Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses:

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...]

July 14, 2014

Medical Marijuana Delivery Services Flourishing in SoCal

Medical marijuana delivery services are popping up at a rapid clip in Southern California as entrepreneurs look to skirt dispensary bans and lower overhead. In Los Angeles, for instance, some [click to continue...]

July 14, 2014

Overseeing Marijuana Edibles Companies: Q&A With Denver Food Inspector Danica Lee

By Fred Dreier If you want to get an idea of what the future holds for regulations on edibles companies, look to Denver. The city's Department of Environmental Health requires [click to continue...]

July 11, 2014

Questions in FL Over Obtaining Cannabis for CBD Program

Entrepreneurs in Florida are wondering how they will obtain cannabis clones and seeds, as the state's recently approved cannabidiol (CBD) law does not provide any guidelines. Florida's CBD program allows [click to continue...]

July 10, 2014

Massachusetts to Award More Dispensary Licenses in October

Massachusetts is giving a second chance to four dispensary groups that submitted strong applications but were not awarded provisional licenses earlier this year. The state's Department of Public Health said [click to continue...]

July 9, 2014

Las Vegas Kicks Off MMJ Application Process

The green rush is on in Las Vegas. The city is now officially accepting applications for medical marijuana business licenses and land use permits, which will pave the way for [click to continue...]

July 9, 2014

Washington’s Rec Supply Holds, but Inventory Concerns Remain

Washington State's recreational industry did not run out of cannabis on its first day of sales, as some predicted. But several stores had to ration their supply, while others could [click to continue...]

July 9, 2014

Oregon Marijuana Bill Good for Businesses, Backers Say

Supporters of a cannabis legalization bill in Oregon believe the measure would create a more favorable business climate than the recreational systems in Washington State and Colorado. Dave Kopilak, a [click to continue...]

July 8, 2014

San Jose Dispensaries to Protest Restrictive Regs

Dispensary owners in San Jose, California, are breaking out the picket signs. On Thursday, representatives from 70 or so collectives will stage a rally at City Hall in San Jose [click to continue...]

July 8, 2014

Florida Entrepreneurs Voice Opposition to CBD Industry Rules

Hopeful entrepreneurs in Florida packed a meeting with regulators to argue against proposed draft rules for the state's cannabidiol (CBD) industry. Several expressed concerns over a proposal to restrict producer/distributor [click to continue...]

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Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short

A last-ditch effort to block new restrictive regulations on medical cannabis businesses in San Jose [click to continue...]

VT Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Study

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Rand Corp. is set to begin a study on the possible impacts of marijuana legislation [click to continue...]

Illinois Expands MMJ Program

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation expanding the list of qualifying conditions for the [click to continue...]

Cheeba Chews Returns to Colorado Market

Cheeba Chews is back in business. The Colorado-based company - which makes a popular line [click to continue...]

WA Product Shortages Could Last Months


When will Washington State's recreational marijuana industry have enough product to satisfy demand? One cultivator [click to continue...]

Vegas Suburb Proves Popular With Dispensary Hopefuls

The Las Vegas suburb of Henderson received 28 applications for medical marijuana business licenses by [click to continue...]

New Mexico Abandons Some Proposed Rule Changes

New Mexico's marijuana community has scored a minor regulatory victory. The state's health department is [click to continue...]

Washington OKs Marijuana Cookies, Nixes Candies


Retail marijuana shops in Washington State can sell cannabis cookies, brownies and other baked goods, [click to continue...]

70% of Canadians Support Marijuana Legalization, Decrim

Canadians overwhelmingly favor loosening the country’s cannabis laws, according to a poll commissioned by the [click to continue...]

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 [click to continue...]

Dispensary Solution on Horizon in Michigan?

Michigan medical cannabis issues, pot dispensary updates, news about marijuana by state

Michigan lawmakers could be close to approving a solution to the state's medical marijuana problems. [click to continue...]

Cannabis Banking Bill Clears House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment Wednesday to prevent the federal government from [click to continue...]

Colorado Cops Busting Fewer Illegal Grows


Colorado law enforcement agencies are busting fewer illegal growers now that recreational marijuana is legal, [click to continue...]

Illinois Medical Marijuana Industry Could Launch in Spring

Lawmakers in Illinois have approved a set of administrative rules for marijuana businesses and patients, [click to continue...]