|DEA agent Tuesday morning at Seattle Cannabis Co-op’s location in the Rainier neighborhood|
Federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided medical marijuana collectives in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Puyallup, Rochester, and Lacey, Washington, as a coordinated raid swept across the Puget Sound region on Tuesday.
Even as protesters decrying how out of touch bankers are with everyday Americans are occupying Wall Street, home of America’s banking industry, many financial institutions in states where medical marijuana is legal are refusing to do business with cannabis dispensaries.
Running out of cannabis while you’re traveling isn’t just a discomfort, if you’re a medical marijuana patient — it can be a threat to your health. Now there’s a way to not only find cannabis dispensaries while you’re on the road — you can also compare them based on hours, popular strains, promotions and many more categories, if you live in one of the seven medical marijuana states where the service is available.
|Photo: Steve Elliott ~alapoet~|
|The “medicine wheel” at Ben Reagan’s dispensary, The C.P.C., is used to demonstrate for patients the continuum between sativa and indica varieties of medicinal cannabis.|
Co-Founder, The C.P.C.
|Photo: Tom Perkins/AnnArbor.com|
|Super Lemon Haze medical marijuana at the 3rd Coast Compassion Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. 3rd Coast just became the first municipally licensed dispensary in the state.|
A medical marijuana center in Ypsilanti has become the first in Michigan to receive a dispensary license from a local municipality.
|Photo: Steve Elliott|
The Washington Legislature’s main proponent of legalizing and licensing medical marijuana dispensaries announced on Tuesday that the attempt has failed. Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles said even her most recent, scaled-back bill won’t go forward.
|Photo: Jessica Nuna|
|This photo was taken by an employee inside Medical Herb Providers dispensary in Spokane, Washington during the raid|
One Drug Enforcement Administration agent, accompanied by about a dozen Spokane Police officers, on Wednesday raided at least three medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state.
|So American Express won’t allow customers to use their cards to purchase medicinal cannabis? Screw them.|
According to multiple sources at medical marijuana dispensaries, American Express will no longer process transactions from cannabis businesses.
|Graphic: THC Finder|
Vermont senators voted overwhelmingly 25-4 on Thursday to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.