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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Professor Projects Next 5 States to Legalize Rec

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California, Illinois, New York, Nevada and Vermont could become the next states to legalize recreational [click to continue...]

Sheriffs File Lawsuit Over Colorado Legalization

Sheriffs from three states have filed a lawsuit against Colorado over recreational marijuana, presenting another [click to continue...]

Another Nat’l Poll Finds Majority of Americans Favor Legalization

Some more good news for cannabis activists and businesses: A respected national poll taken every [click to continue...]

Insurance Firms Urged to Craft MJ Policies

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Mainstream insurance companies should start crafting policies to cover legal marijuana businesses as the industry [click to continue...]

DC Bans Consumption at Private Clubs

In a bid to curtail premature business opportunities tied to recreational marijuana, city leaders in [click to continue...]

$36 Million Raised for Ohio MJ Legalization

A group in Ohio has already raised $36 million for a proposed ballot measure that would [click to continue...]

PharmaCann Poised to Hold Most IL Licenses

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After a medical marijuana company abandoned its cultivation license on Monday in an area west [click to continue...]

WA Could Outlaw Marijuana Vending Machines

Washington State entrepreneurs hoping to sell marijuana through vending machines or drive-up windows took a [click to continue...]

Cannabis Producers Have New Worry: Stoned Rabbits

Cannabis businesses face opposition from anti-marijuana advocates worried about the drug falling into the hands [click to continue...]

Nevada Senator: Secrecy in MMJ Licensing Process a ‘Disaster’

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Nearly 40% of the 519 businesses that applied for medical cannabis business licenses in Nevada [click to continue...]

Florida’s Second Stab at CBD Rules Questioned

Florida is having a hard time figuring out rules for its CBD industry. The state [click to continue...]

Maine Medical Cannabis Sales Total $16.2M

Dispensaries in Maine sold an estimated $16.2 million worth of medical cannabis last year, while [click to continue...]

Oregon Agency Weighs in on MMJ, Rec Rules

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Oregon could keep medical marijuana completely separate from recreational cannabis when retail sales begin next [click to continue...]

Missouri Awards Hemp Cultivation Licenses

Missouri has joined the growing number of states legalizing CBD-based medicines. The state awarded cultivation [click to continue...]