Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

April 25, 2014

Washington State to Ban Marijuana Delivery, Online Sales

Recreational marijuana customers in Washington State will have to complete their purchases in a store, not online. This week the state's Liquor Control Board proposed changes to the state's recreational [click to continue...]

April 24, 2014

Marijuana Supporters, Opponents Cheer Delay in AK Legalization Vote

Both marijuana advocates and opponents are hailing a delay in Alaska's vote to legalize marijuana as a victory for their respective causes. The measure - which seeks to legalize cannabis [click to continue...]

April 23, 2014

200+ Cannabis Business Applications Filed in Southern Nevada

Entrepreneurs in southern Nevada are lining up by the hundreds to get in on the state's medical marijuana program. Clark County received a total of 209 MMJ business applications filed [click to continue...]

April 23, 2014

Health Canada Recalls Medical Marijuana

Health Canada has initiated the country's first medical marijuana recall. Earlier this week, British Columbia-based grower Greenleaf Medicinals recalled one batch of Purple Kush marijuana that was produced for medical [click to continue...]

April 23, 2014

Finish Line for WA Recreational Licensing in Sight, But Hurdles Remain

By Fred Dreier Washington State's march toward retail marijuana sales is accelerating, with officials holding a long-awaited lottery this week to decide which entrepreneurs can open recreational shops. While the [click to continue...]

April 22, 2014

Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it hopes to lease or sell to medical marijuana cultivation operations if the state legalizes MMJ [click to continue...]

April 22, 2014

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state's lack of oversight on testing labs will create an unstable business climate, boost risks for medical marijuana centers and lead to [click to continue...]

April 21, 2014

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations for patients but boosting financial requirements for cultivation applicants and establishing marketing restrictions. The new [click to continue...]

April 17, 2014

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in approving CBD-specific legislation. But the new law - which Gov. Scott Walker signed on Wednesday - [click to continue...]

April 17, 2014

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's medical cannabis industry, saying MMJ can be linked to a series of violent crimes and [click to continue...]

April 17, 2014

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a mad dash to finish their license applications. Not one business submitted its preliminary review form to [click to continue...]

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Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it's “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]