Medical Marijuana News By US State:

November 20, 2013

Maine Lawmaker Calls for Statewide Legalization

A move by Portland, Maine, to decriminalize marijuana possession this month could usher in full cannabis legalization - and business opportunities - across the state. State Rep. Diane Russell on [click to read more...]

November 19, 2013

Maryland Recreational Cannabis Market Could Generate $450M

Maryland could generate up to $450 million annually in marijuana sales via retail stores if the state legalizes cannabis for recreational use, according to estimates in a plan unveiled by [click to read more...]

November 18, 2013

300+ Applications for WA Cannabis Licenses

Hundreds of entrepreneurs threw their hats into the Washington State recreational marijuana ring on Monday, submitting paperwork to open retail stores, cultivation sites and infused-products companies. The state Department of [click to read more...]

November 18, 2013

3rd New Jersey Dispensary Preparing to Open

New Jersey’s third medical marijuana dispensary is about to open. Garden State Dispensary, formerly known as the Compassionate Care Center of America, is now accepting registrations for future patients and [click to read more...]

November 18, 2013

Committee Finalizing Oregon MMJ Dispensary Rules

The committee created to propose rules for Oregon's medical marijuana dispensary program debated everything from testing and security requirements to licensing fees today. Under the regulatory framework the committee is [click to read more...]

November 18, 2013

4 Tips for Expanding a Medical Marijuana Edibles, Infused Products Business Nationally

Several edibles and infused products companies are aggressively expanding into multiple states as they seek to develop national cannabis brands, offering a blueprint for MMJ entrepreneurs looking to do business [click to read more...]

November 18, 2013

37 Dispensary, Cultivation Applicants in Connecticut

Several dozen entrepreneurs have applied to open medical marijuana dispensaries or cultivation sites in Connecticut. Sixteen groups applied for dispensary licenses and 21 for cultivation permits by last Friday's deadline, [click to read more...]

November 15, 2013

LA Attorney Sues Marijuana Dispensary

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer continued his assault on Southern California’s medical marijuana dispensaries this week under the controversial Proposition D, which bans all but 135 shops in Los [click to read more...]

November 15, 2013

PA Medical Cannabis Bill on Tap

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania will introduce a medical marijuana bill on Monday in the state Senate. The good news: The measure - called The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act - [click to read more...]

November 15, 2013

Week in Review: Budweiser Sponsorship of Arkansas Medical Marijuana Event Fizzles

By Chris Walsh A red-hot story circled the Web recently about Budweiser sponsoring a fundraising event for medical marijuana legalization in Arkansas. It sounded too good to be true - [click to read more...]

November 14, 2013

Poll: 74% Back Massachusetts MMJ

There's no voter remorse in Massachusetts. Support for medical marijuana has surged among Massachusetts residents since the state legalized MMJ last fall, according to a survey released today. The poll [click to read more...]

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Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City's Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can't seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation's top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State's [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) [click to read more...]

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state's medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules [click to read more...]

Denver Rec Shop Projects $10M-$12M in 2014 Sales

The owner of one of Colorado's largest recreational marijuana stores projects his 2014 revenues will [click to read more...]

GrowLife Trading Halted by SEC, Cannabis Stocks Drop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted stock trading for GrowLife Inc. (PHOT), [click to read more...]