DC Medical Marijuana Business News:

August 7, 2014

Washington DC to Vote on Legalizing Marijuana

The nation’s capital will join Alaska and Oregon with a measure on the November ballot to legalize recreational cannabis. Washington DC election officials certified enough signatures on Wednesday to put [click to continue...]

July 21, 2014

From New Mexico to New Jersey: How to Survive in Highly Restrictive MMJ Markets

By Marijuana Business Daily staff The biggest challenge for medical marijuana dispensaries in many markets is keeping up with enormous demand and managing rapid growth. But for entrepreneurs in states [click to continue...]

June 13, 2014

Washington DC Looks to Throw MMJ Businesses a Lifeline

Lawmakers in Washington DC are poised to loosen the city’s restrictive medical marijuana program, which would provide a lifeline to local cannabis businesses that are struggling to survive. During two [click to continue...]

October 24, 2013

How Washington DC Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Overcome Harsh Business Conditions

Washington DC’s medical marijuana industry is off to a slow start, with surprisingly low patient numbers, minimal participation by doctors and stringent regulations causing headaches for the first crop of [click to continue...]

September 23, 2013

Week in Review: Cannabis Legalization Measure in DC + Dispensary Delay in Vegas

Imagine if locally licensed shops selling cannabis to adults for recreational use were allowed to crop up in the shadow of the very agencies responsible for spearheading the nation's decades-long [click to continue...]

July 30, 2013

First 3 Washington DC Marijuana Dispensaries Open, But Initial Market Size is Miniscule

The first dispensaries have finally opened their doors in the nation’s capital, jump-starting a new MMJ market and representing a symbolic step forward for an industry that is still deemed [click to continue...]

February 21, 2013

Major Milestone: 1st Washington DC Marijuana Dispensary Slated to Open After Long Delays

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Washington DC plans to open its doors this April, kick-starting a new market that has been beset by delays and challenges for several years. [click to continue...]

December 18, 2012

East Coast MMJ Update: DC Cannabis Program Advances, MA Cities Seek Delays of 6-9 Months

Some good and bad news regarding medical marijuana on the East Coast: The nation’s capital could get its first dispensary this spring, but Massachusetts might have to wait longer than [click to continue...]

September 25, 2012

Washington DC Medical Marijuana Program ‘Stuck in the Mud,’ Dispensaries & Growers in Limbo

After numerous delays and setbacks, Washington DC’s medical marijuana program made significant strides last spring when the city selected six cultivation and four dispensary finalists to move forward in the [click to continue...]

June 12, 2012

Washington DC Marijuana Program Kicks Into High Gear as Officials Announce Dispensary Finalists

The budding medical cannabis industry in Washington DC has taken a big step forward this week, with health officials approving their first marijuana dispensary applications. The individuals and groups behind four [click to continue...]

April 2, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Medical Cannabis Growers Get Good News + Lowering Risk in MMJ

Washington DC dominated medical cannabis news late last week, with lawmakers finally choosing six groups to grow medical marijuana in the nation’s capital. It’s a positive sign for the industry [click to continue...]

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Feds Raid Pair of Dispensaries in LA

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The Drug Enforcement Administration raided a pair of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles on [click to continue...]

Seattle Church Sues to Close Rec Shop

Remember the church in Seattle that began staging protests outside the city’s second legal recreational [click to continue...]

San Diego Shuts Down 4 More Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing its quest to close down illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Four more [click to continue...]

Russian Cannabis Firm Buys Ebola.com for $200K

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This may be the strangest marijuana-related story you read all week. A Russian cannabis company [click to continue...]

WA Sheriff: Rec Marijuana is Working

A Washington State sheriff has a message about marijuana for Oregon voters. “The sky hasn’t [click to continue...]

Uruguay Presidential Candidate Would Scale Back Legal Marijuana

The first country in the world to fully legalize the sale and possession of recreational [click to continue...]

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

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Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department [click to continue...]

Nevada Will Weigh Rec Marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to [click to continue...]

CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state [click to continue...]

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

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Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next [click to continue...]

Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday to [click to continue...]

3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]