Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

October 17, 2014

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online

Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy – just look online. The Washington Liquor Control Board has begun publishing all sales activity on [click to continue...]

October 17, 2014

Cole to California: Regulate the MMJ Industry

The author of the 2013 Cole Memo has a clear message for California: “If you don’t want us prosecuting (marijuana users) in your state, then get your regulatory act together.” [click to continue...]

October 15, 2014

CA City Cuts Power, Water to Dispensaries

Can medical marijuana dispensaries continue operating without electricity and water? In Anaheim, California, the answer appears to be no. The city, which banned dispensaries over a year ago, is taking [click to continue...]

October 15, 2014

Worst-Case Scenario: How to Prepare for – and Weather – Financial Hardships

By John Schroyer Contrary to popular belief, not every business is thriving in the Green Rush. Some cannabis companies are teetering on the edge of insolvency - whether it's from [click to continue...]

October 14, 2014

Massachusetts Dispensaries Play Waiting Game

Hurry up and wait. That’s the situation Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries find themselves in as they work through the licensing process. State inspectors are still conducting site visits for the [click to continue...]

October 13, 2014

Controversy Over Proposed MMJ Business Fees in Maryland

Will the cost of doing business in Maryland turn away medical marijuana entrepreneurs and disenfranchise 45,000 potential patients? That’s the concern of many MMJ advocates after a state commission suggested [click to continue...]

October 13, 2014

Investing in Canadian MMJ Companies Could Carry Legal Risks

American investors who funnel money into Canadian medical marijuana companies could run into legal issues with the United States government. In a recent report by Reuters, several experts warned that [click to continue...]

October 9, 2014

Businesses Laying Groundwork for New York MMJ Industry

Despite the fact that New York’s medical marijuana program is still in its infancy – and more than a year away from actually beginning to serve patients – marijuana cultivators [click to continue...]

October 9, 2014

Official: ‘Careful’ IL Banks Can Work With Cannabis Companies

Illinois financial institutions interested in working with the state’s upcoming medical marijuana industry have received a tentative green light from a federal official. Zach Fardon, the U.S. Attorney for the [click to continue...]

October 8, 2014

Florida MMJ Measure in Trouble?

The anti-medical marijuana campaign in Florida appears to be taking its toll on legalization efforts. The latest SurveyUSA poll in Florida on the state’s MMJ ballot measure found that just [click to continue...]

October 8, 2014

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Businesses Crop Up, Despite No Law

A basic medical marijuana business infrastructure is starting to take shape in Pennsylvania, even though lawmakers have not approved any type of MMJ legislation. Activists and entrepreneurs have already begun [click to continue...]

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Medical Marijuana Inc. Files $100M Lawsuit Over ‘False’ Claims

Medical Marijuana Inc. has filed a lawsuit in California against several businesses – including a [click to continue...]

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online

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Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy [click to continue...]

Cole to California: Regulate the MMJ Industry

The author of the 2013 Cole Memo has a clear message for California: “If you [click to continue...]

Former Israel MMJ Exec Tapped by Cannabis Consultancy

A national cannabis consulting firm has brought on a key architect of Israel’s medical marijuana [click to continue...]

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test

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Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the [click to continue...]

San Diego Approves 1st Dispensary

Let the rebirth of San Diego’s medical marijuana industry begin. On Wednesday, the city granted [click to continue...]

CA City Cuts Power, Water to Dispensaries

Can medical marijuana dispensaries continue operating without electricity and water? In Anaheim, California, the answer [click to continue...]

Nearly $14K in Daily Revenues for Seattle Rec Shop

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The Emerald City’s second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which [click to continue...]

Company Hopes to Launch ‘Full-Service’ Cannabis Bank

Marijuana companies in Colorado could eventually have their very own bank if a publicly traded [click to continue...]

Massachusetts Dispensaries Play Waiting Game

Hurry up and wait. That’s the situation Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries find themselves in as [click to continue...]

Controversy Over Proposed MMJ Business Fees in Maryland

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Will the cost of doing business in Maryland turn away medical marijuana entrepreneurs and disenfranchise [click to continue...]

Colorado Marijuana Sales Balloon 11% in August

Marijuana sales in Colorado are hitting new highs. Both recreational and medical cannabis revenues jumped [click to continue...]

Investing in Canadian MMJ Companies Could Carry Legal Risks

American investors who funnel money into Canadian medical marijuana companies could run into legal issues [click to continue...]

Colorado Candidate Suggests Repeal of Amendment 64

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Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez (pictured) suggested during a debate Thursday evening that voters [click to continue...]