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October 31, 2014

Group Looking to Expand Minnesota’s MMJ Patient Base

Many cannabis advocates in Minnesota think that the state’s medical marijuana program is much too limited, especially when it comes to who can qualify to use the drug. So Minnesotans [click to continue...]

October 31, 2014

Week in Review: More MJ Raids + MD Reconsiders Huge Fees & Edibles Lawsuits on Horizon?

By Marijuana Business Media staff Raids creep back into the headlines, Maryland indicates it will rework proposed MMJ fees and a lawyer warns of new legal challenges for edibles companies. [click to continue...]

October 30, 2014

Young Voters Could Make or Break Legalization Measures

The success of several marijuana measures on the ballot next week could ultimately hinge on how many young voters show up at the polls. Drug Policy Action chief Ethan Nadelmann, [click to continue...]

October 30, 2014

Estimate: Legal Rec Sales in DC Could Create $130M Market

The cannabis market in Washington DC could top $130 million annually if the city legalizes recreational marijuana sales, according to estimates by financial officials. The projection is based on an [click to continue...]

October 30, 2014

67 Warnings, Penalties for MJ Violations in Washington

When it comes to recreational marijuana, enforcement of the law is no laughing matter for the Washington Liquor Control Board. The agency, which is tasked with overseeing the new recreational [click to continue...]

October 29, 2014

CO Company Sues Shareholder Over Trading Halt

A publicly traded cannabis company has filed suit against a major shareholder, alleging he caused the Securities and Exchange Commission to temporarily halt trading of the firm’s stock earlier this [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...]

October 28, 2014

‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites

Police officers and federal agents raided multiple marijuana growing operations in Denver on Tuesday, saying the move is tied to “an ongoing investigation involving illegal drug activity.” The Denver Police [click to continue...]

October 28, 2014

NM Marijuana Grower Loses Bid to Reopen Licensing Process

Mark Springer really wants to grow medical marijuana in New Mexico. So much so that he sued the state in January for the right to cultivate, arguing that the New [click to continue...]

October 27, 2014

Florida MMJ Campaign Tells TV Stations to Pull Ad

The group behind Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure has sent a cease-and-desist letter to local television stations broadcasting a 30-second advertisement opposing the initiative, saying the spots are misleading and [click to continue...]

October 27, 2014

Group With Ties to Koch Brothers Promotes Marijuana Candidate

A candidate in the North Carolina U.S. Senate race is getting some help from an unlikely source: A conservative group with past ties to the right-wing billionaire Koch brothers. In [click to continue...]

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Alaska MJ Opponents Seize on Hickenlooper’s ‘Reckless’ Comment

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Marijuana opponents in Alaska have found an odd bedfellow in their fight against cannabis legalization: [click to continue...]

Group Looking to Expand Minnesota’s MMJ Patient Base

Many cannabis advocates in Minnesota think that the state’s medical marijuana program is much too [click to continue...]

Marijuana Business Incubator Launches in Florida

Whether or not medical marijuana passes in Florida on Tuesday, Tampa will be home to [click to continue...]

Young Voters Could Make or Break Legalization Measures

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The success of several marijuana measures on the ballot next week could ultimately hinge on [click to continue...]

Estimate: Legal Rec Sales in DC Could Create $130M Market

The cannabis market in Washington DC could top $130 million annually if the city legalizes [click to continue...]

67 Warnings, Penalties for MJ Violations in Washington

When it comes to recreational marijuana, enforcement of the law is no laughing matter for [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Legalization a Coin Flip

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Recreational marijuana could be a nail-biter in Oregon on Election Day. A poll released this [click to continue...]

Chile Plants First Medical Cannabis Crop

The first legal medical marijuana plants were seeded in Chile on Wednesday as part of [click to continue...]

Maryland Delays Vote on MMJ Regs, Plans to Lower Fees

A Maryland commission postponed a final vote on medical marijuana regulations, saying the 15-member panel [click to continue...]

Super-Potent Strain a Top Seller in WA

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High-potency strains are a big hit with customers in Washington State’s new recreational market, it [click to continue...]

CO Company Sues Shareholder Over Trading Halt

A publicly traded cannabis company has filed suit against a major shareholder, alleging he caused [click to continue...]

Expert: Liability Lawsuits Next Challenge for Edibles Companies

A Seattle attorney warned hundreds of industry insiders at a business conference on Tuesday that [click to continue...]

‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites

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Police officers and federal agents raided multiple marijuana growing operations in Denver on Tuesday, saying [click to continue...]

Former FBI Official Joins Cannabis Company’s Board

Medbox Inc., a publicly traded software and consulting firm that makes marijuana dispensing machines, has [click to continue...]