May 21, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Colorado Marijuana DUI Bill Goes Up in Smoke + Arizona Sticks to MMJ Schedule

The Colorado medical cannabis industry rode an emotional roller coaster last week, experiencing several highs and lows tied to a controversial marijuana DUI bill. But when the ride came to [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

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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...]

Chile Latest Country to Make Cannabis Progress

Chile has joined a growing list of countries moving toward legalization of medical or recreational [click to continue...]

New Poll Bolsters Rec Law Efforts

A recent poll spearheaded by NBC News and Marist shows continued support among Colorado residents [click to continue...]

Report: Notable Cannabis Opponents Have Ties to Big Pharma

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Several academics and researchers who oppose cannabis have worked with pharmaceutical companies that could take [click to continue...]

Illinois Cultivation Group Misses Opportunity

Several cannabis entrepreneurs who teamed up to secure approval for a marijuana cultivation center in [click to continue...]

MMJ Application Process Kicks Off in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health has opened up the application process for the state's two [click to continue...]

Closures, Fines Follow Oregon Dispensary Inspections

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The Oregon Health Authority has levied significant fines on non-compliant dispensaries and has proposed revoking [click to continue...]