October 27, 2011

Scope of Federal Medical Marijuana Crackdown Remains Unclear

Last spring, Depute U.S. Attorney General James Cole attempted to clarify the federal government’s position on the burgeoning medical marijuana industry. In a memo sent to state attorneys, Cole said [click to continue...]

October 21, 2011

California Lawmakers Denounce Federal ‘Ambush’ of Medical Marijuana Businesses

The medical marijuana community in California is getting some crucial support from two Democratic lawmakers who say the federal government’s attack on the sector will have “devastating impacts for the [click to continue...]

October 14, 2011

Professor’s Dire Prediction: ‘Beginning of End’ for Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana trade groups, lawyers and industry advisers across the nation are trying to allay fears that the federal government’s crackdown in California will spread to other states. California’s pot [click to continue...]

October 14, 2011

Latest Colorado MMJ News: Union Lures Hundreds of Workers, Opponents of Ban Flex Financial Muscle

Two rather interesting, and related, developments on the medical marijuana front in Colorado this week: - The local chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers union announced that it [click to continue...]

October 13, 2011

Long Beach Bans Dispensaries, Continuing Calif. Trend

Dozens of California cities large and small have come out against medical pot in recent months, with some forcing existing dispensaries to leave town and others enacting bans that will [click to continue...]

October 12, 2011

Next Target of Federal Pot Backlash in California: Marijuana Ads

Every day seems to bring a fresh crop of negative headlines for the medical marijuana industry, particularly in California. And today is no different. A U.S. attorney in southern California [click to continue...]

October 11, 2011

What the California Crackdown Means for Medical Marijuana Businesses in Other States

A thick haze of doom and gloom is hovering over the medical marijuana industry, with the recent crackdown on dispensaries in California setting off panic alarms across the country.The government’s [click to continue...]

October 5, 2011

Professionalism Key to Beating Out MMC Competition

Competition in the medical marijuana industry is fierce, particularly in California and Colorado. Many dispensaries are in a race to the bottom in terms of price, offering eights for as [click to continue...]

September 26, 2011

California Weed Legalization Efforts Going Up In Smoke

Several months ago, we warned that several efforts to legalize the general use of pot in California and Colorado could sour voters on the idea of medical marijuana – despite [click to continue...]

September 6, 2011

Anne Holland: 5 Lessons for Dispensary Launches from the Pacifica Wellness Shut-down

By Anne Holland In early August a new medical marjiuana dispensary opened in the town of Pacifica CA (pop 37,000).  By the end of the month, the dispensary reportedly had [click to continue...]

August 17, 2011

Chris Walsh: Tip for Marijuana Dispensary Owners – It’s All in the Appearance

By Chris Walsh Want to know what gives the medical marijuana industry – and individual cannabis dispensaries – a bad name? Actually, there’s a lot of things we could put [click to continue...]

August 11, 2011

Pot Backlash: Half-Dozen Cities, Counties Ban Marijuana Clinics

While scouring the Internet for medical marijuana news, I’ve seen a fair share of stories over the past week about cities and communities banning pot shops. Here are some of [click to continue...]

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Feds Raid Pair of Dispensaries in LA

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The Drug Enforcement Administration raided a pair of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles on [click to continue...]

Seattle Church Sues to Close Rec Shop

Remember the church in Seattle that began staging protests outside the city’s second legal recreational [click to continue...]

San Diego Shuts Down 4 More Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing its quest to close down illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Four more [click to continue...]

Russian Cannabis Firm Buys Ebola.com for $200K

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This may be the strangest marijuana-related story you read all week. A Russian cannabis company [click to continue...]

WA Sheriff: Rec Marijuana is Working

A Washington State sheriff has a message about marijuana for Oregon voters. “The sky hasn’t [click to continue...]

Uruguay Presidential Candidate Would Scale Back Legal Marijuana

The first country in the world to fully legalize the sale and possession of recreational [click to continue...]

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

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Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department [click to continue...]

Nevada Will Weigh Rec Marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to [click to continue...]

CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state [click to continue...]

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

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Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next [click to continue...]

Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday to [click to continue...]

3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]