March 11, 2015

San Diego Shutters 18 Illegal Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing to crack down on dispensaries it deems illegal as the first licensed medical shop prepares to open in the city. Officials have shut down 18 marijuana [click to continue...]

February 19, 2015

CA Lawmaker Authored MMJ Bill But Never Visited a Dispensary

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. [click to continue...]

January 30, 2015

San Diego’s 1st Legal Dispensary Prepares for Liftoff

After waiting more than three months for an answer, David Blair finally got the good news this week: his medical marijuana dispensary will be allowed to open – fully licensed [click to continue...]

January 13, 2015

‘Wine Club for Cannabis’ Gains Traction in California

California has long been known for both world-class wines and cannabis, and an ancillary marijuana company is trying to meld the two in a new marketing strategy. A San Francisco [click to continue...]

December 22, 2014

Concentrates Qualify as MMJ in California, Court Rules

Cannabis concentrates producers in California can relax – their businesses are safe. A three-judge appellate court has ruled unanimously that cannabis concentrates, including dabs, are legally qualified as medical marijuana, [click to continue...]

December 10, 2014

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

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 [click to continue...]

December 5, 2014

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

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 [click to continue...]

December 4, 2014

California to Try Again With MMJ Regulations

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 [click to continue...]

December 2, 2014

LA Sues to Close Down MMJ Delivery App

Los Angeles has already closed down more than 400 medical marijuana dispensaries in recent years. Now, the city is targeting other types of businesses related to cannabis, filing a lawsuit [click to continue...]

October 24, 2014

Feds Raid Pair of Dispensaries in LA

The Drug Enforcement Administration raided a pair of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles on Thursday, executing a search warrant and confiscating money, cannabis and computers. Both dispensaries are owned [click to continue...]

October 24, 2014

San Diego Shuts Down 4 More Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing its quest to close down illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Four more were forced to shutter this week, the city attorney announced on Thursday, bringing the total [click to continue...]

October 20, 2014

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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 [click to continue...]

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50+ Medical Cannabis Business Applications Filed in MA

The Green Rush is back on in Massachusetts. The opening of the first medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Rules Materializing, Early Sales Possible

Rules governing Oregon’s recreational marijuana market are taking shape, with state lawmakers sending two bills [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Brings in Six Figures at MJ Industry Fundraiser

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Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul made a splash in Denver on Tuesday, raising an estimated [click to continue...]

Hawaii Bill Establishing Dispensaries Likely to Become Law

Dispensaries could be open in Hawaii in just over a year, as a bill establishing [click to continue...]

Second MMJ Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania Legislature

In an attempt to get around obstructionists in the state House of Representatives who have [click to continue...]

Fifth New Jersey Dispensary Given Green Light

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And then there were five. Dispensaries permitted in New Jersey, that is. Compassionate Sciences, Inc. [click to continue...]

Louisiana Gov Signs Medical Marijuana Bill

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill making his state the latest in the [click to continue...]

New York Cannabis Firm Buys Oregon Utility Building for $3M

In another sign of the marijuana industry’s growing national reach, a New York-based real estate [click to continue...]

WA Moves Closer to Overhauling Marijuana Tax Structure

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Washington State growers and processors would no longer pay a 25% tax on cannabis and [click to continue...]

Sole MMJ Dispensary Opens in Delaware

Delaware’s only licensed medical cannabis dispensary officially opened in the northern town of Wilmington on [click to continue...]

Canadian Cultivator Tilray to Lay Off 61 Employees

Canadian medical marijuana producer and distributor Tilray said it will lay off 61 employees as [click to continue...]

South Dakota Tribe to Partner With Colorado Grower

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A South Dakota tribe announced this week that it is teaming up with a cannabis [click to continue...]

Startup Acquires Inventory Tracking Firm, Plans Banking Solution

A Los Angeles-based financial services startup backed by a notable investor announced Thursday that it [click to continue...]

Vancouver Will Regulate Dispensaries Despite Federal Ban

The Vancouver City Council has voted to create a bylaw governing the city’s many dispensaries, [click to continue...]

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