Medical Marijuana News By US State:

December 9, 2014

Recreational Marijuana Approved for 2016 Ballot in Nevada

Recreational marijuana legalization will be on Nevada’s 2016 ballot after state officials verified that advocates secured enough signatures to automatically put the issue to voters. Secretary of State Ross Miller [click to continue...]

December 9, 2014

Most Americans Support State Rights on MJ, Poll Finds

Roughly 60% of Americans think states should be allowed to legalize marijuana, while more than two-thirds said states with such laws should get a “safe haven” from the federal government [click to continue...]

December 8, 2014

Report: Feds Gathering Evidence Against Cannabis Companies

Although the federal government has thus far largely taken a hands-off approach to states that legalize marijuana in one form or another, a report Monday from Rocky Mountain PBS I-News and USA [click to continue...]

December 8, 2014

Taxes Hammering WA Marijuana Stores

Taxes on recreational marijuana businesses in Washington State are so extreme that some shops are struggling to stay open despite burgeoning sales. Cannabis City, the first retail marijuana store to [click to continue...]

December 8, 2014

Chart of the Week: Percent of U.S. Population in States With MMJ Dispensaries

By Jennifer Mann Just how quickly has the medical marijuana industry grown? Here’s one indication: In three years, the portion of the U.S. population living in states with medical cannabis [click to continue...]

December 8, 2014

Alaska Legislator Wants Separate MJ Control Board

Oversight of Alaska marijuana businesses would fall under a proposed marijuana control agency and not the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) under a proposal by a state lawmaker. Sen. [click to continue...]

December 5, 2014

Connecticut May Add Qualifying Conditions for MMJ

Although Connecticut’s medical marijuana industry just formally got started less than two months ago, MMJ advocates are already petitioning the state to expand the list of ailments that qualify patients [click to continue...]

December 5, 2014

Minnesota MMJ Company Raises $12.4 Million

A company that secured one of two licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana in Minnesota has raised nearly $12.4 million in equity financing, a relatively large sum for a [click to continue...]

December 5, 2014

Week in Review: LA Elevates Crackdown, WA Cities Tackle MMJ & a Case for Hawaii Dispensaries

By Tony C. Dreibus and John Schroyer Los Angeles files a lawsuit against an ancillary medical marijuana company, cities in Washington State seek to address the MMJ issue on their [click to continue...]

December 4, 2014

California to Try Again With MMJ Regulations

Will 2015 be the year that California finally passes medical marijuana regulations? It will if a pair of Democratic state lawmakers have their way. State Assembly Members Reggie Jones-Sawyer and [click to continue...]

December 4, 2014

Growers in Oregon Talk Testing, Recreational Cannabis

Several dozen medical marijuana growers and producers met Wednesday to talk through a range of industry issues, from testing to politics to the state’s new recreational cannabis law. The group [click to continue...]

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Final New York Regulations Are As Strict As Feared

New York cannabis entrepreneurs at long last have final regulations to scour. But they may [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Cultivation Rules Exclude Black Farmers, Group Says

Black farmers in Florida say wording in the state’s MMJ law excludes them from participating [click to continue...]

Potency Isn’t the Future of Cannabis

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As marijuana use broadens across the age and culture spectrum, the products that will get [click to continue...]

Kansas Firm to Design $80,000-a-Year Portal For License Management

A Kansas-based company will build an online portal allowing cannabis business owners to apply for [click to continue...]

Alaska To Allow Edibles, Concentrates After Amendment Fails

Edibles and oils won’t be banned in Alaska when the state’s rec market opens. On [click to continue...]

Leaked Documents Behind Dismissal of OR Official

Tom Burns (Photo: OLCC)

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) says Tom Burns, the former head of marijuana programs [click to continue...]

Activity Ramps Up for Tommy Chong’s Cannabusiness Interests

Tommy Chong is expanding his marijuana empire. According to a press release, Bud Genius will [click to continue...]

Helping Marijuana Consumers Find Love

Want to meet someone with whom you can share your life, and your marijuana? There’s [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Program Hampered by ‘Burdensome’ Rules

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A New York Assemblyman who was among the sponsors of the MMJ legalization law says [click to continue...]

Poll: Increasing Majority of CA Voters Support Rec MJ

A study released last week backs up what many in the marijuana industry view as [click to continue...]

CO, WA, OR Attorneys General File Responses to Rec Lawsuit

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman filed a formal response with the U.S. Supreme Court on [click to continue...]

Dispensaries Could Open In Hawaii By Next Year

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Dispensary owners could find their own piece of paradise earlier than previously expected after a [click to continue...]

Firing of Oregon’s MJ Program Head Won’t Delay Rec Rollout

Tom Burns, director of marijuana programs in Oregon, was removed from his post Thursday. According [click to continue...]

CO Legislature Moves To Establish Marijuana Testing References

Under a new bill in the Colorado Legislature, the state would create established testing standards [click to continue...]