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November 5, 2014

California Case Could Boost Efforts to Reschedule Marijuana

U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller could start a legal revolution as she considers the validity of science regarding marijuana’s classification as a Schedule 1 drug. The question at hand: [click to continue...]

November 5, 2014

Election Recap: Victory in 3 of 4 Key Battlegrounds Fuels Marijuana Industry’s Momentum

By John Schroyer The 2014 election proved to be an encouraging one for the marijuana industry at large, setting the stage for hundreds of millions of additional dollars in cannabis [click to continue...]

November 4, 2014

Election Day Coverage: Updates on Ballot Measures in AK, FL, OR and DC

Marijuana Business Daily provided live updates on marijuana ballot measures on Election Day. Here's the archived feed (note: all updates in Eastern time): 2:45 am: Our last update of the [click to continue...]

November 3, 2014

Election Preview: Marijuana Legalization Measures in Alaska, Florida, Oregon & Washington DC

By John Schroyer On Tuesday, voters in several states will decide the fate of marijuana legalization measures that could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenues for the [click to continue...]

October 31, 2014

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

Marijuana opponents in Alaska have found an odd bedfellow in their fight against cannabis legalization: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. The main group fighting Ballot Measure 2 – which would approve [click to continue...]

October 31, 2014

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 limited, especially when it comes to who can qualify to use the drug. So Minnesotans [click to continue...]

October 31, 2014

Week in Review: More MJ Raids + MD Reconsiders Huge Fees & Edibles Lawsuits on Horizon?

By Marijuana Business Media staff Raids creep back into the headlines, Maryland indicates it will rework proposed MMJ fees and a lawyer warns of new legal challenges for edibles companies. [click to continue...]

October 30, 2014

Young Voters Could Make or Break Legalization Measures

The success of several marijuana measures on the ballot next week could ultimately hinge on how many young voters show up at the polls. Drug Policy Action chief Ethan Nadelmann, [click to continue...]

October 30, 2014

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 recreational marijuana sales, according to estimates by financial officials. The projection is based on an [click to continue...]

October 30, 2014

67 Warnings, Penalties for MJ Violations in Washington

When it comes to recreational marijuana, enforcement of the law is no laughing matter for the Washington Liquor Control Board. The agency, which is tasked with overseeing the new recreational [click to continue...]

October 29, 2014

CO Company Sues Shareholder Over Trading Halt

A publicly traded cannabis company has filed suit against a major shareholder, alleging he caused the Securities and Exchange Commission to temporarily halt trading of the firm’s stock earlier this [click to continue...]

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150K Pounds of Legal Marijuana Sold in CO Last Year

Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado sold nearly 150,000 pounds of marijuana flower last [click to continue...]

Medical Cannabis Demand Outweighing Supply in DC

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Recreational marijuana has dominated headlines out of Washington DC this week, as the use, possession [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over MMJ Licensing Process in Illinois

A company that got turned down for one of the Illinois’ 21 medical marijuana cultivation [click to continue...]

MJ Financial Services Firm Secures $2M Investment

A financial services firm that plans to serve the cannabis industry has secured $2 million [click to continue...]

Alaska’s Largest City Enacts MJ Concentrates Rules

Alaska

Alaska marijuana entrepreneurs who want to specialize in infused products or extracts will have to [click to continue...]

Washington DC Mayor Seeks to Ban ‘Cannabis Clubs’

With private marijuana use on track to become legal in Washington DC on Thursday barring [click to continue...]

Evicted MMJ Grower Wants Same Legal Protections as Farmers

Oregon is facing an interesting question tied to its medical marijuana law: Should evicted cannabis [click to continue...]

Report: Outlook for MJ Stocks Strong, But Many Could Stumble

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Institutional investors will put money into cannabis stocks this year, though many publicly traded MJ [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Seeks Marijuana Industry Oversight Board

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has sent a bill to state lawmakers calling for the establishment [click to continue...]

Canadian Stock Regulators: Risk Disclosures Lacking

Canadian stock regulators have a word of warning for those investing in MMJ companies north [click to continue...]

Minnesota Medical Cannabis Workers Join Union

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At least half of Minnesota’s medical marijuana dispensaries will be unionized. The United Food and [click to continue...]

Kosher Medical Cannabis Certification in New York?

Dispensary owners in New York may have a niche customer base to tap when they [click to continue...]

U.S. Investment Fund Inks Another Deal With Canadian Grower

A U.S. investment fund has cemented its second deal with a Canadian cannabis grower this [click to continue...]

Some San Jose Dispensaries Refusing to Pay Tax

cannabis taxes

Dispensary owners in San Jose, California, are in a dispute with the city over unpaid [click to continue...]