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July 2, 2014

New Rules Could Boost Expenses for CO Edibles Companies

Proposed regulations on edibles in Colorado will add tens of thousands of dollars in additional costs for manufacturers and introduce other headaches, owners of some infused products companies say. The [click to continue...]

July 2, 2014

$4M Infusion for Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Push

The campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida just received a $4 million cash infusion from its primary backer, noted attorney John Morgan. The cash will help fund an advertising [click to continue...]

July 2, 2014

Seattle’s 1st Recreational Shop Set to Open

At least one retail cannabis shop is poised to open in Seattle when Washington State’s recreational marijuana program launches next week. James Lathrop, the owner of Cannabis City, and his [click to continue...]

July 2, 2014

Elimination of 9 Dispensary Applicants in MA to Ripple Across State’s MMJ Industry

By Fred Dreier Massachusetts dropped a bombshell on the state's medical marijuana industry last week by eliminating nine of the 20 groups that won provisional approval for dispensary licenses, citing [click to continue...]

July 1, 2014

Rejected MA Dispensary Applicant to Appeal Decision

A prospective dispensary owner in Massachusetts will appeal the Department of Public Health’s recent decision to eliminate his business from the application process. John Greene, founder and CEO of the [click to continue...]

July 1, 2014

CO Welcomes New Rec Applicants, Prepares to End Vertical Integration Rule

Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry is finally opening its doors to newcomers and abolishing one of its most stringent cultivation rules. The new dynamic could create a noticeable shift in Colorado’s [click to continue...]

June 30, 2014

Oregon Regulators, Dispensary Owners Meet

Medical marijuana regulators in Oregon have conducted two dozen surprise visits at dispensaries over the past three months, one of which resulted in a closure. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, [click to continue...]

June 30, 2014

Former Politicians Square Off for Delaware Dispensary License

Two former political figures in Delaware are battling each other for the state’s sole dispensary license. Mark Lally – the former director of Sussex County, who once ran the governor’s [click to continue...]

June 30, 2014

Vancouver Dispensaries Test Canada’s New MMJ Law

Dispensaries in Vancouver are challenging Canada’s new medical marijuana regulations by continuing to operate despite a ban on such businesses. According to The National Post, there are at least 35dispensaries [click to continue...]

June 27, 2014

9 MA Provisional Licenses Revoked, 11 Cleared to Proceed

Massachusetts has dropped the ax on 9 of the 20 businesses that won initial approval for medical marijuana dispensaries back in February. Among the rejected business owners are former Congressman William [click to continue...]

June 27, 2014

MMJ Farmers Market in LA Challenges State, City Rules

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles is promoting a type of cannabis farmers market over the July 4 weekend, but it’s unclear whether the event is even legal. The [click to continue...]

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Multi-state MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]

Bill Would Allow VA Docs To Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

1000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

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The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]

Congressional GOP Not Likely to Block DC Marijuana Legalization

In what must come as a relief for cannabis enthusiasts in the nation’s capital, The [click to continue...]

Two Rec Legalization Measures Possible on Maine Ballot for 2016

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Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a [click to continue...]

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

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Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might [click to continue...]

California Attorney General Says Cannabis Legalization `Inevitable’

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said cannabis legalization in the state is “inevitable” as advocates [click to continue...]

Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 [click to continue...]

Final Rhode Island Dispensary Opens Wednesday

The smallest state in the nation will get its third and final medical marijuana dispensary [click to continue...]

OR Cities to Push Legislature on Local MJ Taxes

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One of the ways backers of recreational cannabis sales in Oregon planned to fight the [click to continue...]