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January 6, 2015

New York MMJ Hopefuls Spending Big Bucks on Lobbyists

Dozens of cannabis companies and entrepreneurs are shelling out thousand of dollars a month on lobbyists in New York as they gear up to compete for just five licenses to [click to continue...]

January 6, 2015

Seattle Official: Target Illegal MMJ Businesses, Allow Cannabis Lounges

Cultivators and dispensaries in Seattle that are operating without a license or not paying taxes must be shuttered, and the medical marijuana industry should be regulated under the state’s recreational [click to continue...]

January 6, 2015

First MA Dispensary Slated to Open in Spring

The smell of flowers could be particularly strong in one city north of Boston this spring. Cannabis flowers, that is. Massachusetts’ first licensed medical marijuana dispensary is aiming to open [click to continue...]

January 6, 2015

10 Key Data-Driven Trends From Colorado’s 1st Year of Recreational Marijuana Sales

By John Schroyer Last year was one for the history books, as the first stores sold recreational marijuana to consumers beginning on New Year’s Day 2014 in Colorado. While there [click to continue...]

January 5, 2015

Montana Judge Rules Against MMJ Crackdown

Montana medical marijuana businesses are about to get some serious relief, thanks to a district court judge who struck down several key portions of a 2011 law intended to crack [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...]

January 2, 2015

Alaska Might Stick to Rec Deadlines After All

After initially indicating he might push for delays in the rollout of recreational marijuana sales, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said his office is now committed to sticking with the deadlines [click to continue...]

January 2, 2015

Massachusetts Approves 1st Cultivator License

Massachusetts officials have granted the state’s first medical cannabis cultivation certificate of registration to a Salem company, advancing a licensing process that has been fraught with errors and delays. Alternative [click to continue...]

January 2, 2015

LeafLine Begins Construction on Minnesota Grow Facility

LeafLine Labs, one of two businesses awarded licenses to grow and sell medical cannabis in Minnesota, has started construction on its cultivation facility after buying land last month. The company [click to continue...]

January 2, 2015

The Future of Medical Marijuana in Florida: Q&A With Attorney John Morgan

By John Schroyer Florida trial attorney John Morgan was the face and voice of the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in the state last year. Though the measure fell just [click to continue...]

December 31, 2014

Illinois MMJ Applicants Still Waiting for Decision

Prospective dispensary owners and cultivators waiting to hear whether they’ve received a license to operate in Illinois were told the state is still evaluating applications, meaning decisions on who will [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

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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

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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

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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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