Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

September 29, 2014

With Rec on Horizon, California Under the Gun to Establish Medical Marijuana Regulations

By John Schroyer It ain't over till it's over. The California Legislature has tried and failed for three years running to pass a law setting up statewide regulations on the [click to continue...]

September 29, 2014

Dozens of New Regulations on Colorado Cannabis Businesses

If you work in the marijuana industry in Colorado, brace yourself. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) has finalized a set of roughly 30 new regulations including everything from testing [click to continue...]

September 26, 2014

Week in Review: 2016 on the Radar + Choice Words for Alaska TV Reporter & Eye-Popping Fees in MD

By John Schroyer Efforts to legalize marijuana in 2016 heat up in several states, a television reporter's on-air comments generate criticism, and Maryland considers lofty fees for MMJ businesses. Here's [click to continue...]

September 26, 2014

Casino Giant Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Nevada MMJ Company

The company that runs some of the most well-known casinos in Las Vegas has filed a lawsuit in federal court against a Nevada medical cannabis company, claiming trademark infringement, cybersquatting [click to continue...]

September 25, 2014

No Bankruptcy Protection for Cannabis Companies, Judges Rule

Marijuana businesses across the country, take heed: If your venture doesn’t pan out, don’t count on bankruptcy laws to help you out. According to a report in The Denver Post, [click to continue...]

September 25, 2014

Attorney General Holder Questions Marijuana’s Classification

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is resigning from his post later this year, suggested in an interview with Katie Couric that it’s time for the federal government to consider [click to continue...]

September 25, 2014

Pennsylvania MMJ Bill Clears Senate, but Challenges Remain

Though a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania won overwhelming support in the state Senate this week, it seems unlikely to become law this year given two major hurdles. [click to continue...]

September 24, 2014

Bogus Texas Marijuana Legalization Story Dupes Thousands

A fake news site duped thousands of online readers into believing – at least for a short while – that the deep red state of Texas had legalized marijuana use. [click to continue...]

September 24, 2014

Maryland Weighs $125K Fee for Cultivators, $40K for Dispensaries

A Maryland commission has proposed charging annual fees of $125,000 a year for cultivators and $40,000 for dispensaries – on top of up to $6,000 just to apply for a [click to continue...]

September 18, 2014

New Poll Good News for D.C. Marijuana Legalization

A ballot measure to legalize possession of marijuana in Wasington D.C. got a boost on Thursday when a new poll released by The Washington Post/NBC4/Marist found that 65% of registered voters [click to continue...]

September 18, 2014

WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses

Washington State is warning dozens of applicants for recreational marijuana business licenses that their chance at a permit may be canceled unless they make an appointment within 60 days with a [click to continue...]

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Patient Decries High Cannabis Prices in Connecticut

At least one outspoken cancer patient in Connecticut has been brought to tears by what [click to continue...]

Dueling MMJ Ad Campaigns Hit Florida Airwaves

Absentee ballots have just started to hit Florida mailboxes, and it’s no coincidence that a [click to continue...]

4 More Retail Marijuana Stores to Open in Seattle

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The Emerald City is finally about to get its second recreational marijuana shop, while three [click to continue...]

3-D Printing Creates New Cannabusiness Opportunity

The marijuana industry has spawned a seemingly endless number of ancillary business ideas, and one [click to continue...]

Montana City’s MMJ Industry Thriving

Montana medical marijuana image

Montana’s once-burgeoning medical marijuana sector unraveled quickly several years ago due to legal issues, but [click to continue...]

Dozens of New Regulations on Colorado Cannabis Businesses

If you work in the marijuana industry in Colorado, brace yourself. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement [click to continue...]

Legal Hemp Harvest Underway in Kentucky

Remember that 250-pound bag of imported hemp seeds customs officials detained in Kentucky earlier this [click to continue...]

Casino Giant Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Nevada MMJ Company

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The company that runs some of the most well-known casinos in Las Vegas has filed [click to continue...]

No Bankruptcy Protection for Cannabis Companies, Judges Rule

Marijuana businesses across the country, take heed: If your venture doesn’t pan out, don’t count [click to continue...]

Attorney General Holder Questions Marijuana’s Classification

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is resigning from his post later this year, suggested [click to continue...]

Marijuana Conference Accepting Applications for Investor Pitch Event

Cannabis entrepreneurs can now submit applications to take part in an investor pitch session at [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Bill Clears Senate, but Challenges Remain

Pennsylvania marijuana

Though a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania won overwhelming support in the state [click to continue...]

369 MMJ Business Applications Submitted in Illinois

Illinois received 369 applications from entrepreneurs seeking licenses to open medical marijuana businesses, according to [click to continue...]

Bogus Texas Marijuana Legalization Story Dupes Thousands

A fake news site duped thousands of online readers into believing – at least for [click to continue...]