Medical Marijuana Business & Legal Experts Speak Out:

February 17, 2015

Congress Should Reclassify Marijuana, Cato Institute Says

Medical cannabis companies and users would benefit if Congress rescheduled marijuana as a Schedule II drug, according to a report by the Cato Institute. The libertarian think tank said reclassifying [click to continue...]

February 10, 2015

Goverment: No Correlation Between MJ Use, Car Crash Rates

Cannabis legalization advocates have a new arrow in their quiver: A new U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Commission report says there’s little correlation between marijuana use and car wrecks, and [click to continue...]

February 5, 2015

Surgeon General Backs MMJ

Medical cannabis professionals may have a new ally at the federal level: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told CBS this week that “marijuana can be helpful” for some medical ailments. [click to continue...]

January 14, 2015

WA Judge Strikes Down Law Banning MMJ Ads by Doctors

A Washington State judge has ruled that a law preventing doctors from mentioning medical marijuana in their advertising is unconstitutional. Advertising by cannabis businesses is heavily regulated in the state, [click to continue...]

December 24, 2014

Los Angeles MMJ Delivery App Ordered to Shut Down

Nestdrop, a smartphone app that helps patients arrange medical marijuana deliveries through local dispensaries, was ordered to stop operating in Los Angeles. A judge overseeing a lawsuit filed by the [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Florida CBD Regs May Come Out Monday

Rules governing the cultivation and sale of cannabis-based CBD medications in Florida could be out as soon as Monday. The Florida Department of Health was ordered by a judge on [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Week in Review: Federal MJ Moves + Memo to Tobacco Industry on Cannabis & Rec Sales Data

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Congress addresses some major marijuana issues, a Wall Street firm offers advice to Big Tobacco about cannabis, and the nation's first two recreational [click to continue...]

December 11, 2014

Wall Street Firm: Big Tobacco Should Start Thinking About Marijuana

The esteemed Wall Street firm RBC Capital Markets apparently has some advice for major tobacco companies: Start thinking about marijuana, because it’s probably not going anywhere. That’s the gist of [click to continue...]

December 9, 2014

Most Americans Support State Rights on MJ, Poll Finds

Roughly 60% of Americans think states should be allowed to legalize marijuana, while more than two-thirds said states with such laws should get a “safe haven” from the federal government [click to continue...]

November 7, 2014

Poll: Just 51% of Americans Favor MJ Legalization Now

Support for marijuana legalization has dropped significantly from a year ago, but a slight majority are still behind it, a new poll from Gallup found this week. The poll, conducted [click to continue...]

October 28, 2014

Expert: Liability Lawsuits Next Challenge for Edibles Companies

A Seattle attorney warned hundreds of industry insiders at a business conference on Tuesday that liability lawsuits are a real danger, especially when it comes to edibles. “Product liability is [click to continue...]

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PharmaCann Poised to Hold Most IL Licenses

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After a medical marijuana company abandoned its cultivation license on Monday in an area west [click to continue...]

WA Could Outlaw Marijuana Vending Machines

Washington State entrepreneurs hoping to sell marijuana through vending machines or drive-up windows took a [click to continue...]

Cannabis Producers Have New Worry: Stoned Rabbits

Cannabis businesses face opposition from anti-marijuana advocates worried about the drug falling into the hands [click to continue...]

Nevada Senator: Secrecy in MMJ Licensing Process a ‘Disaster’

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Nearly 40% of the 519 businesses that applied for medical cannabis business licenses in Nevada [click to continue...]

Florida’s Second Stab at CBD Rules Questioned

Florida is having a hard time figuring out rules for its CBD industry. The state [click to continue...]

Maine Medical Cannabis Sales Total $16.2M

Dispensaries in Maine sold an estimated $16.2 million worth of medical cannabis last year, while [click to continue...]

Oregon Agency Weighs in on MMJ, Rec Rules

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Oregon could keep medical marijuana completely separate from recreational cannabis when retail sales begin next [click to continue...]

Missouri Awards Hemp Cultivation Licenses

Missouri has joined the growing number of states legalizing CBD-based medicines. The state awarded cultivation [click to continue...]

150K Pounds of Legal Marijuana Sold in CO Last Year

Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado sold nearly 150,000 pounds of marijuana flower last [click to continue...]

Medical Cannabis Demand Outweighing Supply in DC

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Recreational marijuana has dominated headlines out of Washington DC this week, as the use, possession [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over MMJ Licensing Process in Illinois

A company that got turned down for one of the Illinois’ 21 medical marijuana cultivation [click to continue...]

MJ Financial Services Firm Secures $2M Investment

A financial services firm that plans to serve the cannabis industry has secured $2 million [click to continue...]

Alaska’s Largest City Enacts MJ Concentrates Rules

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Alaska marijuana entrepreneurs who want to specialize in infused products or extracts will have to [click to continue...]

Washington DC Mayor Seeks to Ban ‘Cannabis Clubs’

With private marijuana use on track to become legal in Washington DC on Thursday barring [click to continue...]