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April 1, 2014

April Fools: Canadian Recreational Legalization

By Anne Holland According to a Canadian newspaper's April Fools Day headline this morning, government officials in the province of Manitoba are considering legalizing recreational sales as soon as Easter [click to read more...]

January 24, 2014

Hawaii to Export Marijuana Internationally?

Hawaii would grow cannabis and export the drug internationally under a bill introduced in the state legislature on Friday. House Bill 2124, spearheaded by Rep. Rida Cabanilla, would legalize the [click to read more...]

January 23, 2014

Louisiana Governor Open to MMJ

The governor of Louisiana said he supports the legalization of medical marijuana as long as it's distributed under "very strict supervision" - one of the strongest pro-MMJ comments yet by [click to read more...]

January 17, 2014

Florida MMJ Legalization Group Claims Big Win

Advocates in Florida are claiming victory in their bid to get a medical marijuana legalization measure on the 2014 ballot, boosting hopes that the state will become the first in [click to read more...]

January 16, 2014

Slim Chances for Maryland Marijuana Legalization Bill

Lawmakers in Maryland will propose a bill today that would legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, using Colorado's Amendment 64 as a model. But the odds are stacked against the measure. [click to read more...]

January 10, 2014

Uruguay Poised to Export Cannabis

Uruguay is gearing up to export marijuana now that it has legalized cannabis use, with one government official saying the country is "enthusiastic" about tapping the global market. The move highlights [click to read more...]

January 7, 2014

Tennessee Medical Cannabis Bill Introduced

A Democratic lawmaker in Tennessee has filed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Rep. Sherry Jones, D-Nashville, has proposed House Bill 1385, which authorizes sales of [click to read more...]

January 7, 2014

New York Times Opposes MMJ Plan

The editorial board of The New York Times has come out in opposition of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial plan for medical marijuana, joining some cannabis industry professionals who [click to read more...]

January 6, 2014

1 Million Signatures for Florida Medical Marijuana Drive

Organizers behind a bid to legalize medical marijuana in Florida have collected nearly 1 million signatures, about 45% more than needed to qualify the measure for the 2014 ballot. People [click to read more...]

January 6, 2014

Few Business Opportunities in Cuomo’s Plan for Medical Marijuana Legalization in New York

Politicians and marijuana advocates have been quick to praise New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize medical marijuana in the state, which he will formally unveil on Wednesday. But [click to read more...]

January 3, 2014

U.S. Firm Gets Tentative Nod to Tap Canadian MMJ Market

Michigan-based supplement company Creative Edge Nutrition could become the first U.S. firm to distribute medical marijuana in Canada. The company has received tentative approval from the country's health department to [click to read more...]

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Health Canada Recalls Medical Marijuana

Health Canada has initiated the country's first medical marijuana recall. Earlier this week, British Columbia-based [click to read more...]

Tommy Chong Signs on With Colorado Cannabis Store

Actor and longtime marijuana advocate Tommy Chong is diving head-first into the business side of [click to read more...]

Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it [click to read more...]

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state's lack of oversight on testing labs [click to read more...]

Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis [click to read more...]

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City's Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can't seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation's top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State's [click to read more...]