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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.

A newly revised version of a proposed county law would restrict cultivation sites and processing facilities to industrial areas, meaning rural properties would …

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.

Harborside Poised to Open Third Dispensary

John Schroyer  | September 2, 2015

It appears that Harborside Health Center, one of the most well-known names in the medical marijuana business, is about to get formal permission for its third dispensary in California’s bay area.

The San Leandro City Council is slated to vote next week on a resolution …

Report: Arizona Recreational Market Estimated at $480M

John Schroyer  | September 2, 2015

Recreational marijuana stores in Arizona could generate roughly $480 million in revenue during the first full year of sales if the state legalizes adult-use cannabis in 2016, according to estimates in a new report by the nonpartisan Grand Canyon Institute.

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Testing Failures Lead to MMJ Shortages, Losses in Nevada

John Schroyer  | September 1, 2015

Strict testing standards have led to a shortage of medical cannabis in Nevada, with pounds of marijuana destroyed after testing too high for pesticides, mycotoxins and heavy metals.

That’s already forced at least one dispensary to delay its opening, according to the Las …

Marijuana Social Networking Site Applies for Nasdaq Listing

John Schroyer  | September 1, 2015

In another sign that the cannabis industry is moving towards the mainstream, the popular marijuana-focused social networking site MassRoots announced on Monday that it has applied for its stock to be listed on the Nasdaq.

If approved, it would become the first marijuana-related technology company to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market and could pave …

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.