California Medical Marijuana News:

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...]

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...]

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Chicago MMJ Clinic Plans Float for Thanksgiving Parade

You read that headline correctly. The new Illinois medical marijuana clinic Good Intentions will have [click to continue...]

Some Florida Cannabis Startups Undeterred By Election Loss

Though medical marijuana failed at the Florida ballot box earlier this month, plenty of cannabis [click to continue...]

Senator Urges Hearings on DC Rec Cannabis

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A key federal lawmaker has suggested that Congress should hold hearings on Washington DC’s new [click to continue...]

WA School District Rejects Marijuana Grower’s $14K Donation

Education officials in Prosser, Washington, have turned down a $14,000 donation from a local marijuana [click to continue...]

Ohio Firm Lands Big Bank Loan After Battling Cannabis Stigma

Even companies that don’t touch cannabis – but have clients that do – can have [click to continue...]

New Hampshire Dispensary Hopeful Pitches Plan

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New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open within a year in the tiny hamlet [click to continue...]

Seattle MMJ Regulations, Standards Proposed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a plan Monday afternoon to license medical marijuana businesses and [click to continue...]

Report: CO Targeting Cannabis Businesses Violating MJ Rules

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has been cracking down on cannabis businesses violating state regulations, [click to continue...]

IRS Council: Protect Tax Pros Working With MJ Industry

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A key advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service has recommended that the agency refrain [click to continue...]

More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailers Hope to Cash in on Black Friday

Recreational marijuana businesses in Colorado will have sales just like any other retailer on Black [click to continue...]

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up

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Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before [click to continue...]

Multi-State MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]