Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

May 9, 2014

MedBox Plans for Growth, But Some See Red Flags

Cannabis dispensing technology provider MedBox Inc. has impressive plans for immediate growth, which could help the company's stock hit new heights. But the checkered past of its founder, coupled with [click to continue...]

May 9, 2014

Delaware Dispensary Program Lagging

Marijuana advocates in Delaware believe the state continues to drag its feet in implementing a 2011 law that legalized medical marijuana dispensaries. The state's governor approved a plan last year [click to continue...]

May 7, 2014

Oregon’s Final Moratorium Count: 142 Cities, 26 Counties

In Oregon, selling medical marijuana may be harder than you think. Although the state passed a law last year allowing dispensaries, local jurisdictions spent the last two months enacting temporary [click to continue...]

May 7, 2014

’3-Legged Stool’ Needed to Start Cannabis Business in Nevada – Q&A With Attorney Bruce Gale

By Fred Dreier Attorney Bruce Gale began working in Nevada's budding medical marijuana industry shortly after voters legalized dispensaries in 2013. Since then, he has helped prospective dispensary operators and [click to continue...]

May 6, 2014

WA Lottery Losers Plan Lawsuits, Consider Launching MMJ Businesses

Business owners in Washington state who lost out on the recent lottery for recreational cannabis store licenses are already planning their next move. For some, that means filing lawsuits against [click to continue...]

May 6, 2014

Arizona City Votes Down Dispensaries

Don't expect to see dispensaries in the heart of Arizona's third-largest city anytime soon. Local officials in Mesa have rejected a proposal that would have allowed medical marijuana centers to [click to continue...]

May 6, 2014

Colorado Labs Barred From Testing Home-Grown Cannabis

State-licensed marijuana labs in Colorado can no longer test samples from home growers and medical cannabis caregivers. Instead, the labs can only work with licensed recreational cannabis stores, dispensaries and [click to continue...]

May 5, 2014

Washington State Reveals Retail Lottery Winners

Washington State's Liquor Control Board has completed the initial phase of its lottery for the state's 334 legal retail marijuana licenses. The board posted the results of the lottery on [click to continue...]

May 2, 2014

Vermont Set to Tweak MMJ Program, Study Legalization

Vermont lawmakers passed a medical marijuana bill this week that increases the potential patient pool for dispensaries, boosts inventory limits and green-lights a study on legalizing and taxing cannabis. The [click to continue...]

April 30, 2014

Dixie Holdings and Medical Marijuana Inc. Settle Legal Dispute

Two well-known companies in the cannabis industry have resolved a year-long legal dispute. Dixie Holdings - which owns Dixie Elixirs and Edibles - and Medical Marijuana Inc. announced that they [click to continue...]

April 29, 2014

Blumenauer Runs Pro-Cannabis Ads

Congressman Earl Blumenauer has launched television ads urging the federal government to let states set their own laws on marijuana, giving the cannabis industry some solid PR. Blumenauer, D-Oregon, has [click to continue...]

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Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs


As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company


More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now


Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling


A Denver medical cannabis company says it's “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]