Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

September 5, 2014

Denver Considering Limits on Home Extraction

Denver is looking to ban residents from using explosive chemicals to create homemade hash oil, a move that could drive more consumers to dispensaries and recreational cannabis stores. Mayor Michael [click to continue...]

September 4, 2014

Colorado Bars Businesses From Applying for $9M in MMJ Grants

The highly anticipated $9 million in medical marijuana research funding being distributed by the state of Colorado has finally arrived, however for-profit firms need not apply. The Colorado Department of [click to continue...]

September 3, 2014

CO’s Proposed Production Limits Spark Controversy

Colorado has proposed additional limits on cannabis producers in an effort to curb diversion to other states, drawing praise from large-scale cultivators and criticism from smaller growers. The move comes [click to continue...]

September 2, 2014

I-502 Ban Passes First Test

A judge in Washington State has upheld a municipality's authority to ban marijuana retailers, though not under federal law. Judge Ronald Culpepper ruled that the city of Fife can deny [click to continue...]

August 22, 2014

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

A Denver medical cannabis company says it's “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying to get licenses to sell MMJ in Massachusetts. The company, Good Chemistry, was denied dispensary [click to continue...]

August 20, 2014

Cannabis Campaigns in Oregon, Florida Bringing Out Big Guns as November Elections Near

By John Schroyer Legalization campaigns are ramping up in the key cannabis battleground states of Oregon and Florida, where marijuana supporters are about to bring out the big guns. In [click to continue...]

August 20, 2014

No Compensation for California Growers Under Revised Bill

The California State Assembly keeps going in circles when it comes to medical marijuana, and its latest move has the MMJ industry seething. A key Assembly committee has significantly amended [click to continue...]

August 19, 2014

Poll: Support for Rec Marijuana Erodes in Alaska

Marijuana advocates in Alaska may be in for a disappointment come November. The latest survey by Public Policy Polling found that support for a measure to legalize recreational cannabis has [click to continue...]

August 18, 2014

Oklahoma Legalization Bid Stalls

Despite the best efforts of cannabis activists in Oklahoma, a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in the state isn’t expected to go before voters this November. The deadline to turn [click to continue...]

August 18, 2014

Canadian Court Clears Way for Infused Products

A high court in Canada has possibly opened the door to a new market for marijuana-infused products, but whether businesses will be allowed to produce and sell them is still [click to continue...]

August 18, 2014

Arkansas Legalization Proposals Gain Steam

Arkansas could become one of the first Southern states to legalize medical or recreational marijuana if any of three potential ballot measures succeed in the 2016 election. One measure would [click to continue...]

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IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois's 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

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An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado's cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida [click to continue...]

Legalization Bill on Tap in New York

A Democratic state senator in New York is planning to introduce a bill next year [click to continue...]

IL Lawmaker Defends Secrecy-Shrouded Application Process

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Illinois is keeping information about applicants for medical marijuana business permits completely confidential, ostensibly to [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Opponents Buy $1.6M in TV Ads

Opponents of the push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida recently announced a $1.6 million [click to continue...]

Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues

As the 2014 election approaches, politicians are increasingly comfortable addressing marijuana issues as part of [click to continue...]

Oregon Cities Levy Taxes in Hopes of Rec Law Passage

News about medical marijuana, pot shops and cannabis in Oregon

For many voters, a key selling point of recreational cannabis legalization is the possible tax [click to continue...]

Cannabis Industry to Impact Energy Needs of Northwest Region

A 20-year power plan covering the northeast United States is taking into account the sizable [click to continue...]

Illinois MMJ Applicants Scramble for Local Support

As the deadline approaches to submit applications for dispensary and cultivation permits in Illinois, many [click to continue...]

Latest Rec Sales Data: $7M in Washington, $30M in Colorado

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Colorado and Washington have released updated tax data associated with their respective marijuana programs. In [click to continue...]

Chile Latest Country to Make Cannabis Progress

Chile has joined a growing list of countries moving toward legalization of medical or recreational [click to continue...]

New Poll Bolsters Rec Law Efforts

A recent poll spearheaded by NBC News and Marist shows continued support among Colorado residents [click to continue...]