Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

March 25, 2014

Colorado Lawyers Cleared to Work With Cannabis Clients

Lawyers in Colorado can now help cannabis clients to the fullest extent of their professional abilities, without fearing ethics sanctions or discipline. On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court approved a [click to continue...]

March 24, 2014

Oregon Approves First Dispensaries

Officials in Oregon have granted the first crop of operating licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries. The Oregon Health Authority recently approved eight licenses for medical marijuana shops, though it also [click to continue...]

March 24, 2014

Arizona Judge Upholds MMJ Extracts

Medical marijuana patients in Arizona are celebrating a victory after a judge upheld patients' rights to consume marijuana extracts, edibles and CBD oil. On Friday, judge Katherine Cooper ruled that [click to continue...]

March 21, 2014

Banking Bill Largely Ignored by Congress

A federal bill that would alleviate the marijuana industry's banking headaches is gaining little to no interest in the House of Representatives. The bill, called the "Marijuana Businesses Access to [click to continue...]

March 21, 2014

Oregon’s Proposed MMJ Rules Prohibit Sweet Edibles

Oregon's medical marijuana dispensary owners could lose out on millions of dollars in revenue under a new rule that prohibits the sale of sweet and sugary edibles. On Wednesday, the [click to continue...]

March 20, 2014

Las Vegas, Clark County Clear Way for Dispensaries

On Wednesday, the Las Vegas city council voted 5-2 to establish regulations for marijuana dispensaries, which effectively ends the six-month moratorium on the businesses there. City staff will have until [click to continue...]

March 19, 2014

RI Legalization: Increasing Support, Election-Year Difficulties

Legislative support for Rhode Island's proposed law to legalize recreational cannabis is growing, according to the bill's sponsor. However, election-year realities may delay the bill's passage to 2015. State Rep. [click to continue...]

March 18, 2014

Edibles Companies Fear Local Laws in Arizona

The patchwork of local laws governing edibles in Arizona has created an uneasy business climate for manufacturers. And at least one company is so worried about legal repercussions that it [click to continue...]

March 18, 2014

Canadian Growers Face Police Shutdown After April 30

Health Canada is giving independent cannabis growers 30 days to dispose of their plants. In a letter distributed to growers this week, the department threatened to send the police after [click to continue...]

March 14, 2014

Week in Review: Fixing California’s MMJ Program Will Require Plenty of Compromise

By Chris Walsh California lawmakers will have another chance to fix the state's broken medical marijuana industry after years of dragging their feet on the issue. Earlier this week, we [click to continue...]

March 14, 2014

Cannabis Execs Seek Change in Washington DC

Several dozen executives from the cannabis industry pressed federal lawmakers in Washington DC this week to relax laws on marijuana businesses, specifically those tied to banking and taxes. The delegation [click to continue...]

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Oregon Recreational Marijuana Bill Approved for Ballot

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Oregon voters will get another shot at legalizing recreational marijuana. The state announced today that [click to continue...]

Infused Products, Extracts Guidelines Released

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released business guidelines today tied to the manufacturing, packaging, [click to continue...]

Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short

A last-ditch effort to block restrictive regulations on medical cannabis businesses in San Jose, California, [click to continue...]

IL Hospital Voices Interest in Dispensing Marijuana

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A hospital in Chicago has gone public with its desire to dispense medical cannabis. Executives [click to continue...]

VT Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Study

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Rand Corp. is set to begin a study on the possible impacts of marijuana legislation [click to continue...]

Illinois Expands MMJ Program

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation expanding the list of qualifying conditions for the [click to continue...]

Cheeba Chews Returns to Colorado Market

Cheeba Chews is back in business. The Colorado-based company - which makes a popular line [click to continue...]

WA Product Shortages Could Last Months

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When will Washington State's recreational marijuana industry have enough product to satisfy demand? One cultivator [click to continue...]

Denver Issues Edibles Recall, Despite Lack of Illness

Products from the popular Colorado edibles brand At Home Baked are being removed from store [click to continue...]

Vegas Suburb Proves Popular With Dispensary Hopefuls

The Las Vegas suburb of Henderson received 28 applications for medical marijuana business licenses by [click to continue...]

New Mexico Abandons Some Proposed Rule Changes

New Mexico's marijuana community has scored a minor regulatory victory. The state's health department is [click to continue...]

Washington OKs Marijuana Cookies, Nixes Candies

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Retail marijuana shops in Washington State can sell cannabis cookies, brownies and other baked goods, [click to continue...]

70% of Canadians Support Marijuana Legalization, Decrim

Canadians overwhelmingly favor loosening the country’s cannabis laws, according to a poll commissioned by the [click to continue...]

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 [click to continue...]