BPG x WCRC – Cancer Awareness Month

December 2nd, 2019

WCRC in Berkeley

In honor of our 20th-anniversary, Berkeley Patients Group launched our $1 Million For Good initiative in October, supporting ten nonprofits working to uplift our local community.

Each month, BPG will drive funds and awareness to one of our nonprofit partners. This December, we are proud to support our long-time partner, the Women’s Cancer Resource Center in Berkeley

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BPG Senior Gift Guide

December 5th, 2018

The end of the year is approaching, and that means so is Christmas! Don’t find yourself stressing over what gifts to buy, instead find yourself wrapping up relief, sleep, tranquility, and focus into one offering. 

Not only is cannabis a safer alternative to alcohol, it naturally enhances laughter, mood, and sleep. You are giving the gift of green shows someone that you care about their health and well-being.

Check out these senior-friendly gifts we selected in a variety of prices, sure to make this holiday season holly and jolly for all of the older adults on your list!

All of these items are great introductory cannabis products. As always, each has passed the highest quality standards possible, so they are entirely safe.

Care By Design

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Michigan Voters Just Approved Full Marijuana Legalization

November 7th, 2018

Michigan voters approved a measure to fully legalize marijuana on Tuesday, making it the first state in the Midwest to allow retail cannabis sales for adults 21 and older.

With 50 percent of precincts reporting, the initiative, Proposal 1, has passed, ABC News has projected.

“This is yet another historic election for the movement to end marijuana prohibition,” Marijuana Policy Project executive director Steve Hawkins said in a statement to Marijuana Moment. “Voters have once again sent a message loud and clear that it is time to legalize and regulate marijuana.”

“The victory in Michigan highlights just how widespread support is for marijuana policy reform.”

Under the new law, adults will be allowed to possess, buy and consume marijuana, and each individual can cultivate up to 12 plants for personal use. Adults may possess up to 10 ounces of cannabis at their residence.

Retail purchases will be subject to a 10 percent excise tax. That tax revenue will then be distributed to local governments, K-12 education and infrastructure projects.

Last month, the non-partisan Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency projected that the state would collect about $730 million in tax revenue in the five years after the legal system is implemented.

Proposal 1 also legalizes the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp in Michigan.

The main political action committee backing the measure was the Coalition To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which received significant financial support from national groups including Marijuana Policy Project, Drug Policy Alliance and New Approach.

Anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana dumped more than $1 million into the opposition committee, Healthy and Productive Michigan, through its political action committee. Other opponents to the measure included the Detroit NAACP chapter and the Michigan Sheriffs Association.

Even in the final days before the election, big dollars flowed into committees on both sides. But ultimately, voters chose to usher in a new era of legalization in the Great Lake State.

Top Democrat Says Marijuana Reform ‘Makes Sense’ But Won’t Commit

September 27th, 2018

This story originally appeared on MarijuanaMoment.net.

The number two U.S. House Democrat supports making medical marijuana available and says ending criminalization more broadly “probably makes sense,” but acknowledges that party leaders have not yet discussed moving cannabis-related legislation to passage next year should they win control of Congress in November.

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Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill, Making History In US Territory

September 26th, 2018

This story was originally published on MarijuanaMoment.net.

With a governor’s signature on Friday, the latest place to legalize marijuana in the U.S. isn’t a state. It’s the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)—a tiny Pacific territory with a population of just over 50,000.

Under the new law signed by Gov. Ralph Torres (R), adults over 21 years of age will be able to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana, as well as infused products and extracts. Regulators will issue licenses for cannabis producers, testing facilities, processors, retailers, wholesalers and lounges. Home cultivation of a small number of plants will be allowed.

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