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A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles is promoting a type of cannabis farmers market over the July 4 weekend, but it’s unclear whether the event is even legal.
The West Coast Collective dispensary is hosting the market, where vendors will set up booths and then sell their products directly to card-carrying patients at a negotiated price.
Paizley Bradbury, the dispensary’s director, has promoted the event to local and national press, and she said there will be between 25-50 different growers, concentrates manufacturers and edibles companies at the market.
“Patients can talk to the growers and the growers can cut out the broker price,” she said.
Bradbury said she’s been working with her in-house lawyer to make sure the market does not break the law, though she said sometimes it’s difficult to determine what is legal and what isn’t.
“With this industry, you just never really know how things are going to turn out until after you do it,” she said.
The event could call unwanted attention to the dispensary’s status under Proposition D, which allows just 135 MMJ centers to operate in the city. West Coast Collective is not on the list of allowed dispensaries, nor is any dispensary that matches the business’s address.
Authorities in Los Angeles have spent the last few months cracking down on the 800 or so businesses that are not on the list.
Washington state's I-502 may not be the best piece of "legalization" legislation you've ever seen; it certainly has its share of warts, including the unscientific DUI blood limits for active THC, and the continued prohibition on home cultivation. But there are definite up-sides to the passage of 502. Among those delicious up-sides is the publication -- by the Seattle Police Department -- of a guide on how to legally use marijuana in the Emerald City. A cop-penned guide on how to legally use marijuana? That shit just couldn't have happened until November 6, man. Let's enjoy the thing, in its entirety. (The cops got a little clever, entitling their magnum dopus "Marijwhatnow? A Guide To Legal Marijuana Use In Seattle.") Now, let's enjoy it together, shall we? The world's first cop-authored guide on smoking legal weed... Marijwhatnow? A Guide to Legal Marijuana Use In Seattle The people have spoken. Voters have passed Initiative 502 and beginning December 6 th, adults over 21 years old can possess up to an ounce of marijuana (or 16 ounces of solid marijuana-infused product, like cookies, or 72 ounces of infused liquid, like oil) for personal use. Marijuana has existed in a grey area in Seattle for some time now. Despite a longstanding national prohibition on marijuana, minor marijuana possession has been the lowest enforcement priority for the Seattle Police Department since Seattle voters passed Initiative 75 in 2003. Officers don't like grey areas in the law. I-502 now gives them more clarity. Marijuana legalization...
OK, so im just curious about this... my friend is growing right now with no mmj card and about 57 plants in so cal. I'm concerned about the consequences if hes caught. he claims ( and also a few other people i know that grow a nice amount) its pretty much a slap on the wrist for a first time offender if you have the money to pay the fines and hire a good attorney and that basically, its about 5-6k in fines and a good lawyer will get it reduced to a possession charge in most cases and you would maybe get 6-8 months of probation or maybe house arrest. he's even told me that he knows several cops that buy weed from him who say they don't care about small ops like that and that he even knows a DEA agent(a family member of his) that told him its basically not a very big deal if your under 99 plants and that they don't wanna waste their time with petty shit like that. like they wanna go after big ops that have 3, 4, 600 plants and looks good in the media and their phony "war on drugs" my question is, 1) if you are caught by LEO with that amount( around 30-60 plants), can a good attorney really bail you out and get your charges reduced at all if your a first time offender. 2)does it make a difference if you DO have your mmj card and...