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November 25, 2014

Seattle MMJ Regulations, Standards Proposed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a plan Monday afternoon to license medical marijuana businesses and set standards on the MMJ industry for everything from testing to packaging and advertising. The [click to continue...]

November 25, 2014

Report: CO Targeting Cannabis Businesses Violating MJ Rules

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has been cracking down on cannabis businesses violating state regulations, levying fines, forcing stores to close and even banning several people from selling marijuana, according [click to continue...]

November 24, 2014

IRS Council: Protect Tax Pros Working With MJ Industry

A key advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service has recommended that the agency refrain from targeting tax professionals who consult with marijuana companies, which could further bolster the cannabis [click to continue...]

November 21, 2014

Week in Review: OR Rec Taxes in Question, DC Measure Might Stand + MD Sticks With Huge Fees

By Marijuana Business Daily Staff Marijuana legalization in Washington DC will probably remain intact, neighboring Maryland decides to stick with enormous fees for medical marijuana cultivators, and Oregon cities are [click to continue...]

November 21, 2014

Bill Would Allow VA Docs to Recommend MMJ

A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors would allow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana for veterans in states where it’s [click to continue...]

November 21, 2014

1,000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana businesses from opening within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds or public housing. U.S. Attorney Carmen [click to continue...]

November 20, 2014

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for years, and on Wednesday, two more MMJ shops in San Diego were ordered to close [click to continue...]

November 20, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana ahead of sales scheduled to start in January 2016. Sen. Fred Girod, a Republican from [click to continue...]

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...]

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Marijuana Business Daily to Resume Publishing Monday

Marijuana Business Daily is closed for the long holiday weekend. We’ll resume publishing on Monday. [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailer Sues CO City Over License Denial

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A disgruntled recreational marijuana vendor has filed suit against one of the largest cities in [click to continue...]

Chicago MMJ Clinic Plans Float for Thanksgiving Parade

You read that headline correctly. The new Illinois medical marijuana clinic Good Intentions will have [click to continue...]

Some Florida Cannabis Startups Undeterred By Election Loss

Though medical marijuana failed at the Florida ballot box earlier this month, plenty of cannabis [click to continue...]

Senator Urges Hearings on DC Rec Cannabis

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A key federal lawmaker has suggested that Congress should hold hearings on Washington DC’s new [click to continue...]

WA School District Rejects Marijuana Grower’s $14K Donation

Education officials in Prosser, Washington, have turned down a $14,000 donation from a local marijuana [click to continue...]

Ohio Firm Lands Big Bank Loan After Battling Cannabis Stigma

Even companies that don’t touch cannabis – but have clients that do – can have [click to continue...]

New Hampshire Dispensary Hopeful Pitches Plan

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New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open within a year in the tiny hamlet [click to continue...]

Seattle MMJ Regulations, Standards Proposed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a plan Monday afternoon to license medical marijuana businesses and [click to continue...]

Report: CO Targeting Cannabis Businesses Violating MJ Rules

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has been cracking down on cannabis businesses violating state regulations, [click to continue...]

IRS Council: Protect Tax Pros Working With MJ Industry

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A key advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service has recommended that the agency refrain [click to continue...]

More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailers Hope to Cash in on Black Friday

Recreational marijuana businesses in Colorado will have sales just like any other retailer on Black [click to continue...]

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up

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Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before [click to continue...]