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June 19, 2014

Central Illinois Towns Welcome MMJ Businesses

Medical marijuana entrepreneurs are eyeing central Illinois, and at least two towns are welcoming the businesses. According to the economic development council in the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, [click to continue...]

June 19, 2014

Crime Down at Denver Cannabis Businesses

The number of burglaries and robberies at Denver cannabis businesses since Jan. 1 is trending lower than in previous years. Through May, there have been 53 burglaries and one robbery [click to continue...]

June 19, 2014

Arizona Group Abandons 2014 Legalization Campaign

Marijuana entrepreneurs in Arizona will have to put their hopes for a recreational cannabis industry on hold. The advocacy group Safer Arizona has abandoned its effort to get a legalization [click to continue...]

June 18, 2014

LA Police Have New Tool to Help in Dispensary Crackdown

Hundreds of illegal dispensaries operating in Los Angeles could be forced to close soon, as authorities now have access to a comprehensive list containing the names and addresses of such [click to continue...]

June 18, 2014

New York MMJ Bill Must Ban Smoking, Cuomo Says

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has rejected the latest medical marijuana bill proposed by lawmakers, saying he wants the measure to include a ban on smoking cannabis. If supporters of [click to continue...]

June 17, 2014

Wisconsin’s CBD Issues Could Spell Trouble for Entrepreneurs Elsewhere

Doctors in Wisconsin have been reluctant to participate in Wisconsin’s fledgling CBD program, with some worried about criminal charges and others about possible side effects. The lack of interest by [click to continue...]

June 17, 2014

Investors Warned About Canadian Cannabis Stocks

Canadian securities officials are warning investors to be cautious of publicly traded medical marijuana companies. In a release, the Canadian Securities Administrators said that public companies could be misleading investors [click to continue...]

June 17, 2014

2 Oregon Legalization Campaigns Moving in Opposite Directions

Two separate cannabis legalization campaigns in Oregon are making headlines this week – for opposite reasons. New Approach Oregon, which is spearheading a recreational legalization ballot measure, said on Monday [click to continue...]

June 16, 2014

Nevada City Will Let State Rank Dispensary Applicants

A city in Nevada is taking an unorthodox approach to licensing its five medical marijuana dispensaries. Henderson will allow state regulators to rank business applications based on a set of [click to continue...]

June 16, 2014

Florida Legalizes CBD Oils, 5 Dispensaries

Florida has become the latest state to approve cannabidiol-based extracts for medical purposes, with a twist. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill today that gives patients with certain life-threatening ailments [click to continue...]

June 16, 2014

Doctors Behind New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Woes?

Some medical marijuana professionals in New Jersey believe the local MMJ industry is struggling because doctors have been reticent to sign up for the program. Just 296 of the state’s [click to continue...]

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Alaska MJ Opponents Seize on Hickenlooper’s ‘Reckless’ Comment

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Marijuana opponents in Alaska have found an odd bedfellow in their fight against cannabis legalization: [click to continue...]

Group Looking to Expand Minnesota’s MMJ Patient Base

Many cannabis advocates in Minnesota think that the state’s medical marijuana program is much too [click to continue...]

Marijuana Business Incubator Launches in Florida

Whether or not medical marijuana passes in Florida on Tuesday, Tampa will be home to [click to continue...]

Young Voters Could Make or Break Legalization Measures

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The success of several marijuana measures on the ballot next week could ultimately hinge on [click to continue...]

Estimate: Legal Rec Sales in DC Could Create $130M Market

The cannabis market in Washington DC could top $130 million annually if the city legalizes [click to continue...]

67 Warnings, Penalties for MJ Violations in Washington

When it comes to recreational marijuana, enforcement of the law is no laughing matter for [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Legalization a Coin Flip

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Recreational marijuana could be a nail-biter in Oregon on Election Day. A poll released this [click to continue...]

Chile Plants First Medical Cannabis Crop

The first legal medical marijuana plants were seeded in Chile on Wednesday as part of [click to continue...]

Maryland Delays Vote on MMJ Regs, Plans to Lower Fees

A Maryland commission postponed a final vote on medical marijuana regulations, saying the 15-member panel [click to continue...]

Super-Potent Strain a Top Seller in WA

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High-potency strains are a big hit with customers in Washington State’s new recreational market, it [click to continue...]

CO Company Sues Shareholder Over Trading Halt

A publicly traded cannabis company has filed suit against a major shareholder, alleging he caused [click to continue...]

Expert: Liability Lawsuits Next Challenge for Edibles Companies

A Seattle attorney warned hundreds of industry insiders at a business conference on Tuesday that [click to continue...]

‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites

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Police officers and federal agents raided multiple marijuana growing operations in Denver on Tuesday, saying [click to continue...]

Former FBI Official Joins Cannabis Company’s Board

Medbox Inc., a publicly traded software and consulting firm that makes marijuana dispensing machines, has [click to continue...]