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December 16, 2014

Questions Over Marijuana Sales on Native American Lands

Following news that the federal government will essentially allow Native American tribes to grow and sell marijuana on sovereign land, questions have cropped up over whether casinos in those communities [click to continue...]

December 15, 2014

PharmaCan IPO Indication of Interest in Canadian MMJ

Canadian medical marijuana holding and investing company PharmaCan Capital is scheduled to go public next week, highlighting investor interest in a market expected to hit C$1.3 billion (US$1.12 billion) in [click to continue...]

December 15, 2014

Delaware Dispensary Set for April Opening

Delaware’s first – and only – dispensary is on track to open in the spring after a four-year delay left patients without a place to purchase medical cannabis. First State [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Florida CBD Regs May Come Out Monday

Rules governing the cultivation and sale of cannabis-based CBD medications in Florida could be out as soon as Monday. The Florida Department of Health was ordered by a judge on [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Stricter Ad Restrictions for Canadian MMJ Producers on Tap

Canadian medical marijuana suppliers won’t be able to tell their customers what different strains smell like. Or taste like. Or what they feel like when consumed. That’s because Health Canada, [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Obama Supports DC Legalization But Will Sign Ban Anyway

Politics, as the saying goes, is the art of compromise. And in Washington DC, that means the marijuana industry is getting the short end of the stick. Even though President [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Week in Review: Federal MJ Moves + Memo to Tobacco Industry on Cannabis & Rec Sales Data

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Congress addresses some major marijuana issues, a Wall Street firm offers advice to Big Tobacco about cannabis, and the nation’s first two recreational [click to continue...]

December 11, 2014

Tribes May Get Go-Ahead to Grow, Sell Marijuana

The Justice Department is expected to tell U.S. attorneys not to prevent Native American tribes from growing or selling marijuana on sovereign lands, even in states where it’s banned. The [click to continue...]

December 11, 2014

Oregon Considers Tinkering With Rec Legalization Law

After giving the thumbs up to more than half a million dollars in funding to begin implementing Measure 91 – the law Oregon voters passed last month to legalize recreational [click to continue...]

December 10, 2014

LA Council Members: Deny Illegal Dispensaries Tax Certificates

Two Los Angeles City Council members want local officials to stop issuing tax certificates to dispensaries banned under Proposition D, which allows just 135 MMJ centers to operate. The city [click to continue...]

December 10, 2014

Dispensary’s Big Win in Court Battle With Feds Could Ripple Across MMJ Industry

By John Schroyer A federal judge in northern California has tossed a civil forfeiture case against a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary, possibly setting a precedent that could give the [click to continue...]

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Final New York Regulations Are As Strict As Feared

New York cannabis entrepreneurs at long last have final regulations to scour. But they may [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Cultivation Rules Exclude Black Farmers, Group Says

Black farmers in Florida say wording in the state’s MMJ law excludes them from participating [click to continue...]

Potency Isn’t the Future of Cannabis

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As marijuana use broadens across the age and culture spectrum, the products that will get [click to continue...]

Kansas Firm to Design $80,000-a-Year Portal For License Management

A Kansas-based company will build an online portal allowing cannabis business owners to apply for [click to continue...]

Alaska To Allow Edibles, Concentrates After Amendment Fails

Edibles and oils won’t be banned in Alaska when the state’s rec market opens. On [click to continue...]

Leaked Documents Behind Dismissal of OR Official

Tom Burns (Photo: OLCC)

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) says Tom Burns, the former head of marijuana programs [click to continue...]

Activity Ramps Up for Tommy Chong’s Cannabusiness Interests

Tommy Chong is expanding his marijuana empire. According to a press release, Bud Genius will [click to continue...]

Helping Marijuana Consumers Find Love

Want to meet someone with whom you can share your life, and your marijuana? There’s [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Program Hampered by ‘Burdensome’ Rules

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A New York Assemblyman who was among the sponsors of the MMJ legalization law says [click to continue...]

Poll: Increasing Majority of CA Voters Support Rec MJ

A study released last week backs up what many in the marijuana industry view as [click to continue...]

CO, WA, OR Attorneys General File Responses to Rec Lawsuit

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman filed a formal response with the U.S. Supreme Court on [click to continue...]

Dispensaries Could Open In Hawaii By Next Year

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Dispensary owners could find their own piece of paradise earlier than previously expected after a [click to continue...]

Firing of Oregon’s MJ Program Head Won’t Delay Rec Rollout

Tom Burns, director of marijuana programs in Oregon, was removed from his post Thursday. According [click to continue...]

CO Legislature Moves To Establish Marijuana Testing References

Under a new bill in the Colorado Legislature, the state would create established testing standards [click to continue...]