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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...]

April 21, 2015

Another Poll Finds Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization

Yet another national poll has revealed that attitudes towards legalizing cannabis have grown more tolerant in recent years. A study commissioned by CBS News has found that 53% of Americans [click to continue...]

April 20, 2015

Chart of the Week: Denver’s 4/20 Tourism Bonanza

By Becky Olson It’s April 20, and the nation’s first two recreational cannabis markets appear to be benefiting from a solid tourism bump tied to today’s annual marijuana celebration. The [click to continue...]

April 16, 2015

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

CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta gave the medical marijuana industry another shot in the arm Thursday, saying the United States needs to have a “revolution” concerning the medical use [click to continue...]

April 15, 2015

CA Judge Won’t Reschedule Marijuana

A federal judge in California on Wednesday declined to overturn marijuana’s place on the Drug Enforcement Agency’s list of controlled substances. U.S. Judge Kimberly Mueller raised hopes within the cannabis [click to continue...]

April 13, 2015

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 government issued guidance early last year on how financial institutions can handle dealings with cannabis [click to continue...]

April 9, 2015

Revival of 280E Bill on Horizon

A pair of Oregon Democrats announced Thursday that they’re planning to revive a bill that would reconcile legal marijuana companies with the tax code so cannabis businesses can take standard [click to continue...]

April 9, 2015

California Congressmen to Feds: Stop Prosecuting MMJ Businesses

Two California congressmen said U.S. attorneys seeking to seize two dispensaries in the state have gone rogue and are breaking federal guidelines. Reps. Sam Farr and Dana Rohrabacher sent a [click to continue...]

April 7, 2015

Hemp Advocate Rand Paul Announces Candidacy for President

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has announced his candidacy for president, giving hemp growers an ally in the fight for the White House. Paul has voiced his opinion that hemp [click to continue...]

April 7, 2015

Privateer Closes Record $75 Million Financing Round

It’s official: Privateer Holdings has closed on its $75 million round of financing, capitalizing on a recent rush of investments in the cannabis industry. The private equity firm – which [click to continue...]

April 6, 2015

Congressmen: DOJ ‘Defies Logic’ in Continuing MMJ Crackdown

A pair of congressmen from California have decried the Department of Justice’s interpretation of a measure passed into law last December that forbids federal departments from using funds to go [click to continue...]

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Minnesota MMJ Companies Raise $30M

The two companies selected to grow and dispense medical cannabis in Minnesota have raised a [click to continue...]

Canadian MMJ Crackdown On the Way?

Medical marijuana businesses in Vancouver, British Columbia, may soon be in the city’s crosshairs. The [click to continue...]

Seed-to-Sale Tracking Trend Continues With New Mexico

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An increasing number of states are requiring cannabis companies to track every plant from seed [click to continue...]

Oregon Catering to Cash-Carrying Cannabis Businesses

The agency in charge of overseeing Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry is planning to add a [click to continue...]

Bill Would Prevent Feds From Targeting Compliant MJ Companies

Cannabis business owners harassed by federal prosecutors despite operating legally in their respective states would [click to continue...]

Florida Medical Marijuana Measures Fizzle Out


An attempt to legalize medical marijuana in Florida this year via the state Legislature is [click to continue...]

Ohio Group Claims Sabotage in Legalization Efforts

An Ohio organization pushing for medical marijuana legalization in the state says a stronger, more [click to continue...]

California Industry Association Head Faces Suit to Close Dispensary

A dispensary run by the president of the California Cannabis Industry Association has come under [click to continue...]

Oregon Expects 2,000 Applicants for Recreational MJ Licenses


Oregon officials in charge of regulating the state’s up-and-coming recreational marijuana industry expect roughly 2,000 [click to continue...]

Marijuana Testing Lab Seeks $5 Million for International Expansion

One of the first commercial cannabis testing labs in the United States is seeking $5 [click to continue...]

Anti-Marijuana DEA Chief to Resign

The head of the Drug Enforcement Agency will resign next month, prompting cheers from cannabis [click to continue...]

Las Vegas Dispensary With ‘Snowball’s Chance’ Moves Forward


The owners of a planned Las Vegas dispensary held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday despite [click to continue...]

Another Poll Finds Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization

Yet another national poll has revealed that attitudes towards legalizing cannabis have grown more tolerant [click to continue...]

60% Plunge in Washington Recreational MJ Prices

Washington State cultivators must be hurting. The average price of a gram of retail cannabis [click to continue...]

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