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July 30, 2014

Statewide CBD Delivery, Higher Fees Possible in Florida

Updated draft rules released by Florida’s Department of Health suggest that regulators may allow delivery of cannabis products throughout the state. The second draft of the rules, which will govern [click to continue...]

July 30, 2014

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program

Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of its medical marijuana program, saying officials should look into obtaining the drug from other MMJ [click to continue...]

July 30, 2014

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. Attorney General to coordinate a consistent approach to marijuana policy across federal departments. In a [click to continue...]

July 29, 2014

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, attaching the measures to other business in front of the legislative body. A senior aide [click to continue...]

July 28, 2014

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize CBD oils and certain hemp-derived products on the national level. Citing the hundreds of thousands [click to continue...]

July 28, 2014

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban on marijuana use and sales, lending some high-level support to the industry. In a weekend [click to continue...]

July 24, 2014

PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder may move forward after all, just not at the University of Arizona. The university abruptly [click to continue...]

July 23, 2014

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota’s medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles with the state’s health department over the past decade, has been named head of the [click to continue...]

July 22, 2014

Infused Products, Extracts Guidelines Released

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released business guidelines today tied to the manufacturing, packaging, labeling and storage of cannabis-derived products, wrapping up a project to create regulatory recommendations for [click to continue...]

July 21, 2014

Illinois Expands MMJ Program

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation expanding the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program. Under the new law, patients with seizure disorders – including epilepsy [click to continue...]

July 18, 2014

Denver Issues Edibles Recall, Despite Lack of Illness

Products from the popular Colorado edibles brand At Home Baked are being removed from store shelves at the order of the Denver Department of Environmental Health. The recall was triggered [click to continue...]

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Concentrates Qualify as MMJ in California, Court Rules

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Cannabis concentrate producers in California can relax – their businesses are safe. A three-judge appellate [click to continue...]

MA Medical Cannabis Businesses Advancing Despite Uncertainty

Medical marijuana companies are moving forward with their plans in Massachusetts even though the incoming [click to continue...]

Terra Tech’s SEC Approval Good News for MJ Industry

A recent move by the Securities and Exchange Commission could fuel investor interest in marijuana [click to continue...]

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


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


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...]