California Medical Marijuana News:

October 25, 2013

Solano County Could Reverse Dispensary Ban

Government officials in Solano County, California, will meet next week to discuss reversing a ban on medicinal marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county. Located in the Northeast Bay [click to continue...]

October 24, 2013

Panel to Study Marijuana Legalization in California

The ACLU of California announced today it will conduct a two-year study of California’s marijuana industry. The goal is to identify legal, policy an business issues as the state considers [click to continue...]

October 16, 2013

Illegal Los Angeles Dispensaries Creating Huge Headaches for Legit MMJ Centers

Scores of illegal medical marijuana dispensaries are still cropping up in Los Angeles and hundreds of existing centers that were supposed to close remain open, creating huge business headaches for [click to continue...]

September 25, 2013

San Diego’s Medical Marijuana Industry Faces Uncertainty Amid Mayoral Shakeup

At the start of 2013, the future seemed exceedingly bright for medical marijuana businesses in San Diego. The city's new mayor, Bob Filner, went to bat big-time for the industry, [click to continue...]

September 10, 2013

Could Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Help California’s Scramble to Enact AB 604?

By Anne Holland Just 15 days ago, when US Senator Leahy announced today's US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing 'Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws', no one could have predicted [click to continue...]

July 3, 2013

Los Angeles Drawing Line in the Sand as it Looks to Close Hundreds of Marijuana Dispensaries

Los Angeles is getting serious about enforcing a new law intended to drastically reduce the size of the medical marijuana industry. Several weeks ago, it sent out warning letters to [click to continue...]

June 27, 2013

Chaotic Cannabis Business Conditions in California, But Some Players Managing to Adapt and Thrive

The California medical marijuana industry is taking a beating, with an estimated 200 dispensaries and scores of related cannabis businesses closing since early May. Hundreds more could be forced to [click to continue...]

May 22, 2013

Prop D Prevails: New LA Cannabis Regs Will Have Many Business Implications, Positive and Negative

A measure to regulate the medical marijuana industry in Los Angeles and limit the number of dispensaries to 135 beat out two competing proposals by a landslide, ushering in a [click to continue...]

May 21, 2013

Los Angeles Marijuana Dispensaries on Edge With Voters Set to Reshape Nation’s Largest MMJ Market

(Update: The official results are in. See story here) It’s D-Day in LA. The estimated 700-plus dispensaries in Los Angeles will likely learn their fate sometime tonight after voters weigh [click to continue...]

May 13, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up: 100s of California Dispensaries to Close? + Final Marijuana Regulations in Colorado

If it isn’t one thing for California’s medical marijuana industry, it’s another. The MMJ business climate in the state is as turbulent as it gets, with dispensaries and related businesses [click to continue...]

May 8, 2013

Dispensary Raids, Warning Letters Stoke Fears of Renewed Crackdown on Cannabis Businesses

Raids. Civil forfeiture notices. Warning letters. The headlines coming out of California and Washington State over the past few weeks conjure up memories of last spring, when the medical marijuana [click to continue...]

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Uruguay Presidential Candidate Would Scale Back Legal Marijuana

The first country in the world to fully legalize the sale and possession of recreational [click to continue...]

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

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Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department [click to continue...]

Nevada to Weigh Rec Marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to [click to continue...]

CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state [click to continue...]

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

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Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next [click to continue...]

Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday to [click to continue...]

3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Files $100M Lawsuit Over ‘False’ Claims

Medical Marijuana Inc. has filed a lawsuit in California against several businesses – including a [click to continue...]

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online

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Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy [click to continue...]

Cole to California: Regulate the MMJ Industry

The author of the 2013 Cole Memo has a clear message for California: “If you [click to continue...]

Former Israel MMJ Exec Tapped by Cannabis Consultancy

A national cannabis consulting firm has brought on a key architect of Israel’s medical marijuana [click to continue...]

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test

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Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the [click to continue...]