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July 17, 2014

Canadian Cannabis Company Buys Huge Facility for $13M

A prospective medical marijuana company in Canada has purchased a 300,000-square-foot facility for roughly $13 million U.S. dollars. Canadian Cannabis Corporation purchased the enormous warehouse in the town of Brampton, [click to continue...]

July 17, 2014

Dispensary Solution on Horizon in Michigan?

Michigan lawmakers could be close to approving a solution to the state’s medical marijuana problems. The state Senate on Wednesday advanced two bills to the floor, meaning legislators could vote [click to continue...]

July 16, 2014

Cannabis Banking Bill Clears House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment Wednesday to prevent the federal government from penalizing financial institutions that do businesses with the marijuana industry. The Senate must now pass [click to continue...]

July 16, 2014

Colorado Cops Busting Fewer Illegal Grows

Colorado law enforcement agencies are busting fewer illegal growers now that recreational marijuana is legal, even though unlicensed cannabis cultivation is still common in the state. The agencies have not [click to continue...]

July 16, 2014

Illinois Medical Marijuana Industry Could Launch in Spring

Lawmakers in Illinois have approved a set of administrative rules for marijuana businesses and patients, which provides a rough timeline for the industry. Hopeful entrepreneurs can begin applying for licenses [click to continue...]

July 16, 2014

Washington’s MMJ Businesses Surviving Amid Rec Rollout, but Fearful About Future

By Fred Dreier Washington State's nascent recreational cannabis industry has dominated national headlines over the past week. But little attention has been given to the state's sizable - albeit unregulated [click to continue...]

July 15, 2014

Judge Orders End to MMJ Farmers Market

A medical marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles does not comply with the city’s laws and cannot be held again, a judge has ruled. On Tuesday morning, a Superior Court [click to continue...]

July 15, 2014

Marijuana Companies Donate Big Bucks to FL Legalization Drive

Florida’s campaign to legalize medical marijuana is receiving some solid financial support from the cannabis industry. The People United for Medical Marijuana group has raised approximately $5.5 million from 5,659 [click to continue...]

July 14, 2014

Illinois Consultants Promise Jobs, Tax Revenue to Small Towns

Medical cannabis consultants are reaching out to municipalities across Illinois, promising jobs and tax revenues if the towns help cultivation businesses secure land use permits. Some towns have annexed property [click to continue...]

July 14, 2014

Nevada Advocates Bring Legalization Bid to the Toilet

Backers of a move to legalize recreational marijuana in Nevada are taking their message to an unlikely place: the bathroom. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol – which is [click to continue...]

July 14, 2014

Medical Marijuana Delivery Services Flourishing in SoCal

Medical marijuana delivery services are popping up at a rapid clip in Southern California as entrepreneurs look to skirt dispensary bans and lower overhead. In Los Angeles, for instance, some [click to continue...]

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Seattle Dispensary Plan May Be Scrapped

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Seattle medical marijuana businesses may not be able to get local licenses after all, as [click to continue...]

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several [click to continue...]

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

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Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s [click to continue...]

Joint-Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

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The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

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A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]