News on MMJ Dispensaries & Retail Stores:

November 26, 2014

Some Florida Cannabis Startups Undeterred By Election Loss

Though medical marijuana failed at the Florida ballot box earlier this month, plenty of cannabis companies in the state aren’t about to cash in their chips and go home. Not [click to continue...]

November 25, 2014

New Hampshire Dispensary Hopeful Pitches Plan

New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open within a year in the tiny hamlet of Epping, about a half hour east of Manchester. On Monday, Granite State Alternative Treatment [click to continue...]

November 24, 2014

More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, a medical marijuana farm and six dispensaries were granted initial approval by Chicago’s Zoning Board [click to continue...]

November 24, 2014

Cannabis Retailers Hope to Cash in on Black Friday

Recreational marijuana businesses in Colorado will have sales just like any other retailer on Black Friday, hoping to cash in on the crush of shoppers seeking deals in the days [click to continue...]

November 24, 2014

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up

Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before even opening their doors. Some applicants for dispensary licenses are reportedly appealing environmental exemptions given [click to continue...]

November 21, 2014

Multi-State MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one market affecting applications in others. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Nicholas Vita and Michael Abbott, [click to continue...]

November 21, 2014

Bill Would Allow VA Docs to Recommend MMJ

A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors would allow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana for veterans in states where it’s [click to continue...]

November 21, 2014

1,000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana businesses from opening within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds or public housing. U.S. Attorney Carmen [click to continue...]

November 20, 2014

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for years, and on Wednesday, two more MMJ shops in San Diego were ordered to close [click to continue...]

November 19, 2014

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana scene within its borders, and now up to 11 cannabis companies are facing civil complaints [click to continue...]

November 19, 2014

Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 when federal agents swooped in a shut down several cannabis producers and dispensaries. Roger Petersen, [click to continue...]

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Chicago MMJ Clinic Plans Float for Thanksgiving Parade

You read that headline correctly. The new Illinois medical marijuana clinic Good Intentions will have [click to continue...]

Some Florida Cannabis Startups Undeterred By Election Loss

Though medical marijuana failed at the Florida ballot box earlier this month, plenty of cannabis [click to continue...]

Senator Urges Hearings on DC Rec Cannabis

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A key federal lawmaker has suggested that Congress should hold hearings on Washington DC’s new [click to continue...]

WA School District Rejects Marijuana Grower’s $14K Donation

Education officials in Prosser, Washington, have turned down a $14,000 donation from a local marijuana [click to continue...]

Ohio Firm Lands Big Bank Loan After Battling Cannabis Stigma

Even companies that don’t touch cannabis – but have clients that do – can have [click to continue...]

New Hampshire Dispensary Hopeful Pitches Plan

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New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open within a year in the tiny hamlet [click to continue...]

Seattle MMJ Regulations, Standards Proposed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a plan Monday afternoon to license medical marijuana businesses and [click to continue...]

Report: CO Targeting Cannabis Businesses Violating MJ Rules

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has been cracking down on cannabis businesses violating state regulations, [click to continue...]

IRS Council: Protect Tax Pros Working With MJ Industry

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A key advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service has recommended that the agency refrain [click to continue...]

More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailers Hope to Cash in on Black Friday

Recreational marijuana businesses in Colorado will have sales just like any other retailer on Black [click to continue...]

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up

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Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before [click to continue...]

Multi-State MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]