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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Oregon Bank Looking to Work With Marijuana Industry

An Oregon-based financial institution has confirmed it is in talks with federal and state regulators [click to continue...]

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program

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Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of [click to continue...]

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. [click to continue...]

Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

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...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

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Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [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...]