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February 16, 2015

Report: Apple Allowing MJ Apps Again

Apple has apparently reversed a recent ban on cannabis-related social media apps on its iTunes store, with some caveats. MassRoots – an online community for cannabis consumers and users – [click to continue...]

February 13, 2015

Week in Review: Maine Legalization, California Dispensary Lawsuit & Illinois MMJ Licensing

By John Schroyer Two very different visions of recreational legalization emerge in Maine, a California dispensary gets a break in an important lawsuit, and Illinois’ medical marijuana program inches forward. [click to continue...]

February 13, 2015

Illinois MMJ Grow License Challenged

An applicant that lost out on its bid to cultivate medical cannabis in Illinois is fighting the decision to award a permit to another group, which could usher in a [click to continue...]

February 11, 2015

Canadian Company Forced to Recall MMJ Over Potency

A Canadian cannabis company is recalling two batches of medical marijuana that the government claims are too potent. Peace Naturals Project Inc. had labeled the marijuana as containing 9.07% THC. [click to continue...]

February 10, 2015

Goverment: No Correlation Between MJ Use, Car Crash Rates

Cannabis legalization advocates have a new arrow in their quiver: A new U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Commission report says there’s little correlation between marijuana use and car wrecks, and [click to continue...]

February 10, 2015

Washington DC Council Pushing for Recreational Cannabis Sales Amid Stiff Resistance

By John Schroyer A very public fight over marijuana in Washington DC is brewing between city leaders and Congress, and the outcome will likely determine whether recreational cannabis sales come [click to continue...]

February 9, 2015

Berkeley Patients Group Gets Temporary Reprieve

Berkeley Patients Group can stay open, for now. A federal district court judge took the noted dispensary’s side in a recent hearing tied to forfeiture proceedings brought on by U.S. [click to continue...]

February 9, 2015

Large Phoenix MMJ Grow Wins Go-Ahead

A company has received the green light to build a 20-acre indoor medical marijuana cultivation facility within 1,000 feet of a neighborhood in Phoenix, which is technically not allowed under [click to continue...]

February 6, 2015

Hemp Farmers Wanted in Oregon

Attention, Oregon growers: If you’re looking to expand your crop base, you might want to consider hemp. The state’s Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for business licenses to [click to continue...]

February 6, 2015

20 Applicants, Including Rapper, Win Dispensary Licenses in Santa Ana

The city of Santa Ana, California, has awarded 20 dispensary licenses, including one to Cypress Hill rapper Louis Freese, better known by his stage name B-Real. The move comes just [click to continue...]

February 6, 2015

Business Licenses Issued in IL Before FBI Checks Completed

In his hurry to get permits issued to medical marijuana businesses, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner overlooked a key step in the vetting process: conducting criminal background checks. None of the [click to continue...]

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OH Legalization Campaign Sabotage Allegation Tossed

A complaint filed by one marijuana legalization campaign against another in Ohio was dismissed unanimously [click to continue...]

Big MN-Backed Grower Applies for Coveted NY License

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Kyle Kingsley, MD, is hoping he’s found a way to expand his cannabis cultivation company [click to continue...]

Four WA Rec Stores Sell to Minors in Sting Operation

A quartet of recreational cannabis shops in Washington State wrongly sold marijuana to minors in [click to continue...]

New Lawsuit: CO Cannabis Baron Breaking IL MMJ Rules

Yet another lawsuit has been filed in Illinois over the licensing process in the state’s [click to continue...]

Facebook Blocks MMJ Educational Video


Medical cannabis apparently isn’t socially acceptable in Connecticut. At least, not by Facebook. A marketing [click to continue...]

Former OH Lawmaker Joins Cannabis Legalization Campaign

Former state Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati, has been hired by [click to continue...]

‘Worthless’ CBD Bill Heads to Texas Governor

The Texas Legislature has sent a bill allowing CBD treatments for some epilepsy patients to [click to continue...]

Debate Over New MMJ Business Restrictions in Oregon

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Just a week after one legislative committee fought to a standstill over Oregon’s medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Cannabis Cultivation Contender in Illinois Drops Lawsuit

One of several losing contenders in Illinois’ medical marijuana program has withdrawn a lawsuit it [click to continue...]

Denver MJ Law Firm Funds Local Cannabis Professorship

Vicente Sederberg LLP, perhaps one of the best known marijuana legal firms in the country, [click to continue...]

AZ Cannabis Farmer’s Market Club Raided by SWAT

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Nine people were arrested at five locations after an Arizona SWAT team raided a medical [click to continue...]

Denver Grower Loses Court Fight Over Pesticide Quarantine

Denver marijuana cultivator Organic Greens was shot down in court on Friday by a district [click to continue...]

Revamped MA Dispensary Guidelines Make Process More Transparent

Medical marijuana dispensary license applicants in Massachusetts will be judged on their own merits under [click to continue...]

FDA Says CBD Products Don’t Qualify as Dietary Supplements


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ruled that cannabidiol products don’t fit under the [click to continue...]

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