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Quebec’s Cannabis Regulations: 8 Takeaways

On Thursday, Quebec’s Liberal government tabled Bill 157, the legislation outlining the system of sale and distribution for legal cannabis in the province. Though Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois describes it as “an evolving plan” which is “not the end,” since “it is certain we will have to adapt,” some facts about it are now fixed.

A crown corporation will be created to sell cannabis products on behalf of the Government of Quebec.

The purpose of the legislation, reads the text of Bill 157, is “to prevent and reduce cannabis harm in order to protect the health and security of the public and of young persons in particular. The Act also aims to ensure the preservation of the cannabis market’s integrity.” Certainly the law’s ability to do that will be up for debate, as critics are already attacking what they see as the legislation’s faults.

Here are eight of the most important factors introduced by Bill 157.

1. The legal age for consumption of cannabis in Quebec will be 18, which was previously semi-confirmed by Liberal government sources in late September. This is in line with the recommendation of the Canadian Pediatric Society, which acknowledges that THC can be harmful to a child’s brain development, but underlines that the brain develops much less between the ages of 18 and 21.

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2. A crown corporation, the Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQC), will be created to sell cannabis products on behalf of the Government of Quebec. The SQS will be administered as a subsidiary of the Société des Alcohols du Québec (SAQ), which distributes alcohol in the province. However, SAQ storefront outlets primarily sell wine and spirits, since lower-alcohol content beverages (beer, wine, and malt liquor products) are legal for sale in grocery stores and dépanneurs. The SQS will be the sole body permitted to sell cannabis products under law. It will also be the only organization allowed to buy, transport, and store cannabis from licensed commercial producers. No forms of cannabis will be approved for sale privately.

Quebec will begin by opening only 20 cannabis storefronts across the province.

3. Though Quebec has a population of 8.3-million, the SQC will begin by opening only 20 storefront locations across the province for the sale of cannabis. However, cannabis will also be available for sale online, provided that it is delivered by Canada Post and signed for by someone of legal age. By contrast, alcohol is available in 406 SAQ outlet locations across Quebec. Unlike SAQ outlets, the 20 SQC storefront locations will not allow minors to enter. No cannabis products in SQC will be accessible to customers without employees handing them over, and no cannabis products are to be made visible from outside the outlets. Each SQC outlet must install a sign on or close to its door including a warning from the Minister of Health “concerning the harmful effects of cannabis on health.”

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4. While the law does not explicitly outlaw edible cannabis products (in fact acknowledging the possibility of “edible and non-edible” products being subject to government regulation), it does criminalize any attempt to modify the flavour, aroma, or colour of cannabis products. (Au revoir, flavored vape pens.)

5. Despite federal law allowing home-growing of up to four plants of no more than one metre in height, home-growing of cannabis for personal use will remain outlawed in Quebec, and all commercial growing of cannabis will remain illegal except in companies licensed by the government.

Smoking cannabis will be legal in palliative care hospices with designated smoking areas.

6. Smoking or vaping cannabis will be illegal wherever smoking tobacco is illegal under Quebec law, limiting cannabis consumption  more or less to private homes, as well as unenclosed public parks. Also off-limits are obvious locations such as schools and child-care facilities, as well as pubs, taverns, bars, bingo halls, and “enclosed spaces where sports, cultural or artistic activities, or similar activities are held.” However, smoking or vaping cannabis will be legal in palliative care hospices with designated smoking areas. Fines for smoking or vaping cannabis in “an enclosed space” other than a private residence will range from $500 to $1,500, while fines for those who do so in an enclosed space that is also an educational institution or child-care facility will range from $750 to $2,250.

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7. There will be “zero tolerance” for driving under the influence of cannabis. Police will be able to take saliva samples from drivers and potentially impound vehicles for up to 90 days if any presence of cannabis or other drugs is detected in drivers’ saliva. However, there is no ready means available to measure blood-cannabis levels, and recent studies suggest no reliable means exist for exact measures of cannabis intoxication such as are available for alcohol.

Quebec repeated its demand to the federal government to delay the deadline for cannabis legislation at least one more year.

