California Medical Marijuana News:

August 20, 2014

No Compensation for California Growers Under Revised Bill

The California State Assembly keeps going in circles when it comes to medical marijuana, and its latest move has the MMJ industry seething. A key Assembly committee has significantly amended [click to continue...]

August 18, 2014

Navigating Turmoil: Q&A With Executives at Edibles Manufacturer Cheeba Chews

By John Schroyer Cheeba Chews has been cruising in the fast lane for the better part of five years, building a wildly popular brand of edibles in Colorado and expanding [click to continue...]

August 11, 2014

San Francisco Considering Regulations on MMJ Delivery

A marijuana delivery service in San Francisco that dubs itself "the Uber of pot" is raising eyebrows among local officials concerned with the unregulated nature of such businesses. The company, [click to continue...]

July 25, 2014

Week in Review: 1,000s More Patients in IL + Rec Makes Oregon Ballot & Hopes Dashed in San Jose

By Chris Walsh Illinois expands its medical marijuana program, the legalization drive in Oregon gains steam and dispensaries in one of California's largest MMJ markets get the worst possible news. [click to continue...]

July 22, 2014

Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short

A last-ditch effort to block restrictive regulations on medical cannabis businesses in San Jose, California, has come up short. Advocates failed to get the required number of signatures for a [click to continue...]

July 18, 2014

Week in Review: MI Finally Registers on MMJ Radar + Uptick in Delivery Services & Praise for the House

By Chris Walsh Dispensaries in Michigan get some good news, medical cannabis delivery services thrive in two cities and the U.S. House gives marijuana businesses a shot in the arm. [click to continue...]

July 15, 2014

Judge Orders End to MMJ Farmers Market

A medical marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles does not comply with the city's laws and cannot be held again, a judge has ruled. On Tuesday morning, a Superior Court [click to continue...]

July 14, 2014

Medical Marijuana Delivery Services Flourishing in SoCal

Medical marijuana delivery services are popping up at a rapid clip in Southern California as entrepreneurs look to skirt dispensary bans and lower overhead. In Los Angeles, for instance, some [click to continue...]

July 7, 2014

Los Angeles MMJ Farmers Market Attracts Thousands

A medical marijuana farmers market held in Los Angeles was such a resounding success that the organizer plans to hold it every weekend. Several thousand medical marijuana customers waited in [click to continue...]

July 3, 2014

Council: Berkeley Dispensaries Must Provide Free Cannabis

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California, must provide some free cannabis to low-income patients, the city council ruled in what appears to be a first for the medical marijuana industry. [click to continue...]

June 27, 2014

MMJ Farmers Market in LA Challenges State, City Rules

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles is promoting a type of cannabis farmers market over the July 4 weekend, but it's unclear whether the event is even legal. The [click to continue...]

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Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues

As the 2014 election approaches, politicians are increasingly comfortable addressing marijuana issues as part of [click to continue...]

Oregon Cities Levy Taxes in Hopes of Rec Law Passage

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For many voters, a key selling point of recreational cannabis legalization is the possible tax [click to continue...]

Cannabis Industry to Impact Energy Needs of Northwest Region

A 20-year power plan covering the northeast United States is taking into account the sizable [click to continue...]

Illinois MMJ Applicants Scramble for Local Support

As the deadline approaches to submit applications for dispensary and cultivation permits in Illinois, many [click to continue...]

Latest Rec Sales Data: $7M in Washington, $30M in Colorado

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Colorado and Washington have released updated tax data associated with their respective marijuana programs. In [click to continue...]

Chile Latest Country to Make Cannabis Progress

Chile has joined a growing list of countries moving toward legalization of medical or recreational [click to continue...]

New Poll Bolsters Rec Law Efforts

A recent poll spearheaded by NBC News and Marist shows continued support among Colorado residents [click to continue...]

Report: Notable Cannabis Opponents Have Ties to Big Pharma

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Several academics and researchers who oppose cannabis have worked with pharmaceutical companies that could take [click to continue...]

Illinois Cultivation Group Misses Opportunity

Several cannabis entrepreneurs who teamed up to secure approval for a marijuana cultivation center in [click to continue...]

MMJ Application Process Kicks Off in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health has opened up the application process for the state's two [click to continue...]

Closures, Fines Follow Oregon Dispensary Inspections

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The Oregon Health Authority has levied significant fines on non-compliant dispensaries and has proposed revoking [click to continue...]

Hawaii Solicits Public Input on Dispensaries

Lawmakers in Hawaii are taking a closer look at the possibility of setting up a [click to continue...]

Denver Considering Limits on Home Extraction

Denver is looking to ban residents from using explosive chemicals to create homemade hash oil, [click to continue...]

Ex-CEO of Tweed an Overnight Multimillionaire

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Many parallels have been drawn to date between the development of the cannabis industry and [click to continue...]