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December 12, 2014

Florida CBD Regs May Come Out Monday

Rules governing the cultivation and sale of cannabis-based CBD medications in Florida could be out as soon as Monday. The Florida Department of Health was ordered by a judge on [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Stricter Ad Restrictions for Canadian MMJ Producers on Tap

Canadian medical marijuana suppliers won’t be able to tell their customers what different strains smell like. Or taste like. Or what they feel like when consumed. That’s because Health Canada, [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Obama Supports DC Legalization But Will Sign Ban Anyway

Politics, as the saying goes, is the art of compromise. And in Washington DC, that means the marijuana industry is getting the short end of the stick. Even though President [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Week in Review: Federal MJ Moves + Memo to Tobacco Industry on Cannabis & Rec Sales Data

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Congress addresses some major marijuana issues, a Wall Street firm offers advice to Big Tobacco about cannabis, and the nation's first two recreational [click to continue...]

December 11, 2014

Tribes May Get Go-Ahead to Grow, Sell Marijuana

The Justice Department is expected to tell U.S. attorneys not to prevent Native American tribes from growing or selling marijuana on sovereign lands, even in states where it’s banned. The [click to continue...]

December 11, 2014

Oregon Considers Tinkering With Rec Legalization Law

After giving the thumbs up to more than half a million dollars in funding to begin implementing Measure 91 – the law Oregon voters passed last month to legalize recreational [click to continue...]

December 10, 2014

LA Council Members: Deny Illegal Dispensaries Tax Certificates

Two Los Angeles City Council members want local officials to stop issuing tax certificates to dispensaries banned under Proposition D, which allows just 135 MMJ centers to operate. The city [click to continue...]

December 10, 2014

Dispensary’s Big Win in Court Battle With Feds Could Ripple Across MMJ Industry

By John Schroyer A federal judge in northern California has tossed a civil forfeiture case against a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary, possibly setting a precedent that could give the [click to continue...]

December 9, 2014

Update: DC Legalization Could Stand, But Sales May Be Banned

Congress will reportedly let Washington DC’s marijuana legalization initiative stand as passed by voters, but it will prohibit the city council from approving marijuana sales and taxation until at least [click to continue...]

December 9, 2014

Recreational Marijuana Approved for 2016 Ballot in Nevada

Recreational marijuana legalization will be on Nevada’s 2016 ballot after state officials verified that advocates secured enough signatures to automatically put the issue to voters. Secretary of State Ross Miller [click to continue...]

December 9, 2014

Most Americans Support State Rights on MJ, Poll Finds

Roughly 60% of Americans think states should be allowed to legalize marijuana, while more than two-thirds said states with such laws should get a “safe haven” from the federal government [click to continue...]

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MA Medical Cannabis Businesses Advancing Despite Uncertainty

Medical marijuana companies are moving forward with their plans in Massachusetts even though the incoming [click to continue...]

Terra Tech’s SEC Approval Good News for MJ Industry

A recent move by the Securities and Exchange Commission could fuel investor interest in marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensary Plan May Be Scrapped

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Seattle medical marijuana businesses may not be able to get local licenses after all, as [click to continue...]

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several [click to continue...]

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

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Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s [click to continue...]

Joint-Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

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The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]