Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

April 21, 2014

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations for patients but boosting financial requirements for cultivation applicants and establishing marketing restrictions. The new [click to continue...]

April 17, 2014

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in approving CBD-specific legislation. But the new law - which Gov. Scott Walker signed on Wednesday - [click to continue...]

April 17, 2014

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's medical cannabis industry, saying MMJ can be linked to a series of violent crimes and [click to continue...]

April 17, 2014

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a mad dash to finish their license applications. Not one business submitted its preliminary review form to [click to continue...]

April 16, 2014

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile raid by federal agents back in November. The state sent notices of application denial to [click to continue...]

April 14, 2014

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) for medical purposes. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear recently signed into law Senate Bill 124, which [click to continue...]

April 14, 2014

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state's medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules that is similar to those found in other medical marijuana states. The new program dissolves [click to continue...]

April 10, 2014

Boston Mayor Aims to Block Dispensaries

Boston mayor Martin Walsh will try to block the city's two planned medical marijuana dispensaries, pending the results of a review by the Department of Public Health. This week, Walsh [click to continue...]

April 10, 2014

NJ Voters Split on Decriminalization, Oppose Rec

New Jersey voters are split down the middle when it comes to legalizing marijuana possession, however they do not support creating a recreational industry. A recent poll conducted by Monmouth [click to continue...]

April 9, 2014

Oregon Registered Dispensaries Now Total 32

The Oregon Health Authority approved the registration of 10 additional dispensaries late last week, bringing the total number of approved and registered facilities to 32. Applications for registration were accepted [click to continue...]

April 7, 2014

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 before the House Appropriations Subcommittee. He focused instead on everything from national security to prison [click to continue...]

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Oregon Bank Looking to Work With Marijuana Industry

An Oregon-based financial institution has confirmed it is in talks with federal and state regulators [click to continue...]

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program

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Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of [click to continue...]

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. [click to continue...]

Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

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Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois' medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

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Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday's deadline, according to [click to continue...]