California Medical Marijuana News:

June 26, 2014

Robbery Death at Dispensary Highlights Need for Security

Security at medical marijuana retail facilities is back in the spotlight after a fatal shooting at a dispensary in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon. An armed guard at a dispensary in [click to continue...]

June 25, 2014

San Jose Businesses Explore Political Options Against Regulations

Some marijuana business owners in San Jose, California are exploring all options in their fight against the city’s recently approved regulations on the industry. Speaking at the Cannabis Business Summit [click to continue...]

June 25, 2014

Moving Day: Tips for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Forced to Relocate

By Fred Dreier Forced relocation has become a reality for many dispensary owners in the past few years. In some cases, skittish landlords have booted cannabis tenants because of pressure [click to continue...]

June 20, 2014

San Jose Dispensaries Face ‘Daunting Challenge’ Fighting New Rules

Dispensaries in San Jose, California, are preparing to fight the city. The group Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition plans to file two separate referendums to challenge the recent rules approved by [click to continue...]

June 20, 2014

Week in Review: New Market in New York + Unorganized Crackdown in LA & Telling Crime Stats

By Chris Walsh New York finally goes green, a development highlights how unorganized the Los Angeles dispensary crackdown has been and crime stats show that fears over recreational cannabis are [click to continue...]

June 11, 2014

San Jose Approves ‘De Facto Ban’ on Dispensaries

The San Jose City Council has passed a restrictive set of zoning rules for medical marijuana businesses, a crushing blow that will force many dispensaries to close. James Anthony, a [click to continue...]

June 6, 2014

Bhang Chocolate Workers Unionize

Employees of California-based edibles company Bhang Chocolate have voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), which boasts more than 1.3 million members across numerous industries. The [click to continue...]

June 4, 2014

San Jose Deadlocked on MMJ Rules

City officials in San Jose, California, are deadlocked on medical marijuana zoning after a vote Tuesday night. The city council voted 5-5 on the zoning rules, which would restrict medical [click to continue...]

June 2, 2014

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Still Shy Away From Cannabis

Some venture capitalists in Silicon Valley are still hesitant to invest in the cannabis industry, and at least one well-known investor blamed the industry’s current image for the lack of [click to continue...]

May 30, 2014

Week in Review: CBD Laws Fuel Historic Vote + CA Weighs Cannabis Regs & No Gold Rush in Minnesota

By Chris Walsh New CBD laws play an important role in a historic House vote, one medical cannabis bill sputters in California while a competing measure advances, and entrepreneurs discuss [click to continue...]

May 30, 2014

CA Split on Medical Marijuana Regulatory Bills

California’s state Assembly on Thursday rejected a medical marijuana regulation bill, one day after the Senate approved a competing measure backed by a key law enforcement group. Both bills establish [click to continue...]

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Arizona Businesses, Advocates Unite Behind Single MJ Measure

The formerly fractured Arizona marijuana community emerged as a united front on Friday, with representatives [click to continue...]

Heads of Illinois, New Jersey Medical Cannabis Programs Step Down

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Medical marijuana programs in two states are looking for new leaders. Bob Morgan, the coordinator [click to continue...]

2 Marijuana Measures Filed for 2016 Ballot in California

A pair of proposed 2016 ballot measures tied to cannabis have been filed with the [click to continue...]

Gupta: U.S. Needs Medical Marijuana ‘Revolution’

CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta gave the medical marijuana industry another shot in the [click to continue...]

National Association for Cannabis Lawyers to Launch

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Two California lawyers have teamed up to start the National Cannabis Bar Association, with the [click to continue...]

Union Nixes Attempt to Organize Workers at NJ Dispensary

Marijuana businesses hoping for some potential legal guidance on unionization from a case in New [click to continue...]

CA Judge Won’t Reschedule Marijuana

A federal judge in California on Wednesday declined to overturn marijuana’s place on the Drug [click to continue...]

Bill Rolling Washington MMJ Into Recreational Program Advances

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Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee will likely sign a bill passed by the Legislature that [click to continue...]

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 [click to continue...]

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 [click to continue...]

Millions More Devoted to New York MMJ Industry

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Even though New York hasn’t even begun issuing business licenses yet for medical marijuana companies, [click to continue...]

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 [click to continue...]

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 [click to continue...]

New Doctor Requirement Could Dampen Arizona’s MMJ Market

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Arizona dispensaries could see fewer new patients after the state’s governor signed a bill forcing [click to continue...]