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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New Poll Good News for D.C. Marijuana Legalization

A ballot measure to legalize possession of marijuana in Wasington, D.C. got a boost on [click to continue...]

WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses

Washington State is warning dozens of applicants for recreational marijuana business licenses that their chance [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Over ‘Pot Pavilion’ Highlights New Cannabis Business Risks

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A Colorado marijuana edibles company is under increasing heat as a lawsuit filed against its [click to continue...]

Lobbying 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...]