Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

May 23, 2014

Kentucky Wins Release of Confiscated Hemp Seeds

Kentucky has freed its trapped hemp seeds after winning a standoff with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The news ends a weeklong ordeal that began when customs officials seized [click to continue...]

May 23, 2014

$100,000 for Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign

Oregon’s campaign to legalize recreational marijuana just got a major cash infusion. New Approach Oregon, the advocacy group sponsoring the legalization initiative, recently received $100,000 from the Drug Policy Alliance [click to continue...]

May 23, 2014

Dixie Settles Lawsuit Over THC Mints

Dixie Elixirs and Edibles has settled a lawsuit filed by a Colorado-based company that makes cannabis-infused mints. Dixie announced that it has reached an “amicable separation agreement” with Bridge Marketing, [click to continue...]

May 22, 2014

Colorado to Spend $9 Million on Cannabis Research

Colorado is preparing to spend $9 million on medical marijuana research, and the studies could utilize products that are currently being sold in the state’s marijuana market. Under Senate Bill [click to continue...]

May 22, 2014

Court: Insurance Company Must Cover MMJ

A New Mexico appeals court has ruled that an automobile shop and its insurer must reimburse an employee for the costs of medical marijuana to treat pain resulting from an [click to continue...]

May 22, 2014

CO Medical Cannabis Patient Numbers Rise

The number of medical cannabis patients in Colorado continues to grow, despite the introduction of recreational marijuana this year. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health, the state’s patient [click to continue...]

May 22, 2014

Las Vegas Sets Zoning Rules for Cannabis Businesses

Las Vegas will allow dispensaries to set up shop in commercial zones, provided they are at least 1,000 feet from schools and 300 feet from parks, community centers and churches. [click to continue...]

May 21, 2014

Federal Water Off-Limits to Cannabis Cultivation Sites

Marijuana growers cannot use federal irrigation water to cultivate cannabis, the U.S. Interior Department announced on Tuesday. The decision could impact growers in Washington state, where two-thirds of the state’s [click to continue...]

May 21, 2014

New Mexico Dispensary Owners Fear Proposed Regulations Will Cripple MMJ Industry

By Fred Dreier Dispensary owners in New Mexico are concerned about the future of medical marijuana in the state, fearing that proposed rule changes will create an unworkable system and [click to continue...]

May 20, 2014

Marijuana Growers Could See Federal Water Supplies Dry Up

Some state-legal cannabis growers in the western United States could see their water supply dry up soon. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which oversees federal water resources, is currently evaluating [click to continue...]

May 19, 2014

New Mexico Patient Numbers Dip

New Mexico’s medical marijuana program is struggling to grow its patient base, and some believe it’s due to the challenging process of registering for an MMJ card. A spokesman for [click to continue...]

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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...]

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

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An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado’s cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida [click to continue...]

Legalization Bill on Tap in New York

A Democratic state senator in New York is planning to introduce a bill next year [click to continue...]

IL Lawmaker Defends Secrecy-Shrouded Application Process

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Illinois is keeping information about applicants for medical marijuana business permits completely confidential, ostensibly to [click to continue...]