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February 26, 2015

Another Lawsuit Over MMJ Licensing Process in Illinois

A company that got turned down for one of the Illinois’ 21 medical marijuana cultivation licenses has filed suit, claiming that the state’s Department of Agriculture didn’t adhere to selection [click to continue...]

February 25, 2015

Alaska’s Largest City Enacts MJ Concentrates Rules

Alaska marijuana entrepreneurs who want to specialize in infused products or extracts will have to get a license to operate in Anchorage, the state’s largest city and likely its biggest [click to continue...]

February 25, 2015

Washington DC Mayor Seeks to Ban ‘Cannabis Clubs’

With private marijuana use on track to become legal in Washington DC on Thursday barring Congressional intervention, the city’s mayor is looking to prevent private cannabis clubs from popping up. [click to continue...]

February 25, 2015

Evicted MMJ Grower Wants Same Legal Protections as Farmers

Oregon is facing an interesting question tied to its medical marijuana law: Should evicted cannabis cultivators be granted the same legal protections as businesspeople who grow other types of plants? [click to continue...]

February 24, 2015

Alaska Governor Seeks Marijuana Industry Oversight Board

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has sent a bill to state lawmakers calling for the establishment of a Marijuana Control Board to oversee implementation of rec sales. The board would be [click to continue...]

February 24, 2015

Canadian Stock Regulators: Risk Disclosures Lacking

Canadian stock regulators have a word of warning for those investing in MMJ companies north of the border: do your homework. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) said many publicly traded [click to continue...]

February 23, 2015

Minnesota Medical Cannabis Workers Join Union

At least half of Minnesota’s medical marijuana dispensaries will be unionized. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) announced that it has signed a contract with workers at Minnesota [click to continue...]

February 20, 2015

Some San Jose Dispensaries Refusing to Pay Tax

Dispensary owners in San Jose, California, are in a dispute with the city over unpaid taxes. Five dispensaries reportedly owe more than $2 million in unpaid marijuana business taxes, according [click to continue...]

February 20, 2015

Week in Review: IRS Penalty Fight, Wait-and-See in Washington State & 2 More MJ Lawsuits

By John Schroyer The IRS refuses to budge on a controversial - and confounding - tax penalty, officials in one Washington city give medical marijuana businesses a break, and two [click to continue...]

February 19, 2015

California AG Says State Recreational Sales Inevitable

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who plans to make a run for a U.S. Senate seat, said she believes the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state is inevitable and [click to continue...]

February 19, 2015

New Federal Lawsuits Aim to Quash CO Marijuana Industry

Oklahoma and Nebraska aren’t alone anymore in their fight to upend Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry. A new player, the Washington DC-based Safe Streets Alliance, has filed a pair of lawsuits [click to continue...]

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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

supply and demand

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

Alaska

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...]

Evicted MMJ Grower Wants Same Legal Protections as Farmers

Oregon is facing an interesting question tied to its medical marijuana law: Should evicted cannabis [click to continue...]

Report: Outlook for MJ Stocks Strong, But Many Could Stumble

cannabis stocks

Institutional investors will put money into cannabis stocks this year, though many publicly traded MJ [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Seeks Marijuana Industry Oversight Board

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has sent a bill to state lawmakers calling for the establishment [click to continue...]

Canadian Stock Regulators: Risk Disclosures Lacking

Canadian stock regulators have a word of warning for those investing in MMJ companies north [click to continue...]

Minnesota Medical Cannabis Workers Join Union

UFCW

At least half of Minnesota’s medical marijuana dispensaries will be unionized. The United Food and [click to continue...]

Kosher Medical Cannabis Certification in New York?

Dispensary owners in New York may have a niche customer base to tap when they [click to continue...]

U.S. Investment Fund Inks Another Deal With Canadian Grower

A U.S. investment fund has cemented its second deal with a Canadian cannabis grower this [click to continue...]

Some San Jose Dispensaries Refusing to Pay Tax

cannabis taxes

Dispensary owners in San Jose, California, are in a dispute with the city over unpaid [click to continue...]