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April 21, 2015

Las Vegas Dispensary With ‘Snowball’s Chance’ Moves Forward

The owners of a planned Las Vegas dispensary held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday despite being told at one point – by their lawyer no less – that they had [click to continue...]

April 17, 2015

Week in Review: Bill Spells Doom for Many WA Dispensaries & MMJ Grows, Boom for Rec Shops

By Tony C. Dreibus Big changes are likely in store for one of the nation’s largest medical marijuana markets, and there could be hundreds of MMJ business casualties – but [click to continue...]

April 16, 2015

National Association for Cannabis Lawyers to Launch

Two California lawyers have teamed up to start the National Cannabis Bar Association, with the aim of connecting attorneys across the country and creating a network of legal resources for [click to continue...]

April 16, 2015

Union Nixes Attempt to Organize Workers at NJ Dispensary

Marijuana businesses hoping for some potential legal guidance on unionization from a case in New Jersey won’t get any insight on the issue after all. The expected court fight over [click to continue...]

April 15, 2015

CA Judge Won’t Reschedule Marijuana

A federal judge in California on Wednesday declined to overturn marijuana’s place on the Drug Enforcement Agency’s list of controlled substances. U.S. Judge Kimberly Mueller raised hopes within the cannabis [click to continue...]

April 15, 2015

Bill Rolling Washington MMJ Into Recreational Program Advances

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee will likely sign a bill passed by the Legislature that would roll the state’s unregulated medical marijuana market into its heavily regulated recreational cannabis program. [click to continue...]

April 14, 2015

New Jersey Dispensary in Labor Dispute Turned Away By Law Firm

Some attorneys still won’t touch the cannabis industry, it seems. David Knowlton, co-founder of the Compassionate Care Foundation dispensary in New Jersey, is slated to appear in court this week [click to continue...]

April 14, 2015

Delaware’s 1st Dispensary Delayed Again, Set For June Opening

The opening of Delaware’s first and only MMJ dispensary has been delayed again, but this time construction issues are to blame rather than regulatory problems. First State Compassion Center near [click to continue...]

April 13, 2015

Illinois Gov Won’t Extend MMJ Pilot Program Yet

In response to attempts by lawmakers to extend the timeline for the state’s medical cannabis pilot program, Gov. Bruce Rauner made it clear on Monday that he isn’t going to [click to continue...]

April 13, 2015

Filings Show Many Banks Working With Cannabis Businesses

Banks have filed more than 1,700 so-called “marijuana limited” suspicious activity reports since the federal government issued guidance early last year on how financial institutions can handle dealings with cannabis [click to continue...]

April 13, 2015

New Doctor Requirement Could Dampen Arizona’s MMJ Market

Arizona dispensaries could see fewer new patients after the state’s governor signed a bill forcing naturopathic doctors to provide documentation on medical marijuana recommendations. The new rule, which take effect [click to continue...]

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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...]

Las Vegas Dispensary With ‘Snowball’s Chance’ Moves Forward

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The owners of a planned Las Vegas dispensary held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday despite [click to continue...]

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