Denver's Pot License Process Often Hazy
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Denver's Pot License Process Often Hazy
Posted by CN Staff on March 29, 2010 at 19:25:13 PT
By John Ingold, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Denver, CO  -- On a wall inside Frank Quattrone's office hangs a framed white sheet of paper. It's nothing fancy, just a few printed words and numbers, with a faint official seal in the background. What it represents, though, is more remarkable. Quattrone's business, Pure Medical Dispensary, is one of the first stores in Denver history to be specially licensed to sell marijuana, and that piece of paper proves it.
"It didn't look like I expected it to look," Quattrone said of the license, which arrived last week after weeks of negotiating city hall bureaucracy. "It didn't have any bling to it."Denver officials have received 259 applications for medical-marijuana dispensary licenses. After a lengthy review process, the city has issued three.Pure Medical, on Bannock Street south of downtown, and Walking Raven dispensary on South Broadway were issued licenses Wednesday. A third dispensary, Sunnyside Alternative Medicine on West 38th Avenue, was issued a license Friday.The Denver City Council approved an ordinance this year requiring all dispensaries in Denver to have a special license  becoming one of the few cities in the state to require such approval. Those that applied for a license before March 1 were allowed to stay open while their applications were processed.The ordinance also set up operating rules for dispensaries. Penny May, the director of Denver's office of Excise and Licenses, said no one has been ticketed for violations, such as being open without applying for a license or allowing on-site consumption. Snipped   Complete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: John Ingold, The Denver PostPublished: March 29, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on March 30, 2010 at 07:35:31 PT
Keep up the good work!
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Comment #3 posted by josephlacerenza on March 30, 2010 at 07:26:18 PT
Montana MMJ
We are moving along quite well here in Montana. Just last month we signed up a new patient, it only took 3 weeks to get their card from the state in the mail. When I got my card at the end of 2009 it took 8 weeks. We have finally hit the 10,000 patient mark! That is in a state of less than 1 million people!!! LoL!!!! There will be a clinic at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds April 2, 2010. It is free to attend the event!! Greene Acres Caregiver will be there to offer potency tested cannabis and certified clones. Check it out http://greeneacrescaregiver.wordpress.comI will also be there representing Montana Boitech. We offer cannabis potency testing and certification for the medical marijuana industry. Check out
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on March 29, 2010 at 23:08:49 PT
Paint with light,
That's good Tenn news. It would be good to see more Tennessee news about this issue in Tenn newspapers so people can write LTE's...
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Comment #1 posted by Paint with light on March 29, 2010 at 21:59:07 PT
Tennessee update
Tomorrow, 3-20-2010, HB 2562 Safe Access to Medical Cannabis Act will have a hearing before the Health and Human Services Committee.Normal says in the past 90 days NORML's Capwiz system has recorded 934 letters sent to members of the Tennessee legislature in support of the Safe Access Act.This is the fourth highest of any state in the past month and a half.If you live in Tennessee contact your representatives with your support.Here is a link to a film that has Bernie Ellis, the main driving force behind our bill, featured in an interview.It also has a picture of Robin Prosser in the cuts. like alcohol.
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