Medical Marijuana News By US State:

September 10, 2014

New Poll Bolsters Rec Law Efforts

A recent poll spearheaded by NBC News and Marist shows continued support among Colorado residents for the recreational marijuana law that took effect earlier this year. According to the poll, [click to continue...]

September 9, 2014

Report: Notable Cannabis Opponents Have Ties to Big Pharma

Several academics and researchers who oppose cannabis have worked with pharmaceutical companies that could take a hit if marijuana is legalized. A report in VICE.com details some of these connections, [click to continue...]

September 9, 2014

Illinois Cultivation Group Misses Opportunity

Several cannabis entrepreneurs who teamed up to secure approval for a marijuana cultivation center in Illinois have abandoned the effort because they didn’t start the process soon enough. The group, [click to continue...]

September 9, 2014

MMJ Application Process Kicks Off in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health has opened up the application process for the state’s two coveted licenses to manufacture, process and sell medical cannabis. The completed 36-page application must be [click to continue...]

September 8, 2014

Closures, Fines Follow Oregon Dispensary Inspections

The Oregon Health Authority has levied significant fines on non-compliant dispensaries and has proposed revoking the license of one establishment. At least nine other non-licensed dispensaries have also been ordered [click to continue...]

September 8, 2014

Hawaii Solicits Public Input on Dispensaries

Lawmakers in Hawaii are taking a closer look at the possibility of setting up a state-run dispensary and cultivation program. The state will hold a public hearing in Hilo today [click to continue...]

September 5, 2014

Week in Review: Mixed Signals in Florida + IL Prepares for Applications & Study on MMJ Delivery

By Chris Walsh Polls show differing levels of support for medical cannabis legalization in Florida, Illinois gears up for MMJ applications and a study examines the impact of marijuana delivery [click to continue...]

September 5, 2014

Ex-CEO of Tweed an Overnight Multimillionaire

Many parallels have been drawn to date between the development of the cannabis industry and the dot-com era of the 1990s, when the technology sector experienced unparalleled growth. This week [click to continue...]

September 4, 2014

Colorado Bars Businesses From Applying for $9M in MMJ Grants

The highly anticipated $9 million in medical marijuana research funding being distributed by the state of Colorado has finally arrived, however for-profit firms need not apply. The Colorado Department of [click to continue...]

September 4, 2014

Poll Shows Increasing Support for Florida’s Amendment 2

New polling using the specific wording of Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure shows increasing support among registered voters. While a survey conducted in the summer by Quinnipiac University indicated nearly [click to continue...]

September 3, 2014

3 Dispensary Applicants Eyeing Boston

Three applicants in Massachusetts are in the running to open Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary, according to a recent update from the state’s Department of Public Health (DPH). Boston is [click to continue...]

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Social Media, App Sites Take Hard Line Against Cannabis Businesses

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Fearing legal repercussions if their users break the law, Instagram and Apple’s App Store are [click to continue...]

MMJ Bill Introduced in Nebraska, Despite Interstate Cannabis Lawsuit

How’s this for irony: A lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize medical cannabis in [click to continue...]

3rd Annual Marijuana Business & Investor Survey Underway

Marijuana Business Media has launched its annual survey of cannabis professionals to gather key financial, [click to continue...]

WA Lawmakers Weigh Rec Tax Change

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Washington State recreational marijuana shops have been struggling underneath a heavy tax burden, but state [click to continue...]

Union: New Jersey Dispensary Engaging in Unfair Labor Practices

A New Jersey union has filed a grievance alleging unfair labor practices against a dispensary [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Acquiring Startup Valued at Up to $243M

Medical Marijuana Inc. announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kannaway, a [click to continue...]

MMJ On the Way in Jamaica?

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First, the estate of legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley moved into the cannabis industry. Now, [click to continue...]

MBank Begins Serving Colorado Marijuana Companies

MBank, an Oregon-based financial institution, has started taking deposits from marijuana companies in Colorado. The [click to continue...]

San Diego Approves Fees for MMJ Dispensaries

As part of its ongoing quest to license and regulate medical marijuana businesses, the San [click to continue...]

Arizona MMJ Sales Triple to Hit $112M

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Medical marijuana is booming in Arizona. Dispensaries in the state recorded $112 million in medical [click to continue...]

Commercial Interests Dominate Florida’s MMJ Committee

The Florida committee tasked with creating regulations governing the state’s CBD industry is heavy with [click to continue...]

Alaska, Oregon Rec Legalization Leading to Real Estate Boom

As Alaska and Oregon get closer to establishing their respective recreational marijuana industries, business-minded enthusiasts [click to continue...]

Colorado’s MMJ Program Up for Renewal

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Marijuana will likely be a hot topic among lawmakers in Colorado this year, as the [click to continue...]

Rhode Island’s First MMJ Vape Lounge Opens

Two entrepreneurs have opened Rhode Island’s first vape lounge, a bold venture in a state [click to continue...]