Medical Marijuana News By US State:

May 22, 2014

Colorado to Spend $9 Million on Cannabis Research

Colorado is preparing to spend $9 million on medical marijuana research, and the studies could utilize products that are currently being sold in the state's marijuana market. Under Senate Bill [click to continue...]

May 22, 2014

Court: Insurance Company Must Cover MMJ

A New Mexico appeals court has ruled that an automobile shop and its insurer must reimburse an employee for the costs of medical marijuana to treat pain resulting from an [click to continue...]

May 22, 2014

CO Medical Cannabis Patient Numbers Rise

The number of medical cannabis patients in Colorado continues to grow, despite the introduction of recreational marijuana this year. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health, the state's patient [click to continue...]

May 22, 2014

Las Vegas Sets Zoning Rules for Cannabis Businesses

Las Vegas will allow dispensaries to set up shop in commercial zones, provided they are at least 1,000 feet from schools and 300 feet from parks, community centers and churches. [click to continue...]

May 22, 2014

4% Surcharge, Sales Tax on Massachusetts MMJ Proposed

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts would be subject to a 4% surcharge on revenues under a plan introduced by a local lawmaker. The legislator - Sen. Brian Joyce, D-Milton - [click to continue...]

May 21, 2014

1,000-2,000 New Marijuana Jobs in Colorado

Colorado's cannabis industry has added roughly 1,000 to 2,000 new jobs since recreational sales began on Jan. 1, according to a local industry organization. The Marijuana Industry Group (MIG) estimates [click to continue...]

May 21, 2014

Federal Water Off-Limits to Cannabis Cultivation Sites

Marijuana growers cannot use federal irrigation water to cultivate cannabis, the U.S. Interior Department announced on Tuesday. The decision could impact growers in Washington state, where two-thirds of the state's [click to continue...]

May 21, 2014

New Mexico Dispensary Owners Fear Proposed Regulations Will Cripple MMJ Industry

By Fred Dreier Dispensary owners in New Mexico are concerned about the future of medical marijuana in the state, fearing that proposed rule changes will create an unworkable system and [click to continue...]

May 20, 2014

‘Prominent Customers’ Persuade Nevada Bank to Take MMJ Accounts

A bank in Nevada has revealed that it intends to work with medical marijuana companies, saying several of its "prominent customers" are applying for licenses to operate dispensaries and cultivation [click to continue...]

May 20, 2014

Marijuana Growers Could See Federal Water Supplies Dry Up

Some state-legal cannabis growers in the western United States could see their water supply dry up soon. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which oversees federal water resources, is currently evaluating [click to continue...]

May 19, 2014

New Mexico Patient Numbers Dip

New Mexico's medical marijuana program is struggling to grow its patient base, and some believe it's due to the challenging process of registering for an MMJ card. A spokesman for [click to continue...]

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WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses

Washington State is warning dozens of applicants for recreational marijuana business licenses that their chance [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Over ‘Pot Pavilion’ Highlights New Cannabis Business Risks

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A Colorado marijuana edibles company is under increasing heat as a lawsuit filed against its [click to continue...]

Lobbying Group Turns Tables on Overconsumption Story

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is using a now-infamous first person account of excessive cannabis [click to continue...]

Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure

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Mjardin Management isn't exactly an original idea, given that it's a consulting and management company [click to continue...]

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois's 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

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An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado's cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida [click to continue...]

Legalization Bill on Tap in New York

A Democratic state senator in New York is planning to introduce a bill next year [click to continue...]

IL Lawmaker Defends Secrecy-Shrouded Application Process

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Illinois is keeping information about applicants for medical marijuana business permits completely confidential, ostensibly to [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Opponents Buy $1.6M in TV Ads

Opponents of the push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida recently announced a $1.6 million [click to continue...]

Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues

As the 2014 election approaches, politicians are increasingly comfortable addressing marijuana issues as part of [click to continue...]

Oregon Cities Levy Taxes in Hopes of Rec Law Passage

News about medical marijuana, pot shops and cannabis in Oregon

For many voters, a key selling point of recreational cannabis legalization is the possible tax [click to continue...]

Cannabis Industry to Impact Energy Needs of Northwest Region

A 20-year power plan covering the northeast United States is taking into account the sizable [click to continue...]