Legal & Regulatory News:

November 18, 2014

Edibles Regulation Agreement Eludes Working Group

A Colorado working group that gathered to better regulate edibles ended without reaching a consensus. The group, which includes both sides of the debate – legislators looking to regulate the [click to continue...]

November 17, 2014

CO Still Not Done Cracking Down on Edibles?

Marijuana-infused edibles manufacturers have been dealing with round after round of new regulations as the recreational market in Colorado grows and changes. On Monday, a state commission is slated to [click to continue...]

November 17, 2014

Florida Judge Strikes Down MMJ Lottery Proposal

A judge struck down a proposed rule in Florida that would have used a lottery system to choose five companies that will grow, process and distribute marijuana under the state’s [click to continue...]

November 12, 2014

200K Signatures Filed in Nevada for Rec Legalization

Cannabis activists in Nevada on Wednesday filed almost twice the required number of signatures with the state for a petition to legalize recreational marijuana. Organizers hope to force either a [click to continue...]

November 10, 2014

Attorney General Nominee a Question Mark on Cannabis

President Barack Obama has nominated longtime prosecutor Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general in a move that could have big implications for the marijuana industry. The [click to continue...]

November 10, 2014

Chart of the Week: Voter Support for Medical Marijuana in Florida vs. Other MMJ States

By Jennifer Mann Florida residents went to the polls last week to vote on Amendment 2, which would have legalized medical marijuana and created hundreds of millions of dollars in [click to continue...]

November 7, 2014

Week in Review: Nevada Licenses, Florida Finger-Pointing and a Unique Funding Deal

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Hundreds of businesses win medical marijuana licenses in Nevada, the cannabis industry suffers a painful defeat in Florida, and an ancillary company lands $1.5 million [click to continue...]

November 7, 2014

Business Questions Abound as Oregon Prepares for Rec Sales

Will Oregon medical marijuana businesses have first dibs on recreational licenses? Will there be a cap set on the number of retail stores? When will the Oregon Liquor Control Commission [click to continue...]

November 6, 2014

Uncertain Future for DC Legalization

Regardless of how loudly voters speak, sometimes elected officials just ignore them. That might become the case in Washington DC with Initiative 71, which legalized marijuana possession and passed with [click to continue...]

November 5, 2014

Morgan: Florida MMJ Failure ‘Huge’ Lost Business Opportunity

John Morgan, the attorney who pumped millions of dollars into Florida’s unsuccessful bid to legalize medical marijuana, said Wednesday that the measure’s failure represents a missed business opportunity for one [click to continue...]

November 5, 2014

Canadian Company Sues Over License Denial

New Age Medical Solutions Inc. is mounting the first court challenge over Canada’s licensing process after being denied a permit to grow medical marijuana commercially, a move that could open [click to continue...]

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WA School District Rejects Marijuana Grower’s $14K Donation

Education officials in Prosser, Washington, have turned down a $14,000 donation from a local marijuana [click to continue...]

Ohio Firm Lands Big Bank Loan After Battling Cannabis Stigma

Even companies that don’t touch cannabis – but have clients that do – can have [click to continue...]

New Hampshire Dispensary Hopeful Pitches Plan


New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open within a year in the tiny hamlet [click to continue...]

Seattle MMJ Regulations, Standards Proposed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a plan Monday afternoon to license medical marijuana businesses and [click to continue...]

Report: CO Targeting Cannabis Businesses Violating MJ Rules

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has been cracking down on cannabis businesses violating state regulations, [click to continue...]

IRS Council: Protect Tax Pros Working With MJ Industry


A key advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service has recommended that the agency refrain [click to continue...]

More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailers Hope to Cash in on Black Friday

Recreational marijuana businesses in Colorado will have sales just like any other retailer on Black [click to continue...]

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up


Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before [click to continue...]

Multi-State MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]

Bill Would Allow VA Docs to Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

1,000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close


The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]