Medical Marijuana News By US State:

July 1, 2014

CO Welcomes New Rec Applicants, Prepares to End Vertical Integration Rule

Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry is finally opening its doors to newcomers and abolishing one of its most stringent cultivation rules. The new dynamic could create a noticeable shift in Colorado’s [click to continue...]

June 30, 2014

Oregon Regulators, Dispensary Owners Meet

Medical marijuana regulators in Oregon have conducted two dozen surprise visits at dispensaries over the past three months, one of which resulted in a closure. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, [click to continue...]

June 30, 2014

Washington Lab Warns of Potential Testing Backlog

Few licensed growers in Washington State have submitted cannabis to be tested for safety and potency, stoking concerns that there will be severe inventory shortages when the first recreational shops [click to continue...]

June 30, 2014

Former Politicians Square Off for Delaware Dispensary License

Two former political figures in Delaware are battling each other for the state’s sole dispensary license. Mark Lally – the former director of Sussex County, who once ran the governor’s [click to continue...]

June 27, 2014

9 MA Provisional Licenses Revoked, 11 Cleared to Proceed

Massachusetts has dropped the ax on 9 of the 20 businesses that won initial approval for medical marijuana dispensaries back in February. Among the rejected business owners are former Congressman William [click to continue...]

June 27, 2014

MMJ Farmers Market in LA Challenges State, City Rules

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles is promoting a type of cannabis farmers market over the July 4 weekend, but it’s unclear whether the event is even legal. The [click to continue...]

June 27, 2014

CO Secret Shopper Program Shows 100% Compliance on Underage Sales

A secret shopper program conducted by Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division has shown that businesses are complying with the state’s age requirement for cannabis sales. The MED conducted 20 compliance checks [click to continue...]

June 26, 2014

Engaging Stakeholders: MMJ Experts Meet Medical Pros in CT

Connecticut’s cannabis professionals hope that education of the state’s medical professionals will be the key to jump-starting the state’s medical marijuana industry. Pharmacists and physicians from across Connecticut met with [click to continue...]

June 26, 2014

Robbery Death at Dispensary Highlights Need for Security

Security at medical marijuana retail facilities is back in the spotlight after a fatal shooting at a dispensary in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon. An armed guard at a dispensary in [click to continue...]

June 25, 2014

San Jose Businesses Explore Political Options Against Regulations

Some marijuana business owners in San Jose, California are exploring all options in their fight against the city’s recently approved regulations on the industry. Speaking at the Cannabis Business Summit [click to continue...]

June 25, 2014

Emergency Edibles Rules Issued

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced an emergency set of rules on Tuesday to govern edibles manufacturers and the retail stores that sell edible products. According to the rules, edibles [click to continue...]

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Multi-state MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]

Bill Would Allow VA Docs To Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

1000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

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The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]

Congressional GOP Not Likely to Block DC Marijuana Legalization

In what must come as a relief for cannabis enthusiasts in the nation’s capital, The [click to continue...]

Two Rec Legalization Measures Possible on Maine Ballot for 2016

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Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a [click to continue...]

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

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Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might [click to continue...]

California Attorney General Says Cannabis Legalization `Inevitable’

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said cannabis legalization in the state is “inevitable” as advocates [click to continue...]

Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 [click to continue...]

Final Rhode Island Dispensary Opens Wednesday

The smallest state in the nation will get its third and final medical marijuana dispensary [click to continue...]

OR Cities to Push Legislature on Local MJ Taxes

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One of the ways backers of recreational cannabis sales in Oregon planned to fight the [click to continue...]