Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

April 17, 2014

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's medical cannabis industry, saying MMJ can be linked to a series of violent crimes and [click to read more...]

April 17, 2014

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a mad dash to finish their license applications. Not one business submitted its preliminary review form to [click to read more...]

April 16, 2014

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile raid by federal agents back in November. The state sent notices of application denial to [click to read more...]

April 14, 2014

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) for medical purposes. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear recently signed into law Senate Bill 124, which [click to read more...]

April 14, 2014

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state's medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules that is similar to those found in other medical marijuana states. The new program dissolves [click to read more...]

April 10, 2014

Boston Mayor Aims to Block Dispensaries

Boston mayor Martin Walsh will try to block the city's two planned medical marijuana dispensaries, pending the results of a review by the Department of Public Health. This week, Walsh [click to read more...]

April 10, 2014

NJ Voters Split on Decriminalization, Oppose Rec

New Jersey voters are split down the middle when it comes to legalizing marijuana possession, however they do not support creating a recreational industry. A recent poll conducted by Monmouth [click to read more...]

April 9, 2014

Oregon Registered Dispensaries Now Total 32

The Oregon Health Authority approved the registration of 10 additional dispensaries late last week, bringing the total number of approved and registered facilities to 32. Applications for registration were accepted [click to read more...]

April 7, 2014

Holder ‘Glad’ to Work With Congress on Reclassifying Marijuana

United States Attorney General Eric Holder didn't mention cannabis in his officially planned remarks Friday before the House Appropriations Subcommittee. He focused instead on everything from national security to prison [click to read more...]

April 2, 2014

Guest Column: Vertical Integration Benefits Outweigh Drawbacks

By Becky DeKeuster Vertical integration is terrible for our industry. It leads to enormous burdens during the startup phase, creates mistrust between small farmers and the retail outlets that cannot [click to read more...]

April 1, 2014

April Fools: Canadian Recreational Legalization

By Anne Holland According to a Canadian newspaper's April Fools Day headline this morning, government officials in the province of Manitoba are considering legalizing recreational sales as soon as Easter [click to read more...]

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Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can't seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation's top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State's [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) [click to read more...]

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state's medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules [click to read more...]

Denver Rec Shop Projects $10M-$12M in 2014 Sales

The owner of one of Colorado's largest recreational marijuana stores projects his 2014 revenues will [click to read more...]

GrowLife Trading Halted by SEC, Cannabis Stocks Drop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted stock trading for GrowLife Inc. (PHOT), [click to read more...]

Boston Mayor Aims to Block Dispensaries

Boston mayor Martin Walsh will try to block the city's two planned medical marijuana dispensaries, [click to read more...]

NJ Voters Split on Decriminalization, Oppose Rec

New Jersey voters are split down the middle when it comes to legalizing marijuana possession, [click to read more...]