Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

August 5, 2014

Uruguay Marijuana Market in Jeopardy

The plan passed by Uruguay late last year to legalize marijuana sales via approved pharmacies is on shaky ground. Uruguay has faced divisions and delays as it seeks a consensus [click to continue...]

August 5, 2014

Firm to Research Cannabis Treatments Under NIH Deal

A pharmaceutical company has inked a licensing agreement with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop, test and possibly sell cannabis-based drugs for use in treating head trauma. Under [click to continue...]

August 1, 2014

WA Attorney General: Bans OK, but Reasoning Wrong

Two cities in Washington State can prohibit cannabis businesses, just not for the reasons they have stated. That's the position of the state's attorney general, who is looking to get [click to continue...]

August 1, 2014

Week in Review: Report on CO Rec + Dispensaries Welcome in FL & Lessons From Lawsuit

By Chris Walsh A prominent think tank lends support to Colorado's recreational cannabis industry, potential dispensary owners in Florida get some good news and a lawsuit underscores business risks tied [click to continue...]

August 1, 2014

Colorado to Tighten Edibles Regulations by Nov.

Colorado's Department of Revenue has confirmed a Nov. 1 target date to require tighter regulations on recreational cannabis edibles in the state. Officials have developed a set of draft emergency [click to continue...]

July 30, 2014

Statewide CBD Delivery, Higher Fees Possible in Florida

Updated draft rules released by Florida's Department of Health suggest that regulators may allow delivery of cannabis products throughout the state. The second draft of the rules, which will govern [click to continue...]

July 30, 2014

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program

Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of its medical marijuana program, saying officials should look into obtaining the drug from other MMJ [click to continue...]

July 30, 2014

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. Attorney General to coordinate a consistent approach to marijuana policy across federal departments. In a [click to continue...]

July 29, 2014

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, attaching the measures to other business in front of the legislative body. A senior aide [click to continue...]

July 28, 2014

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize CBD oils and certain hemp-derived products on the national level. Citing the hundreds of thousands [click to continue...]

July 28, 2014

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban on marijuana use and sales, lending some high-level support to the industry. In a weekend [click to continue...]

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DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed a meager 46.3 pounds of cannabis [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it's “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]

Recreational Marijuana Good for Oregon’s Budget, Researcher Says

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Legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon would represent a "net win" for the state from a [click to continue...]

1st Connecticut Dispensary Opens

The first of six medical marijuana dispensaries formally opened in Connecticut on Wednesday night. The [click to continue...]

Canadian Cultivation Company’s Stock to Debut Monday

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A Canadian company is set to become just the second licensed medical cannabis cultivation business [click to continue...]

No Compensation for California Growers Under Revised Bill

The California State Assembly keeps going in circles when it comes to medical marijuana, and [click to continue...]