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May 1, 2015

Week in Review: MA Company Wins Court Fight, NY Taking Applications + More CO Pesticide Concerns

By John Schroyer A Massachusetts dispensary company prevails over the state in a legal battle over licensing, New York begins accepting applications for just five business permits, and tens of [click to continue...]

April 30, 2015

Significant Setbacks in Cannabis Banking Slow Recent Momentum

By Tony C. Dreibus Banking has long ranked as one of the biggest hurdles for cannabis companies, but the tide seemed to be turning as 2014 came to a close [click to continue...]

April 29, 2015

Oregon MMJ Growers May Face Stricter Rules

Oregon medical cannabis cultivators may face stricter reporting requirements and plant restrictions under a proposal by lawmakers who say the changes are needed to avoid the pitfalls facing the medical [click to continue...]

April 29, 2015

WA Group Challenging New Medical Marijuana Law

A Washington State group is looking to challenge newly minted regulations that roll the state’s medical marijuana market into its heavily regulated recreational cannabis program. The group hopes to gather [click to continue...]

April 29, 2015

Judge Overturns Massachusetts Dispensary Denial

A Massachusetts judge has sided with a medical cannabis business over the state health department, paving the way for the company to open a trio of dispensaries. The ruling came [click to continue...]

April 28, 2015

Report: Many Colorado Dispensaries Taking on Big Risks To Accept Plastic

Dozens of dispensaries in Colorado have set up “shadow” banking systems that allow them to accept credit and debit cards from customers – even though such practices could set them [click to continue...]

April 28, 2015

Cannabis Chamber Logo Sparks Lawsuit

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has filed suit over what it claims is trademark infringement by the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, a group also known as C4. The [click to continue...]

April 28, 2015

Despite Crackdown, Illegal Dispensaries Still Pervasive in Los Angeles

By John Schroyer Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has launched a crusade on illegal dispensaries, announcing this month that his office has shuttered more than 500 cannabis businesses in roughly [click to continue...]

April 27, 2015

New York Taking Applications for Medical Cannabis Business Licenses

Ready, set, go! Entrepreneurs can now apply for medical cannabis business licenses in New York, kicking off a process that is expected to be one of the most competitive in [click to continue...]

April 27, 2015

Video Statement Part of Settlement Tied to $100M Lawsuit

In an unusual legal settlement, a Colorado company has issued a video statement about its role in issuing preliminary test results involving hemp-based oils produced by Medical Marijuana Inc.’s subsidiary [click to continue...]

April 27, 2015

WA Gov. Signs Sweeping Bill Moving MMJ Into Rec Program

Washington State’s medical marijuana program will officially be rolled into its recreational market after Gov. Jay Inslee late Friday signed into law a sweeping bill putting in place rules for [click to continue...]

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Regulatory Baby Steps for Recreational Marijuana in Alaska

Alaska has taken its first step toward developing regulations on its recreational cannabis industry. The [click to continue...]

Italian Army Growing Medical Marijuana to Lower Price

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Italy’s army has been hard at work – not fighting in the field, but cultivating [click to continue...]

Public Cannabis Company Resumes Trading

Advanced Cannabis Solutions is back…on the stock market, that is. Trading of the Denver-based company’s [click to continue...]

Colorado Gov. Walks Back Criticism of Legal Marijuana

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper hasn’t exactly been a huge fan of legal marijuana. He’s repeatedly [click to continue...]

Oregon MMJ Growers May Face Stricter Rules

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Oregon medical cannabis cultivators may face stricter reporting requirements and plant restrictions under a proposal [click to continue...]

Major Union Backs Ohio Marijuana Legalization Effort

One of the biggest politically active unions in the country has thrown its weight behind [click to continue...]

WA Group Challenging New Medical Marijuana Law

A Washington State group is looking to challenge newly minted regulations that roll the state’s [click to continue...]

Judge Overturns Massachusetts Dispensary Denial

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A Massachusetts judge has sided with a medical cannabis business over the state health department, [click to continue...]

Report: Many Colorado Dispensaries Taking on Big Risks To Accept Plastic

Dozens of dispensaries in Colorado have set up “shadow” banking systems that allow them to [click to continue...]

California Leaders Exploring Recreational Marijuana Issues

Some California officials are trying to ensure would-be recreational marijuana businesses don’t run into the [click to continue...]

Cannabis Chamber Logo Sparks Lawsuit

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The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has filed suit over what it claims is trademark [click to continue...]

New York Taking Applications for Medical Cannabis Business Licenses

Ready, set, go! Entrepreneurs can now apply for medical cannabis business licenses in New York, [click to continue...]

Video Statement Part of Settlement Tied to $100M Lawsuit

In an unusual legal settlement, a Colorado company has issued a video statement about its [click to continue...]

WA Gov. Signs Sweeping Bill Moving MMJ Into Rec Program

News about Washington medical cannabis dispensaries, state marijuana laws and marijiana businesses

Washington State’s medical marijuana program will officially be rolled into its recreational market after Gov. [click to continue...]

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