Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

Baltimore MMJ Entrepreneurs Push for Zoning Change

John Schroyer  | September 3, 2015

Entrepreneurs in Maryland asked Baltimore County officials this week to revise a proposed ordinance that would severely restrict where medical cannabis can be grown.

The current version of a proposed county law would restrict cultivation sites and processing facilities to industrial areas, meaning rural properties would be off limits, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Some …

Maryland Shaping Up to Be the Next Big Medical Marijuana Market

John Schroyer  | September 3, 2015

By John Schroyer

Amid the noise and excitement surrounding high-profile emerging medical cannabis states such as Illinois, Nevada, New York and Massachusetts, another upcoming market with vast potential has drawn surprisingly little fanfare: Maryland.

Colorado Revises Proposed Edibles ‘Stop Sign’ Rule

John Schroyer  | August 28, 2015

Edibles companies in Colorado won’t have to stamp their products with a red stop sign after all.

Officials crafting new regulations on marijuana edibles initially proposed a rule that would have required manufacturers to include a symbol resembling a stop sign, emblazoned with the letters “THC,” on such products.

But they have since …

Week in Review: Controversial Cannabis Mascot + Potential Big Break in MN & Florida Rec Push

John Schroyer  | August 28, 2015

By John Schroyer

A legalization campaign takes flak for its new mascot, Minnesota considers expanding its list of qualifying conditions, and more details emerge about a possible recreational marijuana measure in Florida.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Little Hope for Cannabis Legalization in UK Anytime Soon

John Schroyer  | August 27, 2015

Fat chance.

That’s essentially how government officials in the United Kingdom responded to a petition calling for the legalization of marijuana.

“Substantial scientific evidence shows cannabis is a harmful drug that can damage human health,” the government’s formal response to the petition reads. “There are no plans to legalize cannabis as it would …

Oregon Dispensaries Could Ease Into Recreational Marijuana

John Schroyer  | August 25, 2015

By John Schroyer

Dispensaries in Oregon may not have to jump through many hoops to begin selling recreational cannabis this fall.

The state recently released proposed rules covering the early sale of adult-use marijuana, and it appears existing dispensaries will be able to make a smooth transition into the recreational market.