California Medical Marijuana News:

May 5, 2014

Sales Tax Creates Rift Among San Jose Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

By Fred Dreier Bad blood is brewing in San Jose, California, between medical marijuana dispensaries that pay the city's sales tax and those that do not. Some entrepreneurs have recently [click to continue...]

April 30, 2014

Dixie Holdings and Medical Marijuana Inc. Settle Legal Dispute

Two well-known companies in the cannabis industry have resolved a year-long legal dispute. Dixie Holdings – which owns Dixie Elixirs and Edibles – and Medical Marijuana Inc. announced that they [click to continue...]

April 14, 2014

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the region’s drought-affected streams and rivers. According to a soon-to-be-published study led by California’s Department of [click to continue...]

April 10, 2014

GrowLife Trading Halted by SEC, Cannabis Stocks Drop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted stock trading for GrowLife Inc. (PHOT), which trades on the over-the-counter bulletin board. In a press release, the SEC said it [click to continue...]

April 3, 2014

322 Outlawed LA Dispensaries File for Tax Renewals

Although Los Angeles’ Proposition D only allows for 135 medical marijuana dispensaries to remain open, 457 dispensaries so far have filed their annual renewal paperwork to report taxable gross receipts. [click to continue...]

March 31, 2014

San Francisco Votes to Shrink ‘Buffer Zone’ Around Schools

San Francisco’s “green zone” of medical marijuana dispensaries could be about to grow. The city’s Planning Commission recently voted to shrink the buffer zone between marijuana businesses and schools from [click to continue...]

March 27, 2014

CA Supreme Court Clears Way For Local Bans

Local governments in California can now ban medical marijuana businesses and private growers with the backing of the state’s Supreme Court. On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court denied a petition [click to continue...]

March 17, 2014

Los Angeles Earned $8.6 Million From Dispensaries

The size and scope of the Los Angeles medical marijuana market is finally coming into view. According to the city’s finance office, approximately 1,400 dispensaries have registered to pay taxes [click to continue...]

March 14, 2014

Week in Review: Fixing California’s MMJ Program Will Require Plenty of Compromise

By Chris Walsh California lawmakers will have another chance to fix the state's broken medical marijuana industry after years of dragging their feet on the issue. Earlier this week, we [click to continue...]

March 12, 2014

LA Steps Up Prop D Crackdown

Los Angeles is bringing out the big guns to enforce a controversial measure enacted last year that bans most of the city’s marijuana dispensaries. The city has hired two attorneys [click to continue...]

March 11, 2014

Strong Support for Bill to Regulate MMJ in California

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill to regulate medical marijuana businesses in the state, hoping to finally bring some order to the most turbulent MMJ market in the country. [click to continue...]

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WA Town Set to Open First City-Owned Rec Shop

While some municipalities in Washington State are banning recreational marijuana shops, one town is set [click to continue...]

Rhode Island Starts on Path to Rec

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Rhode Island is seen as a leading candidate to legalize recreational cannabis this year, and [click to continue...]

News of Surna Exec’s Departure Triggers Stock Slide

Shares of Surna Inc. have dipped since the company announced that its high-profile CEO Tom [click to continue...]

More Delays for Uruguay’s Marijuana Industry

The first country to legalize marijuana on a national scale is dragging its heels, and [click to continue...]

Professor Projects Next 5 States to Legalize Rec

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California, Illinois, New York, Nevada and Vermont could become the next states to legalize recreational [click to continue...]

Sheriffs File Lawsuit Over Colorado Legalization

Sheriffs from three states have filed a lawsuit against Colorado over recreational marijuana, presenting another [click to continue...]

Another Nat’l Poll Finds Majority of Americans Favor Legalization

Some more good news for cannabis activists and businesses: A respected national poll taken every [click to continue...]

Insurance Firms Urged to Craft MJ Policies

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Mainstream insurance companies should start crafting policies to cover legal marijuana businesses as the industry [click to continue...]

DC Bans Consumption at Private Clubs

In a bid to curtail premature business opportunities tied to recreational marijuana, city leaders in [click to continue...]

$36 Million Raised for Ohio MJ Legalization

A group in Ohio┬áhas already raised $36 million for a proposed ballot measure that would [click to continue...]

PharmaCann Poised to Hold Most IL Licenses

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After a medical marijuana company abandoned its cultivation license on Monday in an area west [click to continue...]

WA Could Outlaw Marijuana Vending Machines

Washington State entrepreneurs hoping to sell marijuana through vending machines or drive-up windows took a [click to continue...]

Cannabis Producers Have New Worry: Stoned Rabbits

Cannabis businesses face opposition from anti-marijuana advocates worried about the drug falling into the hands [click to continue...]

Nevada Senator: Secrecy in MMJ Licensing Process a ‘Disaster’

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Nearly 40% of the 519 businesses that applied for medical cannabis business licenses in Nevada [click to continue...]