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June 12, 2014

Dispensary Offers to Work With Hospitals, Universities

A medical marijuana company is offering to work with research institutions that want to study the medical qualities of the plant, hoping the idea will build goodwill, foster community relations [click to continue...]

June 12, 2014

ASA Certifies 1st Cannabis Companies Under New Program

Americans for Safe Access has begun certifying cannabis businesses as part of a new program that seeks to verify the quality and reliability of medical marijuana on the market. Two [click to continue...]

June 12, 2014

Research Project Could Help Expand Minnesota’s MMJ Program

A scientific study of medical marijuana spearheaded by the University of Minnesota could play an indirect role in helping expand the state’s MMJ program, which would ultimately boost the market [click to continue...]

June 11, 2014

Florida Medical Marijuana Push Faces Stiff Opposition

Medical marijuana advocates in Florida face growing opposition to Amendment 2, the bill to legalize medical cannabis. On Tuesday, the Florida Sheriffs Association entered the fight with a campaign called Don’t [click to continue...]

June 11, 2014

San Jose Approves ‘De Facto Ban’ on Dispensaries

The San Jose City Council has passed a restrictive set of zoning rules for medical marijuana businesses, a crushing blow that will force many dispensaries to close. James Anthony, a [click to continue...]

June 11, 2014

Battling Back: Advice for Challenging Cannabis Licensing Lotteries, Application Processes

By Fred Dreier A growing number of states are implementing strict cannabis laws that limit the number of marijuana businesses, using lotteries or complex scoring systems to determine who gets [click to continue...]

June 10, 2014

Dozens of Denver MMJ Businesses Could Be Forced to Close

More than 40 medical marijuana businesses in Denver might have to close on July 1 if they can’t obtain required licenses from the city. Many of the businesses trace their [click to continue...]

June 10, 2014

Washington MMJ Company Tests Advertising Limits

A Port Angeles, Washington-based medical marijuana company’s new advertising strategy is turning heads – and raising questions about cannabis marketing. The business, called Chronically On Time, deploys an individual dressed [click to continue...]

June 9, 2014

Arizona Proposes New Rules for Edibles

Arizona’s top health official has proposed new rules for edible marijuana products and the dispensaries that sell them. Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, wants dispensaries to [click to continue...]

June 9, 2014

New York Medical Marijuana Bill in Jeopardy

Efforts to legalize medical marijuana in New York via the legislature could be dead in the water. A key lawmaker in the Senate said on Monday that he doesn’t intend [click to continue...]

June 9, 2014

Hershey Sues Colorado Company Over Packaging

The Hershey Co. has sued a Colorado edibles manufacturer, saying its labels and packaging purposely mimic the chocolate giant’s iconic candy brands. The lawsuit, which was filed in Denver last [click to continue...]

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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...]

NM Marijuana Grower Loses Bid to Reopen Licensing Process

Mark Springer really wants to grow medical marijuana in New Mexico. So much so that [click to continue...]