8. On Wednesday, in the leadup to tabling Quebec’s cannabis legislation, the Liberal government of Premier Philippe Couillard repeated its demand to the federal government to delay the deadline for cannabis legislation at least one more year. Health Minister Lucie Charlebois and Finance Minister Carlos Leitao declared that the provincial government would not accept a 50/50 split of cannabis tax revenues with the federal government, and Charlebois argued the two governments needed more time to figure out how to divide cannabis tax revenues. Ottawa previously ignored a similar request by the Quebec government in June.


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Charges Reinstated in Michigan Medical Marijuana Case

KIMBALL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court again has reversed a decision and reinstated charges against a man who was accused of running illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in the state’s Thumb region.

The court says James Amsdill knew the legality of marijuana sales was unclear and was also aware that state police didn’t view his Blue Water Compassion Center as legal. The court says, “Prosecution is more than fair under the circumstances.”

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A judge in St. Clair County twice dismissed the case, the last time on grounds of entrapment. The case was filed in 2013, long before Michigan lawmakers created a system to allow certain marijuana dispensaries to operate legally.

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Boston Man Says Offensive Comments Misconstrued

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man who said veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder should “get over it,” and described breast cancer patients as “cadaverous” in apparent opposition to a medical marijuana dispensary in the city’s swankiest shopping district says his comments were misconstrued.

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Oliver Curme at a Tuesday zoning board hearing said the dispensary would draw “undesirable elements” who would end up “scaring off the clientele” of Newbury Street’s high-end shops and restaurants.

The comments shocked both opponents and supporters of the dispensary.

Curme said he was so over the top he thought people would understand

Curme told New England Cable News he used satire to mock dispensary opponents, and said he actually supports it.

Curme, who lives around the corner from the site, said he was so over the top he thought people would understand, and apologized if anyone misinterpreted him.

The dispensary was approved.


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San Francisco Almost Certainly Won’t Be Selling Cannabis on Jan. 1

SAN FRANCISCO—If you booked a New Year’s trip to San Francisco—the birthplace of medical cannabis in America and the first city in the country to experiment with the concept of retail sales—in order to celebrate the dawn of the recreational marijuana era in California, it’s time to update your itinerary.

“It’s embarrassing that we probably won’t be ready on Jan. 1.”

Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors failed to come to terms on regulations for the nascent industry at a meeting Tuesday. Amid criticism and controversy—and bowing at least in part to pressure from vocal neighborhood activists opposed to retail sales—the lawmakers elected to delay further discussion of cannabis rules for two weeks, until Nov. 28.

The move means San Francisco will almost certainly be sitting on the runway Jan. 1, when California’s first state-licensed cannabis stores open for business.

“It’s embarrassing that we probably won’t be ready on Jan. 1,” state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) told Leafly.

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After a solid majority of California voters legalized adult-use cannabis last November, the onus has shifted to California cities and counties to pass rules for how and where retail marijuana stores and other cannabis businesses would be allowed to operate. Many of the state’s thousand-plus existing medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible for state permits to sell either medical or recreational marijuana under new regulations—but only if they also receive local approval.

The earliest the city could see a licensed store open for business is Jan. 5.

San Francisco lawmakers were scheduled to decide on a pair of proposals Tuesday, including one with zoning controls so strict it would have made it next to impossible for any new cannabis retail outlets to open in the densely populated city.

Barring extreme parliamentarian gymnastics, the very earliest the city could see a licensed store open for business is Jan. 5. Likelier than that, some observers say, is lawmakers passing the buck to voters, who could be asked to approve commercial cannabis rules at the ballot in June’s primary election.

“We’ve already had three … hearings, and we haven’t been able to move anything forward for these past two weeks,” said Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, sponsor of a proposal that would have allowed San Francisco’s roughly three-dozen existing medical dispensaries to start selling cannabis to all adults 21 and over on Jan. 1 under provisional permits.

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Concerns over racial and socioeconomic equity scotched that proposal—a competing proposal was just as unpalatable to Sheehy and other supporters of the marijuana industry. That plan included stricter-than-ever land-use restrictions, including prohibitions on placing retail marijuana outlets near day-care centers and as a complicated web of neighborhood carve-outs, local caps on dispensaries, and other various other restrictions.

“We’re still stuck on land use—and we didn’t even talk about it” on Tuesday, an incredulous Sheehy told Leafly News on Tuesday evening. “We have not been able to move anything forward for two weeks, and with Thanksgiving coming, I don’t see how we’re going to move anything forward in the interim.”

