Marijuana: Annual Clinic charity golf tournament doubled in size, still sold out

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The Clinic's fifth annual charity golf tournament, which benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Colorado-Wyoming chapter, has doubled in size from previous years, but organizers say it's already sold out.

Although the Clinic hasn't announced how much money it's raised from participants and sponsors, the total's at least $32,500 thanks to 250 people paying $130 apiece to play. That comes on top of $15,000 raised earlier this spring for the 2014 Walk MS event in City Park and more than $100,000 donated by the medical pot shop since the tournament's 2009 debut.

"To be able to sell out the fifth annual Clinic Charity Classic quicker than all previous years while doubling the amount of participants was a pleasant surprise for us," Clinic general manager Ryan Cook says. "I've always said that awareness for the National MS Society truly comes in dollars, and it's a great feeling to host an event that will contribute a very significant amount of money to such a special cause."

The Clinic is among the top donors to the MS Society in Colorado, thanks in part to the dedication of Clinic grower Jay Price, who lost his father to MS. Price now heads a high-CBD breeding program at the dispensary and also runs an annual seminar where budtenders learn about treating people suffering from MS symptoms.

Price told us last year that the stigma of working with a marijuana business was initially a concern for the MS Society. "Their big fear was that by being too supportive of us, they could potentially scare off other donors," Price said. "But then there were the people here [at the local chapter in Colorado] who had no problems with it, and they told us that they talk to patients who do use cannabis as a therapy and have had good success with it."

Kayla Daniels, spokeswoman for the National MS Society Wyoming-Colorado Chapter, says all money raised goes directly to patient outreach services and national MS research.

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Clueless Dispensary Clowns Infringe on Corporate Trademarks -- Get SMACKED DOWN !! 

DENVER  — Hershey is suing a Colorado marijuana edibles company that makes four pot infused candies that it says closely resembles its iconic products.

The Hershey Co. filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in Denver this week against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC. The lawsuit alleges TinctureBelle's Ganja Joy, Hasheath, Hashees and Dabby Patty mimic Hershey's Almond Joy, Heath, Reese's peanut butter cups and York peppermint patty candies, respectively.

Hershey says TinctureBelle's products are packaged in colors matching their famous treats, which Hershey says will confuse consumers including children. Hershey submitted a picture showing the Hashees edibles in an orange wrapper with a design that looks like a peanut butter cup. Hershey wants a judge to order TinctureBelle to stop selling its products.

TinctureBelle did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Another VICTORY for Amendment 64! -- thanks Robert Chase!

Golden City Council votes to ban marijuana sales

GOLDEN — The City Council voted Thursday night to prohibit sales of recreational marijuana and medical marijuana in Golden.

The council unanimously passed three ordinances after hearing nearly 35 public comments, most of them pleading for the prohibition of recreational marijuana in the city.

"Our brand is a healthy community," Mayor Marjorie Sloan said. "We want to protect our image and our community."

For now, with the passage of Ordinance 1977, recreational marijuana shops and all related businesses are prohibited within city limits. The ban includes testing facilities, for which council had previously considered making an exception.

Council also tightened up regulations on medical marijuana businesses, barring them from within 1,000 feet of any school — from preschool through college or university — and requiring them to be in a manufacturing zone.

Under a third ordinance passed Thursday night, cultivation of marijuana, legal under state law, is limited to residential dwellings. It is not allowed outdoors and must not be detectable by smell or because of undue vehicular or foot traffic outside of the residence.

RobertChase topcommenter

Cannabis-business in general has yet to act in a politically responsible manner, especially with regard to its failure to engage in political education or organization, and in its self-interested lobbying, but a tournament benefiting MS patients seems a worthy enterprise.  MS patients as a group have been beneficiaries of the People of Colorado's decision to declare that cannabis is a medicine; perhaps those manifest benefits and contributions such as the Clinic's will persuade neurologists who treat MS of its importance and spur objective research here, now that ten million dollars ($10,000,000) of patients' registration fees is supposed to be being made available for the purpose.  The Medical Establishment in Colorado remains opposed to cannabis; may the Clinic and patients change minds and improve treatment!


The Clinic continues to illustrate the effectiveness of a successful cannabis business giving back to a worthwhile cause.  

RobertChase topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay Instead of militating for the removal of Golden's City Councillors or the rescission of their local ordinance, you seek to distract.  Of course, had the People not made provision for retail sales of cannabis, the Golden City Council could not have banned them, but that is a most ass-backwards way of trying to argue against the People's decision of eighteen months ago -- I expect no better from you.

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"Amendment 64 will prevent ~10,000 arrests for cannabis annually in Colorado" 

-- Robert Chase


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