California Medical Marijuana News:

August 18, 2014

Navigating Turmoil: Q&A With Executives at Edibles Manufacturer Cheeba Chews

By John Schroyer Cheeba Chews has been cruising in the fast lane for the better part of five years, building a wildly popular brand of edibles in Colorado and expanding [click to continue...]

August 11, 2014

San Francisco Considering Regulations on MMJ Delivery

A marijuana delivery service in San Francisco that dubs itself "the Uber of pot" is raising eyebrows among local officials concerned with the unregulated nature of such businesses. The company, [click to continue...]

July 25, 2014

Week in Review: 1,000s More Patients in IL + Rec Makes Oregon Ballot & Hopes Dashed in San Jose

By Chris Walsh Illinois expands its medical marijuana program, the legalization drive in Oregon gains steam and dispensaries in one of California's largest MMJ markets get the worst possible news. [click to continue...]

July 22, 2014

Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short

A last-ditch effort to block restrictive regulations on medical cannabis businesses in San Jose, California, has come up short. Advocates failed to get the required number of signatures for a [click to continue...]

July 18, 2014

Week in Review: MI Finally Registers on MMJ Radar + Uptick in Delivery Services & Praise for the House

By Chris Walsh Dispensaries in Michigan get some good news, medical cannabis delivery services thrive in two cities and the U.S. House gives marijuana businesses a shot in the arm. [click to continue...]

July 15, 2014

Judge Orders End to MMJ Farmers Market

A medical marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles does not comply with the city's laws and cannot be held again, a judge has ruled. On Tuesday morning, a Superior Court [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 7, 2014

Los Angeles MMJ Farmers Market Attracts Thousands

A medical marijuana farmers market held in Los Angeles was such a resounding success that the organizer plans to hold it every weekend. Several thousand medical marijuana customers waited in [click to continue...]

July 3, 2014

Council: Berkeley Dispensaries Must Provide Free Cannabis

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California, must provide some free cannabis to low-income patients, the city council ruled in what appears to be a first for the medical marijuana industry. [click to continue...]

June 27, 2014

MMJ Farmers Market in LA Challenges State, City Rules

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles is promoting a type of cannabis farmers market over the July 4 weekend, but it's unclear whether the event is even legal. The [click to continue...]

June 26, 2014

Robbery Death at Dispensary Highlights Need for Security

Security at medical marijuana retail facilities is back in the spotlight after a fatal shooting at a dispensary in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon. An armed guard at a dispensary in [click to continue...]

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Licensing Delays Frustrate Canadian MMJ Applicants

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Delayed application reviews and tightening regulations are frustrating prospective Canadian medical marijuana business owners and [click to continue...]

Illinois Releases Final MMJ Application Forms

Aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs in Illinois now have access to official license application documents. The state's [click to continue...]

I-502 Ban Passes First Test

A judge in Washington State has upheld a municipality's authority to ban marijuana retailers, though [click to continue...]

Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [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...]