Marijuana Business Daily staff

Bill Would Allow VA Docs to Recommend MMJ

A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors would allow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana for veterans in states where it’s legal. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced the Veterans Equal Access Act, which would lift a ban that prevents VA doctors from […]

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1,000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana businesses from opening within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds or public housing. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said dispensaries may face prosecution and asset forfeiture if they open too close to a school even if they’re allowed under state and local […]

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California attorney general says cannabis legalization `inevitable’

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said cannabis legalization in the state is “inevitable” as advocates prepare to put recreational marijuana on the 2016 ballot. Legalization in Colorado and Washington are good test subjects for California, where use of medical cannabis has been legal since 1996, she told Buzzfeed News. Harris said that as attorney general, […]

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Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 when federal agents swooped in a shut down several cannabis producers and dispensaries. Roger Petersen, whose company has grown and dispensed marijuana since 2010, said he takes careful steps to work within the law and make his business as transparent […]

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Privateer Holdings, Bob Marley’s Estate Enter Partnership

Bob Marley’s family will lend the reggae legend’s name and face to a company that sells marijuana strains smoked by the famous musician, and cannabis-infused topicals and accessories similar to those he used. Seattle-based Privateer Holdings will own Marley Natural, which will have its headquarters in New York’s lower east side but will make and […]

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Edibles Regulation Agreement Eludes Working Group

A Colorado working group that gathered to better regulate edibles ended without reaching a consensus. The group, which includes both sides of the debate – legislators looking to regulate the industry and makers of marijuana-infused edibles — had been meeting for months. Instead of one or two narrowly focused recommendations, the group instead submitted more […]

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Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues

As the 2014 election approaches, politicians are increasingly comfortable addressing marijuana issues as part of their campaigns. It’s a positive indicator that the 2016 election cycle, including the race for president, will feature a growing discussion on the policy and politics of marijuana legalization for both medical and recreational use by adults. Recently, a U.S. […]

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Oregon Cities Levy Taxes in Hopes of Rec Law Passage

For many voters, a key selling point of recreational cannabis legalization is the possible tax windfall from the sale of cannabis and related products. At least two cities in Oregon are taking action now, weeks before the results of the state vote on marijuana legalization, in the hopes of securing such a windfall for their […]

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