Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

November 14, 2012

Lawmakers in 4 States to Push for Marijuana Legalization as Cannabis Reform Gains Momentum

Let the domino effect begin. Lawmakers in four states plan to submit bills that would legalize marijuana for adult use and tax cannabis sales, spurred by similar successful measures in [click to read more...]

November 6, 2012

What to Watch: An Election-Night Primer for Medical Cannabis Professionals

Brace yourself: This could turn out to be one of the most exciting, memorable and important nights in the history of marijuana legislation. Here's what to keep an eye on [click to read more...]

November 5, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Can MMJ Break into the South? + New Study on Effects of Marijuana Legalization

Last week, we wrote about how MMJ advocates in Arkansas spent more than $400,000 at the end of October on TV ads to build support for a medical cannabis legalization [click to read more...]

November 2, 2012

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Backers Spend $406K in Oct. as Part of Big Pre-Election Push

An Arkansas medical cannabis legalization measure faces an uphill battle, but supporters hope a last-minute blitzkrieg of TV ads will sway enough voters to push the initiative over the top. [click to read more...]

October 23, 2012

As Early Voting Begins, Arkansas Medical Marijuana Measure in Deep Hole

If Arkansas is going to join the list of medical cannabis states this year, its legalization measure will have to mount an epic comeback. A new poll released this week [click to read more...]

October 18, 2012

6 Massachusetts Towns Already Trying to Ban Dispensaries Ahead of MMJ Legalization Vote

With Massachusetts poised to become the 18th US state to legalize medical marijuana, cannabis advocates are gearing up for a major celebration on election night. But some local officials are [click to read more...]

October 15, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Landmark Medical Cannabis Court Cases + Momentum in Massachusetts

Legal developments dominated medical marijuana news last week, with a trio of important MMJ lawsuits making headlines: #1. In Michigan, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case focused [click to read more...]

October 11, 2012

Oakland Comes to Harborside Health’s Defense, Sues Gov’t to Prevent Dispensary’s Eviction

The City of Oakland is supporting the medical marijuana industry on an unprecedented level, filing a lawsuit to block the government from forcing the eviction of a notable dispensary. This [click to read more...]

October 10, 2012

Support for MA Medical Marijuana Grows, Even as Opponents Warn of Dire Consequences

The situation can't really get much better for medical marijuana in Massachusetts. The latest poll found that a whopping 69% of likely voters support a measure to legalize cannabis for [click to read more...]

October 8, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: New Day for Dispensaries in LA + Debate Over State Marijuana Legalization

The medical marijuana industry can be quite powerful when it gets its act together, as we saw last week when Los Angeles officials axed the city's ban on cannabis dispensaries. [click to read more...]

September 28, 2012

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson to Back 2014 Florida Medical Cannabis Measure

Efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Florida are about to receive a big boost. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate, is expected to announce his support for a bid to [click to read more...]

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Health Canada Recalls Medical Marijuana

Health Canada has initiated the country's first medical marijuana recall. Earlier this week, British Columbia-based [click to read more...]

Tommy Chong Signs on With Colorado Cannabis Store

Actor and longtime marijuana advocate Tommy Chong is diving head-first into the business side of [click to read more...]

Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it [click to read more...]

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state's lack of oversight on testing labs [click to read more...]

Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis [click to read more...]

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City's Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can't seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation's top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State's [click to read more...]