Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

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...]

September 17, 2014

Nevada’s Experiment With MMJ ‘Reciprocity’ Could Pay Big Dividends, Create Huge Market

By John Schroyer In a few months, Nevada will set a new bar for the medical marijuana industry with a provision in the law state legislators passed last year allowing [click to continue...]

September 17, 2014

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 cultivation center licenses would be sold by the state via auction. The GOP gubernatorial candidate [click to continue...]

September 16, 2014

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida company thinks not. Costa Farms, one of the largest farming operations in the state, has [click to continue...]

September 15, 2014

Legalization Bill on Tap in New York

A Democratic state senator in New York is planning to introduce a bill next year to legalize recreational marijuana, a la Colorado and Washington State, according to a report in [click to continue...]

September 15, 2014

Florida MMJ Opponents Buy $1.6M in TV Ads

Opponents of the push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida recently announced a $1.6 million TV ad buy in the hopes of sinking MMJ at the polls. The move is [click to continue...]

September 12, 2014

Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues

As the 2014 election approaches, politicians are increasingly comfortable addressing marijuana issues as part of their campaigns. It’s a positive indicator that the 2016 election cycle, including the race for [click to continue...]

September 12, 2014

Week in Review: Rec Marijuana Markets Humming Along + Hawaii MMJ Report & Lesson in Illinois

By Chris Walsh The nation's first two recreational marijuana markets post impressive growth, a report bolsters the case for dispensaries in Hawaii and an incident in Illinois provides a valuable [click to continue...]

September 11, 2014

Oregon Cities Levy Taxes in Hopes of Rec Law Passage

For many voters, a key selling point of recreational cannabis legalization is the possible tax windfall from the sale of cannabis and related products. At least two cities in Oregon [click to continue...]

September 11, 2014

Illinois MMJ Applicants Scramble for Local Support

As the deadline approaches to submit applications for dispensary and cultivation permits in Illinois, many entrepreneurs are scrambling to secure local approval to help boost their chances of winning a [click to continue...]

September 10, 2014

Chile Latest Country to Make Cannabis Progress

Chile has joined a growing list of countries moving toward legalization of medical or recreational marijuana. The South American country has issued a license for a cultivation site in the [click to continue...]

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MMJ Sales Commence in Connecticut

Connecticut’s first two medical marijuana dispensaries have formally opened their doors to customers, ending a [click to continue...]

Projection: $3B in Taxes if Every State Legalizes Cannabis

The liberalization of marijuana laws across the United States has led to increased tax revenue [click to continue...]

Arizona Rec Legalization Effort Officially Begins

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The Marijuana Policy Project has formally filed documents in Arizona to start work on a [click to continue...]

Alaska TV Reporter Quits to Support Legalization, Run Marijuana Club

The Internet has been on fire since Sunday night with the tale of a TV [click to continue...]

Colorado Recreational Cannabis Industry Boosting Other Businesses

Marijuana-related companies aren’t the only businesses benefiting from the legalization of recreational cannabis in Colorado. [click to continue...]

29 Groups Interested in Applying for Minnesota MMJ Licenses

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More than two dozen groups have officially expressed interest in applying for licenses to cultivate, [click to continue...]

Panel Differs on Impact of Rec Industry on Colorado’s Economy

Is the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado making the state less attractive to businesses [click to continue...]

IL Municipalities Seeking Contributions From MMJ Firms

With Monday looming as the deadline in Illinois for medical marijuana business applications, a number [click to continue...]

Warren Buffett’s Subsidiary Company Testing Cannabusiness Waters

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A subsidiary company of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is is reportedly exploring the waters [click to continue...]

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 [click to continue...]

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 [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Over ‘Pot Pavilion’ Highlights New Cannabis Business Risks

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A Colorado marijuana edibles company is under increasing heat as a lawsuit filed against its [click to continue...]

Lobbying Group Turns Tables on Overconsumption Story

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is using a now-infamous first person account of excessive cannabis [click to continue...]

Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure

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Mjardin Management isn’t exactly an original idea, given that it’s a consulting and management company [click to continue...]