Pot dispensary sues South Lake Tahoe over license revocation | NewsChannel 3-12 – KEYT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A marijuana dispensary is suing South Lake Tahoe, California, after the city council revoked its cannabis and businesses licenses for failing to open on time. Perfect Union SLT blames the delay on the COVID-19 pandemic. The company was awarded one of two microbusiness cannabis licenses in November 2019 as part of an agreement that gave it a year to open the business. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports the lawsuit it filed in El Dorado Superior Court claims the pandemic created the situation that prevented it from meeting the deadline.  The council voted unanimously in June to revoke the licenses. The lawsuit accuses the city of a breach of contract.

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Pot dispensary sues South Lake Tahoe over license revocation – Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A marijuana dispensary is suing the city of South Lake Tahoe, California, after the city council revoked its cannabis and businesses licenses for failing to open on time — a delay the business blames on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Perfect Union SLT was awarded one of two microbusiness cannabis licenses in November 2019 as part of an agreement that gave it a year to open the business.

The cannabis business says in the lawsuit that the pandemic created the situation that prevented it from meeting the deadline, the Tahoe Daily Tribune reported.

“Mere weeks after the Development Agreement became effective on February 13, 2020, the world quickly and irrevocably changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and both business and construction in California in large part came to a grinding halt in March 2020,” the lawsuit states.


“Further, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the demand for construction around the South Lake Tahoe area to boom in a way never seen before,” the lawsuit continued.

After their year deadline passed, City Attorney Heather Stroud gave the company 30 days to cure their default or at least start the process of curing the default but she said they failed to do so.

The council voted

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Watch now: Decatur City Council support for cannabis dispensary higher, but still not majority – Herald & Review

DECATUR — More than two years after voting to opt out of allowing recreational cannabis dispensaries in the city, the Decatur City Council — spurred by a two of its more liberal members — briefly revisited the subject Monday evening.

The discussion took place after the council swiftly worked through a relatively unnewsworthy agenda.

When Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe asked if there was “other business” to discuss, Councilman David Horn urged his colleagues to reverse their 2019 decision to opt out of allowing recreational sales and other cannabis-related businesses.

“The city needs to find new sources of revenue, and a cannabis dispensary in Decatur, as well as other cannabis-related businesses, will bring a needed source of revenue to the city,” Horn said. 

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In 2019, the council voted 6-1 to not allow recreational sales and 4-3 to now allow related businesses.

Horn, the lone “yes” vote on allowing recreational sales, has long been a critic of the move, saying that the city is unnecessarily leaving potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenue on the tax. 

This time, Horn found an ally in Councilman Bill Faber. Faber voted “no” in 2019, but said Monday

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A peek inside Southwest Greensburg's new marijuana dispensary – TribLIVE

Terri Kroh doesn’t question whether medical marijuana is beneficial.

She sees it almost daily through her role as medical director at Maitri Medicinals, which is opening a new medical marijuana dispensary in Southwest Greensburg.

“It’s very, very rewarding,” Kroh said. “You see so many lives changed, individuals that come in that really were in so much pain they couldn’t walk, and then two weeks later they come back and they’re kicking their canes up in the air. It’s amazing.”

This will be the third medical marijuana dispensary opened by Maitri Medicinals, joining its other locations in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood and Uniontown, Fayette County. The Southwest Greensburg dispensary will open in a strip mall at 1075 S. Main St., near the intersection of Routes 30 and 119.

While an opening date is pending a state investigation, community members and local politicians were invited to the dispensary for a behind-the-scenes look before product and patients are permitted inside. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place after the tours alongside members of the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce.

Located in a storefront in the center of the strip mall, Maitri will require patients to show their identification before they are buzzed into a

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Reports of 'harmful' mixtures in some medical marijuana products in Oklahoma, OMMA says – kjrh.com

TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is warning people to be on the lookout for harmful THC compounds that has been found in some products.

The compounds called “THC analogs,” including THC-O-acetate can be harmful when added to legitimate THC-containing products.

