California Medical Marijuana News:

February 13, 2014

Few Complaints About San Francisco Dispensaries

San Francisco’s 24 city-licensed dispensaries generated just 10 citizen complaints last year, most of them for relatively minor issues such as double-parking. Other complaints centered around strong cannabis odors and [click to continue...]

February 7, 2014

More Dispensary Raids in SoCal

Authorities in Southern California continue to target marijuana dispensaries. On Wednesday, police in Pomona, California raided the People’s First Wellness Center and seized marijuana flowers and edibles, as well as [click to continue...]

February 5, 2014

4 Dispensaries Raided in California

Authorities in the California town of Needles raided four dispensaries in recent days, accusing the owners of being full-time residents of Arizona and selling cannabis to out-of-state visitors. Detectives – [click to continue...]

January 22, 2014

Frustration Mounts in Los Angeles as Illegal Dispensaries Defy Prop D

When Los Angeles passed a measure banning most dispensaries in the city last spring, the few MMJ centers allowed to remain open expected to see rapid growth, increased pricing power [click to continue...]

January 16, 2014

CA Court: Feds Can Shut Down Dispensaries

Federal agents have the right to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries in California under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act, an appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The ruling, handed down by [click to continue...]

January 15, 2014

Which States Will Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2014?

This article is the first in a two-part series. Next week, we'll highlight states with the best chances of passing medical marijuana legislation this year. The marijuana industry has enjoyed [click to continue...]

January 14, 2014

San Jose Group Pushes Regulations Over Shut-Downs

Medical marijuana advocates in San Jose, California, want the local government to regulate their industry instead of shutting it down. On Monday, an advocacy group called the Silicon Valley Cannabis [click to continue...]

January 9, 2014

Cultivation Ban Extends CA Moratoriums

The Board of Supervisors in Fresno County on Tuesday voted to ban the cultivation of medical marijuana within the county’s unincorporated areas starting in February. The ban extends to all [click to continue...]

December 11, 2013

‘Marijuana’ Mayor: MMJ Businesses Should Engage & Educate Community, Cannabis Opponents

The marijuana industry scored another victory last week when Robert Jacob was named mayor of Sebastopol, California, marking the first time an MMJ business owner has been selected for the [click to continue...]

December 10, 2013

San Jose Debates Dispensary Rules

Officials in San Jose, California, will debate marijuana dispensary regulations tonight, including a proposed citywide ban. California’s third-largest city does not currently have a regulatory system for marijuana businesses; however, [click to continue...]

December 10, 2013

55% Favor Marijuana Legalization in California

The majority of Californians now favor legalizing marijuana for the first time ever, according to a new Field Poll. The survey, which includes responses from 1,002 registered Californian voters between [click to continue...]

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Former Illinois Gov’s List of MMJ Finalists Revealed

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Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who left office earlier this month without granting medical marijuana [click to continue...]

1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that [click to continue...]

Report: Cannabis Sales Rise 74% in 2014

Medical and recreational marijuana sales jumped 74% last year to hit $2.7 billion compared with [click to continue...]

Social Media, App Sites Take Hard Line Against Cannabis Businesses

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Fearing legal repercussions if their users break the law, Instagram and Apple’s App Store are [click to continue...]

MMJ Bill Introduced in Nebraska, Despite Interstate Cannabis Lawsuit

How’s this for irony: A lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize medical cannabis in [click to continue...]

3rd Annual Marijuana Business & Investor Survey Underway

Marijuana Business Media has launched its annual survey of cannabis professionals to gather key financial, [click to continue...]

WA Lawmakers Weigh Rec Tax Change

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Washington State recreational marijuana shops have been struggling underneath a heavy tax burden, but state [click to continue...]

Union: New Jersey Dispensary Engaging in Unfair Labor Practices

A New Jersey union has filed a grievance alleging unfair labor practices against a dispensary [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Acquiring Startup Valued at Up to $243M

Medical Marijuana Inc. announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kannaway, a [click to continue...]

MMJ On the Way in Jamaica?

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First, the estate of legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley moved into the cannabis industry. Now, [click to continue...]

MBank Begins Serving Colorado Marijuana Companies

MBank, an Oregon-based financial institution, has started taking deposits from marijuana companies in Colorado. The [click to continue...]

San Diego Approves Fees for MMJ Dispensaries

As part of its ongoing quest to license and regulate medical marijuana businesses, the San [click to continue...]

Arizona MMJ Sales Triple to Hit $112M

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Medical marijuana is booming in Arizona. Dispensaries in the state recorded $112 million in medical [click to continue...]

Commercial Interests Dominate Florida’s MMJ Committee

The Florida committee tasked with creating regulations governing the state’s CBD industry is heavy with [click to continue...]