“We have the exact situation we were trying to avoid: a fire drill.”

Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)

Another possibility: Either the cannabis industry or marijuana-hating agitators collect signatures and put competing referendums before voters next June.

At a press conference prior to the Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors vote, Wiener, the state senator and a former San Francisco lawmaker, threatened a ballot initiative if the restrictive proposal passed the board.

Before Wiener decamped to the state Legislature, he put in place a system to ready San Francisco for legalization, creating a task force responsible for recommending rules to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the Board of Supervisors on how to regulate recreational sales. The task force presented its findings in January.

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“And as far as I can tell, a good eight or nine months went by and nothing happened,” Wiener told Leafly News. “Now we have the exact situation we were trying to avoid: a fire drill.”

It’s a surprising and demoralizing setback for the legal cannabis industry in San Francisco, where 74% of voters supported Prop. 64, last year’s legalization ballot measure. Medical marijuana has been openly sold and dispensed in San Francisco since the early 1990s, years before California first-in-the-nation statewide medical-marijuana initiative passed in 1996.

The city isn’t alone in its slow, reluctant approach to legalization. As of Tuesday, none of California’s major cities have put regulations in place for the first day of sales, although San Diego may be the closest. In the Bay Area, the only dispensaries that say they are guaranteed to sell to all adults 21 and over, no medical-marijuana recommendation required, are in Berkeley.

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Of the three other states to legalize adult-use last November—Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada—only Nevada, where retail dispensaries opened on the Las Vegas Strip in July, has recorded a sale.

Cannabis industry advocates present at Tuesday’s hearings saw the delay as a blessing. No regulations are better than bad regulations, they said—for now, at least.

“At this point, we just need good policy,” said Stephanie Tucker, a consultant active with the San Francisco Cannabis Retail Alliance, a loose organization of medical-cannabis dispensary permit-holders. “If that means we have to go to the ballot, we go to the ballot. This can’t go forward in its current form.”

“We have to be able to grow as an industry,” she added. “We’re not even five minutes old, and all they’re thinking is restriction, restriction, restriction.”

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Others say the fumble by San Francisco—with its massive 4/20 celebration every year, its cannabis-friendly atmosphere, and a long history of leadership on weed—sets bad precedent in California, where dozens of the state’s 400-plus cities have passed severe restrictions or bans on commercial marijuana activity in advance of the legal market’s launch.

“San Francisco should not be setting a bad example and encouraging more communities to do the same,” Wiener said. “The rest of the state is looking at San Francisco, and if San Francisco is shutting down this industry, why would any other city do differently?”


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How to Get High in Las Vegas

Nov 15-17 brings the annual Marijuana Business Conference to Las Vegas. The huge cannabis industry convention is expected to draw 14,000 guests from all over the world. In advance of MJBizCon—and in celebration of Nevada’s freshly legal recreational cannabis market—Leafly presents a four-part series for cannabis fans ready to make the most of their time in town. 

Yes, Cannabis Really Is Legal Here

We now live in a world where you can visit the singular city of Las Vegas, Nevada, with all its glamour and gambling and world-class sensory delights, and in between the buffets and thrill rides and high-tech shows by pop superstars, you can stop by a store to purchase legal, sensory enhancing cannabis.

Cannabis may only be legally purchased by those 21 and up, who must show government-issued ID.

This pinch-me reality comes with clear boundaries. Cannabis may only be legally purchased by those 21 and up, who must show government-issued ID to enter one of the city’s several dozen retail cannabis stores. Once inside, customers may purchase up to one ounce of cannabis flower and 3.5 grams of cannabis concentrate, all of which is subject to a 10% retail excise tax. (Purchases by US medical patients are tax-exempt.)

Once purchased, cannabis may be legally transported in your car, but not across state lines, and it can’t be lit on fire. Smoking cannabis in a motor vehicle can result in a DUI charge, complete with jail time and a fine of up to $2000.

Tourists can buy cannabis everywhere but can smoke it almost nowhere.

So where can you smoke it? Unfortunately, Vegas doesn’t provide many options for tourists, who can buy cannabis everywhere but can smoke it almost nowhere.

