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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

October 22, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: New Medical Cannabis States Coming Online + Latest on Marijuana Legalization

Last week, the marijuana industry received some good news on the East Coast, where two emerging medical cannabis states have made tangible progress with their dispensary programs. New Jersey could [click to continue...]

October 19, 2012

Must-See TV: ’60 Minutes’ to Highlight MMJ Debate, Colorado Medical Marijuana Industry

Medical marijuana will take center stage this Sunday, with “60 Minutes” airing a segment that explores the cannabis industry in Colorado and the legal issues surrounding MMJ. The piece – [click to continue...]

October 18, 2012

6 Massachusetts Towns Already Trying to Ban Dispensaries Ahead of MMJ Legalization Vote

With Massachusetts poised to become the 18th US state to legalize medical marijuana, cannabis advocates are gearing up for a major celebration on election night. But some local officials are [click to continue...]

October 18, 2012

Dana Cawthon: Solid Cash Control, Accounting Policies Can Help Cannabis Businesses Head Off Problems

By Dana Cawthon Due to the recent banking setbacks in the cannabis industry, all dispensaries and edibles kitchens must take extra measures to document cash activity while still maintaining accrual [click to continue...]

October 17, 2012

New Jersey, Rhode Island Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Finally Poised to Open?

The day when patients in New Jersey and Rhode Island can start purchasing medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary appears to be drawing near. Both states have made significant progress [click to continue...]

October 16, 2012

Marijuana Legalization in Colorado Loses Some Steam, MMJ Businesses Still Unsure of Impact

A ballot measure calling for the legalization of cannabis in Colorado has slipped a bit in the latest polls, setting the stage for what could be an extremely close election [click to continue...]

October 15, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Landmark Medical Cannabis Court Cases + Momentum in Massachusetts

Legal developments dominated medical marijuana news last week, with a trio of important MMJ lawsuits making headlines: #1. In Michigan, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case focused [click to continue...]

October 12, 2012

Michigan Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Look to State Supreme Court for Help

The medical marijuana industry in Michigan has had a rough go of it over the past year, with scores of dispensaries closing shop under intense pressure from local and state [click to continue...]

October 11, 2012

Oakland Comes to Harborside Health’s Defense, Sues Gov’t to Prevent Dispensary’s Eviction

The City of Oakland is supporting the medical marijuana industry on an unprecedented level, filing a lawsuit to block the government from forcing the eviction of a notable dispensary. This [click to continue...]

CO Rec Stores Unloading Edibles Inventory


In advance of new regulations for infused products in Colorado, many recreational stores in the [click to continue...]

AG Nominee Opposed to Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis businesses may face obstacles if Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the next U.S. attorney [click to continue...]

SEC Gives Green Light to Marijuana Company’s Stock Registration

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a share registration by a company that [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Efforts Get Big Boost from Governor


The chances that Pennsylvania could become one of the next states to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Prominent Investment Firm Pumps Money Into Cannabis Tech Company

Another mainstream investment firm is hoping to cash in on the cannabis industry. Tao Capital [click to continue...]

Plan to Open 1st Alaska ‘Dispensary’ Draws Criticism

The former TV reporter who generated controversy last fall when she quit her job on-air [click to continue...]

MBank Nixes Services for Colorado MJ Companies


Well that was quick. MBank, the Oregon-based financial institution that recently announced it would begin [click to continue...]

Florida Republican Files Proposal to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Entrepreneurs continuing the fight for medical marijuana in Florida have found an ally in Republican [click to continue...]

California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced [click to continue...]

Former Illinois Gov’s List of License Finalists Revealed


Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who left office earlier this month without granting medical marijuana [click to continue...]

1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that [click to continue...]

Report: Cannabis Sales Rise 74% in 2014

Medical and recreational marijuana sales jumped 74% last year to hit $2.7 billion compared with [click to continue...]

Social Media, App Sites Take Hard Line Against Cannabis Businesses


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...]