June 25, 2014

Moving Day: Tips for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Forced to Relocate

By Fred Dreier Forced relocation has become a reality for many dispensary owners in the past few years. In some cases, skittish landlords have booted cannabis tenants because of pressure [click to continue...]

June 11, 2014

San Jose Approves ‘De Facto Ban’ on Dispensaries

The San Jose City Council has passed a restrictive set of zoning rules for medical marijuana businesses, a crushing blow that will force many dispensaries to close. James Anthony, a [click to continue...]

March 17, 2014

Los Angeles Earned $8.6 Million From Dispensaries

The size and scope of the Los Angeles medical marijuana market is finally coming into view. According to the city's finance office, approximately 1,400 dispensaries have registered to pay taxes [click to continue...]

March 14, 2014

Week in Review: Fixing California’s MMJ Program Will Require Plenty of Compromise

By Chris Walsh California lawmakers will have another chance to fix the state's broken medical marijuana industry after years of dragging their feet on the issue. Earlier this week, we [click to continue...]

March 11, 2014

Strong Support for Bill to Regulate MMJ in California

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill to regulate medical marijuana businesses in the state, hoping to finally bring some order to the most turbulent MMJ market in the country. [click to continue...]

February 26, 2014

San Diego Passes Restrictive Dispensary Regulations

San Diego has finally paved the way for medical marijuana dispensaries, though it will cap the number of centers and implement strict location regulations. The San Diego City Council voted [click to continue...]

February 13, 2014

Few Complaints About San Francisco Dispensaries

San Francisco's 24 city-licensed dispensaries generated just 10 citizen complaints last year, most of them for relatively minor issues such as double-parking. Other complaints centered around strong cannabis odors and [click to continue...]

February 5, 2014

4 Dispensaries Raided in California

Authorities in the California town of Needles raided four dispensaries in recent days, accusing the owners of being full-time residents of Arizona and selling cannabis to out-of-state visitors. Detectives - [click to continue...]

January 22, 2014

Frustration Mounts in Los Angeles as Illegal Dispensaries Defy Prop D

When Los Angeles passed a measure banning most dispensaries in the city last spring, the few MMJ centers allowed to remain open expected to see rapid growth, increased pricing power [click to continue...]

January 16, 2014

CA Court: Feds Can Shut Down Dispensaries

Federal agents have the right to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries in California under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act, an appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The ruling, handed down by [click to continue...]

December 5, 2013

2 More MMJ Bans in Northern California

This has been a tough week for medical marijuana entrepreneurs in Northern California. In Napa, the City Council voted 3-2 to ban medical dispensaries, while the board of supervisors in [click to continue...]

May 22, 2013

Prop D Prevails: New LA Cannabis Regs Will Have Many Business Implications, Positive and Negative

A measure to regulate the medical marijuana industry in Los Angeles and limit the number of dispensaries to 135 beat out two competing proposals by a landslide, ushering in a [click to continue...]

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DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed a meager 46.3 pounds of cannabis [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it's “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]

Recreational Marijuana Good for Oregon’s Budget, Researcher Says

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Legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon would represent a "net win" for the state from a [click to continue...]

1st Connecticut Dispensary Opens

The first of six medical marijuana dispensaries formally opened in Connecticut on Wednesday night. The [click to continue...]

Canadian Cultivation Company’s Stock to Debut Monday

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A Canadian company is set to become just the second licensed medical cannabis cultivation business [click to continue...]

No Compensation for California Growers Under Revised Bill

The California State Assembly keeps going in circles when it comes to medical marijuana, and [click to continue...]