Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

Michigan Township Extends Dispensary Moratorium by 6 Months

A township in Michigan is putting off any decisions on medical marijuana until next spring, taking a wait-and-see approach as the state wrestles with the issue. It’s something that’s becoming quite common across Michigan and in other regions with medical pot laws on the books, given the precarious state of the industry and mixed messages […]

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Ohio MMJ Legalization Efforts Back on Track

A month ago, it seemed efforts to get medical marijuana on the 2012 ballot in Ohio were on the verge of stalling. State election board officials rejected initiatives from two separate groups that submitted petitions to move the process forward, throwing out most of the signatures in one case and taking issue with the wording […]

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California Crackdown Aimed at For-Profit Dispensaries, U.S. Attorney Says

The U.S. government has taken a fair share of flak recently for its war on medical marijuana dispensaries and grow operations in California. In the past few weeks, federal officials have conducted numerous raids and threatened to prosecute landlords that rent space to cannabis businesses. They’ve also talked about the possibility of targeting newspapers and […]

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New iPhone App Helps Patients Identify Strains, Locate Dispensaries

Want to find detailed information about a particular strain of medical marijuana simply by taking a picture of it? It should come as no surprise that, yes, there is an app for that. The Medical Cannabis Network, a Florida-based company that provides products and services to the MMJ industry, has developed a “marijuana recognition” application […]

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Sacramento Survey: Fed Crackdown in California ‘Overkill’

Plenty of people in Sacramento think the Obama administration’s crackdown on medical marijuana in California is too aggressive, according to the results of an informal poll. The Sacramento Business Journal asked readers for their reactions to the federal government’s recent moves (raids, threats, warning letters, etc.) against the state’s medical marijuana industry. Roughly 43 percent […]

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37 Pot Dispensaries in Seattle Still Don’t Have Business License

Some of Seattle’s medical marijuana dispensaries are giving the entire industry a bad name. Roughly a third of the city’s estimated 105 dispensaries have yet to obtain a business license, meaning they are technically violating local laws, according to The Stranger, a Seattle-focused news website. It’s particularly disturbing for several reasons: – Seattle has gone […]

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Oakland Receives 12 Applications for New Dispensary Permits

Medical pot is an extremely risky business to be in these days, with raids, arrests and the threat of criminal prosecution becoming commonplace. The federal government is now even targeting dispensaries and MMJ businesses that are in compliance with state laws, escalating the war on medical marijuana to a new level. Given that backdrop, it’s […]

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Denver MMJ Industry Group Back in Business With Wednesday Meeting

The Medical Marijuana Business Alliance – a Colorado-based trade group for the MMJ sector – has been resuscitated after spending a few months on life support. The organization will host its first meeting in months on Wednesday night (Oct. 19) with a “state of the industry” presentation and a lineup of speakers that includes well-known […]

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Professor’s Dire Prediction: ‘Beginning of End’ for Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana trade groups, lawyers and industry advisers across the nation are trying to allay fears that the federal government’s crackdown in California will spread to other states. California’s pot industry, they argue, is mostly unregulated, allowing shady businesses to flourish and large-scale marijuana operations to grow virtually unchecked. Medical marijuana dispensaries have popped up […]

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N.J. Zoning Board Rejects State’s First Dispensary Proposal

Just when it appeared New Jersey was finally on track to move forward with its dispensary program, yet another setback has cropped up. The zoning board in Maple Shade, New Jersey, unanimously rejected a group’s request to use a relatively isolated building surrounded by highways to sell medical marijuana and related products. Compassionate Sciences Alternative […]

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