California Medical Marijuana News:

August 22, 2012

Feds Raid 2 California Cannabis Dispensaries, Order 66 Other MMJ Businesses to Close

The federal government's crackdown on medical marijuana in California continues unabated, with agents raiding two dispensaries in Anaheim this week and threatening dozens of others in the area. Expect more [click to read more...]

August 17, 2012

Referendum Drive, Lawsuits Not Enough to Delay LA Marijuana Dispensary Ban

The Los Angeles medical marijuana industry is exploring every avenue to prevent a recently approved ban on dispensaries from crippling the city's entire MMJ infrastructure. Advocates and professionals are working [click to read more...]

August 15, 2012

Risky Business: Some LA Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Remain Open Despite Ban?

Scores of Los Angeles dispensaries are preparing to close on Sept. 6, when a new citywide ban on medical marijuana centers takes effect. But some cannabis centers are reportedly considering [click to read more...]

August 13, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Positive Developments for Medical Marijuana in Arizona, California & NJ

The US medical marijuana industry desperately needs something to cheer about, and it got just that last week. Times three. Both Arizona and New Jersey made tangible strides with their [click to read more...]

August 10, 2012

Berkeley Patients Group Hopes to Rise From Ashes, Set Example for CA Medical Marijuana Industry

Now here's an uplifting story: A well-known California dispensary that was forced to shut down due to government pressure is planning to reopen in a new location. Berkeley Patients Group [click to read more...]

July 31, 2012

Key Question in Wake of Los Angeles Dispensary Ban: How Will City Enforce New Law?

After backing a proposal to rid Los Angeles of storefront dispensaries, local officials must now figure out exactly how to enforce the controversial ordinance. It could prove to be a [click to read more...]

July 30, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Future of Medical Marijuana in California After LA Ban + Colorado Patient Numbers

By now, most of the medical cannabis community is aware of the chaotic developments in Los Angeles last week, when local officials voted in favor of a ban on dispensaries. [click to read more...]

July 27, 2012

Chapter 11: A New Strategy for Medical Cannabis Businesses to Postpone Eviction by Feds?

Now here's a novel method in the medical cannabis industry for staving off federal pressure to close: File for bankruptcy protection. Mother Earth Alternative Healing, a marijuana dispensary in San [click to read more...]

July 24, 2012

Update: Los Angeles Approves Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, But 182 Could Remain Open

Los Angeles council members overwhelmingly approved a ban on medical cannabis dispensaries today, a move that will lead to the closure of all or most of the estimated 900-1,000 marijuana [click to read more...]

July 24, 2012

D-Day in LA: City Council Poised to Vote on Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban

The future of medical cannabis dispensaries in Los Angeles hangs in the balance today, with local officials set to debate - and likely vote on - a contentious proposal to [click to read more...]

July 23, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Battle Between California Dispensary, Feds to Set Precedent for MMJ Industry

All eyes in the medical marijuana industry are focused on Oakland, where a federal crackdown is testing the limits of how far the government can go in its war on [click to read more...]

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Health Canada Recalls Medical Marijuana

Health Canada has initiated the country's first ever medical marijuana recall. Earlier this week, British [click to read more...]

Tommy Chong Now Part-Owner of Colorado Cannabis Store

Actor and longtime marijuana advocate Tommy Chong is diving head-first into the business side of [click to read more...]

Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it [click to read more...]

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state's lack of oversight on testing labs [click to read more...]

Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis [click to read more...]

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City's Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can't seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation's top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State's [click to read more...]