Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Centers Newest Location: Santa Rosa CA

General Heath Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Cannabis, Inc. (OTCPK: CANA) anticipates managing 3 new medical cannabis clinics in February. That will increase the total under management to 14. General Health Solutions, Inc. specializes in turn-key management of medicinal cannabis clinics (MMEC) throughout California and is considering an expansion into other medicinal cannabis approved states.

Update: Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Centers is proud to announce their newest location…

1211 College Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Center (MMEC) is committed to providing patients a safe and professional medicinal cannabis evaluation in California. Medicinal cannabis has proven to be a successful alternative health treatment for many aliments and diseases. Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Centers is not only committed to providing California medicinal cannabis recommendations for qualified patients but also medicinal cannabis information and news. You can access us via twitter at  MarijuanaMDEval, or on Facebook at Marijuana-Medicine-Evaluation-Centers or go directly to their site at www.marijuanamedicine.com.

The Medical Cannabis Acquisitions World Grows Fat After the Nov 2nd Prop 19 failure.

As the U.S. internal debate over the outright legalization of marijuana continues, fueled in no small part by California’s fruitless attempt to pass proposition 19 last month. Savvy new sector investor’s are taking increased notice in the medical marijuana market and its growing viability.

Of the small-cap, publically-traded companies catering to the unique needs of the medical marijuana world and their Collectives, URL’s, and operational support needs, the stand out company would have to be General Cannabis (OTCBB:CANA), which has begun acquiring entities within the medical marijuana field, most recently purchasing Weedmaps.com and Synergistic Resources.

Weedmaps with 50,000 + members, and over 2 million hits per month has annual expected revenue of well over 3 million dollars. As the end user understands Weedmaps is a central hub for helping medical marijuana patients find their local medical cannabis dispensaries, and rate them based on the patients experience, and quality of medication for each collective.

As the acquisitions and consolidation phase of the medical marijuana industry continues, General Cannabis is leading the way announcing on December 6th, under their management sector US Cannabis, the signing of closing documents to acquire largely all of the assets of Synergistic Resources, LLC. Synergistic Resources runs Marijuana Medical Evaluation Centers (MMEC) and specializes in the turn-key management of medicinal marijuana clinics throughout California.

Medical Marijuana Taxes

With our latest national election now well in our rear view mirror, and all of the 10 cities with local measures on their ballots approving fresh or higher taxes on medical marijuana sales. It would seem that these 10 municipalities put their need for cash well above the shame of dealing with a federally prohibited drug.

While the national embrace of medical marijuana as a justifiable income stream highlights the continued growing acceptance of cannabis, despite the defeat of California’s Proposition 19.

Additional cities that have accepted special marijuana taxes, such as Oakland, San Jose,  and Long Beach, have all battled with recession-driven deficits and have all determined that it made sense look to marijuana as a means to help make up their budgetary shortfalls

Below are just a few of the proposed taxes that would have been placed into effect had Prop 19 passed.

 

Long Beach’s measure, which passed with ease, would have imposed a 15 % tax on businesses that sold marijuana for recreational use. Meanwhile the Stockton voters saw fit to impose a 4 % tax on medical cannabis collectives. This same measure would have levied a 10 % tax on non medical marijuana businesses.

 

Then there are the big boys up in Oakland. The voters there led the way last year by passing the country’s first special tax on medical marijuana, an extra $18 for every $1,000 in sales in addition to the city’s standard sales tax of 9.75 %.

Now the city of Oakland is on the brink of leading the way again by pushing the limits of government-permitted marijuana sales. By the end of this month, Oakland will begin taking applications for permits to run four industrial-scale medical marijuana growing operations.

 

So far almost 300 groups and individuals have registered their interest in applying for the permits. Each of those entities will have to pay a $5,000 non-refundable application fee to apply. Then the recipients of the permits issued would be required to pay an annual fee of $211,000.

 

Marijuana, Gov Shwarzenegger and Jay Leno…

Well it looks like good ‘Ol Gov. Schwarzenegger is ready to party again, now that he is almost out of office…

The soon to be departing Ca. Gov. showed up on NBC’s “Tonight Show” on Monday night for an across-the-board discussion about politics, together with a law he recently signed to diminish the state’s punishment for possession of up to an 1 oz. of cannabis. The greatest penalty is now $100, … no arrest … no criminal record — “a speeding ticket” was what he equated it to.

“No one cares if you smoke a joint or not,” he stated to host Jay Leno, while chatting about the recent election outcome in California. The observation received a few encouraging shouts from the  marijuana friendly crowd. Schwarzenegger seemed to not put much prominence on the proclamation, however it was rapidly repeated the social networks via Twitter accounts of a mixture of different news outlets. Rather, he nonchalantly went on, typical of the laid back view on the issue that most of the state holds on this topic.

However it would seem that many of his old constituents did care. Just last week, Ca. rejected a ballot initiative that would have legalized marijuana possession, and allowed for limited crop growing for those over 21 years old. It failed to pass by a  54% to 46% margin. The Goven-a-tor recognized that the marijuana law he signed may have in point of fact hurt the measure… which he said “went a little bit too far” and “was written badly” I know many growers that would agree (lol). While remaining evasive on the proposal of legalization, he left with this parting though… “Propositions don’t die because the idea is bad. It just dies because it’s written wrong.” …”Written Wrong” then lets write it correctly next time, eh?



The Colbert Report and Prop 19

Well it seems that my Facebook Fan page for Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Centers paid off in a big way. As a fan of both The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report I make it a point to go to their FB fan page on a daily basis and post comments, stories, videos and such. Well it would appear that one of their writers got a hold of our website 

Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Centers

Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Centers

and saw the opening for a few jabs at the medical marijuana doctor / patient relationship.

While it seems they found humor in some of the items one could receive a medical marijuana recommendation for they seemed to focus most of their comical attention on the fact that the necessity for Prop 19 has been undermined by Governor Schwarzenegger opting to signed Senate Bill 1449which reduces adult marijuana possession charges from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil infraction.

Senate Bill 1449 amends the California Health and Safety Code so that the adult possession of up to 28.5 grams of marijuana is classified as an infraction, punishable by no more than a $100 fine — no court appearance, no court costs, and no criminal record.

The new law, which takes effect on Jan 1, 2011, will have an effect even if Californians vote to legalize marijuana by passing Prop 19. Proposition 19 leaves misdemeanor possession penalties in place for public use and smoking in the presence of children; under SB 1449, these offenses would be simple infractions.