March 4, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Medical Cannabis Measure in NY + DOJ to Address Marijuana Legalization

By Chris Walsh Medical marijuana is already legal in the nation’s official capital (on a local level, that is). This summer, it might also be legal in the nation’s cultural [click to continue...]

March 1, 2013

Q&A With Robert Kane on US Firm’s Plans for Cannabis R&D, Treatment Facility in Canada

A US medical marijuana company is moving full speed ahead with plans to build a first-of-its-kind cannabis campus that will include a treatment center, hospital facilities, a lab for research [click to continue...]

February 28, 2013

New York Medical Marijuana Bill on Horizon, Lawmaker Says Support ‘Growing by the Day’

A Democratic lawmaker plans to introduce a bill soon calling for the legalization of medical cannabis in New York, reigniting the MMJ debate in a crucial market for the marijuana [click to continue...]

February 27, 2013

Marijuana Industry Bracing for DOJ’s Response to Cannabis Legalization in Colorado, Washington

The long wait is almost over. Attorney General Eric Holder revealed this week that the Department of Justice is close to issuing an official response to cannabis legalization in Colorado [click to continue...]

February 26, 2013

An Overview of Recent Marijuana Legislative Developments From Around the United States

A lot is happening on the legislative front this month, with nearly two dozen states across the country considering cannabis-related measures to some degree. Here’s a sampling of some of [click to continue...]

February 25, 2013

Patrick McManamon: Car Accidents, Robbery Among Biggest Risk Factors in Cannabis Business

As anyone in the marijuana industry will tell you, starting a cannabis business often requires boatloads of cash and lots of blood, sweat and tears. With so much on the [click to continue...]

February 25, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: The Billion-Dollar Cannabis Question + Southern Resistance to MMJ

The debate over cannabis tourism is heating up in Colorado and Washington State as officials develop regulations on retail marijuana sales. Last week, a task force in Colorado set up [click to continue...]

February 22, 2013

Response to Medical Cannabis Bill in North Carolina Highlights Challenges for MMJ in South

Opinions about medical marijuana are shifting rapidly across most of the United States, as evidenced by polls showing growing support for MMJ and the introduction of cannabis-friendly bills in many [click to continue...]

February 21, 2013

Major Milestone: 1st Washington DC Marijuana Dispensary Slated to Open After Long Delays

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Washington DC plans to open its doors this April, kick-starting a new market that has been beset by delays and challenges for several years. [click to continue...]

February 20, 2013

Marijuana Tourism Could Generate Billions in Extra Revenues for Colorado Cannabis Industry

Opening up Colorado’s emerging marijuana industry to tourists rather than just residents would boost revenues from cannabis sales exponentially, creating business opportunities on an enormous – and historical – scale. [click to continue...]

February 19, 2013

Proposal Would Pave Way for Michigan Marijuana Dispensaries in MMJ-Friendly Cities

Perhaps there’s some hope for the medical cannabis industry in Michigan after all. A Republican state lawmaker is introducing a bill today that would allow individual cities to decide if [click to continue...]

February 18, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Reading the Tea Leaves + International Medical Marijuana Opportunities

This time next year, adults in Colorado and Washington might be able to walk into a neighborhood shop and purchase an eighth of marijuana almost as easily as they would [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...]

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...]

1,000-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...]