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May 14, 2015

New DEA Chief to Focus Less on Cannabis

The incoming head of the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly will focus less on marijuana and instead put more resources toward harder drugs such as heroin, which could relieve some pressure [click to continue...]

May 14, 2015

Marijuana Growers Eyeing Conservation to Reduce Costs, Boost Image & Allay Energy Concerns

By Tony C. Dreibus Cannabis cultivators are increasingly exploring sustainability and energy conservation as a way to cut costs and minimize their impact on the environment. And they might be [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 11, 2015

Chart of the Week: Over $9M Spent in 2014 on Cannabis Advocacy

By Becky Olson & John Schroyer Four of the top marijuana-related lobbying organizations spent over $9 million on state and federal cannabis advocacy in 2014, according to representatives from the [click to continue...]

May 7, 2015

Rejection of Marijuana Startup at Tech Competition a Case of ‘Cannabias’?

By Tony C. Dreibus The cannabis industry has taken great strides towards entering the mainstream business world in recent years, but it apparently still has a ways to go. Case [click to continue...]

May 5, 2015

Supreme Court Turns to Obama on Colorado Marijuana Lawsuit

In an indication that the country’s highest court may actually take up an inter-state lawsuit over Colorado’s recreational marijuana law, the U.S. Supreme Court justices have asked the Obama administration [click to continue...]

May 4, 2015

Exclusive Chart: Marijuana Industry to Create $10B+ Economic Impact in 2015, $30B By 2019

By Becky Olson The U.S. marijuana industry will pump an estimated $10 billion into state and local economies in 2015, with cannabis sales via dispensaries and recreational stores accounting for up [click to continue...]

April 30, 2015

Significant Setbacks in Cannabis Banking Slow Recent Momentum

By Tony C. Dreibus Banking has long ranked as one of the biggest hurdles for cannabis companies, but the tide seemed to be turning as 2014 came to a close [click to continue...]

April 29, 2015

Cannabis Entrepreneurs ‘Fantastic Example of What Makes America Great’ – Q&A With Steven Levitt

By Chris Walsh Steven Levitt has spoken with a half-dozen cannabis professionals over the past few years, and he’s come away with a distinct impression of the marijuana industry and [click to continue...]

April 23, 2015

Bill Would Prevent Feds From Targeting Compliant MJ Companies

Cannabis business owners harassed by federal prosecutors despite operating legally in their respective states would finally get some relief under a bipartisan bill introduced in the House on Wednesday. The [click to continue...]

April 21, 2015

Anti-Marijuana DEA Chief to Resign

The head of the Drug Enforcement Agency will resign next month, prompting cheers from cannabis entrepreneurs frustrated with her vocal opposition to marijuana legalization and the industry in general. Michele [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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