Emerging Medical Marjuana News:

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...]

August 4, 2014

Let Liquor Stores Sell CBD, Utah Lawmaker Says

Liquor control departments serve as the regulatory authority for medical marijuana programs in several states. In Utah, a lawmaker is taking that idea a big step further, suggesting that liquor [click to continue...]

July 18, 2014

70% of Canadians Support Marijuana Legalization, Decrim

Canadians overwhelmingly favor loosening the country’s cannabis laws, according to a poll commissioned by the country's justice department. The survey found that 70% of respondents back the legalization of marijuana [click to continue...]

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...]

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Licensing Delays Frustrate Canadian MMJ Applicants

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Delayed application reviews and tightening regulations are frustrating prospective Canadian medical marijuana business owners and [click to continue...]

Illinois Releases Final MMJ Application Forms

Aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs in Illinois now have access to official license application documents. The state's [click to continue...]

I-502 Ban Passes First Test

A judge in Washington State has upheld a municipality's authority to ban marijuana retailers, though [click to continue...]

Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]