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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...]

June 27, 2014

CO Secret Shopper Program Shows 100% Compliance on Underage Sales

A secret shopper program conducted by Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division has shown that businesses are complying with the state’s age requirement for cannabis sales. The MED conducted 20 compliance checks [click to continue...]

June 26, 2014

Hawaii to Consider Starting Dispensary Program

Lawmakers in Hawaii are debating whether to open medical marijuana dispensaries, a move that would finally create business opportunities in a state that has had MMJ laws on the books [click to continue...]

June 26, 2014

Engaging Stakeholders: MMJ Experts Meet Medical Pros in CT

Connecticut’s cannabis professionals hope that education of the state’s medical professionals will be the key to jump-starting the state’s medical marijuana industry. Pharmacists and physicians from across Connecticut met with [click to continue...]

June 26, 2014

Robbery Death at Dispensary Highlights Need for Security

Security at medical marijuana retail facilities is back in the spotlight after a fatal shooting at a dispensary in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon. An armed guard at a dispensary in [click to continue...]

June 25, 2014

San Jose Businesses Explore Political Options Against Regulations

Some marijuana business owners in San Jose, California are exploring all options in their fight against the city’s recently approved regulations on the industry. Speaking at the Cannabis Business Summit [click to continue...]

June 25, 2014

No Tax Breaks for Growers in British Columbia

Medical marijuana growers in British Columbia will be forbidden from cashing in on a lucrative tax break for agriculture companies. The decision, which was announced Tuesday, came after several British Columbia [click to continue...]

June 24, 2014

Advocacy Group Drops Out Of Oregon’s Legalization Drive

One of Oregon’s two legalization campaigns has called it quits. The Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp ended operations this week after it became clear the group would [click to continue...]

June 24, 2014

Washington Retail Stores To Open July 8

Washington’s Liquor Control Board finally provided a firm date for the program’s debut after several weeks of industry speculation. The state’s recreational cannabis industry will officially begin July 8. According [click to continue...]

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Chicago MMJ Clinic Plans Float for Thanksgiving Parade

You read that headline correctly. The new Illinois medical marijuana clinic Good Intentions will have [click to continue...]

Some Florida Cannabis Startups Undeterred By Election Loss

Though medical marijuana failed at the Florida ballot box earlier this month, plenty of cannabis [click to continue...]

Senator Urges Hearings on DC Rec Cannabis

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A key federal lawmaker has suggested that Congress should hold hearings on Washington DC’s new [click to continue...]

WA School District Rejects Marijuana Grower’s $14K Donation

Education officials in Prosser, Washington, have turned down a $14,000 donation from a local marijuana [click to continue...]

Ohio Firm Lands Big Bank Loan After Battling Cannabis Stigma

Even companies that don’t touch cannabis – but have clients that do – can have [click to continue...]

New Hampshire Dispensary Hopeful Pitches Plan

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New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open within a year in the tiny hamlet [click to continue...]

Seattle MMJ Regulations, Standards Proposed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a plan Monday afternoon to license medical marijuana businesses and [click to continue...]

Report: CO Targeting Cannabis Businesses Violating MJ Rules

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has been cracking down on cannabis businesses violating state regulations, [click to continue...]

IRS Council: Protect Tax Pros Working With MJ Industry

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A key advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service has recommended that the agency refrain [click to continue...]

More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailers Hope to Cash in on Black Friday

Recreational marijuana businesses in Colorado will have sales just like any other retailer on Black [click to continue...]

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up

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Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before [click to continue...]

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...]