July 24, 2012

Update: Los Angeles Approves Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, But 182 Could Remain Open

Los Angeles council members overwhelmingly approved a ban on medical cannabis dispensaries today, a move that will lead to the closure of all or most of the estimated 900-1,000 marijuana [click to continue...]

July 24, 2012

D-Day in LA: City Council Poised to Vote on Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban

The future of medical cannabis dispensaries in Los Angeles hangs in the balance today, with local officials set to debate – and likely vote on – a contentious proposal to [click to continue...]

July 23, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Battle Between California Dispensary, Feds to Set Precedent for MMJ Industry

All eyes in the medical marijuana industry are focused on Oakland, where a federal crackdown is testing the limits of how far the government can go in its war on [click to continue...]

July 20, 2012

Medical Marijuana Industry to Rally Around Oakland, Protest Crackdown During Obama Visit

For California medical marijuana businesses, a presidential visit couldn’t come at a better time. President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak in Oakland on Monday as his reelection campaign gains [click to continue...]

July 19, 2012

New Speaker for National Marijuana Business Conference: Amy Poinsett of MJ Freeway

Amy Poinsett, a co-founder and current chief executive officer of MJ Freeway Software Solutions, has agreed to speak at the National Marijuana Business Conference in Denver this November. She plans [click to continue...]

July 19, 2012

Truth in Trials Act Would Aid Marijuana Dispensary Owners, Workers as Well as Cannabis Patients

Much of the analysis surrounding the Truth in Trials Act – a medical marijuana bill introduced in the House this week – has focused on what it means for MMJ [click to continue...]

July 18, 2012

Khurshid Khoja: JOBS Act to Open MMJ Door for Angel Investors, Shareholders

By Khurshid Khoja This is the second column in a two-part series In my last column I discussed how the JOBS Act might ease the regulatory burden on ancillary business [click to continue...]

July 18, 2012

Food Stamp Applicants in 3 MMJ States No Longer Able to Deduct Medical Cannabis Costs

Low-income patients in Maine, New Mexico and Oregon will no longer be able to deduct medical marijuana expenses from their income when applying for food stamps, a change mandated by [click to continue...]

July 17, 2012

Lawmaker Calls for Hearings on Delays Plaguing New Jersey Marijuana Program

New Jersey Assemblyman Reed Gusciora wants the state to answer a question that’s been on the minds of MMJ advocates for quite some time: What’s taking so long? Gusciora has [click to continue...]

July 17, 2012

Arizona Study Casts Doubt on Medical Marijuana’s Usefulness Treating Anxiety, Migraines

A slew of recent studies have boosted the medical marijuana cause, with some finding MMJ doesn’t increase crime or teen pot use and others concluding that cannabis can help patients [click to continue...]

July 16, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: California MMJ Pioneers in Trouble + Arkansas, Massachusetts Cannabis News

These are dark days for two medical marijuana pioneers who helped establish and bring credibility to the MMJ industry. Lynette Shaw, who opened the nation’s first licensed medical marijuana dispensary [click to continue...]

July 13, 2012

America’s First Dispensary Owner Files for Bankruptcy Due to $1.27 Million IRS Tax Bill

By Anne Holland Lynette Shaw (pictured), who opened America’s first licensed medical marijuana center in 1997, has filed for personal bankruptcy due to a $1.27 million bill she received from [click to continue...]

Poll: Support for Rec Marijuana Erodes in Alaska

Marijuana advocates in Alaska may be in for a disappointment come November. The latest survey [click to continue...]

Colorado Edibles Companies Expanding Amid Sky-High Demand

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Edibles manufacturers in Colorado are aggressively boosting production to meet overwhelming demand for infused candies, [click to continue...]

Hundreds Apply for Nevada MMJ Business Licenses

Entrepreneurs submitted nearly 400 applications for medical marijuana business licenses in Nevada by Monday’s deadline, [click to continue...]

Oklahoma Legalization Bid Stalls

Despite the best efforts of cannabis activists in Oklahoma, a proposal to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Canadian Court Clears Way for Infused Products

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A high court in Canada has possibly opened the door to a new market for [click to continue...]

Arkansas Legalization Proposals Gain Steam

Arkansas could become one of the first Southern states to legalize medical or recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Colombian President Backs MMJ Legalization

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Medical marijuana is starting to gain traction across the globe, particularly in South America. On [click to continue...]

58 Dispensary Inspections, 2 Closures in Oregon

Oregon health inspectors have made 58 surprise visits to medical marijuana dispensaries since late May, [click to continue...]

Marijuana Business Media Adds Reporter

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Marijuana Business Media, the parent company of Marijuana Business Daily, announced today that reporter John [click to continue...]

Massachusetts Company’s Dispensary Licenses in Jeopardy

A company’s licenses to operate two medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts are in jeopardy after [click to continue...]

Delaware Awards MMJ Dispensary Contract

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Not every cop has a problem with marijuana. In Delaware, a company headed by a [click to continue...]

Colorado Marijuana Tax Structure Questioned

Despite a record-setting month for recreational marijuana sales in Colorado this past June, tax revenues [click to continue...]

105 Banks Working With Cannabis Industry

Banking guidelines handed down by the Obama administration earlier this year are “having the intended [click to continue...]

Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder to Keynote Marijuana Conference

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Ben Cohen, co-founder of the iconic ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s, will keynote the [click to continue...]