california medical marijuana Archive

CA Lawmaker Authored MMJ Bill But Never Visited a Dispensary

John Schroyer  | February 19, 2015

Lawmakers across the country routinely cast votes on measures concerning the cannabis industry, often without firsthand knowledge of the industry or the benefit of cannabusinesses willing to help educate them.

But Lou Correa took that to the next level.

The former California state senator, who came close to getting a bill passed last year to …

Dispensary’s Big Win in Court Battle With Feds Could Ripple Across MMJ Industry

John Schroyer  | December 10, 2014

By John Schroyer

A federal judge in northern California has tossed a civil forfeiture case against a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary, possibly setting a precedent that could give the U.S. government pause before taking similar actions to shut down MMJ companies.

The decision in favor of Shambhala

Week in Review: LA Elevates Crackdown, WA Cities Tackle MMJ & a Case for Hawaii Dispensaries

John Schroyer  | December 5, 2014

By Tony C. Dreibus and John Schroyer

Los Angeles files a lawsuit against an ancillary medical marijuana company, cities in Washington State seek to address the MMJ issue on their own, and a report in Hawaii could pave the way for dispensaries.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the cannabis industry over …

California to Try Again With MMJ Regulations

John Schroyer  | December 4, 2014

Will 2015 be the year that California finally passes medical marijuana regulations? It will if a pair of Democratic state lawmakers have their way.

State Assembly Members Reggie Jones-Sawyer and Rob Bonta, from Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively, introduced a pair of bills this week in advance of the beginning of the next legislative …

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

John Schroyer  | October 20, 2014

San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, has developed a case of cold feet when it comes to a proposed expansion of its MMJ industry.

The city’s Planning Commission has decided to wait until December to make a decision on whether a