December 21, 2012

Strike Three: Arizona Medical Cannabis Opponents Whiff Again as Court Sides With MMJ

Another week, another loss for medical marijuana opponents in Arizona. A Court of Appeals panel has squashed an attempt by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to prevent dispensaries from opening [click to continue...]

December 20, 2012

2 Important Medical Marijuana Court Hearings Today in Arizona, California

The medical marijuana industry scored major legal wins in Arizona and California several weeks ago, when judges in two separate cases sided with MMJ. But the victories, while important, do [click to continue...]

December 19, 2012

SearchCore Strikes Deal to Sell Dispensary Listing Site WeedMaps, Plans to Exit Cannabis Industry

SearchCore – one of the few publicly traded companies involved in the medical marijuana industry – has signed an agreement to sell MMJ heavyweight WeedMaps Media Inc. to an undisclosed [click to continue...]

December 18, 2012

East Coast MMJ Update: DC Cannabis Program Advances, MA Cities Seek Delays of 6-9 Months

Some good and bad news regarding medical marijuana on the East Coast: The nation’s capital could get its first dispensary this spring, but Massachusetts might have to wait longer than [click to continue...]

December 18, 2012

Chris Lindsey: Don’t Be Fooled – Risks Remain High for Marijuana Businesses

By Chris Lindsey Marijuana professionals, advocates and patients tend to be glass-half-full types. That was certainly the case last week, when ABC News aired a conversation between President Barack Obama [click to continue...]

December 17, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Parsing the President’s Comments + More States to Follow CO, WA Lead?

After more than a month of silence on marijuana legalization, President Barack Obama finally addressed the issue last week in an interview with ABC News. Obama said that going after [click to continue...]

December 14, 2012

Obama Says Marijuana Users in CO & WA Not a Top Priority, But Still No Word on Cannabis Biz

President Barack Obama has indicated that he won’t target marijuana users in states that have legalized the drug, stoking optimism in the cannabis community. But he stopped short of giving [click to continue...]

December 13, 2012

US Going Green? More Than a Dozen States Could Consider Marijuana Legalization Next Year

The market for legal marijuana could expand well beyond Colorado and Washington very soon. As in next year. Lawmakers in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont have already [click to continue...]

December 12, 2012

Business Bigwigs, Yale Grads & Wall Street Pros Eye Marijuana Industry in Wake of Legalization

Professionals from the world of big business are looking to tap the emerging marijuana market in Colorado and Washington, eyeing everything from private equity funds and financial services firms to [click to continue...]

December 11, 2012

Colorado Medical Marijuana Industry Braces for Changes as MMED Prepares to Rewrite Rules

Medical cannabis businesses in Colorado will have to adjust to significant changes yet again as the state prepares to rewrite rules governing dispensaries, cultivation sites and edibles companies. The Medical [click to continue...]

December 10, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: 5 Major MMJ, Marijuana Developments Light Up the Cannabis Industry

Last week was a remarkable one for the medical marijuana industry, with a handful of historic developments fueling optimism after a grueling year. Here are five of these milestones and [click to continue...]

December 7, 2012

Q&A With Jeffrey S. Kaufman, Lead Attorney in Watershed AZ Medical Marijuana Case

In the court decision heard round the medical cannabis world, a judge upheld Arizona’s MMJ law this week and stifled an attempt by local officials to derail the state’s dispensary [click to continue...]

PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

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A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder [click to continue...]

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota’s medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles [click to continue...]

Moody’s: WA Rec Sales Could Fall Short of Projections

Initial recreational cannabis sales in Washington State could fall “well short” of expectations due to [click to continue...]

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Bill Approved for Ballot

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Oregon voters will get another shot at legalizing recreational marijuana. The state announced Tuesday that [click to continue...]

Infused Products, Extracts Guidelines Released

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released business guidelines today tied to the manufacturing, packaging, [click to continue...]

IL Hospital Voices Interest in Dispensing Marijuana

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A hospital in Chicago has gone public with its desire to dispense medical cannabis. Executives [click to continue...]

Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short

A last-ditch effort to block restrictive regulations on medical cannabis businesses in San Jose, California, [click to continue...]

Poll Shows Views on CO’s Rec Program Evolving

Colorado residents still favor the state’s recreational marijuana law, however their support has dropped slightly [click to continue...]

VT Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Study

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Rand Corp. is set to begin a study on the possible impacts of marijuana legislation [click to continue...]

Illinois Expands MMJ Program

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation expanding the list of qualifying conditions for the [click to continue...]

Cheeba Chews Returns to Colorado Market

Cheeba Chews is back in business. The Colorado-based company – which makes a popular line [click to continue...]

WA Product Shortages Could Last Months

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When will Washington State’s recreational marijuana industry have enough product to satisfy demand? One cultivator [click to continue...]

Denver Issues Edibles Recall, Despite Lack of Illness

Products from the popular Colorado edibles brand At Home Baked are being removed from store [click to continue...]

Vegas Suburb Proves Popular With Dispensary Hopefuls

The Las Vegas suburb of Henderson received 28 applications for medical marijuana business licenses by [click to continue...]