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July 2, 2015

Alaska Governor Names 5 to Marijuana Control Board

Five Alaskans were appointed to a board that will craft laws governing the state’s recreational marijuana industry. Gov. Bill Walker named a police chief, a former director of Alaska’s Division [click to continue...]

July 1, 2015

50+ Medical Cannabis Business Applications Filed in MA

The Green Rush is back on in Massachusetts. The opening of the first medical cannabis dispensary in the state a week ago has renewed interest in the marijuana industry there. [click to continue...]

June 30, 2015

Rand Paul Brings in Six Figures at MJ Industry Fundraiser

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul made a splash in Denver on Tuesday, raising an estimated minimum of $120,000 in a closed-door private fundraising event at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s [click to continue...]

June 30, 2015

Hawaii Bill Establishing Dispensaries Likely to Become Law

Dispensaries could be open in Hawaii in just over a year, as a bill establishing a licensing system for MMJ storefronts appears on its way to becoming law. House Bill [click to continue...]

June 30, 2015

Second MMJ Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania Legislature

In an attempt to get around obstructionists in the state House of Representatives who have been trying to either kill or stall a medical marijuana legalization bill, three state representatives [click to continue...]

June 29, 2015

Louisiana Gov Signs Medical Marijuana Bill

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill making his state the latest in the nation to set up a system for dispensing medical cannabis, but it’s questionable whether the [click to continue...]

June 29, 2015

WA Moves Closer to Overhauling Marijuana Tax Structure

Washington State growers and processors would no longer pay a 25% tax on cannabis and marijuana-based products under a bill awaiting Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature. The measure – House Bill [click to continue...]

June 25, 2015

Vancouver Will Regulate Dispensaries Despite Federal Ban

The Vancouver City Council has voted to create a bylaw governing the city’s many dispensaries, a move that flies in the face of federal regulations banning medical marijuana sales via [click to continue...]

June 24, 2015

California Medical Marijuana Grow Raided

Local law enforcement officials in a town just south of San Francisco raided a medical cannabis grow site that supplies a nearby dispensary, seizing roughly 1,900 plants. The cultivator in [click to continue...]

June 23, 2015

Industrial Hemp Production Can Begin in Maine

Farmers in Maine can start planting hemp immediately under emergency legislation that goes into effect immediately. The measure allows growers to legally purchase seed from certified sources and cultivate hemp [click to continue...]

June 23, 2015

Oregon Pharmacy’s License Suspended Over MMJ

A small town pharmacy just north of Bend, Oregon, was shuttered last week after a state agency found that the business had manufactured cannabis products and sold them to customers [click to continue...]

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Denver MJ Growers Major Contributor to Rise in Energy Use

Marijuana cultivation facilities have been specifically identified as a key contributor to Denver’s increasing electric [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Names 5 to Marijuana Control Board

Five Alaskans were appointed to a board that will craft laws governing the state’s recreational [click to continue...]

New York Could Reveal MMJ License Winners Soon

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The New York Health Department may announce winners of the five medical cannabis licenses up [click to continue...]

50+ Medical Cannabis Business Applications Filed in MA

The Green Rush is back on in Massachusetts. The opening of the first medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Rules Materializing, Early Sales Possible

Rules governing Oregon’s recreational marijuana market are taking shape, with state lawmakers sending two bills [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Brings in Six Figures at MJ Industry Fundraiser

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Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul made a splash in Denver on Tuesday, raising an estimated [click to continue...]

Hawaii Bill Establishing Dispensaries Likely to Become Law

Dispensaries could be open in Hawaii in just over a year, as a bill establishing [click to continue...]

Second MMJ Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania Legislature

In an attempt to get around obstructionists in the state House of Representatives who have [click to continue...]

Fifth New Jersey Dispensary Given Green Light

New Jersey medical cannabis, pot dispensary and marijuana industry news

And then there were five. Dispensaries permitted in New Jersey, that is. Compassionate Sciences, Inc. [click to continue...]

Louisiana Gov Signs Medical Marijuana Bill

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill making his state the latest in the [click to continue...]

New York Cannabis Firm Buys Oregon Utility Building for $3M

In another sign of the marijuana industry’s growing national reach, a New York-based real estate [click to continue...]

WA Moves Closer to Overhauling Marijuana Tax Structure

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Washington State growers and processors would no longer pay a 25% tax on cannabis and [click to continue...]

Sole MMJ Dispensary Opens in Delaware

Delaware’s only licensed medical cannabis dispensary officially opened in the northern town of Wilmington on [click to continue...]

Canadian Cultivator Tilray to Lay Off 61 Employees

Canadian medical marijuana producer and distributor Tilray said it will lay off 61 employees as [click to continue...]

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