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February 19, 2015

New Federal Lawsuits Aim to Quash CO Marijuana Industry

Oklahoma and Nebraska aren’t alone anymore in their fight to upend Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry. A new player, the Washington DC-based Safe Streets Alliance, has filed a pair of lawsuits [click to continue...]

February 18, 2015

Unlicensed Tacoma Dispensaries Get Stay of Execution

Roughly 60 medical marijuana dispensaries that are operating illegally in the city of Tacoma can stop holding their breath. For now. At the end of 2014, the Tacoma City Council [click to continue...]

February 17, 2015

Congress Should Reclassify Marijuana, Cato Institute Says

Medical cannabis companies and users would benefit if Congress rescheduled marijuana as a Schedule II drug, according to a report by the Cato Institute. The libertarian think tank said reclassifying [click to continue...]

February 17, 2015

IRS Taking Tough Stance Against MJ Businesses Without Bank Accounts

The Internal Revenue Service has no sympathy for marijuana companies that can’t find bank accounts, it seems. An IRS hearing officer has rejected a Colorado dispensary’s request to waive a [click to continue...]

February 17, 2015

Who’s Next: States With the Best Chances of Legalizing Rec or Medical Marijuana in 2015

By John Schroyer Let the lobbying begin. Lawmakers across the country are introducing bills to legalize medical or recreational cannabis at the state level this year, galvanizing marijuana advocacy groups [click to continue...]

February 16, 2015

Michigan Dispensary, Edibles Bills Back on Table

Michigan legislators are reviving bills that were shot down last year covering dispensaries, medical marijuana edibles and topicals. Lawmakers behind the bills say the state needs clear rules and regulations [click to continue...]

February 16, 2015

Report: Apple Allowing MJ Apps Again

Apple has apparently reversed a recent ban on cannabis-related social media apps on its iTunes store, with some caveats. MassRoots – an online community for cannabis consumers and users – [click to continue...]

February 13, 2015

Week in Review: Maine Legalization, California Dispensary Lawsuit & Illinois MMJ Licensing

By John Schroyer Two very different visions of recreational legalization emerge in Maine, a California dispensary gets a break in an important lawsuit, and Illinois' medical marijuana program inches forward. [click to continue...]

February 13, 2015

Illinois MMJ Grow License Challenged

An applicant that lost out on its bid to cultivate medical cannabis in Illinois is fighting the decision to award a permit to another group, which could usher in a [click to continue...]

February 11, 2015

Canadian Company Forced to Recall MMJ Over Potency

A Canadian cannabis company is recalling two batches of medical marijuana that the government claims are too potent. Peace Naturals Project Inc. had labeled the marijuana as containing 9.07% THC. [click to continue...]

February 10, 2015

Goverment: No Correlation Between MJ Use, Car Crash Rates

Cannabis legalization advocates have a new arrow in their quiver: A new U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Commission report says there’s little correlation between marijuana use and car wrecks, and [click to continue...]

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Florida’s Second Stab at CBD Rules Questioned

Florida is having a hard time figuring out rules for its CBD industry. The state [click to continue...]

Maine Medical Cannabis Sales Total $16.2M

Dispensaries in Maine sold an estimated $16.2 million worth of medical cannabis last year, while [click to continue...]

Oregon Agency Weighs in on MMJ, Rec Rules


Oregon could keep medical marijuana completely separate from recreational cannabis when retail sales begin next [click to continue...]

Missouri Awards Hemp Cultivation Licenses

Missouri has joined the growing number of states legalizing CBD-based medicines. The state awarded cultivation [click to continue...]

150K Pounds of Legal Marijuana Sold in CO Last Year

Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado sold nearly 150,000 pounds of marijuana flower last [click to continue...]

Medical Cannabis Demand Outweighing Supply in DC

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Recreational marijuana has dominated headlines out of Washington DC this week, as the use, possession [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over MMJ Licensing Process in Illinois

A company that got turned down for one of the Illinois’ 21 medical marijuana cultivation [click to continue...]

MJ Financial Services Firm Secures $2M Investment

A financial services firm that plans to serve the cannabis industry has secured $2 million [click to continue...]

Alaska’s Largest City Enacts MJ Concentrates Rules


Alaska marijuana entrepreneurs who want to specialize in infused products or extracts will have to [click to continue...]

Washington DC Mayor Seeks to Ban ‘Cannabis Clubs’

With private marijuana use on track to become legal in Washington DC on Thursday barring [click to continue...]

Evicted MMJ Grower Wants Same Legal Protections as Farmers

Oregon is facing an interesting question tied to its medical marijuana law: Should evicted cannabis [click to continue...]

Report: Outlook for MJ Stocks Strong, But Many Could Stumble

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Institutional investors will put money into cannabis stocks this year, though many publicly traded MJ [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Seeks Marijuana Industry Oversight Board

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has sent a bill to state lawmakers calling for the establishment [click to continue...]

Canadian Stock Regulators: Risk Disclosures Lacking

Canadian stock regulators have a word of warning for those investing in MMJ companies north [click to continue...]