At present in Las Vegas, it is only legal to imbibe cannabis in a private residence with the shades drawn. (Public consumption is banned, including consumption “exposed to public view.”) So, Vegas visitors lucky enough to know home-owning, cannabis-friendly vampires are in luck.

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The rest of us are on our own. A good percentage of hotels forbid smoking of any sort, while casinos, which abide by federal guidelines, forbid even possession of the federally prohibited substance. The handful of Vegas cannabis stores that make deliveries all make the same stipulation: No deliveries to casinos.

Here’s a fun way to remember where you can and cannot ingest cannabis in Las Vegas: Wherever alcoholic beverages are allowed—which in Vegas means the airport, casinos, plazas, and out on the streets and sidewalks—cannabis consumption is forbidden.

Public cannabis consumption could result in a $600 ticket. Thankfully, it appears police aren’t aggressively hunting offenders.

What’s more, public consumption of cannabis in Las Vegas could result in a $600 ticket. Thankfully, it appears the city’s police aren’t aggressively hunting offenders. As attorney Carlos Blumberg told Leafly in September, his law firm has seen no rise in the ticketing of tourists since adult-use legalization began on July 1.

But none of this helps tourists in possession of legal cannabis but lacking places to legally imbibe. If it’s any consolation, Las Vegas County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak feels our pain. “I’m very sympathetic to these people because they have no place to go to,” Sisolak told Leafly in September. “They’re purchasing product they can’t use anywhere and we’ve got to address this situation.”

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For now, there are a handful of cannabis-friendly AirBNBs not far off the Strip, and the promise of adults-only cannabis lounges in the future. (Legislation to establish such venues failed this spring but will be revisited in 2019.)

5 Tips for Getting Yourself Properly High in Vegas

1. Forgive the home-team plug, but for god’s sake use the Leafly app, which will tell you the location of the nearest dispensary down to a tenth of a mile. If you’re required to travel more than an eighth of a mile, drive or be driven. Vegas is infamous for its deceptive distances, and many attempted strolls to visibly nearby landmarks have turned into death marches of sweaty friends hallucinating their way toward an ever-receding mirage. I blame the heat, and the humongous scale of the place. As Drake will croon in a 2019 chart-topper, “Vegas is the place for Lyft.”

2. Shop around. Vegas’s retail cannabis scene is a mere 18 months old—essentially a still-morphing newborn—and the differences between the retail outlets should be celebrated. Among my most highly recommended offerings: Reef Dispensaries, perched at the tip of an industrial-block-filling warehouse grow-op (and a mere block and a half from the Erotic Heritage Museum!); Las Vegas ReLeaf, tucked in a Strip-adjacent shopping center across the street from the world’s largest gift shop; Sahara Wellness (beautifully appointed and open 7 am-1 am daily!); Oasis Cannabis (also beautifully appointed and opens 24 HOURS A DAY); the casual Blum (whose waiting room boasts a half-dozen mirror balls); and Essence, which recently opened an elegant outlet in the 15-miles-south-of-Vegas desert oasis of Henderson.

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3. This isn’t directly related to being high, but is instead a general quality-of-life directive: Unless you are someone who really loves casinos, consider staying at a non-casino hotel. Casinos are crowd-packed carnivals of excitement—which may not be what you want at the bottom of the elevator first thing in the morning.

4. Medical patients: Know that you will be well taken care of in Vegas, which maintains a firm distinction between recreational and medical cannabis. Dispensaries offer menus of high-dose medical products to patients that are off-limits to recreational users. (Maureen Dowd would no longer be capable of buying the medically-dosed candy bar that sent her beyond and back.) Just be sure to bring your home-state medical card and/or documentation.

5. Leave what remains behind. Only criminal dunces attempt to smuggle their purchased Vegas pleasures home with them. Yes, throwing away cannabis may seem to invalidate everything you ever knew about yourself, but the alternative is a possible high-drama bust that will at least ruin your trip and at most complicate the rest of your life. Be smart, and leave any and all surplus Vegas cannabis behind. To quote the beloved psalm, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”

Next up: Being High in Vegas, which surveys the city’s cannabis-friendly entertainments.