The mixtures can cause seizures, difficulty speaking and vomiting.

“Reports of these dangerous side effects are increasing, which is why our QA lab, Metis, is diligently monitoring for this substance and other THC analogs,” OMMA says.

“Metis has confirmed the presence of this chemical compound in a concentrate by the name of Platinum OG Sugar (BA#-POG-062421).”

Anyone who’s had negative side effects after using medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary should immediately seek medical help or call the Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Control at 800-222-1222.

Here’s what OMMA suggests when buying medical marijuana products:

“When purchasing a medical marijuana product from a licensed dispensary, we strongly encourage you to always ask to see the Certificates of Analysis (COAs) and examine the lab test results so you can ensure you’re taking a safe product home. If the dispensary refuses to show you the product’s COAs, we suggest you purchase product from another dispensary that will. In the event a dispensary refuses

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Weed on wheels: Texas dispensary brings first mobile clinic to San Antonio – San Antonio Express-News

Seeking to raise awareness about Texas’s medical marijuana program, one dispensary is taking its show on the road and bringing it to San Antonio.

San Marcos-based medical marijuana company Goodblend Texas launched the Cannabus — a 36-foot bus that has been retrofitted as a mobile dispensary and physician’s office so that potential customers can speak with medical professionals about whether they are eligible for the state’s medical marijuana program.

“We are doing everything we can to get the word out that the program is available to the people who need it,” said Marcus Ruark, the company’s president. “A lot of people don’t know there is a legal way to medical access, and we thought something like this would catch people’s attention.”

The Cannabus will be in San Antonio on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blue House at 1002 N. Flores St. People interested can sign up for consultations at bit.ly/3ARk1hx.

Medical marijuana is legal in Texas, but it’s very restricted. To get medical marijuana, patients must be accepted into the Texas Compassionate Use Program with a doctor’s prescription to help with

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N.J. medical marijuana exec took $1M in company money to fund Israeli dispensary, lawsuit claims – NJ.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: NJ Cannabis Insider is co-hosting a Cannabis Career Fair & Business Expo on Nov. 17 at Stockton University. Tickets here.

An ousted executive of a New Jersey medical marijuana company is suing his former employer, alleging that he was fired after flagging the improper movement of some $1 million.

A lawsuit filed Friday in state Superior Court in Hudson County by Robert Moroni accuses Harmony Foundation’s CEO Shaya Brodchandel of sending $1 million of company money to Israel for a personal investment. Moroni claims he was fired and removed from the board after speaking up.

Harmony is one of just 10 companies actively growing, processing and dispensing medical marijuana in New Jersey. It has a dispensary in Secaucus and plans to open others in North Jersey.

Representatives for Brodchandel and Harmony did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

Moroni joined Harmony in April as its chief administrative officer. He already had a seat on the company’s Board of Trustees.

In August, he learned that Brodchandel had refused to let outside auditors count about $1 million in cash stored in a safe at Harmony’s headquarters, according to the claim.

Brodchandel told Moroni that he did not let auditors count the cash because he had sent

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Sunnyside cannabis dispensary to open Friday in Wyomissing – WFMZ Allentown

Cresco Labs Inc. will open a cannabis dispensary Friday in Wyomissing, its fifth in Pennsylvania.

The medical-marijuana outlet at 208 N. Park Rd., operating under the name Sunnyside, will sell Cresco labels including Cresco, Supply and Remedi, along with other brands. Marijuana will be sold in several formats, including flower, vape products, concentrates, and capsules. Cresco’s website says it sells edible cannabis created by a James Beard Award-winning chef.

Cresco is focused on creating a normal cannabis-buying experience, making the process of buying marijuana as simple as shopping for food or working out.

“Our goal is for patients who prioritize their health and wellness to feel as comfortable buying cannabis products as they do visiting a supermarket or fitness center,” said William Butler, senior vice president of retail for Cresco, in a statement from the company.

Patients must have a medical card issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to buy cannabis products. Regular store hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Cresco Labs is based in Chicago and traded over the counter under the ticker symbol CRLBF.

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