Legal & Regulatory News:

November 12, 2014

200K Signatures Filed in Nevada for Rec Legalization

Cannabis activists in Nevada on Wednesday filed almost twice the required number of signatures with the state for a petition to legalize recreational marijuana. Organizers hope to force either a [click to continue...]

November 10, 2014

Attorney General Nominee a Question Mark on Cannabis

President Barack Obama has nominated longtime prosecutor Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general in a move that could have big implications for the marijuana industry. The [click to continue...]

November 10, 2014

Chart of the Week: Voter Support for Medical Marijuana in Florida vs. Other MMJ States

By Jennifer Mann Florida residents went to the polls last week to vote on Amendment 2, which would have legalized medical marijuana and created hundreds of millions of dollars in [click to continue...]

November 7, 2014

Week in Review: Nevada Licenses, Florida Finger-Pointing and a Unique Funding Deal

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Hundreds of businesses win medical marijuana licenses in Nevada, the cannabis industry suffers a painful defeat in Florida, and an ancillary company lands $1.5 million [click to continue...]

November 7, 2014

Business Questions Abound as Oregon Prepares for Rec Sales

Will Oregon medical marijuana businesses have first dibs on recreational licenses? Will there be a cap set on the number of retail stores? When will the Oregon Liquor Control Commission [click to continue...]

November 6, 2014

Uncertain Future for DC Legalization

Regardless of how loudly voters speak, sometimes elected officials just ignore them. That might become the case in Washington DC with Initiative 71, which legalized marijuana possession and passed with [click to continue...]

November 5, 2014

Morgan: Florida MMJ Failure ‘Huge’ Lost Business Opportunity

John Morgan, the attorney who pumped millions of dollars into Florida’s unsuccessful bid to legalize medical marijuana, said Wednesday that the measure’s failure represents a missed business opportunity for one [click to continue...]

November 5, 2014

Canadian Company Sues Over License Denial

New Age Medical Solutions Inc. is mounting the first court challenge over Canada’s licensing process after being denied a permit to grow medical marijuana commercially, a move that could open [click to continue...]

November 5, 2014

California Case Could Boost Efforts to Reschedule Marijuana

U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller could start a legal revolution as she considers the validity of science regarding marijuana’s classification as a Schedule 1 drug. The question at hand: [click to continue...]

November 5, 2014

Election Recap: Victory in 3 of 4 Key Battlegrounds Fuels Marijuana Industry’s Momentum

By John Schroyer The 2014 election proved to be an encouraging one for the marijuana industry at large, setting the stage for hundreds of millions of additional dollars in cannabis [click to continue...]

November 4, 2014

Election Day Coverage: Updates on Ballot Measures in AK, FL, OR and DC

Marijuana Business Daily provided live updates on marijuana ballot measures on Election Day. Here's the archived feed (note: all updates in Eastern time): 2:45 am: Our last update of the [click to continue...]

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Multi-state MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]

Bill Would Allow VA Docs To Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

1000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

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The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]

Congressional GOP Not Likely to Block DC Marijuana Legalization

In what must come as a relief for cannabis enthusiasts in the nation’s capital, The [click to continue...]

Two Rec Legalization Measures Possible on Maine Ballot for 2016

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Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a [click to continue...]

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

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Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might [click to continue...]

California Attorney General Says Cannabis Legalization `Inevitable’

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said cannabis legalization in the state is “inevitable” as advocates [click to continue...]

Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 [click to continue...]

Final Rhode Island Dispensary Opens Wednesday

The smallest state in the nation will get its third and final medical marijuana dispensary [click to continue...]

OR Cities to Push Legislature on Local MJ Taxes

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One of the ways backers of recreational cannabis sales in Oregon planned to fight the [click to continue...]