Photo credit: LPETTET/iStock 


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Dispensaries With the Largest Product Selections in Every Major Market

We’ve all had those moments when we’ve walked into a dispensary only to find the menu lacking and none of our favorite products available. But some dispensaries take their cannabis selection to the next level. These one-stop pot shops carry everything you need with copious options within every product category, meaning you’ll find a little something for every type of consumer. With the list below, you’ll never have to dispensary-hop again.

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We dove into menu data listed on Leafly to pinpoint the dispensaries with the largest product selections in every major cannabis market. From edibles to concentrates and everything in between, hit up these shops for endless cannabis availability and a minimum selection of 250 products.

Note: Major cities on this list show a maximum of ten dispensaries per city, with smaller cities showing a maximum of five listings.

Arizona

Phoenix

The Nirvana Center

2 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Number of Menu Items: 521

Urban Greenhouse

2630 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Number of Menu Items: 276

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Northern California

San Francisco

Bloom Room

471 Jessie St, Mint Plaza , San Francisco, CA

Number of Menu Items: 258 

Southern California

San Diego

Golden State Greens Point

3452 Hancock St, San Diego, CA

Number of Menu Items: 887

Torrey Holistics

10671 Roselle St, Suite #100, San Diego, CA

Number of Menu Items: 643

Mankind Cooperative

7128 Miramar Rd, Suite 10, San Diego, CA

Number of Menu Items: 280 

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Colorado

Denver

Lightshade – Peoria

11975 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO

Number of Menu Items: 683

Lightshade – Dayton

330 S Dayton St, Denver, CO

Number of Menu Items: 568

Lightshade – Holly

3950 Holly St, Denver, CO

Number of Menu Items: 463

Santé – Denver

2070 South Huron St, Denver, CO

Number of Menu Items: 421

Pure on Colfax

5702 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Number of Menu Items: 390

Native Roots South Denver

2645 S Santa Fe Dr, Unit E, Denver, CO

Number of Menu Items: 282

Boulder

The Station Boulder

3005 28th St, Boulder, CO

Number of Menu Items: 258

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Michigan

Detroit

Healing Tree Wellness Center

15308 E 8 Mile Rd, Detroit, MI

Number of Menu Items: 641 

Green Genie Inc

24600 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI

Number of Menu Items: 555

The Jazz Club

16890 Telegraph Rd, Detroit, MI

Number of Menu Items: 501

Med Stop

19344 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI

Number of Menu Items: 450

313 Relief

7641 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI

Number of Menu Items: 353 

Detroit Roots

12626 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI

Number of Menu Items: 305

Far West Holistic Center

21221 W 8 Mile Rd, Detroit, MI

Number of Menu Items: 292

Herbal Remedies Detroit

15050 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI

Number of Menu Items: 250

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Nevada

Las Vegas

The Source – Henderson

9480 S Eastern Blvd, Suite 185, Las Vegas, NV

Number of Menu Items: 527

The Source – Las Vegas

2550 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Number of Menu Items: 459

Jardin

2900 E Desert Inn Rd, Suite 102, Las Vegas, NV

Number of Menu Items: 371

Inyo Fine Cannabis

2520 S Maryland Pkwy, #2, Las Vegas, NV

Number of Menu Items: 358

Essence Vegas – The Strip

2307 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Number of Menu Items: 312

Blum – Las Vegas (Desert Inn)

