News on MMJ Dispensaries & Retail Stores:

July 1, 2014

Rejected MA Dispensary Applicant to Appeal Decision

A prospective dispensary owner in Massachusetts will appeal the Department of Public Health’s recent decision to eliminate his business from the application process. John Greene, founder and CEO of the [click to continue...]

July 1, 2014

CO Welcomes New Rec Applicants, Prepares to End Vertical Integration Rule

Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry is finally opening its doors to newcomers and abolishing one of its most stringent cultivation rules. The new dynamic could create a noticeable shift in Colorado’s [click to continue...]

June 30, 2014

Oregon Regulators, Dispensary Owners Meet

Medical marijuana regulators in Oregon have conducted two dozen surprise visits at dispensaries over the past three months, one of which resulted in a closure. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, [click to continue...]

June 30, 2014

Washington Lab Warns of Potential Testing Backlog

Few licensed growers in Washington State have submitted cannabis to be tested for safety and potency, stoking concerns that there will be severe inventory shortages when the first recreational shops [click to continue...]

June 30, 2014

Former Politicians Square Off for Delaware Dispensary License

Two former political figures in Delaware are battling each other for the state’s sole dispensary license. Mark Lally – the former director of Sussex County, who once ran the governor’s [click to continue...]

June 30, 2014

Vancouver Dispensaries Test Canada’s New MMJ Law

Dispensaries in Vancouver are challenging Canada’s new medical marijuana regulations by continuing to operate despite a ban on such businesses. According to The National Post, there are at least 35dispensaries [click to continue...]

June 27, 2014

9 MA Provisional Licenses Revoked, 11 Cleared to Proceed

Massachusetts has dropped the ax on 9 of the 20 businesses that won initial approval for medical marijuana dispensaries back in February. Among the rejected business owners are former Congressman William [click to continue...]

June 27, 2014

MMJ Farmers Market in LA Challenges State, City Rules

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles is promoting a type of cannabis farmers market over the July 4 weekend, but it’s unclear whether the event is even legal. The [click to continue...]

June 27, 2014

Week in Review: An Ugly Business Breakup + Big Pharma Coming & What to Watch in Washington

By Chris Walsh A blockbuster business deal goes up in smoke, an industry leader discusses Big Pharma's interest in medical cannabis and Washington gears up for a historic day. Here's [click to continue...]

June 26, 2014

Robbery Death at Dispensary Highlights Need for Security

Security at medical marijuana retail facilities is back in the spotlight after a fatal shooting at a dispensary in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon. An armed guard at a dispensary in [click to continue...]

June 25, 2014

San Jose Businesses Explore Political Options Against Regulations

Some marijuana business owners in San Jose, California are exploring all options in their fight against the city’s recently approved regulations on the industry. Speaking at the Cannabis Business Summit [click to continue...]

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Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

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A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]

Questions Over Marijuana Sales on Native American Lands

Following news that the federal government will essentially allow Native American tribes to grow and [click to continue...]

Tommy Chong Wants to Create Cannabis Business Brand

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Tommy Chong served as a poster child for the marijuana movement back in the 1970s, [click to continue...]

PharmaCan IPO Indication of Interest in Canadian MMJ

Canadian medical marijuana holding and investing company PharmaCan Capital is scheduled to go public next [click to continue...]

Delaware Dispensary Set for April Opening

Delaware’s first – and only – dispensary is on track to open in the spring [click to continue...]

Former Hillary Clinton Staffer Seeking Illinois MMJ License

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Watching who’s getting into the marijuana industry is like playing six degrees of separation – [click to continue...]

Florida CBD Regs May Come Out Monday

Rules governing the cultivation and sale of cannabis-based CBD medications in Florida could be out [click to continue...]

Stricter Ad Restrictions for Canadian MMJ Producers on Tap

Canadian medical marijuana suppliers won’t be able to tell their customers what different strains smell [click to continue...]

Obama Supports DC Legalization But Will Sign Ban Anyway

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Politics, as the saying goes, is the art of compromise. And in Washington DC, that [click to continue...]

Tribes May Get Go-Ahead to Grow, Sell Marijuana

The Justice Department is expected to tell U.S. attorneys not to prevent Native American tribes [click to continue...]