February 8, 2013

Michigan Bombshell: Supreme Court Says Dispensaries Are Illegal, Many Centers Could Close

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that dispensaries are illegal under local medical cannabis laws, a worst-case scenario for the state’s MMJ industry. The ruling leaves no doubt about the [click to continue...]

February 8, 2013

Washington Dispensaries Could See Regulatory Changes Modeled After I-502 Rules

The legalization of cannabis in Washington could trigger huge changes in the state’s medical marijuana laws and policies this year. Case in point: Two state lawmakers have introduced a bill [click to continue...]

February 7, 2013

Lone NJ Dispensary Struggling to Meet Crushing Demand as Frustration Mounts Over MMJ Program

The New Jersey medical cannabis industry celebrated a major milestone in December, when the state’s first dispensary officially opened its doors and began serving patients. Now, two months later, frustration [click to continue...]

February 6, 2013

Behold, the Power of MMJ: Michigan Collects $10M in Revenue Fom Marijuana Applications

Perhaps that whole MMJ crackdown thing in Michigan isn’t such a good idea, after all. The state collected $10 million in application fees from medical cannabis patients during its most [click to continue...]

February 5, 2013

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Overhaul Federal Marijuana Policies, Bolster Cannabis Industry

Two congressmen have unveiled separate bills today that would overhaul the federal government’s approach to marijuana and allow the industry to flourish in states that have legalized cannabis for medical [click to continue...]

February 5, 2013

California Dispensary Bans in Spotlight as State Supreme Court Takes Up Medical Cannabis Case

Can cities and counties in California ban medical marijuana dispensaries, or should they be forced to regulate – rather than destroy – the industry if they have a problem with [click to continue...]

February 4, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Los Angeles, San Diego Highlight Volatility of Medical Cannabis Industry

The medical marijuana industry is not for the faint of heart. Each day brings new challenges, setbacks and surprises (not to mention opportunities)  –  making it both exciting and frustrating [click to continue...]

February 1, 2013

Despite Flurry of Bills, Only a Few States Expected to Pass Cannabis Legislation in 2013

Optimism about the marijuana industry’s future is extraordinarily high these days. One of the main reasons for the exuberance: Lawmakers in roughly two dozen states have either already submitted or plan [click to continue...]

January 31, 2013

San Diego Dispensaries Not Out of Woods Yet as Mayor Scrambles to Draft New MMJ Proposal

The San Diego medical cannabis industry breathed a huge sigh of relief – and popped open a few champagne bottles – earlier this month when Mayor Bob Filner directed local [click to continue...]

January 30, 2013

5 Promising Ancillary Cannabis Business Opportunities for Entrepreneurs, Investors

Looking to get involved in the marijuana industry but don’t want to take on the sizable risks of actually handling the drug? Good news: Some of the biggest opportunities in [click to continue...]

January 29, 2013

An Industry Divided: Battle Lines Drawn as Older, Newer Cannabis Dispensaries Square Off in LA

A civil war is brewing in the Los Angeles medical marijuana community, and nearly every local cannabis-related business will be forced to choose sides this spring. It’s an important battle: [click to continue...]

January 28, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: The Challenges of a Mature MMJ Market + Positive Signs From Feds

By Chris Walsh The business opportunities that arise when a state legalizes medical marijuana and allows dispensaries to serve patients have been well documented. Here’s what typically happens: There’s a [click to continue...]

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

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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

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ruled that cannabidiol products don’t fit under the [click to continue...]

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