October 24, 2014

San Diego Shuts Down 4 More Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing its quest to close down illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Four more were forced to shutter this week, the city attorney announced on Thursday, bringing the total [click to continue...]

January 18, 2012

Marijuana Raids Target Four San Diego Dispensaries as DEA Continues to Close California Pot Shops

The federal Drug Enforcement Agency has raided several medical marijuana businesses in San Diego over the past week, highlighting the Obama administration’s efforts to conduct a sustained crackdown on California [click to continue...]

December 20, 2011

San Diego Dispensaries Hope to Revive Local MMJ Industry Via Sales Tax Initiative

When all else fails, show them the money. This is the strategy medical marijuana advocates in San Diego are using to help revive the city’s comatose MMJ industry, crafting a [click to continue...]

December 5, 2011

Weekly Wrapup: Ruling Could Devastate CA Pot Industry, MMJ Programs in Other States Gain Traction

What the heck is happening in California? I find myself asking that question on a regular basis. Its future seems to get gloomier all the time, what with the series [click to continue...]

December 5, 2011

Weekly Wrapup: More Bad News for California, But Encouraging Signs for MMJ Elsewhere

What the heck is happening in California? Its future seems to get gloomier all the time, what with the series of raids, court rulings and dispensary bans as of late. [click to continue...]

December 1, 2011

San Diego’s Medical Pot Industry Going Up in Smoke as Feds Force Dispensaries to Close

The worst-case scenario is playing out for the MMJ industry in San Diego, which has become a focal point of the federal government’s war on medical weed. In the past [click to continue...]

November 18, 2011

Cities, Counties Across California Making Key Medical Pot Decisions

From Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz to Sacramento and San Francisco, a host of cities and regions in California have made some important decisions involving medical marijuana this month. It’s [click to continue...]

July 12, 2011

Stats: Do Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Really Fuel an Increase in Crime?

You’ve no doubt read articles about dispensaries robbed at gunpoint. And we’ve all heard about attacks on workers delivering medical marijuana. It’s enough to make you want to close up [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Efforts Get Big Boost From Governor

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The chances that Pennsylvania could become one of the next states to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Prominent Investment Firm Pumps Money Into Cannabis Tech Company

Another mainstream investment firm is hoping to cash in on the cannabis industry. Tao Capital [click to continue...]

Plan to Open 1st Alaska ‘Dispensary’ Draws Criticism

The former TV reporter who generated controversy last fall when she quit her job on-air [click to continue...]

MBank Nixes Services for Colorado MJ Companies

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Well that was quick. MBank, the Oregon-based financial institution that recently announced it would begin [click to continue...]

Florida Republican Files Proposal to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Entrepreneurs continuing the fight for medical marijuana in Florida have found an ally in Republican [click to continue...]

California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced [click to continue...]

Former Illinois Gov’s List of License Finalists Revealed

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Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who left office earlier this month without granting medical marijuana [click to continue...]

1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that [click to continue...]

Report: Cannabis Sales Rise 74% in 2014

Medical and recreational marijuana sales jumped 74% last year to hit $2.7 billion compared with [click to continue...]

Social Media, App Sites Take Hard Line Against Cannabis Businesses

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Fearing legal repercussions if their users break the law, Instagram and Appleā€™s App Store are [click to continue...]

MMJ Bill Introduced in Nebraska, Despite Interstate Cannabis Lawsuit

How’s this for irony: A lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize medical cannabis in [click to continue...]

3rd Annual Marijuana Business & Investor Survey Underway

Marijuana Business Media has launched its annual survey of cannabis professionals to gather key financial, [click to continue...]

WA Lawmakers Weigh Rec Tax Change

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Washington State recreational marijuana shops have been struggling underneath a heavy tax burden, but state [click to continue...]

Union: New Jersey Dispensary Engaging in Unfair Labor Practices

A New Jersey union has filed a grievance alleging unfair labor practices against a dispensary [click to continue...]