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June 12, 2012

Washington DC Marijuana Program Kicks Into High Gear as Officials Announce Dispensary Finalists

The budding medical cannabis industry in Washington DC has taken a big step forward this week, with health officials approving their first marijuana dispensary applications. The individuals and groups behind four [click to read more...]

June 11, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: MMJ Opportunities Knocking in Some States, Evaporating in Others

What an up and down week it was for the medical marijuana industry. First, the good news: There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the medical cannabis industry [click to read more...]

June 8, 2012

Los Angeles Marijuana Dispenary Ban Gains Momentum, CA Crackdown Enters New Phase

Dark clouds are gathering on the horizon in California, where a renewed federal crackdown and a potential ban on cannabis dispensaries in Los Angeles have set the MMJ industry on [click to read more...]

June 7, 2012

Scores of Marijuana Dispensaries to Open in Next 6 Months as New MMJ States Come Online

For all the difficulties medical marijuana businesses have experienced in recent times (raids, moratoriums, dispensary bans, you name it), 2012 is actually shaping up to be a pretty good year [click to read more...]

June 6, 2012

New Cannabis Opportunities Abound as Colorado Prepares to Lift Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium

Colorado is on the cusp of another green rush as the state prepares to lift a two-year dispensary moratorium, allowing a new wave of entrepreneurs to apply for state licenses [click to read more...]

June 4, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: California’s Chaotic Cannabis Climate + the Promise of Cannabidiol Products

California's medical marijuana industry is facing a great deal of uncertainty, as evidenced by two developments in the state last week. First, a City Council committee advanced a measure that [click to read more...]

June 1, 2012

California Closer to Creating Medical Marijuana Regulations, Adding MMJ Industry Oversight

While Los Angeles considers an outright ban on medical cannabis dispensaries, the state of California is moving in a different direction. The state Assembly gave the initial green light to [click to read more...]

May 30, 2012

MMJ Meltdown in Los Angeles a Possibility as Proposal to Ban Cannabis Dispensaries Gains Steam

The Los Angeles medical marijuana industry is bracing itself for the possibility of a complete ban on storefront cannabis dispensaries as the idea gains traction among local officials. A three-person [click to read more...]

May 24, 2012

Nearly 200 Cannabis Dispensary Applications Filed in Arizona, Signaling Tough Competition

With the deadline fast approaching, Arizona has received 193 applications from entrepreneurs interested in opening a medical marijuana dispensary, according to the latest data provided by the state. The numbers [click to read more...]

May 21, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Colorado Marijuana DUI Bill Goes Up in Smoke + Arizona Sticks to MMJ Schedule

The Colorado medical cannabis industry rode an emotional roller coaster last week, experiencing several highs and lows tied to a controversial marijuana DUI bill. But when the ride came to [click to read more...]

May 15, 2012

How Would Proposed Marijuana DUI Legislation Affect the Colorado Medical Cannabis Industry?

The medical marijuana industry in Colorado could face a new set of challenges tied to a highly controversial bill limiting the amount of THC drivers can have in their blood [click to read more...]

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Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can't seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation's top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State's [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) [click to read more...]

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state's medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules [click to read more...]

Denver Rec Shop Projects $10M-$12M in 2014 Sales

The owner of one of Colorado's largest recreational marijuana stores projects his 2014 revenues will [click to read more...]

GrowLife Trading Halted by SEC, Cannabis Stocks Drop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted stock trading for GrowLife Inc. (PHOT), [click to read more...]

Boston Mayor Aims to Block Dispensaries

Boston mayor Martin Walsh will try to block the city's two planned medical marijuana dispensaries, [click to read more...]

NJ Voters Split on Decriminalization, Oppose Rec

New Jersey voters are split down the middle when it comes to legalizing marijuana possession, [click to read more...]