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ATMs in Legal Dispensaries Shut Down, Cutting off Cash for Customers

ATMs in Legal Dispensaries Shut Down, Cutting off Cash for Customers

One of the ways retail cannabis dispensaries and medical marijuana dispensaries have been able to operate in a country that doesn’t allow them to actually bank has been via the use of on-site ATMs, registered to their business or a neighboring business. These machines may either dispense cash directly to customers or allow them to […]

PA Senator Daylin Leach: What I Learned about Legal Marijuana in Denver

PA Senator Daylin Leach: What I Learned about Legal Marijuana in Denver

PHOTO (top): PA Senator Daylin Leach at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO July 25, 2014 by Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine This past week, three members of my legislative staff and I flew to Denver, Colorado to see for ourselves what the complete legalization of cannabis looks like. Given the polls, what other states are doing, […]

Colorado: Fight for Legalization Protections Rages On

Colorado: Fight for Legalization Protections Rages On

News from Colorado Cannabis Patients Alliance: HB1122, a clean-up bill, defines “locked and enclosed” among other things. Passed and already signed by the Governor. *** The Whizzinator Bill (HB-1040) was killed in committee. Essentially it came down to ridiculousness. It started out as a felony, then got dropped to a misdemeanor, then a civil fine. […]

Getting to a Groovier State: Coverage for Our Local Cannabusiness

Getting to a Groovier State: Coverage for Our Local Cannabusiness

A couple weeks ago, I was enjoying my Sunday (which for me usually means eating junk food, hitting dabs, and watching TV), and an ad for State Farm Insurance came on—this time featuring Scooby Doo and the whole gang. It seemed odd to me that a modern State Farm ad would use a cartoon that […]

Reality Check: Impacts of Retail Marijuana on Colorado Economy

Reality Check: Impacts of Retail Marijuana on Colorado Economy

We’re just over 3 weeks into the experiment, and with all the media coverage and opinion pieces on retail marijuana in Colorado one thing is becoming blatantly clear: the real reason most prohibitionists think marijuana consumers should be sent to jail or forced into rehab is simply because they don’t like marijuana or the people […]

Catch-422: How The War On Cannabis Ties Us Up In Knots

Catch-422: How The War On Cannabis Ties Us Up In Knots

ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF JOHN DVORAK With a tip of my hempen chapeau to Joseph Heller, I have identified a phenomenon I call “Catch-422.” With the full-throated (and paid for) assistance of the mainstream media for the last 70+ years, our government’s Reefer Madness campaign has demonized cannabis, stigmatized entire classes of society and destroyed […]