California Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Terra Tech’s SEC Approval Good News for MJ Industry

Tony C. Dreibus  | December 22, 2014

A recent move by the Securities and Exchange Commission could fuel investor interest in marijuana stocks and encourage dispensaries, cultivation businesses and edibles producers to go public.

The SEC last week granted Terra Tech Corp., which trades on the over-the-counter markets, approval to …

Dispensary’s Big Win in Court Battle With Feds Could Ripple Across MMJ Industry

John Schroyer  | December 10, 2014

By John Schroyer

A federal judge in northern California has tossed a civil forfeiture case against a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary, possibly setting a precedent that could give the U.S. government pause before taking similar actions to shut down MMJ companies.

The decision in favor of Shambhala

Week in Review: LA Elevates Crackdown, WA Cities Tackle MMJ & a Case for Hawaii Dispensaries

John Schroyer  | December 5, 2014

By Tony C. Dreibus and John Schroyer

Los Angeles files a lawsuit against an ancillary medical marijuana company, cities in Washington State seek to address the MMJ issue on their own, and a report in Hawaii could pave the way for dispensaries.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the cannabis industry over …

California to Try Again With MMJ Regulations

John Schroyer  | December 4, 2014

Will 2015 be the year that California finally passes medical marijuana regulations? It will if a pair of Democratic state lawmakers have their way.

State Assembly Members Reggie Jones-Sawyer and Rob Bonta, from Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively, introduced a pair of bills this week in advance of the beginning of the next legislative …

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up

Chris Walsh  | November 24, 2014

Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before even opening their doors.

Some applicants for dispensary licenses are reportedly appealing environmental exemptions given to potential competitors also seeking city approval to open MMJ centers.

Under San Diego’s

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

John Schroyer  | November 20, 2014

The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for years, and on Wednesday, two more MMJ shops in San Diego were ordered to close their doors by the city attorney’s office.

According to a local television station, …