March 3, 2014

Black Market Threat to Rec Sales Lower Than Expected: Exclusive Data

By Anne Holland The economic threat the black market poses to legalized recreational cannabis sales may have been vastly overstated. According to a new consumer market research study from the [click to continue...]

January 11, 2012

Lawyer Offers 5 Tips for Keeping a Small Grow Operation Out of Legal Trouble in Colorado

The medical marijuana landscape in Colorado is as mixed and varied as the state’s terrain. In cities like Denver and Colorado Springs, many patients get their cannabis from registered, regulated [click to continue...]

January 5, 2012

Federal Judge Tosses Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Lawsuit, Putting Gov. on Hot Seat

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s aggressive attempts to bury the state’s medical cannabis dispensary program took a severe hit yesterday, resulting in a major win for the pro-MMJ crowd. U.S. District [click to continue...]

November 10, 2011

Attorney: Hearing Could Trigger Shift in Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Laws

Nevada is technically one of the 16 states in the U.S. with medical marijuana regulations on the books. But its MMJ ordinance has a huge shortcoming: It doesn’t specifically address [click to continue...]

October 28, 2011

Ann Arbor Officials Still Hope to Move Forward With MMC Licensing Program

These days, most cities with medical marijuana laws are issuing a moratorium on new pot operations, suspending dispensary licensing programs or backtracking on MMJ plans in general. Officials in Ann [click to continue...]

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 25, 2011

Ohio MMJ Legalization Efforts Back on Track

A month ago, it seemed efforts to get medical marijuana on the 2012 ballot in Ohio were on the verge of stalling. State election board officials rejected initiatives from two [click to continue...]

October 24, 2011

Lead Home Page Story: Marijuana Initiative in Washington State to Get $300,000 Boost

On Tuesday, we provided an update on the drive to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Colorado, reporting that pot proponents are well on their way to getting the required [click to continue...]

October 19, 2011

Push Underway to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Florida

Add Florida to the list of Southern states that could see some type of medical marijuana initiative next year. Democratic Rep. Jeff Clemens filed a resolution that would let voters [click to continue...]

October 17, 2011

Attorney Offers Advice, Best Practices for MIPs

Businesses that make marijuana-infused treats have been burgeoning as of late, with patients gobbling up everything from cannabis brownies and ice cream to pot pizza, peanut butter and lasagna. But [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 4, 2011

Voters to Get Final Say on Controversial Montana Marijuana Bill

Montana voters will decide the fate of a controversial bill enacted earlier this year that introduced strict limits and regulations on the state’s medical marijuana industry. The Montana Secretary of [click to continue...]

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Alaska Lawyers Group Exploring Marijuana Issues

Alaska lawyers should be able to advise marijuana companies on legal issues and consume cannabis [click to continue...]

Florida Could Consider MMJ Legalization in 2015

Medical marijuana businesses in Florida that spent money and time preparing for legalization in the [click to continue...]

Rec Stores in CO City Prepare for Extra Tax Burden

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Cannabis shops in Colorado’s third-largest city face higher tax rates heading into the new year, [click to continue...]

Illinois MMJ Market to Include Kids

The much-anticipated medical marijuana market in Illinois – population 13 million – will include children and [click to continue...]

Los Angeles MMJ Delivery App Ordered to Shut Down

Nestdrop, a smartphone app that helps patients arrange medical marijuana deliveries through local dispensaries, was [click to continue...]

5th Judge Rules WA Municipalities Can Ban Marijuana

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Despite the fact that marijuana sales are now legal in Washington State, businesses can’t set [click to continue...]

GW Pharmaceuticals Added to Nasdaq Biotech Index

GW Pharmaceuticals, a United Kingdom-based company that develops CBD-rich treatments, has been added to the [click to continue...]

Most Colorado Border States Sitting Out Marijuana Lawsuit

Although Oklahoma and Nebraska attacked Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry last week in a lawsuit with [click to continue...]

Concentrates Qualify as MMJ in California, Court Rules

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Cannabis concentrates producers in California can relax – their businesses are safe. A three-judge appellate [click to continue...]

MA Medical Cannabis Businesses Advancing Despite Uncertainty

Medical marijuana companies are moving forward with their plans in Massachusetts even though the incoming [click to continue...]

Terra Tech’s SEC Approval Good News for MJ Industry

A recent move by the Securities and Exchange Commission could fuel investor interest in marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensary Plan May Be Scrapped

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Seattle medical marijuana businesses may not be able to get local licenses after all, as [click to continue...]

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several [click to continue...]