November 5, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Can MMJ Break into the South? + New Study on Effects of Marijuana Legalization

Last week, we wrote about how MMJ advocates in Arkansas spent more than $400,000 at the end of October on TV ads to build support for a medical cannabis legalization [click to read more...]

November 2, 2012

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Backers Spend $406K in Oct. as Part of Big Pre-Election Push

An Arkansas medical cannabis legalization measure faces an uphill battle, but supporters hope a last-minute blitzkrieg of TV ads will sway enough voters to push the initiative over the top. [click to read more...]

November 1, 2012

Mexican Group’s Study a Mixed Bag for Marijuana Legalization Efforts in 3 US States

A new study released by an influential Mexican think tank could bolster campaigns to legalize marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washington ahead of the election. Or it could hurt those [click to read more...]

October 31, 2012

Key Hearing in Harborside Health Eviction Case Pushed Back, Possibly to December

The nation’s largest dispensary will have to wait a little longer than expected to learn its near-term fate. A federal judge has delayed a hearing in the landmark case involving [click to read more...]

October 30, 2012

Arizona weGrow Franchise Accuses Rivals of Forming ‘Cartel’ to Sink Phoenix Store

WeGrow Phoenix, which offers hydroponics equipment and consulting services, has filed a lawsuit claiming that a handful of rivals colluded to prevent it from gaining a foothold in the Phoenix [click to read more...]

October 30, 2012

Update: Judge Puts Montana MMJ Restrictions on Ice Yet Again With Key Vote Looming

The roller coaster ride continues for medical marijuana professionals in Montana, with a judge once again preventing the state from implementing tough new MMJ regulations. District Court Judge James P. [click to read more...]

October 29, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Our Presidential Endorsement + Other Medical Marijuana Election News

Cannabis professionals are making a major decision that could have huge ramifications on the medical marijuana industry: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Or perhaps a third-party candidate, or maybe none [click to read more...]

October 26, 2012

DeAngelo: Nov. 1 ‘Critical’ Date for CA Dispensary Harborside Health, Cannabis Industry

A battle between the federal government and the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary will intensify next week, and the outcome could have a significant impact on the cannabis industry going [click to read more...]

October 25, 2012

Election to Decide Fate of 22 Colorado Cannabis Dispensaries Forced to Close Earlier This Year

A year ago, the city of Fort Collins, Colorado, ranked as the state’s fourth-largest medical marijuana market, boasting nearly two dozen cannabis dispensaries and a similar number of cultivation sites. [click to read more...]

October 24, 2012

Group of Doctors to Offically Oppose Arkansas Medical Cannabis Legislation

More bad news for MMJ efforts in the South: A handful of doctors are urging voters to reject a ballot measure calling for the legalization of medical marijuana in Arkansas. [click to read more...]

October 24, 2012

Another Setback for Montana Medical Marijuana Industry, Dispensaries as Court Denies Request

The medical cannabis industry in Montana – already on the verge of collapse – suffered yet another setback this week when the state Supreme Court declined to revisit its recent [click to read more...]

October 23, 2012

As Early Voting Begins, Arkansas Medical Marijuana Measure in Deep Hole

If Arkansas is going to join the list of medical cannabis states this year, its legalization measure will have to mount an epic comeback. A new poll released this week [click to read more...]

Health Canada Recalls Medical Marijuana

Health Canada has initiated the country’s first ever medical marijuana recall. Earlier this week, British [click to read more...]

Tommy Chong Now Part-Owner of Colorado Cannabis Store

Actor and longtime marijuana advocate Tommy Chong is diving head-first into the business side of [click to read more...]

Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it [click to read more...]

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state’s lack of oversight on testing labs [click to read more...]

Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis [click to read more...]

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City’s Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state’s [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada’s largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can’t seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation’s top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State’s [click to read more...]