September 10, 2013

Could Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Help California’s Scramble to Enact AB 604?

By Anne Holland Just 15 days ago, when US Senator Leahy announced today’s US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing ‘Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws’, no one could have predicted [click to continue...]

September 9, 2013

Week in Review: Seniors, McCain & Puerto Rico Consider Saying Yes to Cannabis

By Anne Holland The cannabis industry gained support from diverse sources this week, highlighting the growing support for cannabis – and cannabusinesses – in the US.

September 6, 2013

Q&A With Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project on 2013 Gains, Industry’s Role in MMJ Legislation

Advocates and cannabis evangelists play important roles in getting state-level medical marijuana laws passed via the legislature and the ballot box. But building support among lawmakers and voters, funding related [click to continue...]

September 5, 2013

Entrepreneurs Getting Jump on Medical Marijuana Laws, Entering New Markets Quickly

Just days after the governor of Illinois signed off on the state’s medical cannabis law, a clinic focused on helping patients get MMJ cards when the program is up and [click to continue...]

September 4, 2013

WA Significantly Revises Proposed Rules for Recreational Cannabis Businesses

By Anne Holland Today the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) announced key changes to its proposed rules for recreational cannabis businesses under the state’s Initiative 502. Key changes are [click to continue...]

September 3, 2013

Week in Review: A Game-Changer for Cannabis Industry or More False Hope?

Ask cannabis professionals and advocates what they think about last week’s announcement from the Department of Justice, and you’ll likely get an answer filled with superlatives. Some are calling it [click to continue...]

August 30, 2013

Watershed Move by Feds Could Impact Funding, Banking, Taxes and Other Cannabis Business Issues

This week’s earthshaking announcement by the Department of Justice paints a brighter picture of the industry’s future, opens the door for legalization in more states and increases the possibility of [click to continue...]

August 29, 2013

DOJ Won’t Challenge State Recreational Marijuana Laws, Providing Big Boost to Cannabis Industry

The Department of Justice said today it will not seek to block or substantially alter adult-use marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington State at this time, a major win for [click to continue...]

August 28, 2013

Lawsuit Tied to Home Grows Could Alter Arizona Medical Marijuana Market, But Industry Skeptical

Arizona’s medical marijuana industry has already dealt with enough turbulence to last a lifetime. But MMJ professionals might have to brace themselves for more uncertainty and change in the near [click to continue...]

August 27, 2013

Guest Column: 8 Reasons Existing Medical Marijuana Businesses Need a New Location

By Kerry Blasdel Note: This is the first in a two-part column on real estate issues for existing MMJ businesses. Finding a suitable location is often one of the biggest [click to continue...]

August 26, 2013

Week in Review: Unexpected DEA Move Rattles Cannabis Industry + Huge MMJ Interest in MA, IL

With all the progress medical marijuana has made this year – including legalization in several new states and the opening of dispensaries in a handful of others – you’d think [click to continue...]

August 23, 2013

A $40 Million Rush: 181 Applications Competing for 35 MA Dispensary Licenses

By Anne Holland By the cut-off time at 3pm yesterday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health had received a grand total of 181 applications for the 35 dispensaries allowed under [click to continue...]

California Leaders Exploring Recreational Marijuana Issues

Some California officials are trying to ensure would-be recreational marijuana businesses don’t run into the [click to continue...]

Cannabis Chamber Logo Sparks Lawsuit

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The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has filed suit over what it claims is trademark [click to continue...]

New York Taking Applications for Medical Cannabis Business Licenses

Ready, set, go! Entrepreneurs can now apply for medical cannabis business licenses in New York, [click to continue...]

Video Statement Part of Settlement Tied to $100M Lawsuit

In an unusual legal settlement, a Colorado company has issued a video statement about its [click to continue...]

WA Gov. Signs Sweeping Bill Moving MMJ Into Rec Program

News about Washington medical cannabis dispensaries, state marijuana laws and marijiana businesses

Washington State’s MMJ program will officially be rolled into its recreational market after Gov. Jay [click to continue...]

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...]

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