Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

April 2, 2014

Guest Column: Vertical Integration Benefits Outweigh Drawbacks

By Becky DeKeuster Vertical integration is terrible for our industry. It leads to enormous burdens during the startup phase, creates mistrust between small farmers and the retail outlets that cannot [click to read more...]

April 1, 2014

April Fools: Canadian Recreational Legalization

By Anne Holland According to a Canadian newspaper's April Fools Day headline this morning, government officials in the province of Manitoba are considering legalizing recreational sales as soon as Easter [click to read more...]

March 31, 2014

San Francisco Votes to Shrink ‘Buffer Zone’ Around Schools

San Francisco's "green zone" of medical marijuana dispensaries could be about to grow. The city's Planning Commission recently voted to shrink the buffer zone between marijuana businesses and schools from [click to read more...]

March 28, 2014

Week in Review: Extremely Limited MMJ Laws Gain Ground in Several States

By Chris Walsh Behold the rise of pseudo-medical marijuana states. Earlier this week, Utah legalized the possession and use of certain cannabis-based extracts for locals (primarily children) with severe epilepsy [click to read more...]

March 27, 2014

CA Supreme Court Clears Way For Local Bans

Local governments in California can now ban medical marijuana businesses and private growers with the backing of the state's Supreme Court. On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court denied a petition [click to read more...]

March 27, 2014

As Industry Grows, So Does Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division

As Colorado's recreational marijuana industry grows, so must the regulatory bureau overseeing it. The Marijuana Enforcement Division hopes to expand to 55 employees from its current number of 30. It [click to read more...]

March 26, 2014

Utah Legalizes Purchase of MMJ Extracts

Utah residents who suffer from severe epilepsy can now purchase CBD-rich medical marijuana extracts from other states and use it when they return home without fear of prosecution. However, laws [click to read more...]

March 25, 2014

Legalization Bill Proposed in New Jersey

A New Jersey lawmaker wants recreational marijuana to pay for the state's crumbling bridges and roadways. On Monday, Sen. Nick Scutari introduced a bill to the New Jersey Senate that [click to read more...]

March 25, 2014

Colorado Lawyers Cleared to Work With Cannabis Clients

Lawyers in Colorado can now help cannabis clients to the fullest extent of their professional abilities, without fearing ethics sanctions or discipline. On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court approved a [click to read more...]

March 24, 2014

Oregon Approves First Dispensaries

Officials in Oregon have granted the first crop of operating licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries. The Oregon Health Authority recently approved eight licenses for medical marijuana shops, though it also [click to read more...]

March 24, 2014

Arizona Judge Upholds MMJ Extracts

Medical marijuana patients in Arizona are celebrating a victory after a judge upheld patients' rights to consume marijuana extracts, edibles and CBD oil. On Friday, judge Katherine Cooper ruled that [click to read more...]

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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...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]