1130 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV

Number of Menu Items: 268

Medizin

4850 W Sunset Rd, Suite 130, Las Vegas, NV

Number of Menu Items: 266

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Oregon

Portland

AmeriCannaRx

8654 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR

Number of Menu Items: 659

Nectar – Sandy

3350 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR

Number of Menu Items: 619

Nectar – Barbur

10931 SW 53rd Ave, Portland, OR

Number of Menu Items: 572

Nectar – Hillsdale

4709 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR

Number of Menu Items: 571

Nectar – Burlingame

8601 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR

Number of Menu Items: 562

Nectar – Montavilla

9127 SE Stark St, Portland, OR

Number of Menu Items: 533

Nectar – Lents

5918 SE 89th Ave, Portland, OR

Number of Menu Items: 405

Deanz Greenz Portland – Sandy

10518B NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR

Number of Menu Items: 388

Maritime Café – Gladstone

17417 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Portland, OR

Number of Menu Items: 361 

Stone Age Farmacy – Beaverton

8621 SW Canyon Dr, Portland, OR

Number of Menu Items: 343 

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Washington

Seattle

Kush 21 – Burien’s 1st Pot Shop

17730 Ambaum Blvd S, Unit D, Seattle, WA

Number of Menu Items: 1,599

Have a Heart – Skyway       

12833 Martin Luther King Jr. Wy S, Seattle, WA

Number of Menu Items: 1,386

Have a Heart – Belltown

115 Blanchard St, Seattle, WA

Number of Menu Items: 1,028

Have a Heart – Greenwood

300 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA

Number of Menu Items: 901

Bud Nation

9640 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA

Number of Menu Items: 796

Luxe Pot Shop – Lake City

10333 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA

Number of Menu Items: 790

Have a Heart – Fremont

316 N 36th St, Seattle, WA

Number of Menu Items: 729

Ruckus Seattle

1465 E Republican St, Seattle, WA

Number of Menu Items: 728

A Greener Today – Shoreline

16053 Aurora Ave N, Suite B, Seattle, WA

Number of Menu Items: 607

Ocean Greens – Seattle

9724 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA

Number of Menu Items: 543

Spokane

The Green Nugget

1919 E Francis Ave, Spokane, WA

Number of Menu Items: 1,095

Satori – Spokane

9301 N Division St, B-C, Spokane, WA

Number of Menu Items: 697

Smokane

3801 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA

Number of Menu Items: 592

Cinder – Downtown Spokane

927 W 2nd Ave,  Spokane, WA

Number of Menu Items: 590

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Vancouver

New Vansterdam – Vancouver

6515 E Mill Plain Rd, Vancouver, WA

Number of Menu Items: 665

The Herbery I-5

6018 NE St. Johns Rd, Suite D, Vancouver, WA

Number of Menu Items: 598

The Herbery – Chkalov

330 NE Chkalov Dr, Suite D, Vancouver, WA

Number of Menu Items: 522

The Herbery I-205

212 NE 164th Ave, Suite 11, Vancouver, WA

Number of Menu Items: 476

High 5 Cannabis

6511 NE 137th Ave, Vancouver, WA

Number of Menu Items: 471


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Florida Department of Health Settles with Homestead Nursery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Department of Health has awarded a Homestead-based grower a medical marijuana license.

This is the fourth license awarded due to an administrative challenge or settlement.

The department has settled with Keith St. Germain Nursery Farms and filed an emergency rule that clarifies the interpretation of having a final ranking within one point of the five medical marijuana treatment centers that received licenses in 2015. Lawyers for St. Germain said the nursery was within one point because the department did not round the scores to the nearest whole number.

This is the fourth license awarded due to an administrative challenge or settlement. There are now 14 medical cannabis treatment centers in the state.

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Prep for Game 7 of the World Series With These LA Strains and Dispensaries

Baseball and sports fans from all around the world will tune in tonight to Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series, with the Los Angeles Dodgers taking on the Houston Astros in the decisive final game of the series in Los Angeles.

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As veteran MLB columnist for Yahoo Sports Jeff Passan tweeted out earlier today, tonight’s matchup is the 2,468th and final MLB game of the season, and if the previous six games are any indication, tonight’s action will truly be invigorating.

While we have both Dodgers and Astros fans in our Seattle and California offices, only one team operates in a market with legal dispensaries (sorry, Texas). So with cannabis legal for medicinal use (and soon to be legal for adult use) in California, we thought we’d help out our fellow Dodgers fans down in the City of Angels with some cannabis strain and dispensary recommendations to either help celebrate a big win tonight or help ease the pain of a loss.

(Don’t forget, game time is set for 5:20 p.m. (Pacific) and is televised nationally on FOX.)

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Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Northern California, Fall 2017

Leafly Venice OG Sativa cannabis strain tile  Venice OG

This sativa strain gets its roots straight from Los Angeles in Venice Beach. Venice OG is a powerful sativa-dominant strain that will certainly get your party started off the right way, giving you energetic effects that make it a great daytime option. It shouldn’t make you the slightest bit sleepy, so give this strain a try pre-game, or maybe later on in the game to stay awake.

Venice OG is available at Buddha Company Pre-Ico in Los Angeles.

