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October 28, 2014

‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites

Police officers and federal agents raided multiple marijuana growing operations in Denver on Tuesday, saying the move is tied to “an ongoing investigation involving illegal drug activity.” The Denver Police [click to continue...]

October 28, 2014

NM Marijuana Grower Loses Bid to Reopen Licensing Process

Mark Springer really wants to grow medical marijuana in New Mexico. So much so that he sued the state in January for the right to cultivate, arguing that the New [click to continue...]

October 27, 2014

Florida MMJ Campaign Tells TV Stations to Pull Ad

The group behind Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure has sent a cease-and-desist letter to local television stations broadcasting a 30-second advertisement opposing the initiative, saying the spots are misleading and [click to continue...]

October 27, 2014

Group With Ties to Koch Brothers Promotes Marijuana Candidate

A candidate in the North Carolina U.S. Senate race is getting some help from an unlikely source: A conservative group with past ties to the right-wing billionaire Koch brothers. In [click to continue...]

October 24, 2014

Feds Raid Pair of Dispensaries in LA

The Drug Enforcement Administration raided a pair of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles on Thursday, executing a search warrant and confiscating money, cannabis and computers. Both dispensaries are owned [click to continue...]

October 24, 2014

Seattle Church Sues to Close Rec Shop

Remember the church in Seattle that began staging protests outside the city’s second legal recreational marijuana store a few weeks ago? Well, it hasn’t given up. In fact, the church [click to continue...]

October 24, 2014

Week in Review: Irony in Seattle + Blow to Cannabis Businesses & Edibles Drama

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Seattle tells medical marijuana businesses to do the impossible, 1,000-plus marijuana retailers lose their ATM accounts and Colorado continues to grapple with edibles. Here’s a [click to continue...]

October 24, 2014

San Diego Shuts Down 4 More Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing its quest to close down illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Four more were forced to shutter this week, the city attorney announced on Thursday, bringing the total [click to continue...]

October 22, 2014

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department of Planning and Processing sent to 330 medical marijuana businesses across the city recently. The [click to continue...]

October 22, 2014

Nevada Will Weigh Rec Marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to or not. Advocates have reportedly collected more than 100,000 signatures for a measure that would [click to continue...]

October 21, 2014

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next month for licenses to cultivate hemp. Missouri is one of several states that passed legislation [click to continue...]

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150K Pounds of Legal Marijuana Sold in CO Last Year

Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado sold nearly 150,000 pounds of marijuana flower last [click to continue...]

Medical Cannabis Demand Outweighing Supply in DC

supply and demand

Recreational marijuana has dominated headlines out of Washington DC this week, as the use, possession [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over MMJ Licensing Process in Illinois

A company that got turned down for one of the Illinois’ 21 medical marijuana cultivation [click to continue...]

MJ Financial Services Firm Secures $2M Investment

A financial services firm that plans to serve the cannabis industry has secured $2 million [click to continue...]

Alaska’s Largest City Enacts MJ Concentrates Rules

Alaska

Alaska marijuana entrepreneurs who want to specialize in infused products or extracts will have to [click to continue...]

Washington DC Mayor Seeks to Ban ‘Cannabis Clubs’

With private marijuana use on track to become legal in Washington DC on Thursday barring [click to continue...]

Evicted MMJ Grower Wants Same Legal Protections as Farmers

Oregon is facing an interesting question tied to its medical marijuana law: Should evicted cannabis [click to continue...]

Report: Outlook for MJ Stocks Strong, But Many Could Stumble

cannabis stocks

Institutional investors will put money into cannabis stocks this year, though many publicly traded MJ [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Seeks Marijuana Industry Oversight Board

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has sent a bill to state lawmakers calling for the establishment [click to continue...]

Canadian Stock Regulators: Risk Disclosures Lacking

Canadian stock regulators have a word of warning for those investing in MMJ companies north [click to continue...]

Minnesota Medical Cannabis Workers Join Union

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At least half of Minnesota’s medical marijuana dispensaries will be unionized. The United Food and [click to continue...]

Kosher Medical Cannabis Certification in New York?

Dispensary owners in New York may have a niche customer base to tap when they [click to continue...]

U.S. Investment Fund Inks Another Deal With Canadian Grower

A U.S. investment fund has cemented its second deal with a Canadian cannabis grower this [click to continue...]

Some San Jose Dispensaries Refusing to Pay Tax

cannabis taxes

Dispensary owners in San Jose, California, are in a dispute with the city over unpaid [click to continue...]