Dispensary/Retail Store Business News

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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Revisions to Nevada Medical Marijuana Regulations, Cannabis Distribution Rules in Pipeline?

Two Nevada lawmakers are hoping to make it easier for qualified patients in the state to obtain medical marijuana, possibly via highly regulated dispensaries. This week, Assemblyman Steven Brooks said he is teaming up with Assemblyman Tick Segerblom to determine an ideal medical cannabis distribution system in Nevada by analyzing the MMJ infrastructure in other […]

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LA Medical Cannabis Supporters Collect 50,000 Signatures in Bid to Overturn Dispensary Ban

A group of Los Angeles medical marijuana professionals and advocates submitted 50,000 signatures today supporting a petition to rescind the city’s ban on cannabis dispensaries, which is scheduled to take effect Sept. 6. It’s an extremely positive development on several fronts, giving the industry a realistic shot at stifling the ban, possibly providing dispensaries with […]

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Feds Order 23 Washington Cannabis Dispensaries Located Near Schools, Playgrounds to Close

Nearly two dozen medical marijuana centers in Washington State have been ordered to shut down because they are located within 1,000 feet of areas where children congregate, representing the latest front in the federal government’s war on the cannabis industry. The Drug Enforcement Agency sent letters to the dispensaries warning that the owners and/or their […]

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