Medical Marijuana News By US State:

July 7, 2014

Raid Raises Questions Over Legality of CO Marijuana Lounges

A recent raid by police at a Denver marijuana lounge has prompted a debate over the legality of private clubs that cater to smokers. Denver police raided MaryJane’s Social Club on [click to continue...]

July 7, 2014

Los Angeles MMJ Farmers Market Attracts Thousands

A medical marijuana farmers market held in Los Angeles was such a resounding success that the organizer plans to hold it every weekend. Several thousand medical marijuana customers waited in [click to continue...]

July 7, 2014

WA Marijuana Businesses Brace for Short-Term Challenges With Eye on Future

By Fred Dreier With recreational cannabis sales slated to start in Washington State this week, entrepreneurs are bracing for a host of short-term challenges involving everything from inventory and edibles [click to continue...]

July 4, 2014

Week in Review: Cannabis Firms Lure Notable Names + Lessons in MA & Washington on Runway

By Chris Walsh A former state governor and an ex-Monsanto executive enter the medical marijuana industry, Massachusetts cannabis entrepreneurs learn some tough lessons and Washington prepares for the start of [click to continue...]

July 3, 2014

Marijuana Dispensary Sues IRS Over Cash-Only Rule

A medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado is challenging the Internal Revenue Service’s policy of charging extra fees to companies that pay taxes in cash. Allgreens, a dispensary in Denver, filed [click to continue...]

July 3, 2014

FL Draft Rules Include Lottery, $150K Licensing Fee

Florida could hold a lottery to decide which companies receive the five licenses to cultivate cannabis and sell cannabidiol extract, with the winners forced to pay a $150,000 fee for [click to continue...]

July 3, 2014

Council: Berkeley Dispensaries Must Provide Free Cannabis

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California, must provide some free cannabis to low-income patients, the city council ruled in what appears to be a first for the medical marijuana industry. [click to continue...]

July 2, 2014

New Rules Could Boost Expenses for CO Edibles Companies

Proposed regulations on edibles in Colorado will add tens of thousands of dollars in additional costs for manufacturers and introduce other headaches, owners of some infused products companies say. The [click to continue...]

July 2, 2014

$4M Infusion for Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Push

The campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida just received a $4 million cash infusion from its primary backer, noted attorney John Morgan. The cash will help fund an advertising [click to continue...]

July 2, 2014

Seattle’s 1st Recreational Shop Set to Open

At least one retail cannabis shop is poised to open in Seattle when Washington State’s recreational marijuana program launches next week. James Lathrop, the owner of Cannabis City, and his [click to continue...]

July 2, 2014

Elimination of 9 Dispensary Applicants in MA to Ripple Across State’s MMJ Industry

By Fred Dreier Massachusetts dropped a bombshell on the state's medical marijuana industry last week by eliminating nine of the 20 groups that won provisional approval for dispensary licenses, citing [click to continue...]

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Chicago MMJ Clinic Plans Float for Thanksgiving Parade

You read that headline correctly. The new Illinois medical marijuana clinic Good Intentions will have [click to continue...]

Some Florida Cannabis Startups Undeterred By Election Loss

Though medical marijuana failed at the Florida ballot box earlier this month, plenty of cannabis [click to continue...]

Senator Urges Hearings on DC Rec Cannabis

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A key federal lawmaker has suggested that Congress should hold hearings on Washington DC’s new [click to continue...]

WA School District Rejects Marijuana Grower’s $14K Donation

Education officials in Prosser, Washington, have turned down a $14,000 donation from a local marijuana [click to continue...]

Ohio Firm Lands Big Bank Loan After Battling Cannabis Stigma

Even companies that don’t touch cannabis – but have clients that do – can have [click to continue...]

New Hampshire Dispensary Hopeful Pitches Plan

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New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open within a year in the tiny hamlet [click to continue...]

Seattle MMJ Regulations, Standards Proposed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a plan Monday afternoon to license medical marijuana businesses and [click to continue...]

Report: CO Targeting Cannabis Businesses Violating MJ Rules

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has been cracking down on cannabis businesses violating state regulations, [click to continue...]

IRS Council: Protect Tax Pros Working With MJ Industry

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A key advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service has recommended that the agency refrain [click to continue...]

More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailers Hope to Cash in on Black Friday

Recreational marijuana businesses in Colorado will have sales just like any other retailer on Black [click to continue...]

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up

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Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before [click to continue...]

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...]