Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

Maryland Shaping Up to Be the Next Big Medical Marijuana Market

John Schroyer  | September 3, 2015

By John Schroyer

Amid the noise and excitement surrounding high-profile emerging medical cannabis states such as Illinois, Nevada, New York and Massachusetts, another upcoming market with vast potential has drawn surprisingly little fanfare: Maryland.

Colorado Revises Proposed Edibles ‘Stop Sign’ Rule

John Schroyer  | August 28, 2015

Edibles companies in Colorado won’t have to stamp their products with a red stop sign after all.

Officials crafting new regulations on marijuana edibles initially proposed a rule that would have required manufacturers to include a symbol resembling a stop sign, emblazoned with the letters “THC,” on such products.

But they have since …

Week in Review: Controversial Cannabis Mascot + Potential Big Break in MN & Florida Rec Push

John Schroyer  | August 28, 2015

By John Schroyer

A legalization campaign takes flak for its new mascot, Minnesota considers expanding its list of qualifying conditions, and more details emerge about a possible recreational marijuana measure in Florida.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Oregon Dispensaries Could Ease Into Recreational Marijuana

John Schroyer  | August 25, 2015

By John Schroyer

Dispensaries in Oregon may not have to jump through many hoops to begin selling recreational cannabis this fall.

The state recently released proposed rules covering the early sale of adult-use marijuana, and it appears existing dispensaries will be able to make a smooth transition into the recreational …