Colorado Medical Marijuana News:

July 21, 2014

Cheeba Chews Returns to Colorado Market

Cheeba Chews is back in business. The Colorado-based company - which makes a popular line of edibles - reportedly has a new licensing deal in place to manufacture infused products [click to continue...]

July 16, 2014

Colorado Cops Busting Fewer Illegal Grows

Colorado law enforcement agencies are busting fewer illegal growers now that recreational marijuana is legal, even though unlicensed cannabis cultivation is still common in the state. The agencies have not [click to continue...]

July 14, 2014

Overseeing Marijuana Edibles Companies: Q&A With Denver Food Inspector Danica Lee

By Fred Dreier If you want to get an idea of what the future holds for regulations on edibles companies, look to Denver. The city's Department of Environmental Health requires [click to continue...]

July 10, 2014

Study: Colorado Marijuana Market Larger Than Expected

Good news for Colorado cannabis businesses: Demand for marijuana in the state is much higher than previously estimated, according to a new report. The Market Demand Study - released by [click to continue...]

July 7, 2014

Raid Raises Questions Over Legality of CO Marijuana Lounges

A recent raid by police at a Denver marijuana lounge has prompted a debate over the legality of private clubs that cater to smokers. Denver police raided MaryJane's Social Club on [click to continue...]

July 3, 2014

Marijuana Dispensary Sues IRS Over Cash-Only Rule

A medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado is challenging the Internal Revenue Service's policy of charging extra fees to companies that pay taxes in cash. Allgreens, a dispensary in Denver, filed [click to continue...]

July 2, 2014

New Rules Could Boost Expenses for CO Edibles Companies

Proposed regulations on edibles in Colorado will add tens of thousands of dollars in additional costs for manufacturers and introduce other headaches, owners of some infused products companies say. The [click to continue...]

July 1, 2014

CO Welcomes New Rec Applicants, Axes Vertical Integration Rule

Colorado's recreational marijuana industry is finally opening its doors to newcomers and abolishing one of its most stringent cultivation rules. The new dynamic could create a noticeable shift in Colorado's [click to continue...]

June 27, 2014

CO Secret Shopper Program Shows 100% Compliance on Underage Sales

A secret shopper program conducted by Colorado's Marijuana Enforcement Division has shown that businesses are complying with the state's age requirement for cannabis sales. The MED conducted 20 compliance checks [click to continue...]

June 20, 2014

Edibles Company Responds to Hershey Trademark Lawsuit

The president of a Colorado edibles company is firing back at chocolate giant Hershey, which is suing the cannabis firm over trademark violations. Last week, Hershey filed suit against TinctureBelle LLC, [click to continue...]

June 20, 2014

Week in Review: New Market in New York + Unorganized Crackdown in LA & Telling Crime Stats

By Chris Walsh New York finally goes green, a development highlights how unorganized the Los Angeles dispensary crackdown has been and crime stats show that fears over recreational cannabis are [click to continue...]

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CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois' medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

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Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday's deadline, according to [click to continue...]

PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

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A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder [click to continue...]

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota's medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles [click to continue...]

Moody’s: WA Rec Sales Could Fall Short of Projections

Initial recreational cannabis sales in Washington State could fall "well short" of expectations due to [click to continue...]

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Bill Approved for Ballot

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Oregon voters will get another shot at legalizing recreational marijuana. The state announced Tuesday that [click to continue...]

Infused Products, Extracts Guidelines Released

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released business guidelines today tied to the manufacturing, packaging, [click to continue...]

IL Hospital Voices Interest in Dispensing Marijuana

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A hospital in Chicago has gone public with its desire to dispense medical cannabis. Executives [click to continue...]