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 closed over the past four years to over 200. All four were deemed in violation of new zoning restrictions that the city approved earlier this […]

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Russian Cannabis Firm Buys Ebola.com for $200K

This may be the strangest marijuana-related story you read all week. A Russian cannabis company has paid more than $200,000 for the rights to Ebola.com, according to Time Magazine. The company, Weed Growth Fund, threw down $50,000 in cash and nearly 20,000 shares of stock in a different marijuana company – Nevada-based Cannabis Sativa – […]

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WA Sheriff: Rec Marijuana is Working

A Washington State sheriff has a message about marijuana for Oregon voters. “The sky hasn’t fallen,” King County Sheriff John Urquhart said in a recent interview with The Associated Press, referring to Washington’s new recreational cannabis industry. Urquhart went so far as to appear in a video ad for the group that’s backing Oregon’s recreational marijuana […]

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100s of Marijuana Stores, Dispensaries Cut Off From Cashless ATM Accounts

By John Schroyer and Chris Walsh Hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational shops across the country abruptly lost their cashless ATM accounts on Wednesday with no explanation, according to sources close to the situation. One insider told Marijuana Business Daily that at least 300 to 400 shops were affected, and he warned that

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Uruguay Presidential Candidate Would Scale Back Legal Marijuana

The first country in the world to fully legalize the sale and possession of recreational cannabis may take a huge step backwards if a presidential candidate has his way. National Party candidate Luis Lacalle Pou said publicly that he will attempt to repeal many parts of the law if he is elected, according to a […]

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Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department of Planning and Processing sent to 330 medical marijuana businesses across the city recently. The agency warned the businesses that they have until July – or possibly as late as Jan. 1, 2016, depending on other factors – to get […]

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Making Sense of the Wildly Disparate MMJ Polling Data in Florida

By John Schroyer What the heck is going on in Florida? That’s the question many cannabis entrepreneurs are asking after the release of several new polls showing vastly different support levels for a medical marijuana legalization measure that will appear on the November ballot. A survey taken earlier this month found that

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Nevada will weigh rec marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to or not. Advocates have reportedly collected more than 100,000 signatures for a measure that would legalize the production, sale and use of recreational cannabis. As a result, the state Legislature must take up the proposal as a bill and vote […]

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CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state – in the form of a sizable cash infusion. Lifeloc Technologies was recently awarded a $250,000 grant by the Colorado Office of Economic Development to develop the breathalyzers, which will be used to assess cannabis consumption levels. Lifeloc already produces […]

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Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next month for licenses to cultivate hemp. Missouri is one of several states that passed legislation this year permitting the cultivation and use of high-CBD, low-THC cannabis for the treatment of epilepsy. On Nov. 3, the state’s Agriculture Department will begin […]

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Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday to ban nearly all marijuana-infused edibles in the Centennial State was torpedoed almost as quickly as it arose after word of the suggestion spread across the Internet and social media like wildfire, generating national headlines and an immediate backlash from the […]

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