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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...]

January 6, 2015

Seattle Official: Target Illegal MMJ Businesses, Allow Cannabis Lounges

Cultivators and dispensaries in Seattle that are operating without a license or not paying taxes must be shuttered, and the medical marijuana industry should be regulated under the state’s recreational [click to continue...]

January 6, 2015

First MA Dispensary Slated to Open in Spring

The smell of flowers could be particularly strong in one city north of Boston this spring. Cannabis flowers, that is. Massachusetts’ first licensed medical marijuana dispensary is aiming to open [click to continue...]

January 5, 2015

Montana Judge Rules Against MMJ Crackdown

Montana medical marijuana businesses are about to get some serious relief, thanks to a district court judge who struck down several key portions of a 2011 law intended to crack [click to continue...]

January 5, 2015

DC Mayor: City Will Fight for Rec Marijuana Law

Washington DC isn’t giving up the fight on legalized cannabis. The city will “explore every option” to get a voter-approved marijuana law enforced, Mayor Muriel Bowser, who took office on [click to continue...]

January 2, 2015

Alaska Might Stick to Rec Deadlines After All

After initially indicating he might push for delays in the rollout of recreational marijuana sales, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said his office is now committed to sticking with the deadlines [click to continue...]

January 2, 2015

Hawaii Commission Recommends MMJ Dispensaries by 2017

Though Hawaii remains one of the few medical marijuana states without legal dispensaries, that could very well change this year. Solid details for a plan to set up a medical [click to continue...]

January 2, 2015

Massachusetts Approves 1st Cultivator License

Massachusetts officials have granted the state’s first medical cannabis cultivation certificate of registration to a Salem company, advancing a licensing process that has been fraught with errors and delays. Alternative [click to continue...]

January 2, 2015

The Future of Medical Marijuana in Florida: Q&A With Attorney John Morgan

By John Schroyer Florida trial attorney John Morgan was the face and voice of the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in the state last year. Though the measure fell just [click to continue...]

December 31, 2014

Illinois MMJ Applicants Still Waiting for Decision

Prospective dispensary owners and cultivators waiting to hear whether they’ve received a license to operate in Illinois were told the state is still evaluating applications, meaning decisions on who will [click to continue...]

December 31, 2014

3 Developments to Watch in 2015: Changing of the Guard, New Markets & Business Accelerator

By Tony C. Dreibus While there’s plenty of conjecture about what will happen in the marijuana industry in the new year, numerous developments have already been set in motion. From [click to continue...]

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Cannabis Chamber Logo Sparks Lawsuit

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has filed suit over what it claims is trademark [click to continue...]

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

seed to sale

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


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


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...]

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