DC Medical Marijuana Business News:

March 4, 2015

DC Bans Consumption at Private Clubs

In a bid to curtail premature business opportunities tied to recreational marijuana, city leaders in Washington DC have passed a bill banning cannabis consumption in private clubs. City council members [click to continue...]

February 27, 2015

Medical Cannabis Demand Outweighing Supply in DC

Recreational marijuana has dominated headlines out of Washington DC this week, as the use, possession and home cultivation of cannabis became legal in the city on Thursday. But lost in [click to continue...]

February 25, 2015

Washington DC Mayor Seeks to Ban ‘Cannabis Clubs’

With private marijuana use on track to become legal in Washington DC on Thursday barring Congressional intervention, the city’s mayor is looking to prevent private cannabis clubs from popping up. [click to continue...]

February 10, 2015

Washington DC Council Pushing for Recreational Cannabis Sales Amid Stiff Resistance

By John Schroyer A very public fight over marijuana in Washington DC is brewing between city leaders and Congress, and the outcome will likely determine whether recreational cannabis sales come [click to continue...]

February 2, 2015

Obama Bill Would Make Rec Sales Possible in DC

President Barack Obama is reviving hopes that recreational cannabis sales will become a reality in Washington DC. Buried in a 2,000-page budget Obama’s office sent recently to Congress is a [click to continue...]

January 5, 2015

DC Mayor: City Will Fight for Rec Marijuana Law

Washington DC isn’t giving up the fight on legalized cannabis. The city will “explore every option” to get a voter-approved marijuana law enforced, Mayor Muriel Bowser, who took office on [click to continue...]

December 16, 2014

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington DC. According to The Washington Post, DC City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson plans to ignore [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Obama Supports DC Legalization But Will Sign Ban Anyway

Politics, as the saying goes, is the art of compromise. And in Washington DC, that means the marijuana industry is getting the short end of the stick. Even though President [click to continue...]

December 9, 2014

Update: DC Legalization Could Stand, But Sales May Be Banned

Congress will reportedly let Washington DC’s marijuana legalization initiative stand as passed by voters, but it will prohibit the city council from approving marijuana sales and taxation until at least [click to continue...]

November 26, 2014

Senator Urges Hearings on DC Rec Cannabis

A key federal lawmaker has suggested that Congress should hold hearings on Washington DC’s new recreational marijuana measure, saying such issues should be left up to local governments. Ron Johnson, [click to continue...]

November 21, 2014

Week in Review: OR Rec Taxes in Question, DC Measure Might Stand + MD Sticks With Huge Fees

By Marijuana Business Daily Staff Marijuana legalization in Washington DC will probably remain intact, neighboring Maryland decides to stick with enormous fees for medical marijuana cultivators, and Oregon cities are [click to continue...]

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Denver MJ Growers Major Contributor to Rise in Energy Use

Marijuana cultivation facilities have been specifically identified as a key contributor to Denver’s increasing electric [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Names 5 to Marijuana Control Board

Five Alaskans were appointed to a board that will craft laws governing the state’s recreational [click to continue...]

New York Could Reveal MMJ License Winners Soon

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The New York Health Department may announce winners of the five medical cannabis licenses up [click to continue...]

50+ Medical Cannabis Business Applications Filed in MA

The Green Rush is back on in Massachusetts. The opening of the first medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Rules Materializing, Early Sales Possible

Rules governing Oregon’s recreational marijuana market are taking shape, with state lawmakers sending two bills [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Brings in Six Figures at MJ Industry Fundraiser

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Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul made a splash in Denver on Tuesday, raising an estimated [click to continue...]

Hawaii Bill Establishing Dispensaries Likely to Become Law

Dispensaries could be open in Hawaii in just over a year, as a bill establishing [click to continue...]

Second MMJ Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania Legislature

In an attempt to get around obstructionists in the state House of Representatives who have [click to continue...]

Fifth New Jersey Dispensary Given Green Light

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And then there were five. Dispensaries permitted in New Jersey, that is. Compassionate Sciences, Inc. [click to continue...]

Louisiana Gov Signs Medical Marijuana Bill

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill making his state the latest in the [click to continue...]

New York Cannabis Firm Buys Oregon Utility Building for $3M

In another sign of the marijuana industry’s growing national reach, a New York-based real estate [click to continue...]

WA Moves Closer to Overhauling Marijuana Tax Structure

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Washington State growers and processors would no longer pay a 25% tax on cannabis and [click to continue...]

Sole MMJ Dispensary Opens in Delaware

Delaware’s only licensed medical cannabis dispensary officially opened in the northern town of Wilmington on [click to continue...]

Canadian Cultivator Tilray to Lay Off 61 Employees

Canadian medical marijuana producer and distributor Tilray said it will lay off 61 employees as [click to continue...]

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