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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Industry Group Turns Tables On Overconsumption Story

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is using a now-infamous first person account of excessive cannabis [click to continue...]

Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure

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Mjardin Management isn't exactly an original idea, given that it's a consulting and management company [click to continue...]

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois's 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

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An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado's cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida [click to continue...]

Legalization Bill on Tap in New York

A Democratic state senator in New York is planning to introduce a bill next year [click to continue...]

IL Lawmaker Defends Secrecy-Shrouded Application Process

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Illinois is keeping information about applicants for medical marijuana business permits completely confidential, ostensibly to [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Opponents Buy $1.6M in TV Ads

Opponents of the push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida recently announced a $1.6 million [click to continue...]

Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues

As the 2014 election approaches, politicians are increasingly comfortable addressing marijuana issues as part of [click to continue...]

Oregon Cities Levy Taxes in Hopes of Rec Law Passage

News about medical marijuana, pot shops and cannabis in Oregon

For many voters, a key selling point of recreational cannabis legalization is the possible tax [click to continue...]

Cannabis Industry to Impact Energy Needs of Northwest Region

A 20-year power plan covering the northeast United States is taking into account the sizable [click to continue...]

Illinois MMJ Applicants Scramble for Local Support

As the deadline approaches to submit applications for dispensary and cultivation permits in Illinois, many [click to continue...]

Latest Rec Sales Data: $7M in Washington, $30M in Colorado

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Colorado and Washington have released updated tax data associated with their respective marijuana programs. In [click to continue...]