California Medical Marijuana News:

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...]

December 9, 2013

2014 or 2016 Better for CA Marijuana Legalization Bid?

Supporters of a marijuana legalization initiative in California are still weighing whether to aim for next year’s ballot or wait until 2016, highlighting the vigorous debate within cannabis circles over [click to continue...]

December 6, 2013

Week in Review: California in Danger of Cannabis Brain Drain Due to Lack of Statewide Regs

By Chris Walsh Over the past few years, California has shifted from the epicenter of all things marijuana to one of the most unstable, unattractive medical cannabis markets in the [click to continue...]

December 5, 2013

Industry First: Dispensary Owner Named Mayor

The medical marijuana industry has its first mayor. On Tuesday, city council members in Sebastopol, California, unanimously selected as mayor Robert Jacob, the founder and executive director of two medical [click to continue...]

December 5, 2013

2 More MMJ Bans in Northern California

This has been a tough week for medical marijuana entrepreneurs in Northern California. In Napa, the City Council voted 3-2 to ban medical dispensaries, while the board of supervisors in [click to continue...]

December 4, 2013

Lessons From a CA Dispensary Raid

Don’t want the cops to show up on the doorstep of your dispensary? Be extra careful when it comes to hiring, don’t violate building code regulations and stay away from [click to continue...]

November 22, 2013

CA Towns Making Tough Decisions as Moratoriums Expire

Medical marijuana moratoriums are set to expire soon in several California towns, forcing officials to make tough decisions in a highly uncertain climate. These towns have several options: They can [click to continue...]

November 21, 2013

More Input Sought for CA Legalization Measure

Supporters of a measure to legalize and regulate marijuana in California are seeking additional input from the public and MMJ professionals before submitting their final proposal to the state. The [click to continue...]

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Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research


The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies


A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]

Questions Over Marijuana Sales on Native American Lands

Following news that the federal government will essentially allow Native American tribes to grow and [click to continue...]

Tommy Chong Wants to Create Cannabis Business Brand


Tommy Chong served as a poster child for the marijuana movement back in the 1970s, [click to continue...]

PharmaCan IPO Indication of Interest in Canadian MMJ

Canadian medical marijuana holding and investing company PharmaCan Capital is scheduled to go public next [click to continue...]

Delaware Dispensary Set for April Opening

Delaware’s first – and only – dispensary is on track to open in the spring [click to continue...]