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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 medical marijuana program, and the new suit claims that a Colorado cannabis businessman has broken anti-monopolization rules. The suit alleges that Kayvan Khalatbari, the owner of consulting firm Denver Relief, has a controlling interest in more than three companies with […]

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Facebook Blocks MMJ Educational Video

Medical cannabis apparently isn’t socially acceptable in Connecticut. At least, not by Facebook. A marketing firm in the state which attempted to upload an educational video about MMJ to Facebook recently was blocked, and his account was then prohibited from posting further videos, according to a Connecticut TV station. The video wasn’t even a sales […]

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Former OH Lawmaker Joins Cannabis Legalization Campaign

Former state Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati, has been hired by a well-funded campaign in Ohio attempting to legalize both recreational and medical marijuana this November. The news is just the latest indication that ResponsibleOhio, the group leading the campaign, is a serious political entity with a careful, calculated strategy and […]

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‘Worthless’ CBD Bill Heads to Texas Governor

The Texas Legislature has sent a bill allowing CBD treatments for some epilepsy patients to Gov. Greg Abbott. This is the very first marijuana legislation to make it through both the state’s Senate and House. Despite its historic nature, the bill’s wording may make it worthless for patients. The bill, SB 339, is designed to […]

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Debate Over New MMJ Business Restrictions in Oregon

Just a week after one legislative committee fought to a standstill over Oregon’s medical cannabis rules, a state Senate committee voted unanimously for new restrictions, including a limit on the number of plants cultivators can have at a given time, implementing a seed to sale tracking system, further inspection regulations and an in-state residency requirement […]

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Cannabis Cultivation Contender in Illinois Drops Lawsuit

One of several losing contenders in Illinois’ medical marijuana program has withdrawn a lawsuit it filed earlier this year, the company’s attorney announced on Monday. PM Rx, which had sued the state’s Department of Agriculture in February after it wasn’t awarded a cultivation license, suddenly dropped the suit, saying only that it made the decision […]

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Denver MJ Law Firm Funds Local Cannabis Professorship

Vicente Sederberg LLP, perhaps one of the best known marijuana legal firms in the country, has announced that it will donate $45,000 to the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law to help support a professorship focused on marijuana law. The professorship will “allow a Sturm College of Law faculty member to dedicate time and […]

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AZ Cannabis Farmer’s Market Club Raided by SWAT

Nine people were arrested at five locations after an Arizona SWAT team raided a medical cannabis club in the Phoenix area. The 7Ten Club was known for hosting marijuana farmer’s markets twice a week. The Club was the site of at least 18 illegal cannabis transactions while under undercover surveillance by local law enforcement, according […]

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Denver Grower Loses Court Fight Over Pesticide Quarantine

Denver marijuana cultivator Organic Greens was shot down in court on Friday by a district court judge who sided with the city after the grower tried to overturn a hold order issued by the city that prohibited the company from selling marijuana that had been treated with a certain pesticide. The company had been forced […]

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Revamped MA Dispensary Guidelines Make Process More Transparent

Medical marijuana dispensary license applicants in Massachusetts will be judged on their own merits under new rules passed by regulators to make the licensing process in the state more efficient and transparent. The new system will judge applicants based on their individual merits rather than in comparison to other applicants, the Boston Globe reported. Licenses […]

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FDA Says CBD Products Don’t Qualify as Dietary Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ruled that cannabidiol products don’t fit under the legal definition of dietary supplements and therefore can’t be marketed as such under the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The news could force many companies already producing CBD products across the country to either revise their marketing strategies or […]

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Edibles Producer May Beef Up Offerings With Infused Meats

Infused products companies are known for their cookies and candies, but producers are getting creative by adding cannabis to everything from spaghetti sauce to, now, meat. Colorado’s The Sausage Queen plans to sell marijuana-infused jerky, sausage, smoked salmon and chocolate-covered bacon in recreational shops and medical marijuana dispensaries, the Aspen Times reported. While the company […]

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