News on MMJ Dispensaries & Retail Stores:

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...]

November 18, 2014

Final Rhode Island Dispensary Opens Wednesday

The smallest state in the nation will get its third and final medical marijuana dispensary on Wednesday, according to a Rhode Island TV station. Summit Medical Compassion Center, located in [click to continue...]

November 18, 2014

OR Cities to Push Legislature on Local MJ Taxes

One of the ways backers of recreational cannabis sales in Oregon planned to fight the black market was by prohibiting local governments from enacting their own taxes or fees on [click to continue...]

November 17, 2014

Florida Judge Strikes Down MMJ Lottery Proposal

A judge struck down a proposed rule in Florida that would have used a lottery system to choose five companies that will grow, process and distribute marijuana under the state’s [click to continue...]

November 17, 2014

Marijuana Business Conference Wrap-Up: Banking, Federal Legalization, Marketing, Investing & More

By Marijuana Business Daily staff If you want to open a bank account, seek out smaller financial institutions. If you're looking to boost customer loyalty, engage in socially responsible business [click to continue...]

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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...]

Bill Would Allow VA Docs to Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

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 [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

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The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]

Congressional GOP Not Likely to Block DC Marijuana Legalization

In what must come as a relief for cannabis enthusiasts in the nation’s capital, The [click to continue...]

Two Rec Legalization Measures Possible on Maine Ballot for 2016

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Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a [click to continue...]

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

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Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might [click to continue...]

California Attorney General Says Cannabis Legalization `Inevitable’

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said cannabis legalization in the state is “inevitable” as advocates [click to continue...]

Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 [click to continue...]