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2014-03-17 08:30:03

Founder's donation funds ongoing public awareness campaigns in partnership with Americans for Safe Access LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vincent Mehdizadeh, the founder and Chief Operations Officer of Medbox, Inc. (www.medbox.com) a leader in providing consulting services and patented medicine storage and dispensing systems to the medical and retail industries, today announced that he has personally funded campaigns aimed at educating the general public as to all aspects...

2013-09-23 12:25:55

Founder makes the first of ongoing contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Drug Policy Alliance, and Americans for Safe Access WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (OTC Markets: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com), a leader in providing industry specific consulting services and patented systems to the medical and retail industries, announced today that Vincent Mehdizadeh, company founder, majority shareholder, and chairman, has made the first of...

2013-02-05 12:27:05

International Researchers to Teach Washington D.C. Health Professionals about Medical Cannabis WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health professionals in the nation's capital will soon be able to earn education credits for learning about medical marijuana. A certified medical education program called "Cannabis in Medicine: A Primer for Health Care Professionals" will take place at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 2 pm to 6 pm. This course...

2012-12-10 08:26:15

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (OTC Markets: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com), announced today that they will increase their donations in 2013, by giving more to certain groups that they already support, and by funding new organizations for the first time. Medbox supports the development of comprehensive and sensible regulations in states that have legalized medical marijuana, and advocates policies that ensure fair access for patients and practical guidelines for...

2012-04-01 23:02:12

Harborside Health Center, in collaboration with UK research organization The Beckley Foundation and University College London, has initiated a pioneering survey to investigate, for the first time, the effectiveness of cannabis in treating different medical symptoms and conditions. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 An estimated 5 million people legally use medical cannabis in the 16 states (plus the District of Columbia) that have approved medical cannabis laws. However, the United States...

2012-02-23 12:45:00

Twelve medical cannabis states form a national alliance, 280E Reform, to challenge U.S. IRS Tax Code 280E. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 The IRS threatens to turn back the clock on medical cannabis. A national alliance of industry leaders, patients and elected officials are fighting back with a new project aimed at education and policy change. The 280E Reform effort plans to bring an end to the current IRS campaign to close medical cannabis dispensaries. The IRS campaign of...

2012-01-21 08:00:00

A memo from the US Attorneys´ office explaining guidelines for prosecution of California medical marijuana cases was recently leaked online. Medical marijuana attorney Chris Van Hook recommends dispensaries and private collectives undergo a compliance check by a qualified attorney to ensure they do not have any of the red flags that would put their business at greater risk of being targeted for closure. Crescent City, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2012 The four US Attorney´s offices in...

2012-01-18 20:00:00

Recent actions taken by the California US Attorneys have had a detrimental effect on the continued development of a legal medical cannabis industry while handing a windfall to the illegal growers and drug cartels, says medical marijuana attorney Chris Van Hook. Crescent City, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 The recent crackdowns on California medical marijuana dispensaries by the state´s four US Attorneys, which have resulted in the closures of dozens of collectives around the state, have...

2011-07-21 14:37:00

Medicine to Be Used on Steps of City Hall in Protest of Failing Program Patient Advocate and Author Irvin Rosenfeld to Attend in Solidarity with DC's Illegal Medical 'Marijuana' Patients WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the 1-year anniversary of Congress approving the District of Columbia's medical cannabis program, the District of Columbia Patients' Cooperative (DCPC), a District-based non-profit organization and Safe Access DC, the Washington, D.C. chapter of...

2011-06-16 00:00:28

The Sacramento law firm of Wise Law Group takes on criminal cases defending medical cannabis dispensaries charged with illegally distributing marijuana. The firm's new website page explains why Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 Based in part on materials compiled by Americans for Safe Access, the Sacramento, California criminal lawyer Mike Wise believes that medical cannabis dispensaries benefit the neighborhoods where they are located as well as the patients they serve. As announced on...