Medical Marijuana News By US State:

June 20, 2014

UK Company Raising $148M to Advance CBD Drug

British drug maker GW Pharmaceuticals plans to raise $148 million from U.S. investors to advance an epilepsy drug that uses cannabidiol (CBD). The company will sell 1.7 million American Depository [click to continue...]

June 20, 2014

Florida Beach Town Approves Land for Dispensaries

A Florida town is already paving the way for medical marijuana dispensaries. City commissioners in Cocoa Beach passed an ordinance Thursday night to approve two locations for medical marijuana dispensaries. The spots [click to continue...]

June 19, 2014

NY Legalizes MMJ, but Smoking Banned

Lawmakers in New York have reached a deal to legalize medical marijuana under a restrictive pilot program that bans smoking the plant but allows the sale of oils, edibles and vapor [click to continue...]

June 19, 2014

Central Illinois Towns Welcome MMJ Businesses

Medical marijuana entrepreneurs are eyeing central Illinois, and at least two towns are welcoming the businesses. According to the economic development council in the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, [click to continue...]

June 19, 2014

Nevada County Approves 101 Cultivation, Testing & Production Applications

Clark County, Nevada, has taken another big step toward rolling out its medical marijuana program. County commissioners approved 101 applications for medical cannabis businesses this week. The breakdown of approved [click to continue...]

June 19, 2014

Crime Down at Denver Cannabis Businesses

The number of burglaries and robberies at Denver cannabis businesses since Jan. 1 is trending lower than in previous years. Through May, there have been 53 burglaries and one robbery [click to continue...]

June 19, 2014

Arizona Group Abandons 2014 Legalization Campaign

Marijuana entrepreneurs in Arizona will have to put their hopes for a recreational cannabis industry on hold. The advocacy group Safer Arizona has abandoned its effort to get a legalization [click to continue...]

June 18, 2014

New York MMJ Bill Must Ban Smoking, Cuomo Says

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has rejected the latest medical marijuana bill proposed by lawmakers, saying he wants the measure to include a ban on smoking cannabis. If supporters of [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 17, 2014

2 Oregon Legalization Campaigns Moving in Opposite Directions

Two separate cannabis legalization campaigns in Oregon are making headlines this week – for opposite reasons. New Approach Oregon, which is spearheading a recreational legalization ballot measure, said on Monday [click to continue...]

June 17, 2014

Political Insiders Poised to Enter Illinois MMJ Industry

Entrepreneurs with political connections are looking to jump into the Illinois medical marijuana industry. Some examples: - Attorney Sam Borek has registered at least 36 cannabis company names in Illinois. [click to continue...]

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CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state [click to continue...]

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications


Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next [click to continue...]

Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday to [click to continue...]

3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary


San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Files $100M Lawsuit Over ‘False’ Claims

Medical Marijuana Inc. has filed a lawsuit in California against several businesses – including a [click to continue...]

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online


Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy [click to continue...]

Cole to California: Regulate the MMJ Industry

The author of the 2013 Cole Memo has a clear message for California: “If you [click to continue...]

Former Israel MMJ Exec Tapped by Cannabis Consultancy

A national cannabis consulting firm has brought on a key architect of Israel’s medical marijuana [click to continue...]

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test


Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the [click to continue...]

San Diego Approves 1st Dispensary

Let the rebirth of San Diego’s medical marijuana industry begin. On Wednesday, the city granted [click to continue...]

CA City Cuts Power, Water to Dispensaries

Can medical marijuana dispensaries continue operating without electricity and water? In Anaheim, California, the answer [click to continue...]

Nearly $14K in Daily Revenues for Seattle Rec Shop

Uncle Ike's

The Emerald City’s second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which [click to continue...]