Cannitrol – Cannabis Control Agent

Marijuana news from around the world


Rate and Review your Favorite Weed Shops and Weed Strains on

Do you buy weed at Dispensaries? Let them know how their doing? Rate and Review your Favorite Weed Shops and Weed Strains on and is a mobile app platform and website service. It allows consumers to connect with providers based on their GPS positioning. Similar to a Google business page listings provide […]

, , , , , ,

Alaskan School Wrongly Urges Parents to Fight Dispensaries

An elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska had to apologize to residents on Tuesday after an inappropriate automated phone message was sent out to parents of the student body. The voicemail, ordered by Campbell Elementary School Principal Michelle Johansen and issued by an unnamed female staff member, pleaded with parents to attend a City Assembly meeting […] Thanks to

, , , , , , , , , ,

Costa Mesa California Police Want to Make it a Federal Case

Attorneys representing the Costa Mesa Police Department filed a motion on Monday to have a pending lawsuit moved from state to federal court. The lawsuit claims the Costa Mesa P.D. overstepped the lawful authority of their inspection warrant during a January raid of the now-closed Costa Mesa Collective marijuana dispensary. Building code inspection warrants, the type CMPD Chief […] Thanks to

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maryland Continues to Make Mistakes with Marijuana Legalization

Though Maryland became the 21st state to legalize medical marijuana more than two years ago, patients in the mid-Atlantic state have no lawful way to access their meds. Unfortunately for those in need, it’s not a problem with a speedy solution. Before the issue of distribution can be tackled by opening physical dispensaries, the state […] Thanks to

, , , , , , , , ,

Mass Extortion for Hopeful Dispensaries

Massachusetts voters approved the cultivation and sale of medical marijuana for predetermined medical conditions back in 2012, but the state calls itself home to a mere six dispensaries.  So where are the rest? Most are still awaiting approval for their licenses. A whopping 174 dispensary applications are currently held up in legal limbo with Massachusetts, […] Thanks to

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Our Interview with Toronto Police on “Project Claudia” Raids Interviews the Toronto Police Any decent journalist will tell you that when reporting on a story, it’s important to remain as unbiased as possible, even when writing about situations you may disagree with or interviewing people who have a vastly different viewpoint of the topic at hand. Nevertheless, a story is only complete when […] Thanks to

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

High THC Strains From California

As we make strides towards legalization, the social acceptance of marijuana isn’t the only thing soaring. The techniques and technology used in cultivation have progressed to a point where we’re constantly seeing new potency benchmarks set in the field of high-grade cannabis. While it’s difficult to track potency based solely on strain designation, with so […]

, , , , , , , , ,

Medical Marijuana Industry News July 13, 2012

weed wars

Harborside Health Center the Target of Recent Federal Raid…

Harborside Health Center is one of the most widely known marijuana dispensaries in the world.  It serves as the setting for the Discovery Channel’s popular series “Weed Wars”.  The charismatic Steve DeAngelo runs the facility and has learned from U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag that she is threatening to shut down Harborside and its affiliated dispensary in San Jose.  Analysts have questioned the government’s stated reasons for the recent wave of federal raids.  Federal officials claim they are not targeting anyone who abides by state law.  Many feel that shops abiding by California law have been targeted regardless.  Ms. Haag stated “The larger the operation, the greater the likelihood that there will be abuse of the state’s medical marijuana laws, and marijuana in the hands of individuals who do not have a demonstrated medical need.”  Though she did not outright accuse Harborside of any illegal (on state level) activity.  The federal government appears to be trying to make a statement by going after the most well known facilitites.  Earlier this year, raids on the famous Oaksterdam University were carried out by federal officials.


For more on this story click here


Alcohol is more of a gateway than marijuana according to Study…

For decades marijuana has often been accused as a gateway drug even as no empirical data has been present to support such claims.  Alcohol, with its physically addictive properties seems to elusively sidestep these conversations because its status as “legal” seems to pacify many.  New research shows that alcohol is more likely to be a “gateway drug” than marijuana.  A study that will appear in August issue of the Journal of School Health shows that teens are exposed to alcohol more frequently and earlier in life.  The study found that the percentage of high school seniors who at least tried alcohol once.  Of the 14,577 students questioned, 72.2% had tried alcohol at least once while 45% tried tobacco products and 43.3% had smoked marijuana.  Researchers concluded that alcohol is much easier for teens to access.  One researcher from The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan where the study was conducted said “By recognizing the important predictive role of alcohol and delaying initiation of alcohol use, school officials and public health leaders can positively impact the progression of substance use.”  He went to also say “I am confident in our findings and the clear implications they have for school-based prevention programs. By delaying and/or preventing the use of alcohol, these programs can indirectly reduce the rate of use of other substances.


For more on this story click here


Backers of Second Legalization Ballot Initiative in Oregon File Lawsuit…

Earlier this week reported that Oregon voters may get their chance to legalize marijuana this November.  The ballot initiative is called “The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act” and would create a government regulatory system that would see marijuana regulated like alcohol.  The issue has a great deal of support in the state as another ballot initiative also collected many signatures.  However, Robert Wolfe has filed a lawsuit against Oregon’s Secretary of State, Kate Brown, on the grounds that she illegally invalidated many of the submitted signatures.  Mr. Wolfe and his group submitted approximately 170,000 signatures which is over 50,000 more than required.  Currently there are not enough signatures for the issue to make the ballot and Mr. Wolfe will have to be successful in court in order to get his efforts to the voters.  However, it still appears Oregon voters will have the chance to at least vote on one legalization measure.


For more on this story click here

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Letter to Santa

santa letter

Dear Santa,

This year for Christmas what I want the most won’t fit in a stocking.  You see, things down here, south of the pole, are a little bit out of sorts.  We have a lot of sick people who are having problems obtaining their medication.  Some of us have found that nothing helps our ailments like marijuana.  But it’s illegal to buy, own, and sell it in most of the country.  California’s been nice enough to allow dispensaries for medical marijuana, but even the Golden State seems to be confused about what they want.  In other states they have really strict drug laws and someone can go to jail just for having their meds on-hand for when they need them.

There are countless instances where this is a major problem.  We have ill grandmothers out there in poor health, waiting for some relief.  Do we need people with arthritis and bad hips turning to street vendors?.  We have situations where these people have to seek treatment illegally.  Sometimes they have to depend on loved ones to for access to their medication.  Santa, what an unfair situation this is to put people in.  We do not want to break the law, but we are not heartless and do not want to watch those close to us suffer.

Could you figure a way to drop a bill into the stockings of all the senators and representatives in congress?  I’m not good at lawyer-speak  but could you write up some new legislation for marijuana in America?  I think it needs to be reclassified into a schedule 2 substance because of its medical properties so doctors can prescribe it.  Also, I guess we need to find additional ways to tax it on both a federal and state level.  This way it can help to reduce the nation’s deficit.  Look, I’m not just asking for me.  This could help a lot of people.  It could keep young kids from ruining their lives and can put money into the hands of government officials instead of criminal cartels.  And it can help make lots of people who are sick to feel better and cope with harsh treatments.

I know its asking a lot, but do you think you can do it?  If you can’t, I understand.  You have elves in your workshop and I don’t think any of them went to Harvard Law.  If this doesn’t work out, my back up wish is for our stockings to be full of that Northern Lights (is that what you grow up there?) so many patients eyes will fill with joy!

Thank you Santa,

From all the patients in our community.

P.S. still holding out for peace on earth and goodwill towards mankind.

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,