Medical Marijuana News By US State:

February 18, 2014

4th Dispensary to Open in Vermont

The final dispensary allowed under Vermont's medical marijuana law is about to open. Southern Vermont Wellness will begin serving patients this week in the town of Brattleboro, joining the state's [click to continue...]

February 18, 2014

Sacramento Dispensary Challenging IRS

Sacramento’s Canna Care dispensary is battling the Internal Revenue Service over the agency’s controversial 280E tax code, which has become a major thorn in the side of cannabis businesses. According [click to continue...]

February 17, 2014

Vast Majority in NY Favor Medical, Rec Marijuana

An overwhelming number of New Yorkers support legalizing marijuana for both medical and recreational use, according to a new poll released Monday. The survey, conducted by the Quinnipiac University Polling [click to continue...]

February 14, 2014

Week in Review: Cracks in Massachusetts MMJ Application Process Overshadow Progress

By Chris Walsh All is not well in Massachusetts. Concerns about the state's dispensary program are mounting amid revelations that several companies chosen to receive licenses submitted misleading, false or [click to continue...]

February 13, 2014

Few Complaints About San Francisco Dispensaries

San Francisco's 24 city-licensed dispensaries generated just 10 citizen complaints last year, most of them for relatively minor issues such as double-parking. Other complaints centered around strong cannabis odors and [click to continue...]

February 13, 2014

Illinois MMJ Rules Would Require $500K On Hand

Medical marijuana entrepreneurs in Illinois better start saving their dollars. Regulators there have proposed a set of rules for dispensaries and grow operations that would require business owners to have [click to continue...]

February 13, 2014

Publications Sue Over Colorado Advertising Rules

Do Colorado’s laws governing recreational cannabis advertising violate the right to free speech? That’s the focus of a new lawsuit launched by marijuana magazine High Times and Denver-based weekly newspaper [click to continue...]

February 12, 2014

Maine Cannabis Industry Assails Proposed Kief Ban

Caregivers, dispensaries and medical marijuana patients in Maine are pressuring the state government not to proceed with a proposed ban on kief. Lawmakers have proposed a bill intended to “clarify” [click to continue...]

February 12, 2014

Massachusetts Dispensary Group Under Fire for Application Errors

A company that won the right to open a dispensary in Boston allegedly misled a city official and submitted false information about local support in its application to the state. [click to continue...]

February 11, 2014

Maine MMJ Job Fair Sets Shining Example

A medical marijuana trade group in Maine has reached out to a town where unemployment is on the rise, serving as an example of how the industry can attract new [click to continue...]

February 11, 2014

Proposed AZ Rule Changes Would Impact Dispensaries

Arizona officials are weighing several changes to the state's medical marijuana rules that could both hurt and help dispensaries. The proposals include: - Tweaking the distance requirement for growing cannabis [click to continue...]

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Oregon Bank Looking to Work With Marijuana Industry

An Oregon-based financial institution has confirmed it is in talks with federal and state regulators [click to continue...]

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program


Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of [click to continue...]

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. [click to continue...]

Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance


U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

Image for legalization of medical marijuana

Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization


The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois' medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment


A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve


Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday's deadline, according to [click to continue...]