Legal & Regulatory News:

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

Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might still decide to ban the industry from setting up shop. Ballot Measure 2 – which [click to continue...]

November 19, 2014

California Attorney General Says Cannabis Legalization `Inevitable’

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said cannabis legalization in the state is “inevitable” as advocates prepare to put recreational marijuana on the 2016 ballot. Legalization in Colorado and Washington are [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

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 18, 2014

Edibles Regulation Agreement Eludes Working Group

A Colorado working group that gathered to better regulate edibles ended without reaching a consensus. The group, which includes both sides of the debate – legislators looking to regulate the [click to continue...]

November 17, 2014

CO Still Not Done Cracking Down on Edibles?

Marijuana-infused edibles manufacturers have been dealing with round after round of new regulations as the recreational market in Colorado grows and changes. On Monday, a state commission is slated to [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 12, 2014

200K Signatures Filed in Nevada for Rec Legalization

Cannabis activists in Nevada on Wednesday filed almost twice the required number of signatures with the state for a petition to legalize recreational marijuana. Organizers hope to force either a [click to continue...]

November 10, 2014

Attorney General Nominee a Question Mark on Cannabis

President Barack Obama has nominated longtime prosecutor Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general in a move that could have big implications for the marijuana industry. The [click to continue...]

November 10, 2014

Chart of the Week: Voter Support for Medical Marijuana in Florida vs. Other MMJ States

By Jennifer Mann Florida residents went to the polls last week to vote on Amendment 2, which would have legalized medical marijuana and created hundreds of millions of dollars in [click to continue...]

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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

Alaska

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...]

Final Rhode Island Dispensary Opens Wednesday

The smallest state in the nation will get its third and final medical marijuana dispensary [click to continue...]

OR Cities to Push Legislature on Local MJ Taxes

League of Oregon Cities

One of the ways backers of recreational cannabis sales in Oregon planned to fight the [click to continue...]

Privateer Holdings, Bob Marley’s Estate Enter Partnership

Bob Marley’s family will lend the reggae legend’s name and face to a company that [click to continue...]

Edibles Regulation Agreement Eludes Working Group

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A Colorado working group that gathered to better regulate edibles ended without reaching a consensus. [click to continue...]

CO Still Not Done Cracking Down on Edibles?

Marijuana-infused edibles manufacturers have been dealing with round after round of new regulations as the [click to continue...]

Florida Judge Strikes Down MMJ Lottery Proposal

A judge struck down a proposed rule in Florida that would have used a lottery [click to continue...]

Marijuana Auction Brings in Less Than Expected

Medical marijuana news, cannabis dispensary updates and developments about pot growers

Fireweed Farm owner Randy Williams got less money than he originally wanted in Washington State’s [click to continue...]