Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

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...]

October 10, 2012

Support for MA Medical Marijuana Grows, Even as Opponents Warn of Dire Consequences

The situation can't really get much better for medical marijuana in Massachusetts. The latest poll found that a whopping 69% of likely voters support a measure to legalize cannabis for [click to read more...]

October 8, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: New Day for Dispensaries in LA + Debate Over State Marijuana Legalization

The medical marijuana industry can be quite powerful when it gets its act together, as we saw last week when Los Angeles officials axed the city's ban on cannabis dispensaries. [click to read more...]

September 28, 2012

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson to Back 2014 Florida Medical Cannabis Measure

Efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Florida are about to receive a big boost. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate, is expected to announce his support for a bid to [click to read more...]

September 26, 2012

Montana Medical Cannabis Industry Hopeful Despite Solid Voter Support for MMJ Restrictions

At first glance, a poll released last week about strict new regulations on Montana's medical marijuana industry seems highly discouraging for the MMJ community. Roughly 44% of registered voters in [click to read more...]

September 24, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: ND Medical Marijuana Measure Falters + Breathing Room for LA Dispensaries?

A long campaign to legalize medical marijuana in North Dakota unraveled quickly - and unexpectedly - over the past month. The final nail in the coffin came last week, when [click to read more...]

September 17, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Avalanche of Colorado Cannabis News + Medical Marijuana Patient Survey

Colorado found itself in the marijuana spotlight multiple times last week, with several announcements and developments having a bearing on the state's medical cannabis industry: - On Thursday, Gov. John [click to read more...]

September 5, 2012

Lawsuit Over Arkansas Medical Cannabis Proposal Underscores MMJ Industry’s Challenges in South

With an MMJ legalization measure on the ballot this fall, Arkansas represents the medical marijuana industry's most realistic shot at breaking into the South - a difficult region of the [click to read more...]

September 4, 2012

Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Industry Rallies + MMJ Supporters Split on Presidential Election

Last week was a significant one for the medical cannabis industry in Los Angeles. A group consisting of MMJ supporters, advocates and professionals submitted 50,000 signatures backing a petition to [click to read more...]

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Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can't seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec 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...]