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 read more...]

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 read more...]

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 read more...]

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 read more...]

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 read more...]

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 read more...]

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 read more...]

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 read more...]

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 read more...]

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 read more...]

May 21, 2013

Los Angeles Marijuana Dispensaries on Edge With Voters Set to Reshape Nation’s Largest MMJ Market

(Update: The official results are in. See story here) It's D-Day in LA. The estimated 700-plus dispensaries in Los Angeles will likely learn their fate sometime tonight after voters weigh [click to read more...]

May 13, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up: 100s of California Dispensaries to Close? + Final Marijuana Regulations in Colorado

If it isn't one thing for California's medical marijuana industry, it's another. The MMJ business climate in the state is as turbulent as it gets, with dispensaries and related businesses [click to read more...]

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7 Bid for Delaware Dispensary License

Delaware has received seven applications for the single dispensary license up for grabs. Officials with [click to read more...]

Marijuana Supporters, Opponents Cheer Delay in AK Legalization Vote

Both marijuana advocates and opponents are hailing a delay in Alaska's vote to legalize marijuana [click to read more...]

200+ Cannabis Business Applications Filed in Southern Nevada

Entrepreneurs in southern Nevada are lining up by the hundreds to get in on the [click to read more...]

Health Canada Recalls Medical Marijuana

Health Canada has initiated the country's first medical marijuana recall. Earlier this week, British Columbia-based [click to read more...]

Tommy Chong Signs on With Colorado Cannabis Store

Actor and longtime marijuana advocate Tommy Chong is diving head-first into the business side of [click to read more...]

Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it [click to read more...]

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state's lack of oversight on testing labs [click to read more...]

Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis [click to read more...]

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City's Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a [click to read more...]