Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

November 20, 2012

Connecticut Medical Cannabis Leaders Consider Forming Biz Group for MMJ Entrepreneurs

A handful of prominent figures in Connecticut's MMJ scene are batting around the idea of starting a trade organization to help entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of launching and running a [click to read more...]

November 19, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: More States to Weigh Legalization + How to Succeed in the Cannabis Business

First Colorado and Washington, then a few states on the East Coast? That could very well be the case when it comes to marijuana legalization. Last week, lawmakers in Rhode [click to read more...]

November 15, 2012

Marijuana Business Conference Wrapup: 36 Tips, Lessons & Takeaways for the Cannabis Industry

Last week was one for the record books, to say the least. Just days after the most important election in history for the cannabis industry, nearly 400 professionals gathered in [click to read more...]

November 14, 2012

Lawmakers in 4 States to Push for Marijuana Legalization as Cannabis Reform Gains Momentum

Let the domino effect begin. Lawmakers in four states plan to submit bills that would legalize marijuana for adult use and tax cannabis sales, spurred by similar successful measures in [click to read more...]

November 6, 2012

What to Watch: An Election-Night Primer for Medical Cannabis Professionals

Brace yourself: This could turn out to be one of the most exciting, memorable and important nights in the history of marijuana legislation. Here's what to keep an eye on [click to read more...]

November 5, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Can MMJ Break into the South? + New Study on Effects of Marijuana Legalization

Last week, we wrote about how MMJ advocates in Arkansas spent more than $400,000 at the end of October on TV ads to build support for a medical cannabis legalization [click to read more...]

November 2, 2012

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Backers Spend $406K in Oct. as Part of Big Pre-Election Push

An Arkansas medical cannabis legalization measure faces an uphill battle, but supporters hope a last-minute blitzkrieg of TV ads will sway enough voters to push the initiative over the top. [click to read more...]

October 23, 2012

As Early Voting Begins, Arkansas Medical Marijuana Measure in Deep Hole

If Arkansas is going to join the list of medical cannabis states this year, its legalization measure will have to mount an epic comeback. A new poll released this week [click to read more...]

October 18, 2012

6 Massachusetts Towns Already Trying to Ban Dispensaries Ahead of MMJ Legalization Vote

With Massachusetts poised to become the 18th US state to legalize medical marijuana, cannabis advocates are gearing up for a major celebration on election night. But some local officials are [click to read more...]

October 15, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Landmark Medical Cannabis Court Cases + Momentum in Massachusetts

Legal developments dominated medical marijuana news last week, with a trio of important MMJ lawsuits making headlines: #1. In Michigan, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case focused [click to read more...]

October 11, 2012

Oakland Comes to Harborside Health’s Defense, Sues Gov’t to Prevent Dispensary’s Eviction

The City of Oakland is supporting the medical marijuana industry on an unprecedented level, filing a lawsuit to block the government from forcing the eviction of a notable dispensary. This [click to read more...]

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DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About CO, WA Cannabis Programs

The nation's top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State's [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) [click to read more...]

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state's medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules [click to read more...]

Denver Rec Shop Projects $10M-$12M in 2014 Sales

The owner of one of Colorado's largest recreational marijuana stores projects his 2014 revenues will [click to read more...]

GrowLife Trading Halted by SEC, Cannabis Stocks Drop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted stock trading for GrowLife Inc. (PHOT), [click to read more...]

Boston Mayor Aims to Block Dispensaries

Boston mayor Martin Walsh will try to block the city's two planned medical marijuana dispensaries, [click to read more...]

NJ Voters Split on Decriminalization, Oppose Rec

New Jersey voters are split down the middle when it comes to legalizing marijuana possession, [click to read more...]

Recreational Sales Rise 5%, But Actual Growth Much Bigger

Sales at Colorado recreational marijuana shops rose 5% in February to hit $15.1 million, according [click to read more...]

Oregon Registered Dispensaries Now Total 32

The Oregon Health Authority approved the registration of 10 additional dispensaries late last week, bringing [click to read more...]

Colorado Governor Lowers Cannabis Tax Forecast

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has scaled back his cannabis tax revenue estimates by about 15%, [click to read more...]

Florida MMJ Gold Rush: 60+ Businesses Launch

More than 60 new medical marijuana-related businesses have been incorporated in Florida over the past [click to read more...]

Holder ‘Glad’ to Work With Congress on Reclassifying Marijuana

United States Attorney General Eric Holder didn't mention cannabis in his officially planned remarks Friday [click to read more...]