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December 19, 2014

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return of medical marijuana dispensaries and edibles, according to MLive.com. The move leaves dozens of MMJ [click to continue...]

December 19, 2014

Week in Review: CO Rec Law Under Attack, Tribes Explore MMJ & Anchorage Ban Fails

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Oklahoma and Nebraska attempt to overturn Colorado's recreational marijuana law, Native American tribes begin weighing whether to sell medical cannabis, and Anchorage tosses [click to continue...]

December 18, 2014

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s recreational cannabis law, arguing that it creates a “dangerous gap” in federal marijuana policies and [click to continue...]

December 18, 2014

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public health officials rally to stop two key MMJ bills from advancing. The bills – which have [click to continue...]

December 17, 2014

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal that would’ve banned recreational cannabis sales in Anchorage, the state’s most promising MJ market. Barring [click to continue...]

December 17, 2014

Strategies for Success: How Cannabis Businesses Can Build Relationships With Lawmakers

By Tony C. Dreibus Marijuana business owners who want to take a bigger role in legislative matters concerning the cannabis industry should go out for a long lunch - and [click to continue...]

December 16, 2014

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington DC. According to The Washington Post, DC City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson plans to ignore [click to continue...]

December 16, 2014

Questions Over Marijuana Sales on Native American Lands

Following news that the federal government will essentially allow Native American tribes to grow and sell marijuana on sovereign land, questions have cropped up over whether casinos in those communities [click to continue...]

December 15, 2014

PharmaCan IPO Indication of Interest in Canadian MMJ

Canadian medical marijuana holding and investing company PharmaCan Capital is scheduled to go public next week, highlighting investor interest in a market expected to hit C$1.3 billion (US$1.12 billion) in [click to continue...]

December 15, 2014

Delaware Dispensary Set for April Opening

Delaware’s first – and only – dispensary is on track to open in the spring after a four-year delay left patients without a place to purchase medical cannabis. First State [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Florida CBD Regs May Come Out Monday

Rules governing the cultivation and sale of cannabis-based CBD medications in Florida could be out as soon as Monday. The Florida Department of Health was ordered by a judge on [click to continue...]

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Seattle Dispensary Plan May Be Scrapped

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Seattle medical marijuana businesses may not be able to get local licenses after all, as [click to continue...]

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several [click to continue...]

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

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Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s [click to continue...]

Joint-Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

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The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

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A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]