tang's Ghostface Ki…
We're stoked to announce the headliners of our upcoming Medical Cannabis Cup in the San Francisco Bay Area next month: Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan will take the stage Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA.
Los Angeles, which has more storefront medical marijuana shops than any other U.S. city, will close hundreds of the dispensaries and hike taxes on those that will be allowed to remain under a ballot measure approved by a wide margin of voters.
NYT > Marijuana and Medical Marijuana
In a crucial win for patients in Michigan, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the state’s zero tolerance driving under the influence law does not apply to medical marijuana patients when it is based on the mere presence of THC in a patient’s blood stream. Because THC can remain in a person’s system for days after it is consumed, the only other result would have meant that thousands of medical marijuana patients would be driving illegally simply for having used their medicine hours or days earlier.
Rodney Koon — a medical marijuana patient — was stopped while driving and later accused of a DUI because he had THC in his system. He said he had not used his medicine in six hours. The state Supreme Court found that under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act — which was drafted by MPP — a registered patient cannot be penalized or arrested for the “internal possession” of marijuana, so long as the patient complies with the requirements of the law. The initiative’s protections trump the state’s zero tolerance law for registered patients. The court noted the law does not allow patients to drive when they are under the influence of marijuana.
Tuesday, May 21, Los Angeles voters will determine the fate and future of medical marijuana dispensaries in America's second-largest city. The LA City Council’s struggles to regulate dispensaries have been well documented. But today, LA voters will ta…