Dispensary/Retail Store Business News

Weekly Wrapup: 5 Major MMJ, Marijuana Developments Light Up the Cannabis Industry

Last week was a remarkable one for the medical marijuana industry, with a handful of historic developments fueling optimism after a grueling year. Here are five of these milestones and what they mean for marijuana businesses: #1. Judge sides with MMJ in AZ: A lawsuit pitting local officials against a dispensary evolved into a hugely […]

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Q&A With Jeffrey S. Kaufman, Lead Attorney in Watershed AZ Medical Marijuana Case

In the court decision heard round the medical cannabis world, a judge upheld Arizona’s MMJ law this week and stifled an attempt by local officials to derail the state’s dispensary program. It ranks as a huge win for Arizona’s medical marijuana industry, and nearly 100 dispensaries could open over the next eight months as a […]

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Big Win for Dispensaries: Judge Tosses Landlord’s Eviction Case Against Harborside Health Center

Prominent California dispensary Harborside Health Center has scored an important victory not only for its business but also for the MMJ industry as a whole. A judge ruled that Anne Chretien – the landlord of Harborside’s Oakland operation – cannot evict the dispensary despite receiving a civil forfeiture notice from the federal government. Judge Evelio […]

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Steve DeAngelo: Cannabis Industry Professionalism ‘Critically, Critically Important’

The cannabis industry is at a pivotal point in its history and must quickly mature to take advantage of new opportunities and while beating back unprecedented challenges, Steve DeAngelo, director of Harborside Health Center, said this morning at the National Marijuana Business Conference. “It’s critically, critically important that we bring professionalism to the cannabis industry,” […]

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New Jersey, Rhode Island Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Finally Poised to Open?

The day when patients in New Jersey and Rhode Island can start purchasing medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary appears to be drawing near. Both states have made significant progress over the past few weeks in clearing the way for the first cannabis dispensaries to open. In New Jersey, the state health department has finally […]

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Michigan Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Look to State Supreme Court for Help

The medical marijuana industry in Michigan has had a rough go of it over the past year, with scores of dispensaries closing shop under intense pressure from local and state officials. Blame it on a controversial appeals court ruling that determined the state’s MMJ law doesn’t specifically permit the sale of medical cannabis at storefront […]

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