Leafly 818 OG Indica cannabis strain tile 818 OG

Related to OG Kush, the San Fernando Valley-based 818 OG is a popular indica strain down in California. Great for treating pain, loss of appetite, and insomnia, give this strain a try before munching on some of your favorite game time snacks—its very fruity flavors will definitely not disappoint.

You can find 818 OG at several locations in LA, but give The Green Easy a try in the city.

Leafly LA Kush Hybrid cannabis strain tile  LA Kush

LA Kush should be a top choice for any Dodgers fan tonight, with its heritage coming from Los Angeles. It’s a hybrid mix of OG Kush, and Abusive OG, giving consumers happy effects that will bring a smile to their faces (just like a Yasiel Puig home run would).

If you’re looking to alleviate stress from the game, this is the strain for you, and you can find it at the Herbal Pain Relief Center.

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Leafly LA Confidential Indica cannabis strain tile  LA Confidential

One of the more well-known strains on our list, LA Confidential is a very popular indica that features buds with a frosty, lime green appearance along with little purple leaves. The taste is always smooth and piney, with a classic skunky smell you can’t stop sniffing. If you find yourself watching the game in the top of the seventh inning and the Dodgers are down by five runs, this might be the strain for you.

Give LA Confidential a try at THClear DTLA in downtown LA.

Leafly Abusive OG Indica cannabis strain tile  Abusive OG

Last but certainly not least, this strain has already been mentioned before in this list, but we figured we should still include it as it has great Los Angeles roots. Abusive OG is a popular Californian cut of OG Kush that inherited the nickname of its original grower. Despite its violent name, Abusive OG will ease you into a peaceful state of mind that fades over time into full-body relaxation. This is another great end-of-your-day strain, so maybe after celebrating a hard-earned Dodgers win, give it a try to ease into a nice sleep.

Find Abusive OG at the Rose Collective.


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Michigan Reverses Stance, Will Let Marijuana Shops Stay Open

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Certain medical marijuana businesses will be able to remain open in Michigan while seeking a state license required under a new regulatory system.

Patients and others had expressed outrage that businesses would be forced to close for months while awaiting a license.

The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory reversed course Wednesday after previously giving dispensaries until Dec. 15 to close to avoid potentially not receiving a license. The department and its Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation intend to issue emergency rules this month.

To avoid facing an impediment to licensure, an applicant must be operating in a municipality that has adopted an authorizing ordinance before Dec. 15.

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Patients and others had expressed outrage that businesses would be forced to close for months while awaiting a license. State regulator Andrew Brisbo says patients’ concerns about not being able to get their medicine played a “big factor” in the about-face.

This story will be updated.


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In Photos: Arizona’s First Drive-Thru Dispensary Is an Old Bank

Arizona saw the launch of its first drive-thru cannabis dispensary over the weekend, with Sun City-based All Greens beginning to serve patients through the window of a former bank building.

The two-story, 6,500-square-foot shop, which opened Oct. 27, is among the largest medical marijuana dispensaries in the nation, according to CEO Anthony Harrington. “The facility was previously a bank with a massive vault, which we utilize for our inventory safe,” he told Leafly, “but most importantly we are now able to operate the drive-thru.”

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Getting regulators to OK a drive-thru was no easy task, Harrington added. It took six months of legal battles with the state, “but we were finally able to prove to the state that we can provide a safe and compliant process for our drive-thru and the community.”

Photographer Caitlin O’Hara took a trip to All Greens to see the drive-thru in action.

Mary Jo Chace, receptionist and bud tender, helps a customer on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz.
The first drive-through dispensary in Arizona on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz.

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Patients browse on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz. There is a wide age range of clientelle, given the dispensary’s close proximity to retirement communities and to Phoenix.
Andi Gonzalez, patient counselor and bud tender, prepares pre-rolled joints for a weekly promotion on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz.

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Patients browse on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz. There is a wide age range of clientelle, given the dispensary’s close proximity to retirement communities and to Phoenix.
A patient orders at the first drive-through dispensary in Arizona on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz.

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CEO Anthony Harrington, shows a photographer the converted bank vault turned inventory vault on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz. At the end of the night, the crew rolls display cases on wheels into the secure vault.
The converted bank vault turned inventory vault on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz. At the end of the night, the crew rolls display cases on wheels into the secure vault.

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CEO Anthony Harrington helps a patient on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz.


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