Legal & Regulatory News:

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...]

July 18, 2014

Week in Review: MI Finally Registers on MMJ Radar + Uptick in Delivery Services & Praise for the House

By Chris Walsh Dispensaries in Michigan get some good news, medical cannabis delivery services thrive in two cities and the U.S. House gives marijuana businesses a shot in the arm. [click to continue...]

July 18, 2014

Vegas Suburb Proves Popular With Dispensary Hopefuls

The Las Vegas suburb of Henderson received 28 applications for medical marijuana business licenses by the July 17 deadline – nearly three times the number it initially anticipated. Officials expected [click to continue...]

July 18, 2014

New Mexico Abandons Some Proposed Rule Changes

New Mexico’s marijuana community has scored a minor regulatory victory. The state’s health department is abandoning plans to run criminal background checks on patients who cultivate their own cannabis, according [click to continue...]

July 18, 2014

Washington OKs Marijuana Cookies, Nixes Candies

Retail marijuana shops in Washington State can sell cannabis cookies, brownies and other baked goods, but hard candies, lollipops or gummy edibles are off limits. The state’s Liquor Control Board [click to continue...]

July 17, 2014

Canadian Cannabis Company Buys Huge Facility for $13M

A prospective medical marijuana company in Canada has purchased a 300,000-square-foot facility for roughly $13 million U.S. dollars. Canadian Cannabis Corporation purchased the enormous warehouse in the town of Brampton, [click to continue...]

July 17, 2014

Dispensary Solution on Horizon in Michigan?

Michigan lawmakers could be close to approving a solution to the state’s medical marijuana problems. The state Senate on Wednesday advanced two bills to the floor, meaning legislators could vote [click to continue...]

July 16, 2014

Cannabis Banking Bill Clears House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment Wednesday to prevent the federal government from penalizing financial institutions that do businesses with the marijuana industry. The Senate must now pass [click to continue...]

July 16, 2014

Colorado Cops Busting Fewer Illegal Grows

Colorado law enforcement agencies are busting fewer illegal growers now that recreational marijuana is legal, even though unlicensed cannabis cultivation is still common in the state. The agencies have not [click to continue...]

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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...]

Questions Over Marijuana Sales on Native American Lands

Following news that the federal government will essentially allow Native American tribes to grow and [click to continue...]

Tommy Chong Wants to Create Cannabis Business Brand

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Tommy Chong served as a poster child for the marijuana movement back in the 1970s, [click to continue...]

PharmaCan IPO Indication of Interest in Canadian MMJ

Canadian medical marijuana holding and investing company PharmaCan Capital is scheduled to go public next [click to continue...]

Delaware Dispensary Set for April Opening

Delaware’s first – and only – dispensary is on track to open in the spring [click to continue...]

Former Hillary Clinton Staffer Seeking Illinois MMJ License

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Watching who’s getting into the marijuana industry is like playing six degrees of separation – [click to continue...]

Florida CBD Regs May Come Out Monday

Rules governing the cultivation and sale of cannabis-based CBD medications in Florida could be out [click to continue...]