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Growing Marijuana For Profit Still Illegal, CA Sheriff Says

John Schroyer  | May 6, 2015

It’s harvest season for outdoor cannabis growers, and a sheriff in one California county is using the occasion to warn local businesses and individuals about making money off of the medical marijuana trade.

“The advent of the 2015 marijuana harvest season has seen an increase in illegal marijuana cultivation in Riverside County, and the Sheriff’s …

Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Industry on Track for July Launch

Tony C. Dreibus  | May 6, 2015

The two companies licensed to grow and sell medical marijuana in Minnesota appear on track to launch in July as expected – a rarity in the MMJ industry.

MinnMed is planning to open a dispensary in Minneapolis on July 1 and a Rochester location two weeks later. Dispensaries in Eden Prairie and Moorhead are set …

5 MMJ Professionals Named to Oregon Rec Board

John Schroyer  | May 6, 2015

The medical marijuana industry could have some sizable influence over recreational cannabis regulations in Oregon.

The state has appointed a board of medical marijuana industry insiders along with other stakeholders and public officials to help oversee the development of rules for the upcoming rec cannabis market.

The 15-member committee includes five professionals from the MMJ …

Running a Cannabis Business in the Spotlight: Q&A With ‘High Profits’ Star Brian Rogers

Tony C. Dreibus  | May 5, 2015

By Tony C. Dreibus

When CNN asked Brian Rogers and his business partner to participate in a documentary series on the tribulations of opening and operating a legal recreational marijuana shop, they were thrilled.

“Initially it was very exciting, mostly for what we perceived would be positive exposure for the business,” said Rogers, whose retail …

Puerto Rico Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Tony C. Dreibus  | May 4, 2015

Puerto Rico’s governor unexpectedly on Sunday signed an executive order allowing medical marijuana use – but where it will be grown, how it will be distributed and which ailments can legally be treated are still up in the air.

The executive order gives the secretary of …