Together, They Changed The Fate Of This Vet Dispensary – Times of India

Nagpur: Chargaon, a nondescript village in Umred tehsil of Nagpur which shares its borders with the reserved forest, recently witnessed a story resembling the plot of typical 1980s Hindi films wherein a hero visits the village, convinces villagers about the benefits of change, and then together, they bring development and prosperity.

The people of Chargaon, farmers, labourers and cattle rearers came together, formed ‘Chargaon Young Brigade’ and changed the only vet clinic in this area, inside out. They not only donated their hard-earned money for the project but also offered their skills and services to transform this veterinary clinic to such an extent that it has bagged the ISO 9001: 2015 certification.

Dr Pawan Bhagwat, livestock supervisor of this grade-II vet dispensary in Chargaon, said, “Farmers, milkmen and owners of cattle donated up to Rs2,000 per person. Farm labourers too donated Rs500 per head and together, we collected Rs65,000-odd for this project.”

Dr Bhagwat added, “Labourers, artists and carpenters used to come here late in the evening after finishing their day’s job and their hard work changed this building — a dilapidated government office became a swanky vet clinic of the modern era.”

How this veterinarian convinced the villagers of

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Madison council votes 5-1 to allow medical marijuana dispensaries – New Jersey Hills

MADISON – A medical marijuana dispensary would be allowed to open in select parts of Madison, should one ever decide to apply to the Planning Board.

The Borough Council voted 5-1 Wednesday, April 27 to adopt two ordinances allowing a state-licensed dispensary to open in permitted zones along the Main Street corridor, but outside the downtown area and at least 750 feet away from schools.

A dispensary would only be allowed in the Community Commercial Zone and Gateway zone along the east end of Main Street between Madison’s downtown and its border with Chatham.

Council members Maureen Byrne, Debra Coen, Rachel Ehrlich, John Hoover and Eric Range voted in favor of the ordinances, with Council President Robert Landrigan casting the lone dissenting votes.

Coen and Mayor Robert Conley noted the benefits of the drug for those suffering from serious illnesses, and reiterated that medical marijuana use and dispensaries are highly regulated by the state.

The town’s ban on recreational marijuana businesses remains in place, Conley emphasized. Should a dispensary decide to open in Madison and later express a desire to convert to selling recreation marijuana, Conley said, “It’s been made clear: Not in Madison.” 

Council President Landrigan said he understands

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Cannabis Litigation: What is an Offer of Judgment?

Like all commercial litigation, cannabis business litigation is expensive and in most circumstances a party cannot recover its attorneys’ fees. The exception is where recovery is authorized by a contract or a statute. This post discusses how a party in commercial litigation—whether involving cannabis or not—can use an Offer of Judgment to leverage a more favorable settlement and potentially recover its attorneys’ fees.

The federal rules of civil procedure and most, if not all, state court procedural rules provide that party may make an Offer of Judgment. This post uses the federal rules of civil procedure as an example. The relevant rule is Fed. R. Civ. P. 68 and you can read more about offers of judgment here. (Disclaimer: State rules may not work the same as the federal rule).

Understanding what an Offer of Judgment is and how it works first requires understanding what a “judgment” is. A judgment is the court decision that settles the dispute between the parties. A judgment may occur (among other ways) as result of a motion to dismiss, or a motion of summary judgment, or after a bench or jury trial. In a case for money damages, the judgment will represent the decision

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Northampton attorney who helped NETA find its location, retires after nearly 50 years – MassLive.com

Edward D. Etheredge sat down and peered into his bookshelf. The books detailed Massachusetts court proceedings that date back to the 1970s, however, they meant something more to him. Chapters from his nearly 50-year career practicing law were inscribed inside those pages; he reflects as he prepares to hang up his briefcase.

Etheredge witnessed the legal landscape evolve over the years with the introduction of new technologies, social precedents and historic nominations.

His career began not too long after America inducted its first Black male Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, and his final court proceedings end following America’s induction of the first Black female Supreme Court Justice, Kentaji Brown Jackson.

Etheredge assisted Northampton blossom into the bustling local local-business hub it is today. He’s represented Smith College for decades and was involved in the legal zoning regulation for many prominent Northampton locations including NETA Northampton and the Northampton Athletic Club.

Etheredge said he doesn’t want the Northampton community to remember him as a lawyer.

“It’s sort of inconsequential to me,” said Etheredge. “I just want to be remembered as a good person.”

