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February 20, 2015

Week in Review: IRS Penalty Fight, Wait-and-See in Washington State & 2 More MJ Lawsuits

By John Schroyer The IRS refuses to budge on a controversial - and confounding - tax penalty, officials in one Washington city give medical marijuana businesses a break, and two [click to continue...]

February 19, 2015

California AG Says State Recreational Sales Inevitable

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who plans to make a run for a U.S. Senate seat, said she believes the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state is inevitable and [click to continue...]

February 19, 2015

CA Lawmaker Authored MMJ Bill But Never Visited a Dispensary

Lawmakers across the country routinely cast votes on measures concerning the cannabis industry, often without firsthand knowledge of the industry or the benefit of cannabusinesses willing to help educate them. [click to continue...]

February 13, 2015

Week in Review: Maine Legalization, California Dispensary Lawsuit & Illinois MMJ Licensing

By John Schroyer Two very different visions of recreational legalization emerge in Maine, a California dispensary gets a break in an important lawsuit, and Illinois' medical marijuana program inches forward. [click to continue...]

February 12, 2015

HempMeds to Add 100 Employees as Part of Expansion

HempMeds, a subsidiary of Medical Marijuana Inc., is planning some aggressive moves to expand this year. The company said it expects to add roughly 100 employees in 2015 to its [click to continue...]

February 11, 2015

Marijuana Business Accelerator Raises $1.2 Million

It seems like marijuana investors are practically falling from the sky these days. CanopyBoulder, a new Colorado-based business accelerator focused on helping ancillary cannabis companies, has already raised $1.2 million [click to continue...]

February 9, 2015

Berkeley Patients Group Gets Temporary Reprieve

Berkeley Patients Group can stay open, for now. A federal district court judge took the noted dispensary’s side in a recent hearing tied to forfeiture proceedings brought on by U.S. [click to continue...]

February 9, 2015

Chart of the Week: Marijuana Startup Interest Booming in California, Washington State & Colorado

By Marijuana Business Daily staff California has climbed over several other powerhouse cannabis states and now ranks as the most popular market for entrepreneurs starting marijuana companies, despite an unstable [click to continue...]

February 6, 2015

20 Applicants, Including Rapper, Win Dispensary Licenses in Santa Ana

The city of Santa Ana, California, has awarded 20 dispensary licenses, including one to Cypress Hill rapper Louis Freese, better known by his stage name B-Real. The move comes just [click to continue...]

February 4, 2015

Feds Continue Fight Against Harborside

The feds are at it again. Government attorneys are continuing their attempts to shut down Oakland, California-based Harborside Health Center, one of the first large-scale dispensaries in the United States, [click to continue...]

January 30, 2015

San Diego’s 1st Legal Dispensary Prepares for Liftoff

After waiting more than three months for an answer, David Blair finally got the good news this week: his medical marijuana dispensary will be allowed to open – fully licensed [click to continue...]

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Florida’s Second Stab at CBD Rules Questioned

Florida is having a hard time figuring out rules for its CBD industry. The state [click to continue...]

Maine Medical Cannabis Sales Total $16.2M

Dispensaries in Maine sold an estimated $16.2 million worth of medical cannabis last year, while [click to continue...]

Oregon Agency Weighs in on MMJ, Rec Rules

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Oregon could keep medical marijuana completely separate from recreational cannabis when retail sales begin next [click to continue...]

Missouri Awards Hemp Cultivation Licenses

Missouri has joined the growing number of states legalizing CBD-based medicines. The state awarded cultivation [click to continue...]

150K Pounds of Legal Marijuana Sold in CO Last Year

Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado sold nearly 150,000 pounds of marijuana flower last [click to continue...]

Medical Cannabis Demand Outweighing Supply in DC

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Recreational marijuana has dominated headlines out of Washington DC this week, as the use, possession [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over MMJ Licensing Process in Illinois

A company that got turned down for one of the Illinois’ 21 medical marijuana cultivation [click to continue...]

MJ Financial Services Firm Secures $2M Investment

A financial services firm that plans to serve the cannabis industry has secured $2 million [click to continue...]

Alaska’s Largest City Enacts MJ Concentrates Rules

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Alaska marijuana entrepreneurs who want to specialize in infused products or extracts will have to [click to continue...]

Washington DC Mayor Seeks to Ban ‘Cannabis Clubs’

With private marijuana use on track to become legal in Washington DC on Thursday barring [click to continue...]

Evicted MMJ Grower Wants Same Legal Protections as Farmers

Oregon is facing an interesting question tied to its medical marijuana law: Should evicted cannabis [click to continue...]

Report: Outlook for MJ Stocks Strong, But Many Could Stumble

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Institutional investors will put money into cannabis stocks this year, though many publicly traded MJ [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Seeks Marijuana Industry Oversight Board

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has sent a bill to state lawmakers calling for the establishment [click to continue...]

Canadian Stock Regulators: Risk Disclosures Lacking

Canadian stock regulators have a word of warning for those investing in MMJ companies north [click to continue...]