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Cannabis News Roundup: February 21, 2014

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What do new federal guidelines really mean for banks?...  Don’t look for legalization measure on CA ballot… Epilepsy Foundation endorses cannabis research…. Girl Scout cookies a hit outside dispensaries… Tips on edibles… and more.


Dispensaries no longer forced to be cash-only businesses, with Justice Dept. announcement // Denver Post        “Law enforcement will now have greater insight into marijuana business services.” Some banks balk.

But will CA businesses qualify, with no state licensing? // Cal NORML

San Francisco’s 24 dispensaries generate few complaints // SF Weekly

Seeing a need, Girl Scouts sell cookies at dispensaries // East Bay Express

An “enormous spectrum of investors” is taking part in the Green Rush of legalized cannabis.// NPR

Colorado banks refuse to refinance loans for pot businesses // Denver Post


CA ballot measures likely to be pushed to 2016 // East Bay Express

Medical marijuana proposal submitted to Mexico’s Senate // ABC News


UCSF tests cannabis-based epilepsy treatment for children // SF Gate

Epilepsy Foundation endorses cannabis as treatment, urges DEA to drop research restrictions //  Huff Post

Useful tips for “edibles” // SF Gate      Dosage and patience are key.

Two Bay Area dispensaries first to be certified in effort to introduce quality standards // American For Safe Access


State of the Cannabis Union” Sunday in Berkeley // Dr. Frank Lucido

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