Woman Who Called Police on 8-Year-Old Loses Business Relationship With Marijuana Dispensary

It looks like calling the police on people of color for no good reason could yield some consequences. One white woman, who called the police on an 8-year-old selling water outside of her apartment building, is now losing business for it.

The woman, identified as Alison Ettel, is the CEO of TreatWell Health—an edibles company that specializes in cannabis options for pets. After footage of her calling the cops on a child went viral, people flocked to her company’s Twitter account to flood its mentions.

Cannabis dispensaries get real Oct. 17, 2018; municipal leaders can't wait

VICTORIA — On the day Canadians can legally buy and use recreational marijuana, the clock will start ticking for cannabis dispensaries already open across the country, say politicians and pot industry insiders.

On Oct. 17, provincial licensing, monitoring and approval regulations on legal marijuana retail standards will become law and the cannabis business will get real for marijuana shops currently operating outside the rules.

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“These are the same people who cried for legalization,” said Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang. “Now they’ve got it, and they have to play by the rules.”

Jang, who has been at the forefront of Vancouver’s push to bring medical and recreational marijuana into the marketplace, said he doesn’t expect to see boarded up dispensaries in October, but added that some won’t survive provincial regulation.

“There’s going to be this period of transition when everybody moves to the legal system that will probably be a little Wild West. It will be a bit woolly for a while, but eventually it will all come into compliance.”

It’s unclear how many dispensaries are currently operating across the country.

Vancouver was the first to move to regulate the industry when the number of illegal shops ballooned past 100. In 2015, the city imposed strict regulations and a licence fee of almost $32,000.

Victoria started its own regulation process for dispensaries in 2016.

Terry Lake, a former British Columbia health minister, said he believes most provinces will act carefully on current dispensaries, taking graduated steps, starting with warnings to comply, then progressing to closure notices.

Lake now works as a vice-president at Hydropothecary, an Ottawa-based company looking to expand into the recreational marijuana market. He said the public’s transition from buying black-market marijuana, including from existing

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NJ's busiest weed dispensary wants to build largest greenhouse on East Coast

New Jersey’s busiest medical marijuana dispensary appears to be ready to get even busier.

Curaleaf, formerly known as Compassionate Sciences, opened a new retail location across the street from its existing location in Bellmawr last month and has entered the planning stage for a 100,000-square-foot, indoor growing facility on a remediated landfill here near an intersection of interstates 295 and 76, company and borough officials said. The new facility would be about the size of two football fields.

“We’re reviewing environmental design for potentially the largest greenhouse on the East Coast,” George Schidlovsky, president of Curaleaf New Jersey said Friday. “We are working in lockstep with the governor’s office, the Department of Health, the Legislature and municipality to provide the largest variety of cannabis products and the largest selection in the state.”

Curaleaf was the first of six dispensaries in the state to get permission to expand its operation. Gov. Phil Murphy won election in November on a platform to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. But those plans have stalled amid resistance from the state Legislature, including members of his own party.

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“We have nine sales stations designed to process 1,000 patients a day,” Schidlovsky said. “We can do 100 new patient consultations a day and we’re designed to provide the largest access to the most affordable products and designed for future expansion.”

Part of Curaleaf’s recipe for success so far seems to be good relations with the borough of Bellmawr.

NJCI George Schidlovsky, Executive Director at Curaleaf in Bellmawr, sits at a consultation space inside the dispensary. Curaleaf is among 6 dispensaries licensed to sell medical cannabis in the state. Bellmawr, N.J., 5/16/2018. (Andre Malok | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)Andre Malok 

“I took a beating when they opened up,”

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PM's 90-yr-old 'aunt' seeks redressal for dispensary

A 90-year old widow claiming to be the aunt of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has knocked on the doors of an appellate authority after failing to get satisfactory answers from the Labour Ministry on her RTI application seeking details of lease renewal of a government dispensary running in her premises.

In a hearing last week before Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu, Dahiben Narottamdas Modi sent her representative Ishwar Lal Modi who narrated her ordeal about her premises which was rented on April 11, 1983, for Rs 600 per month.

It was given out for running the Beedi Workers Welfare Fund (BWWF) dispensary in her premises in Vadnagar in Gujarat’s Mehsana district.

The rent was increased from Rs 600 to Rs 1500 through revisions of the lease between 1983 and 1998, she said in her submissions before the Central Information Commission (CIC), adding it has not been raised since then.

Dahiben had filed an RTI application in December last year in which she sought to know details of the lease, renewals, norms for fixing rent, reasons for not renewing her lease every five years and whether the department was ready to pay arrears for periods in which lease was not renewed after five years, among others. The matter reached the Commission after she failed to get a satisfactory response on her Right to Information application and her first appeal before higher authorities remained unanswered, according to details submitted by Dahiben before the CIC.

Dahiben claimed she was all alone and survived on the meagre rental income of Rs 1,500 from the building for which the revision of rent was pending.  Welfare and Cess Commissioner S S Bhople told the Commission in a letter that after the expiry of the last lease agreement the office had requested the landlord through letters dated July

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VIDEO: Take a look inside Northern Nevada cannabis dispensary RISE Spanish Springs

SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. — Nearly one year after legalized recreational marijuana sales launched in the Silver State, the cannabis market continues to grow in Northern Nevada.

One of the newest cannabis stores to open is RISE Spanish Springs, one of 14 dispensaries operating in Northern Nevada, according to the Nevada Department of Taxation.

The Northern Nevada Business View was recently given a tour of the dispensary’s operations.

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