California Medical Marijuana News:

February 5, 2013

California Dispensary Bans in Spotlight as State Supreme Court Takes Up Medical Cannabis Case

Can cities and counties in California ban medical marijuana dispensaries, or should they be forced to regulate - rather than destroy - the industry if they have a problem with [click to continue...]

February 4, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Los Angeles, San Diego Highlight Volatility of Medical Cannabis Industry

The medical marijuana industry is not for the faint of heart. Each day brings new challenges, setbacks and surprises (not to mention opportunities)  -  making it both exciting and frustrating [click to continue...]

January 31, 2013

San Diego Dispensaries Not Out of Woods Yet as Mayor Scrambles to Draft New MMJ Proposal

The San Diego medical cannabis industry breathed a huge sigh of relief - and popped open a few champagne bottles - earlier this month when Mayor Bob Filner directed local [click to continue...]

January 29, 2013

An Industry Divided: Battle Lines Drawn as Older, Newer Cannabis Dispensaries Square Off in LA

A civil war is brewing in the Los Angeles medical marijuana community, and nearly every local cannabis-related business will be forced to choose sides this spring. It's an important battle: [click to continue...]

January 14, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Is the Crackdown on Medical Cannabis Businesses Ending?

During the first half of last year, the federal crackdown on medical marijuana businesses hit its apex. More than 500 dispensaries in several states closed after their landlords received civil [click to continue...]

January 11, 2013

Q&A With Henry Wykowski, Lead Attorney for Harborside Health Center in Forfeiture Case

The federal government has waged an all-out war against medical marijuana in California over the past two years. US attorneys in the state have shuttered hundreds of MMJ centers - [click to continue...]

January 10, 2013

San Diego Medical Marijuana Revival on Tap? Mayor Vows to Pave Way for Cannabis Dispensaries

San Diego's battered medical marijuana industry is poised for a comeback after two years of turmoil that decimated the dispensary landscape. And locals can thank one individual in particular: the [click to continue...]

January 8, 2013

CA Dispensary Harborside Prevails Again in Court, Eroding Feds’ MMJ Crackdown Strategy

Score another one for Harborside Health Center - and possibly the entire medical marijuana industry. A federal judge in California has ruled that the landlords of Harborside's buildings in San [click to continue...]

January 3, 2013

Changes, More Controversy on Horizon for LA Medical Marijuana Industry

It appears Los Angeles is finally on the verge of overhauling its medical cannabis policies, a long-overdue step that could help ease pressure on marijuana businesses and stabilize the industry [click to continue...]

December 20, 2012

2 Important Medical Marijuana Court Hearings Today in Arizona, California

The medical marijuana industry scored major legal wins in Arizona and California several weeks ago, when judges in two separate cases sided with MMJ. But the victories, while important, do [click to continue...]

December 3, 2012

Big Win for Dispensaries: Judge Tosses Landlord’s Eviction Case Against Harborside Health Center

Prominent California dispensary Harborside Health Center has scored an important victory not only for its business but also for the MMJ industry as a whole. A judge ruled that Anne [click to continue...]

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Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare MMJ Positions

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

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Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois' medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

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Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday's deadline, according to [click to continue...]

PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

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A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder [click to continue...]

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota's medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles [click to continue...]

Moody’s: WA Rec Sales Could Fall Short of Projections

Initial recreational cannabis sales in Washington State could fall "well short" of expectations due to [click to continue...]