Dispensary/Retail Store Business News

5 Important Questions for the Medical Marijuana Industry in 2012

What will 2012 bring to the medical cannabis industry? Here are the top five questions MMJ Business Daily is focusing on: #1. Will the federal crackdown continue and grow in scope? The government’s coordinated campaign to crack down on dispensaries was easily the biggest MMJ news of 2011, leading to a huge contraction in the […]

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Memo Outlines Top Triggers for Federal Prosecution in California Medical Pot Crackdown

What is the federal government looking for when determining whether to bust a medical marijuana dispensary or grow operation? That’s the $1 million question in California, where the Obama administration has launched a confusing crackdown on MMJ that has left the medical cannabis community scrambling to figure out why certain operations have been targeted and […]

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Weekly Wrapup: Colorado in Federal Crosshairs, Arizona Chooses Side in MMJ Lawsuit

Medical pot dispensaries in Colorado have had a relatively calm fall, operating under the radar while watching the federal cannabis crackdown on the West Coast from afar. The winter might be a bit more turbulent. Last week, we wrote about how the federal government is considering a medical pot crackdown in Colorado. Sources said the […]

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Seattle Lawyer Challenges Medical Pot Ordinance on Dispensary Regulation, Oversight

A Seattle attorney has filed suit against a new ordinance that calls for the city to tax, oversee and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in the region, calling the initiative unconstitutional. While similar lawsuits have popped up in cities with medical pot laws across the country, this one is particularly interesting because of who filed it: […]

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Feds to Target CO Cannabis Dispensaries Next Year as Part of Widening MMJ Crackdown?

Maybe Colorado’s well-regulated and tightly controlled medical pot industry isn’t so sheltered from federal prosecution after all. The U.S. government is either considering or has already decided to move forward with plans to target some pot dispensaries in the state, according to various media reports. The feds apparently are looking to focus on medical marijuana […]

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