Emerging Medical Marjuana News:

June 18, 2014

Florida Entrepreneurs Taking Leap of Faith on MMJ Legalization, but Some Hedging Their Business Bets

By Fred Dreier Florida is months away from voting on a measure to legalize medical marijuana, but entrepreneurs are already spending big bucks to start cannabis businesses. Some have purchased expensive [click to continue...]

June 6, 2014

Week in Review: Colorado’s Status as Cannabis Hub Grows + Huge Interest in Canada’s MMJ Market

By Chris Walsh Colorado continues to attract out-of-state cannabis operations, Canadian entrepreneurs clamor for cultivation licenses and a report examines Big Tobacco's interest in the marijuana industry. Here's a closer [click to continue...]

June 4, 2014

Help Wanted: Minnesota Seeking Medical Marijuana Chief

Minnesota is on the hunt for someone to lead its medical marijuana program. The state's health department has posted a job advertisement for a director of the Office of Medical [click to continue...]

April 30, 2014

Canadian Cannabis Growers Report Huge Demand

The rapid growth of Canada's medical marijuana market is outpacing the expectations of some of the country's largest cultivation companies. Tweed Inc., a large grower based in Smith Falls, Ontario, [click to continue...]

April 8, 2014

Florida MMJ Gold Rush: 60+ Businesses Launch

More than 60 new medical marijuana-related businesses have reportedly incorporated in Florida over the past nine months, the majority in the last 60 days. Although medical cannabis is not legal [click to continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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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...]

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, [click to continue...]

Poll Shows Views on CO’s Rec Program Evolving

Colorado residents still favor the state's recreational marijuana law, however their support has dropped slightly [click to continue...]

VT Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Study

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Rand Corp. is set to begin a study on the possible impacts of marijuana legislation [click to continue...]

Illinois Expands MMJ Program

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation expanding the list of qualifying conditions for the [click to continue...]