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April 15, 2015

Bill Rolling Washington MMJ Into Recreational Program Advances

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee will likely sign a bill passed by the Legislature that would roll the state’s unregulated medical marijuana market into its heavily regulated recreational cannabis program. [click to continue...]

April 2, 2015

PTSD Study Using MMJ Moves Forward After Year Delay

A long-planned study on the effects of MMJ on post-traumatic stress disorder may finally begin after the National Institute of Drug Abuse said it is ready to supply the smokeable [click to continue...]

March 26, 2015

Ups and Downs in the Canadian MMJ Industry

By Tony C. Dreibus New regulations in Canada designed to improve access to higher quality medical cannabis have shaken up the market. The rules have left some patients with few [click to continue...]

March 25, 2015

US House Follows Senate, Introduces Bill to Reclassify MJ as Schedule II

Cannabis businesses would be less likely to face federal government intervention and have better access to banking as a bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday in the House of Representatives would reclassify marijuana, [click to continue...]

March 6, 2015

Week in Review: Controversial MJ Plan in Ohio, New CO Rec Lawsuit + Questions Over Florida CBD Regs

By John Schroyer A proposed legalization measure in Ohio stirs up controversy among entrepreneurs and advocates, a fourth lawsuit targets Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry, and Florida’s CBD program suffers another [click to continue...]

February 27, 2015

Week in Review: Oregon MMJ Takes Backseat to Rec, Licensing Lawsuit in IL & Outlook for Stocks

By John Schroyer An Oregon city forces hopeful medical marijuana entrepreneurs to wait until the state hammers out rec rules, a second licensing lawsuit crops up in Illinois, and a [click to continue...]

February 17, 2015

Congress Should Reclassify Marijuana, Cato Institute Says

Medical cannabis companies and users would benefit if Congress rescheduled marijuana as a Schedule II drug, according to a report by the Cato Institute. The libertarian think tank said reclassifying [click to continue...]

February 10, 2015

Goverment: No Correlation Between MJ Use, Car Crash Rates

Cannabis legalization advocates have a new arrow in their quiver: A new U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Commission report says there’s little correlation between marijuana use and car wrecks, and [click to continue...]

February 5, 2015

Surgeon General Backs MMJ

Medical cannabis professionals may have a new ally at the federal level: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told CBS this week that “marijuana can be helpful” for some medical ailments. [click to continue...]

January 14, 2015

WA Judge Strikes Down Law Banning MMJ Ads by Doctors

A Washington State judge has ruled that a law preventing doctors from mentioning medical marijuana in their advertising is unconstitutional. Advertising by cannabis businesses is heavily regulated in the state, [click to continue...]

December 24, 2014

Los Angeles MMJ Delivery App Ordered to Shut Down

Nestdrop, a smartphone app that helps patients arrange medical marijuana deliveries through local dispensaries, was ordered to stop operating in Los Angeles. A judge overseeing a lawsuit filed by the [click to continue...]

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OH Legalization Campaign Sabotage Allegation Tossed

A complaint filed by one marijuana legalization campaign against another in Ohio was dismissed unanimously [click to continue...]

Big MN-Backed Grower Applies for Coveted NY License

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Kyle Kingsley, MD, is hoping he’s found a way to expand his cannabis cultivation company [click to continue...]

Four WA Rec Stores Sell to Minors in Sting Operation

A quartet of recreational cannabis shops in Washington State wrongly sold marijuana to minors in [click to continue...]

New Lawsuit: CO Cannabis Baron Breaking IL MMJ Rules

Yet another lawsuit has been filed in Illinois over the licensing process in the state’s [click to continue...]

Facebook Blocks MMJ Educational Video

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Medical cannabis apparently isn’t socially acceptable in Connecticut. At least, not by Facebook. A marketing [click to continue...]

Former OH Lawmaker Joins Cannabis Legalization Campaign

Former state Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati, has been hired by [click to continue...]

‘Worthless’ CBD Bill Heads to Texas Governor

The Texas Legislature has sent a bill allowing CBD treatments for some epilepsy patients to [click to continue...]

Debate Over New MMJ Business Restrictions in Oregon

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Just a week after one legislative committee fought to a standstill over Oregon’s medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Cannabis Cultivation Contender in Illinois Drops Lawsuit

One of several losing contenders in Illinois’ medical marijuana program has withdrawn a lawsuit it [click to continue...]

Denver MJ Law Firm Funds Local Cannabis Professorship

Vicente Sederberg LLP, perhaps one of the best known marijuana legal firms in the country, [click to continue...]

AZ Cannabis Farmer’s Market Club Raided by SWAT

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Nine people were arrested at five locations after an Arizona SWAT team raided a medical [click to continue...]

Denver Grower Loses Court Fight Over Pesticide Quarantine

Denver marijuana cultivator Organic Greens was shot down in court on Friday by a district [click to continue...]

Revamped MA Dispensary Guidelines Make Process More Transparent

Medical marijuana dispensary license applicants in Massachusetts will be judged on their own merits under [click to continue...]

FDA Says CBD Products Don’t Qualify as Dietary Supplements

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ruled that cannabidiol products don’t fit under the [click to continue...]

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