Emerging Medical Marjuana News:

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...]

August 7, 2014

Oklahoma Group Makes Final Push for MMJ Vote

An advocacy group in Oklahoma is “hoping for a last-minute miracle” in its petition drive to get a medical marijuana initiative on the ballot, according to the organization’s chairman. Chip [click to continue...]

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Seattle Dispensary Plan May Be Scrapped

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Seattle medical marijuana businesses may not be able to get local licenses after all, as [click to continue...]

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several [click to continue...]

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

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Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s [click to continue...]

Joint-Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

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The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

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A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]