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January 14, 2015

Oregon Lawmakers Introduce 16 Marijuana Bills

A bill that would prevent recreational shops from locating within one mile of schools is among 16 pieces of legislation tied to the cannabis industry introduced in Oregon this week. [click to continue...]

January 14, 2015

AK Capital Enacts Rec Moratorium

Alaska’s capital is tapping the brakes on recreational marijuana. Lawmakers in Juneau have passed a local ordinance that bans cannabis businesses from opening until at least Oct. 19. It’s more [click to continue...]

January 14, 2015

WA Judge Strikes Down Law Banning MMJ Ads by Doctors

A Washington State judge has ruled that a law preventing doctors from mentioning medical marijuana in their advertising is unconstitutional. Advertising by cannabis businesses is heavily regulated in the state, [click to continue...]

January 13, 2015

Florida May Expand CBD Law

Although cannabis backers in Florida are already prepping for a 2016 campaign to legalize medical marijuana, a few key lawmakers are hinting that they may take action to expand the [click to continue...]

January 12, 2015

Federal Judge to Rule on Marijuana’s Schedule I Classification

The cannabis industry could gain more legal credibility when a judge in California rules next month on whether marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I narcotic is constitutional. The case involves [click to continue...]

January 12, 2015

Illinois MMJ Timeline in Question

The launch of Illinois’ medical marijuana industry may be delayed even longer. Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has decided to refrain from signing off on business licenses before he leaves office, [click to continue...]

January 9, 2015

180 Dispensaries Reportedly Operating in Detroit

Detroit has quietly, quickly and surprisingly become a major hub for medical marijuana businesses, with an estimated 180 dispensaries now calling the city home, according to a local official’s estimate. [click to continue...]

January 9, 2015

Week in Review: Big Ruling in Montana, MMJ Suggestions in Seattle & Patient Plunge in Michigan

By John Schroyer A Montana judge rules against the state’s medical marijuana crackdown, Seattle’s city attorney suggests some radical changes to cannabis regulations, and the number of MMJ patients in [click to continue...]

January 8, 2015

An End to Gov’t Meddling in MJ Industry? Impact of Federal Marijuana Legislation Uncertain

By John Schroyer Tucked inside the enormous 1,600-page spending bill Congress passed last month is a key marijuana-related provision that some industry insiders say will bring about the end to [click to continue...]

January 7, 2015

Illinois to Consider Expanding MMJ Patient Base

Illinois dispensary owners might have access to a larger patient base down the road. The state’s health department is now soliciting suggestions on medical conditions that could be added to [click to continue...]

January 7, 2015

New Michigan MMJ Patient Rules Could Impact Market

A handful of regulatory changes for Michigan’s medical marijuana patients could impact the size of the market for cannabis businesses. The new rules – scheduled to take effect Jan. 15 [click to continue...]

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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 MMJ program will officially be rolled into its recreational market after Gov. Jay [click to continue...]

Minnesota MMJ Companies Raise $30M

The two companies selected to grow and dispense medical cannabis in Minnesota have raised a [click to continue...]

Canadian MMJ Crackdown On the Way?

Medical marijuana businesses in Vancouver, British Columbia, may soon be in the city’s crosshairs. The [click to continue...]

Seed-to-Sale Tracking Trend Continues With New Mexico

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An increasing number of states are requiring cannabis companies to track every plant from seed [click to continue...]

Oregon Catering to Cash-Carrying Cannabis Businesses

The agency in charge of overseeing Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry is planning to add a [click to continue...]

Bill Would Prevent Feds From Targeting Compliant MJ Companies

Cannabis business owners harassed by federal prosecutors despite operating legally in their respective states would [click to continue...]

Florida Medical Marijuana Measures Fizzle Out

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An attempt to legalize medical marijuana in Florida this year via the state Legislature is [click to continue...]

Ohio Group Claims Sabotage in Legalization Efforts

An Ohio organization pushing for medical marijuana legalization in the state says a stronger, more [click to continue...]

California Industry Association Head Faces Suit to Close Dispensary

A dispensary run by the president of the California Cannabis Industry Association has come under [click to continue...]

Oregon Expects 2,000 Applicants for Recreational MJ Licenses

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Oregon officials in charge of regulating the state’s up-and-coming recreational marijuana industry expect roughly 2,000 [click to continue...]

Marijuana Testing Lab Seeks $5 Million for International Expansion

One of the first commercial cannabis testing labs in the United States is seeking $5 [click to continue...]

Anti-Marijuana DEA Chief to Resign

The head of the Drug Enforcement Agency will resign next month, prompting cheers from cannabis [click to continue...]

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