Emerging Medical Marjuana News:

November 11, 2014

Aboriginal Group Looking to Grow MMJ in Canada

The Penticton Indian Band, a First Nation community in Canada, may approve a plan to start growing medical marijuana on its lands in British Columbia. If members sign off on [click to continue...]

October 27, 2014

Group With Ties to Koch Brothers Promotes Marijuana Candidate

A candidate in the North Carolina U.S. Senate race is getting some help from an unlikely source: A conservative group with past ties to the right-wing billionaire Koch brothers. In [click to continue...]

October 6, 2014

Guest Column: Canada’s MMJ Program Off to Great Start, but Applicants Face a New Reality

By Paul Rosen Canada’s medical marijuana industry has experienced significant growth, improvement and refinement since the county overhauled its cannabis program in June 2013. Under Health Canada’s exceptional oversight, Canada [click to continue...]

September 12, 2014

Week in Review: Rec Marijuana Markets Humming Along + Hawaii MMJ Report & Lesson in Illinois

By Chris Walsh The nation’s first two recreational marijuana markets post impressive growth, a report bolsters the case for dispensaries in Hawaii and an incident in Illinois provides a valuable [click to continue...]

September 10, 2014

Chile Latest Country to Make Cannabis Progress

Chile has joined a growing list of countries moving toward legalization of medical or recreational marijuana. The South American country has issued a license for a cultivation site in the [click to continue...]

September 8, 2014

Hawaii Solicits Public Input on Dispensaries

Lawmakers in Hawaii are taking a closer look at the possibility of setting up a state-run dispensary and cultivation program. The state will hold a public hearing in Hilo today [click to continue...]

September 5, 2014

Ex-CEO of Tweed an Overnight Multimillionaire

Many parallels have been drawn to date between the development of the cannabis industry and the dot-com era of the 1990s, when the technology sector experienced unparalleled growth. This week [click to continue...]

August 22, 2014

Week in Review: Lessons From Oklahoma + Concerns in Alaska & Jolt for Seattle’s Rec Industry

By Chris Walsh A medical marijuana drive fizzles out in Oklahoma, support for recreational cannabis legalization slips in Alaska and the second retail store finally opens in  the Seattle area. [click to continue...]

August 18, 2014

Canadian Court Clears Way for Infused Products

A high court in Canada has possibly opened the door to a new market for marijuana-infused products, but whether businesses will be allowed to produce and sell them is still [click to continue...]

August 18, 2014

Arkansas Legalization Proposals Gain Steam

Arkansas could become one of the first Southern states to legalize medical or recreational marijuana if any of three potential ballot measures succeed in the 2016 election. One measure would [click to continue...]

August 15, 2014

Colombian President Backs MMJ Legalization

Medical marijuana is starting to gain traction across the globe, particularly in South America. On Thursday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos threw his political weight behind a bill to legalize [click to continue...]

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Kansas Firm to Design $80,000-a-Year Portal For License Management

A Kansas-based company will build an online portal allowing cannabis business owners to apply for [click to continue...]

Alaska To Allow Edibles, Concentrates After Amendment Fails

Edibles and oils won’t be banned in Alaska when the state’s rec market opens. On [click to continue...]

Leaked Documents Behind Dismissal of OR Official

Tom Burns (Photo: OLCC)

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) says Tom Burns, the former head of marijuana programs [click to continue...]

Activity Ramps Up for Tommy Chong’s Cannabusiness Interests

Tommy Chong is expanding his marijuana empire. According to a press release, Bud Genius will [click to continue...]

Helping Marijuana Consumers Find Love

Want to meet someone with whom you can share your life, and your marijuana? There’s [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Program Hampered by ‘Burdensome’ Rules

NewYork

A New York Assemblyman who was among the sponsors of the MMJ legalization law says [click to continue...]

Poll: Increasing Majority of CA Voters Support Rec MJ

A study released last week backs up what many in the marijuana industry view as [click to continue...]

CO, WA, OR Attorneys General File Responses to Rec Lawsuit

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman filed a formal response with the U.S. Supreme Court on [click to continue...]

Dispensaries Could Open In Hawaii By Next Year

hawaii medical marijuana

Dispensary owners could find their own piece of paradise earlier than previously expected after a [click to continue...]

Firing of Oregon’s MJ Program Head Won’t Delay Rec Rollout

Tom Burns, director of marijuana programs in Oregon, was removed from his post Thursday. According [click to continue...]

CO Legislature Moves To Establish Marijuana Testing References

Under a new bill in the Colorado Legislature, the state would create established testing standards [click to continue...]

Willie Nelson to Open Rec Shops, Found New Brand

Willie Nelson

By next year, legendary 81-year-old performer and noted cannabis fan Willie Nelson plans to have [click to continue...]

Australian Cannabis Company Acquires Canadian MMJ Producer

Australian medical cannabis company PhytoTech Medical Limited has entered into a merger agreement with Canadian [click to continue...]

Repeal of CO Edibles Packaging Rules Dies in Committee

Edibles makers took a hit Wednesday when a bill that would’ve repealed stringent packaging requirements [click to continue...]