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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...]

February 5, 2015

Oregon Cities Pushing for Power to Tax, Ban Cannabis Sales

As it was originally passed last November by Oregon voters, Measure 91 legalizes recreational marijuana and allows the state to tax cannabis sales. But a lawmaker has introduced a bill [click to continue...]

February 5, 2015

Class-Action Lawsuits Send Medbox Shares Lower, Highlight Risks of Going Public

By John Schroyer Medbox Inc., one of the most prominent publicly traded companies in the cannabis space, is grappling with an issue that could become more common in the marijuana [click to continue...]

February 4, 2015

Feds Continue Fight Against Harborside

The feds are at it again. Government attorneys are continuing their attempts to shut down Oakland, California-based Harborside Health Center, one of the first large-scale dispensaries in the United States, [click to continue...]

February 3, 2015

VT Lawmakers Ponder Stricter Edibles Rules

Edibles producers in Vermont may soon have to invest in a host of upgrades to their products and processes, which could prove costly and time consuming. State policymakers are considering [click to continue...]

February 2, 2015

Obama Bill Would Make Rec Sales Possible in DC

President Barack Obama is reviving hopes that recreational cannabis sales will become a reality in Washington DC. Buried in a 2,000-page budget Obama’s office sent recently to Congress is a [click to continue...]

February 2, 2015

Illinois Issues MMJ Business Licenses

In a surprise move, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved dozens of medical marijuana business licenses on Monday, ending a period of uncertainty over the future of the state’s MMJ program. [click to continue...]

February 2, 2015

Connecticut Poised to Expand Qualifying MMJ Conditions

Connecticut is moving forward with plans to add several new ailments to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana cards, which would give cannabis businesses an expanded customer base. [click to continue...]

January 30, 2015

San Diego’s 1st Legal Dispensary Prepares for Liftoff

After waiting more than three months for an answer, David Blair finally got the good news this week: his medical marijuana dispensary will be allowed to open – fully licensed [click to continue...]

January 30, 2015

Week in Review: Bank Axes CO Service, Contentious Biz Plan in Alaska & Concerns Over Potential AG

By John Schroyer An Oregon-based bank retreats from the Colorado marijuana market, an entrepreneur reveals plans to open an unlicensed dispensary in Alaska, and the nominee for U.S. attorney general [click to continue...]

January 29, 2015

CO Rec Stores Unloading Edibles Inventory

In advance of new regulations for infused products in Colorado, many recreational stores in the state are slashing prices on edibles to avoid having to destroy them in a few [click to continue...]

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Pennsylvania MMJ Legalization Hits Snag

Although a number of marijuana activists have pegged Pennsylvania as one of the more likely [click to continue...]

Hemp, CBD Firm Lands $6.5M in Financing From Institutional Investor


CannaVest Corp. said it has closed a $6.5 million round of financing with an unnamed [click to continue...]

Proposal Would Dampen Cannabis Business Opportunities in Anchorage

Businesses in Anchorage, Alaska, that allow patrons to smoke cannabis indoors may face legal issues [click to continue...]

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...]

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