Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

Oregon Patients Paying $100 More for Medical Marijuana Cards

Starting this week, patients in Oregon will have to pay an extra $100 to obtain or renew medical marijuana cards each year – a move that could restrict the industry’s long-term growth but fill the state’s coffers in the short term. Patients who want medical marijuana card are now being charged $200 each year, double […]

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Rhode Island Gov. Chafee Nixes Plan for Cannabis Dispensaries

Attempts to start medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island are dead in the water, at least for now. Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced that he will effectively pull the plug on the state’s fledgling dispensary program by nixing plans to license three planned medical marijuana centers. Chafee said that “after much internal and external discussion and […]

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From Hydroponics to Hot Girls, HempCon Caters to All Aspects of Marijuana Scene

Finally, an event focused specifically on the medical side of the marijuana community. Er, mostly focused on MMJ. HempCon 2011 kicks off in Denver this afternoon, promising to bring together industry leaders, advocates, dispensary owners, patients and attorneys for a weekend full of seminars and presentations. But don’t be fooled: Like any marijuana event, HempCon […]

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New Mexico: 25 Dispensaries, 4,000 Active Patients, $744,079 in Q2 Sales

Following up on our post yesterday about New Mexico, we thought it might be useful to summarize some stats about the state’s medical marijuana industry, courtesy the Santa Fe New Mexican and the New Mexico Department of Health. – Producers (the state’s version of dispensaries): 25 – Active patients: 3,981 – Active caregivers: 106 – […]

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Medical Pot Opponents Bracing for Renewed Bid to Legalize MMJ in Idaho

Fearing an aggressive push by marijuana backers to legalize medical pot in Idaho, the Kootenai Alliance for Children and Families in Couer d’Alene is already bracing for a big fight next year. The organization will hold a meeting on Oct. 14 to discuss the dangers of allowing residents to legally grow, buy and sell marijuana. […]

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Will New Mexico Be The Next State To Backtrack On Medical Pot?

We saw it in Michigan. We’re seeing it in Arizona. And there’s still a chance New Mexico might eventually attempt to make an about-face when it comes to medical marijuana as well. The state’s governor, Susana Martinez, indicated while campaigning last year that she would seek to repeal the MMJ law. Martinez backed off those […]

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Number Of Colorado Marijuana Dispensaries Dips 3% Since Spring

Industry insiders in Colorado predicted that new state medical pot regulations enacted July 1 would lead to consolidation in the industry, triggering a wave of closures and mergers. That’s certainly happening, although to a lesser degree than many thought – at least so far. There are now 736 dispensaries with “on-track” license applications, down from […]

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Study Finds Crime Increased After L.A. Dispensaries Forced To Close

MMJ opponents often claim that medical marijuana leads to an increase in crime. But as we pointed out in a previous post, the stats and information used to back up these claims are often inconclusive and questionable. In fact, some studies show that crime decreases when pot shops come to town. Now we have another […]

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Boulder To MMCs: Avoid Ads With Bikini-Clad Women Holding Bongs

The college town of Boulder, Colorado has developed a reputation as a hub for potheads over the years. Heck, High Times magazine once ranked the University of Colorado as the top cannabis-friendly college campus in the nation. The fact that Boulder is now home to several dozen medical marijuana dispensaries helps solidify that image. But […]

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