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...]

Chicago Solidifies Rules on Marijuana Businesses

Chicago will allow medical marijuana dispensaries in commercial and business districts - including popular tourist [click to continue...]

Connecticut Dispensaries Preparing to Open

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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut are about to welcome their first customers, even though the [click to continue...]

Oregon Bank Looking to Work With Marijuana Industry

An Oregon-based financial institution has confirmed it is in talks with federal and state regulators [click to continue...]

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program

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Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of [click to continue...]

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. [click to continue...]

Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

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Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois' medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]