Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

7 Denver Cannabis Shops Busted for Selling to Minors

John Schroyer  | October 2, 2015

Denver Police announced this week that seven cannabis stores in the city were cited for selling to minors as part of a wide-ranging sting operation, giving the city’s recreational marijuana industry a black eye.

As a result of the sting – which involved 30 shops – the overall compliance rate for the state’s marijuana industry …

Maryland AG: Counties Can’t Ban Medical Marijuana Businesses

John Schroyer  | September 25, 2015

There could be a local governmental fight brewing in Maryland, with the state on one side and an anti-cannabis county official on the other.

Maryland’s attorney general recently informed Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh that his plan to push a bill effectively banning medical cannabis businesses is against the law.

Schuh, however, has decided …

New Attempt to Defund DEA’s Anti-Cannabis Program

John Schroyer  | September 23, 2015

A new bipartisan bill has been put forward in the U.S. House of Representatives to quash an anti-marijuana program under the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The initiative, officially called the Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program, allows the DEA to distribute federal money to state and local governments to help them seize cannabis and destroy cultivation …

Canadian Election Could Usher in Big Changes for Cannabis Industry

Chris Walsh  | September 15, 2015

Canada’s medical cannabis industry could undergo a big shift if the controlling Conservative Party loses power in the upcoming fall election.

Some observers say a changing of the guard to either the Liberal Party of Canada or the New Democratic Party (NDP) would accelerate the industry’s growth, possibly pave the way for the entrance of …

California Lawmakers Vote to Adopt Statewide Medical Marijuana Regulations

John Schroyer  | September 12, 2015

By John Schroyer

Under the gun and almost out of time, lawmakers in California approved historic regulations on the state’s medical marijuana industry late Friday night, setting the stage for the largest MMJ market in the country to finally adopt comprehensive rules on cannabis businesses.

California Moves Big Step Closer to MMJ Regulations

John Schroyer  | September 11, 2015

Key lawmakers in California have agreed on the specifics of a proposal to regulate the state’s medical marijuana industry, raising hopes that the Legislature can push through MMJ rules before it adjourns today.

The proposal involves a package of three bills that will need to be amended and passed by both the state Senate and …