California Medical Marijuana News:

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...]

November 15, 2013

LA Attorney Sues Marijuana Dispensary

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer continued his assault on Southern California’s medical marijuana dispensaries this week under the controversial Proposition D, which bans all but 135 shops in Los [click to continue...]

October 30, 2013

Legitimate Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Los Angeles Being Forced to Close?

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office is stepping up efforts to close dispensaries it deems to be in violation of Proposition D, a set of rules aimed at curbing the [click to continue...]

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...]

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Bill Would Allow VA Docs To Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

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The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]

Congressional GOP Not Likely to Block DC Marijuana Legalization

In what must come as a relief for cannabis enthusiasts in the nation’s capital, The [click to continue...]

Two Rec Legalization Measures Possible on Maine Ballot for 2016

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Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a [click to continue...]

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

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Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might [click to continue...]

California Attorney General Says Cannabis Legalization `Inevitable’

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said cannabis legalization in the state is “inevitable” as advocates [click to continue...]

Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 [click to continue...]

Final Rhode Island Dispensary Opens Wednesday

The smallest state in the nation will get its third and final medical marijuana dispensary [click to continue...]

OR Cities to Push Legislature on Local MJ Taxes

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One of the ways backers of recreational cannabis sales in Oregon planned to fight the [click to continue...]

Privateer Holdings, Bob Marley’s Estate Enter Partnership

Bob Marley’s family will lend the reggae legend’s name and face to a company that [click to continue...]

Edibles Regulation Agreement Eludes Working Group

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A Colorado working group that gathered to better regulate edibles ended without reaching a consensus. [click to continue...]

CO Still Not Done Cracking Down on Edibles?

Marijuana-infused edibles manufacturers have been dealing with round after round of new regulations as the [click to continue...]