After finishing his service in the U.S. Air Force in 1970 Etherdge enrolled in Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

He graduated from the

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A New Leaf on Life: Medical marijuana dispensary opening doors in Parkersburg – Parkersburg News

Verdant Creations of Columbus will operate as Parkersburg’s first medical marijuana dispensary starting 11 a.m. Tuesday at 1255 Gihon Road, Parkersburg. (Photo Provided)

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg’s first medical marijuana dispensary will debut Tuesday.

Verdant Creations of Columbus has a mission to “service diverse communities and prioritize patient health” and plans to provide “high quality, precisely dosed marijuana,” according a press release.

“As a whole, we are big on supporting regional communities and ensuring there is access to our products to as many in the community as possible,” said Cory Poches, Verdant managing partner. “This move made regional sense with our roots being in Ohio and West Virginia being so close to home. The Parkersburg community was great to work with through the entire approval and real estate process.”

West Virginia legalized medical marijuana in 2017, but opening of the dispensaries was delayed. The state awarded 100 dispensary licenses last year.

“We are excited to be the first dispensary to open in Parkersburg. We are family owned and operated and pride ourselves in giving the best patient experience through great product knowledge and excellent customer service,” said Kelly Hondros, advisory board member

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Calls to legalize cannabis in Guernsey

In June, politicians will be asked to vote on working towards legalising cannabis in this political term – it ends in 2025.

At the moment growing cannabis is against the law unless it is carried out under licence, while cannabis and cannabis resin are classified as Class B drugs.

The Committee for Health and Social Care (HSC) is suggesting that while legalisation is being worked on, Public Health looks at how regulation works elsewhere.

Vice-President Tina Bury said it could be the start of a move towards “a public health approach” to cannabis.

– Read the entire article at BBC News.

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The Importance of Empowered Cannabis Consumers

How do we get consumers to the point of being their own guiding light?

While I hate to use the word empower (because that implies taking away someone’s power in the first place), I’m here speaking to cannabis consumer empowerment.

An overall lack of education, an uptick in marketing geared toward a desire for the masses to consume cannabis products (candy-like packaging, I’m looking beyond you, don’t worry) and limited training with budtenders all fail to convey the philosophical information to the consumer.

Creating an empowered cannabis consumer not only serves the individual but also the industry as a whole. Leaders should strive for the cannabis industry to go beyond normal — normalizing cannabis was so 3 years ago — to be an example industry.

– Read the entire article at The Rolling Stone.

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A medical marijuana tax bill could benefit dispensary owners and consumers – KOMU 8

COLUMBIA – New medical marijuana legislation could bring tax benefits to Missouri dispensaries.   

The Missouri House Ways and Means Committee approved Senate Bill 807 on Wednesday. The bill would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to claim businesses expense deductions on their tax returns, which is currently not allowed in Missouri because cannabis is still federally illegal.

David Smith, the treasurer of the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association, is one of the outspoken proponents of the bill. 

“This bill is designed to place legally licensed cannabis operators on equal footing with any other legal business in the state of Missouri,” Smith said. 

Smith gave testimony in support of the bill in front of the Missouri Senate last spring. He says the bill’s benefits extend past dispensary owners and will also financially assist medical marijuana consumers. 

“Taxation at a business level ultimately gets passed down to the consumers by way of higher prices,” Smith said. “If the tax burden for the business is reduced, then we certainly would expect to see lower pricing at the retail consumer level.”

One of the mid-Missouri businesses that would benefit from these tax deductions is 3Fifteen Primo Cannabis. Despite opening its doors less than two years ago, it was the first medical marijuana dispensary

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A medical marijuana tax bill could benefit consumers and dispensary owners – KOMU 8

COLUMBIA – New medical marijuana legislation could bring tax benefits to Missouri dispensaries.   

The Missouri House Ways and Means Committee approved Senate bill 807 on Wednesday. The bill would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to claim businesses expense deductions on their tax returns, which is currently not allowed in Missouri because cannabis is still federally illegal.

David Smith, the treasurer of the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association, is one of the outspoken proponents of the bill. 

“This bill is designed to place legally licensed cannabis operators on equal footing with any other legal business in the state of Missouri,” Smith said. 

Smith gave testimony in support of the bill in front of the Missouri Senate last spring. He says the bill’s benefits extend past dispensary owners and will also financially assist medical marijuana consumers. 

“Taxation at a business level ultimately gets passed down to the consumers by way of higher prices,” Smith said. “If the tax burden for the business is reduced, then we certainly would expect to see lower pricing at the retail consumer level.”

One of the mid-Missouri businesses that would benefit from these tax deductions is 3Fifteen Primo Cannabis. Despite opening its doors less than two years ago, it was the first medical marijuana dispensary

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