Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

June 9, 2014

Hershey Sues Colorado Company Over Packaging

The Hershey Co. has sued a Colorado edibles manufacturer, saying its labels and packaging purposely mimic the chocolate giant’s iconic candy brands. The lawsuit, which was filed in Denver last [click to continue...]

June 9, 2014

Clark County Awards 18 Dispensary Licenses

Clark County, Nevada, has awarded 18 licenses to dispensary operators, becoming the first jurisdiction in the state to green-light medical marijuana businesses. County commissioners chose the 18 from a final pool [click to continue...]

June 6, 2014

DEA Threatens MMJ Doctors in Massachusetts

Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have been threatening Massachusetts doctors affiliated with marijuana dispensaries, representing the latest wrinkle in the state’s emerging MMJ program. According to the Boston [click to continue...]

June 6, 2014

WA Recreational Store Hopes to Open July 1

The first retail marijuana store in Washington State could open on July 1. A manager at Kouchlock Productions in Spokane said recently that he expects to receive a retail marijuana [click to continue...]

June 6, 2014

Police: Criminals to Target Denver Marijuana Courier Services

Criminals in Denver are planning to rob couriers who transport marijuana for medical and recreational businesses, according to local law enforcement officials. On Thursday night, the Denver Police Department issued [click to continue...]

June 5, 2014

Conflicts Over Federal, State Marijuana Laws Challenged in Suit

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in rural Washington State could have major implications for the marijuana industry there and in other states. The lawsuit was filed against the city of Wenatchee [click to continue...]

June 5, 2014

Political Contribution Controversy in Nevada

A controversy over political contributions made by prospective cannabis entrepreneurs could be brewing in Nevada’s budding medical marijuana industry. The Las Vegas Sun recently reported that prospective marijuana companies in [click to continue...]

June 5, 2014

Las Vegas Approves Dispensary Regulations

The Las Vegas City Council approved licensing regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries Wednesday night after a five-hour session. The final list of rules is largely based off of those already [click to continue...]

June 5, 2014

Edibles Company Plans Major Expansion

Dixie Elixirs & Edibles is expanding outside its home market of Colorado and hopes to have its line of infused products available in at least five additional states by the [click to continue...]

June 4, 2014

WA Cannabis Tests Show Inconsistencies

Recent tests of medical marijuana obtained from dispensaries in Washington State found that some strains are not what they purport to be in name, chemical content or genetics. Jessica Tonani, [click to continue...]

June 4, 2014

NORML Opens Denver Office With Help From WeedMaps

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws opened a satellite office in Denver this week with the help of a prominent cannabis company. The Washington D.C.-based advocacy group, [click to continue...]

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Medical Marijuana Inc. Files $100M Lawsuit Over ‘False’ Claims

Medical Marijuana Inc. has filed a lawsuit in California against several businesses – including a [click to continue...]

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online


Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy [click to continue...]

Cole to California: Regulate the MMJ Industry

The author of the 2013 Cole Memo has a clear message for California: “If you [click to continue...]

Former Israel MMJ Exec Tapped by Cannabis Consultancy

A national cannabis consulting firm has brought on a key architect of Israel’s medical marijuana [click to continue...]

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test


Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the [click to continue...]

San Diego Approves 1st Dispensary

Let the rebirth of San Diego’s medical marijuana industry begin. On Wednesday, the city granted [click to continue...]

CA City Cuts Power, Water to Dispensaries

Can medical marijuana dispensaries continue operating without electricity and water? In Anaheim, California, the answer [click to continue...]

Nearly $14K in Daily Revenues for Seattle Rec Shop

Uncle Ike's

The Emerald City’s second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which [click to continue...]

Company Hopes to Launch ‘Full-Service’ Cannabis Bank

Marijuana companies in Colorado could eventually have their very own bank if a publicly traded [click to continue...]

Massachusetts Dispensaries Play Waiting Game

Hurry up and wait. That’s the situation Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries find themselves in as [click to continue...]

Controversy Over Proposed MMJ Business Fees in Maryland


Will the cost of doing business in Maryland turn away medical marijuana entrepreneurs and disenfranchise [click to continue...]

Colorado Marijuana Sales Balloon 11% in August

Marijuana sales in Colorado are hitting new highs. Both recreational and medical cannabis revenues jumped [click to continue...]

Investing in Canadian MMJ Companies Could Carry Legal Risks

American investors who funnel money into Canadian medical marijuana companies could run into legal issues [click to continue...]

Colorado Candidate Suggests Repeal of Amendment 64


Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez (pictured) suggested during a debate Thursday evening that voters [click to continue...]