Dispensary/Retail Store Business News

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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Washington DC Medical Marijuana Program ‘Stuck in the Mud,’ Dispensaries & Growers in Limbo

After numerous delays and setbacks, Washington DC’s medical marijuana program made significant strides last spring when the city selected six cultivation and four dispensary finalists to move forward in the permitting process. But the progress ended there and almost nothing has happened since, leaving the fledgling medical cannabis industry in the lurch. Local officials reportedly […]

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Oregon Medical Marijuana Grow Sites Raided, Colorado Dispensaries Close Amid Crackdown

The US government’s widespread efforts to crack down on the medical cannabis industry claimed nearly a dozen new victims this week, putting the MMJ industry on edge with the November elections quickly approaching. – In Oregon, federal agents and local and state authorities raided seven sites tied to well-known MMJ grower James Bowman, who runs […]

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Marijuana Businesses & MMJ Patients to Rally Nationwide, Protest Federal Intervention

The medical marijuana industry is looking to form a united front against the federal government’s continuing MMJ crackdown, with numerous rallies and protests planned for Thursday in Washington DC and eight states across the country. Americans for Safe Access is urging medical cannabis professionals, advocates and patients to attend afternoon rallies in Arizona, California, Colorado, […]

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