Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

July 18, 2014

Washington OKs Marijuana Cookies, Nixes Candies

Retail marijuana shops in Washington State can sell cannabis cookies, brownies and other baked goods, but hard candies, lollipops or gummy edibles are off limits. The state's Liquor Control Board [click to continue...]

July 17, 2014

Canadian Cannabis Company Buys Huge Facility for $13M

A prospective medical marijuana company in Canada has purchased a 300,000-square-foot facility for roughly $13 million U.S. dollars. Canadian Cannabis Corporation purchased the enormous warehouse in the town of Brampton, [click to continue...]

July 17, 2014

Dispensary Solution on Horizon in Michigan?

Michigan lawmakers could be close to approving a solution to the state's medical marijuana problems. The state Senate on Wednesday advanced two bills to the floor, meaning legislators could vote [click to continue...]

July 16, 2014

Cannabis Banking Bill Clears House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment Wednesday to prevent the federal government from penalizing financial institutions that do businesses with the marijuana industry. The Senate must now pass [click to continue...]

July 16, 2014

Colorado Cops Busting Fewer Illegal Grows

Colorado law enforcement agencies are busting fewer illegal growers now that recreational marijuana is legal, even though unlicensed cannabis cultivation is still common in the state. The agencies have not [click to continue...]

July 16, 2014

Illinois Medical Marijuana Industry Could Launch in Spring

Lawmakers in Illinois have approved a set of administrative rules for marijuana businesses and patients, which provides a rough timeline for the industry. Hopeful entrepreneurs can begin applying for licenses [click to continue...]

July 16, 2014

Washington’s MMJ Businesses Surviving Amid Rec Rollout, but Fearful About Future

By Fred Dreier Washington State's nascent recreational cannabis industry has dominated national headlines over the past week. But little attention has been given to the state's sizable - albeit unregulated [click to continue...]

July 15, 2014

Judge Orders End to MMJ Farmers Market

A medical marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles does not comply with the city's laws and cannot be held again, a judge has ruled. On Tuesday morning, a Superior Court [click to continue...]

July 15, 2014

Marijuana Companies Donate Big Bucks to FL Legalization Drive

Florida's campaign to legalize medical marijuana is receiving some solid financial support from the cannabis industry. The People United for Medical Marijuana group has raised approximately $5.5 million from 5,659 [click to continue...]

July 14, 2014

Illinois Consultants Promise Jobs, Tax Revenue to Small Towns

Medical cannabis consultants are reaching out to municipalities across Illinois, promising jobs and tax revenues if the towns help cultivation businesses secure land use permits. Some towns have annexed property [click to continue...]

July 14, 2014

Nevada Advocates Bring Legalization Bid to the Toilet

Backers of a move to legalize recreational marijuana in Nevada are taking their message to an unlikely place: the bathroom. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol - which is [click to continue...]

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Oregon Bank Looking to Work With Marijuana Industry

An Oregon-based financial institution has confirmed it is in talks with federal and state regulators [click to continue...]

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program

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Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of [click to continue...]

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. [click to continue...]

Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

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Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois' medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

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Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday's deadline, according to [click to continue...]