Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

Florida’s CBD Program Cleared For Takeoff

John Schroyer  | May 27, 2015

Florida’s long-awaited CBD program could move into the fast lane now now that a Tallahassee judge has sided with the state and ruled that officials can move forward with licensing businesses.

Barring any remaining legal setbacks, Florida can begin accepting applications for business permits within three weeks and license five companies to grow, process and …

Strict Cannabis Regulatory Proposal Advances in Oregon

Tony C. Dreibus  | May 27, 2015

Marijuana producers and dispensers in Oregon face a laundry list of new regulations under a bill that’s finally made it to the floor of the state Senate.

The bill, designed to ensure the medical market doesn’t waylay the state’s recreational program, would require seed-to-sale tracking, limit the size of cannabis crops and allow municipalities to …

Medical Marijuana in Maryland: 4 Critical Areas to Focus on When Applying for a License

Chris Walsh  | May 27, 2015

By Greg Tucker

Last month, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission voted to adopt what is expected to be the final draft of regulations that will cover the state’s MMJ industry.

Entrepreneurs interested in applying for grower, processor, dispensary or independent testing laboratory licenses are likely satisfied with the rules, which have undergone several revisions over …

Pennsylvania MMJ Legalization Hits Snag

John Schroyer  | May 26, 2015

Although a number of marijuana activists have pegged Pennsylvania as one of the more likely states to legalize medical cannabis this year, it looks like that may not happen after all.

A bill that easily passed the state Senate may now die in a state House of Representatives committee

Proposal Would Dampen Cannabis Business Opportunities in Anchorage

Tony C. Dreibus  | May 26, 2015

Businesses in Anchorage, Alaska, that allow patrons to smoke cannabis indoors may face legal issues if a bill proposed by a local lawmaker makes its way into law.

The proposal would essentially add marijuana to a city law that prohibits smoking tobacco in places of employment …

Former OH Lawmaker Joins Cannabis Legalization Campaign

John Schroyer  | May 20, 2015

Former state Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati, has been hired by a well-funded campaign in Ohio attempting to legalize both recreational and medical marijuana this November.

The news is just the latest indication that ResponsibleOhio, the group leading the campaign, is a serious political entity with a careful, calculated …

‘Worthless’ CBD Bill Heads to Texas Governor

Tony C. Dreibus  | May 20, 2015

The Texas Legislature has sent a bill allowing CBD treatments for some epilepsy patients to Gov. Greg Abbott. This is the very first marijuana legislation to make it through both the state’s Senate and House. Despite its historic nature, the bill’s wording may make …

Denver MJ Law Firm Funds Local Cannabis Professorship

John Schroyer  | May 19, 2015

Vicente Sederberg LLP, perhaps one of the best known marijuana legal firms in the country, has announced that it will donate $45,000 to the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law to help support a professorship focused on marijuana law.

The professorship will “allow a Sturm College of Law faculty member to dedicate time and …