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May 13, 2015

Denver Rec Store Challenges City’s MJ Quarantine Order

A cannabis shop in Denver that had roughly 15 to 20 pounds of marijuana put under a legal hold order by the city over concerns of possible pesticide contamination is [click to continue...]

May 13, 2015

Nevada May Increase Number of Dispensary Licenses

There’s hope for Nevada entrepreneurs who didn’t win a dispensary license during the initial application period, as the state is considering awarding additional permits. Two state senators have introduced a [click to continue...]

May 12, 2015

Large Banks Say Cannabis Business Risks Still Outweigh Benefits

The nation’s largest banks aren’t willing to work with cannabis businesses because the risks of working with a product that’s federally prohibited outweigh any benefits, executives with the financial institutions [click to continue...]

May 12, 2015

Impasse in Oregon Over Dispensary Bans

An Oregon committee formed to hammer out regulations surrounding the state’s cannabis industry has failed to reach an agreement on whether elected officials in cities and counties can ban medical [click to continue...]

May 12, 2015

Illinois Hands Over MMJ Documents as Part of Lawsuit

Illinois has released roughly 13,000 pages of documents tied to its marijuana program – including applications from five businesses competing for cultivation licenses – to attorneys as part of an [click to continue...]

May 12, 2015

Colorado Easing Rules on Out-of-State Investments in Cannabis Companies – With Some Big Caveats

Note: This story has been updated and clarified, as Marijuana Business Daily initially received incorrect and incomplete information from the sponsor of the investment bill. See full clarification at end [click to continue...]

May 11, 2015

WA Law Paves Way for Marijuana Pacts With Tribes

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that sets up a framework for his office to work with Native American tribes interested in growing and distributing cannabis. The [click to continue...]

May 11, 2015

Another Canadian City Begins Crafting Dispensary Laws

Lawmakers in Victoria, British Columbia, are drafting their own bylaws to regulate the city’s medical cannabis dispensaries even though the Canadian government has banned such operations. Victoria’s city council approved [click to continue...]

May 11, 2015

Maine MMJ Caregiver Crackdown Possible

Medical cannabis caregivers in Maine enjoy a good amount of autonomy and some sizable competitive advantages over licensed dispensaries, as they don’t face the regulatory hurdles and state oversight that [click to continue...]

May 11, 2015

Former Top Kroger Lawyer Investing in Ohio Marijuana Campaign

An ex-attorney for grocery store chain Kroger has signed on as one of the investors behind a campaign to legalize both medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio. Paul Heldman, the [click to continue...]

May 8, 2015

Washington Growers May Sue County Over Cultivation Ban

Cannabis growers are threatening to sue a Washington State county after its council voted to ban cultivation in certain areas even after some businesses spent thousands of dollars preparing production [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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