Medical Marijuana News By US State:

May 30, 2014

CA Split on Medical Marijuana Regulatory Bills

California’s state Assembly on Thursday rejected a medical marijuana regulation bill, one day after the Senate approved a competing measure backed by a key law enforcement group. Both bills establish [click to continue...]

May 29, 2014

San Jose Delays Vote on Cannabis Regs…Again

Dispensary owners and cultivators in San Jose, California, will remain in limbo for at least another week. The San Jose City Council has delayed a vote on medical marijuana business [click to continue...]

May 28, 2014

ACLU Sues Over MMJ Cultivation Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California is suing the City and County of Fresno over its ban on medical marijuana cultivation. The lawsuit argues that the ban violates [click to continue...]

May 28, 2014

Guest Column: Deep Pockets, Persistence Required to Start a Medical Cannabis Dispensary in Illinois

By Troy S. Radunsky These are exciting times for medical marijuana in Illinois. The state is about a year away from allowing patients to legally purchase and consume medical cannabis [click to continue...]

May 28, 2014

Governors Ask for Additional Banking Guidance

The governors of Colorado and Washington state are stepping into the marijuana banking battle. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee asked four banking regulatory agencies to provide [click to continue...]

May 28, 2014

Nevada Group Launches Cannabis Legalization Drive

A group of marijuana advocates in Nevada has launched a petition drive to place a cannabis legalization bill on the 2016 ballot. Led by state Sen. Tick Segerblom and marijuana [click to continue...]

May 28, 2014

New York Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Assembly

New York’s Democratic-led Assembly has once again given the green light to a medical marijuana bill, putting pressure on the Senate to act before the current session wraps up late [click to continue...]

May 27, 2014

House to Debate Key Cannabis Proposal

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to discuss a proposal that would bar the government from using taxpayer money to enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized [click to continue...]

May 27, 2014

Marijuana Could Become Nevada’s Top Cash Crop

Medical marijuana could become Nevada’s most lucrative crop due in large part to the plant’s relatively light water requirements. Dale Devitt, a professor at UNLV, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal [click to continue...]

May 23, 2014

$100,000 for Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign

Oregon’s campaign to legalize recreational marijuana just got a major cash infusion. New Approach Oregon, the advocacy group sponsoring the legalization initiative, recently received $100,000 from the Drug Policy Alliance [click to continue...]

May 23, 2014

Week in Review: Bank to Gamble on MMJ + Unusual Licensing Process & Cannabis Stocks Under Fire

By Chris Walsh A bank indicates it will roll out the welcome mat for medical marijuana businesses, Nevada's largest county reveals a "Shark Tank"-esque process for evaluating MMJ applicants and [click to continue...]

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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...]

Company Hopes to Launch ‘Full-Service’ Cannabis Bank

Marijuana companies in Colorado could eventually have their very own bank if a publicly traded [click to continue...]

Massachusetts Dispensaries Play Waiting Game

Hurry up and wait. That’s the situation Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries find themselves in as [click to continue...]

Controversy Over Proposed MMJ Business Fees in Maryland


Will the cost of doing business in Maryland turn away medical marijuana entrepreneurs and disenfranchise [click to continue...]