Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

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...]

April 28, 2014

Complaints Over Recreational Licensing Lottery

Washington State's lottery for retail marijuana licenses has produced a few hiccups that could create headaches for officials down the road. Officials from Washington State's Liquor Control Board said they [click to continue...]

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Canadian Cultivation Company’s Stock to Debut Monday


A Canadian company is set to become just the second licensed medical cannabis cultivation business [click to continue...]

No Compensation for California Growers Under Revised Bill

The California State Assembly keeps going in circles when it comes to medical marijuana, and [click to continue...]

Poll: Support for Rec Marijuana Erodes in Alaska

Marijuana advocates in Alaska may be in for a disappointment come November. The latest survey [click to continue...]

Colorado Edibles Companies Expanding Amid Sky-High Demand


Edibles manufacturers in Colorado are aggressively boosting production to meet overwhelming demand for infused candies, [click to continue...]

Hundreds Apply for Nevada MMJ Business Licenses

Entrepreneurs submitted nearly 400 applications for medical marijuana business licenses in Nevada by Monday's deadline, [click to continue...]

Oklahoma Legalization Bid Stalls

Despite the best efforts of cannabis activists in Oklahoma, a proposal to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Canadian Court Clears Way for Infused Products


A high court in Canada has possibly opened the door to a new market for [click to continue...]

Arkansas Legalization Proposals Gain Steam

Arkansas could become one of the first Southern states to legalize medical or recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Colombian President Backs MMJ Legalization


Medical marijuana is starting to gain traction across the globe, particularly in South America. On [click to continue...]

58 Dispensary Inspections, 2 Closures in Oregon

Oregon health inspectors have made 58 surprise visits to medical marijuana dispensaries since late May, [click to continue...]

Marijuana Business Media Adds Reporter


Marijuana Business Media, the parent company of Marijuana Business Daily, announced today that reporter John [click to continue...]

Massachusetts Company’s Dispensary Licenses in Jeopardy

A company's licenses to operate two medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts are in jeopardy after [click to continue...]

Delaware Awards MMJ Dispensary Contract


Not every cop has a problem with marijuana. In Delaware, a company headed by a [click to continue...]

Colorado Marijuana Tax Structure Questioned

Despite a record-setting month for recreational marijuana sales in Colorado this past June, tax revenues [click to continue...]