Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

Legal & Regulatory News

Pot Proponent’s Remarks About New Colorado Medical Marijuana Laws Perplexing

Last week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill that will introduce another round of sweeping changes to the state’s medical marijuana industry, according to this Associated Press story in the Denver Post. There was little fanfare surrounding the signing. And rightfully so: It was more of a procedural step, as the industry has been […]

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Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Industry Trapped in Limbo, Thanks to Governor

This was supposed to be a big week for Arizona’s fledgling medical marijuana industry. The permit process for new dispensaries was officially set to begin this Wednesday – setting the gears in motion and paving the way for medical pot centers to open up in the state. Notice how I’ve been using the past tense? […]

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Bills Add Up for Dispensary Owners With Medical Marijuana in Spotlight

We interviewed a dispensary owner in Denver last Friday for a future piece in our online publication and was shocked at the costs involved in this business. “I’m sitting here looking at a wall of bills right now, and I have about $70,000 due soon,” the owner said at one point during the interview. “Myself […]

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Let the Weed Business Battle Begin: Lawsuit by Marijuana Dispensaries a Monumental Affair

Here’s an interesting development on the legal front: Two dispensary owners in Montana are suing the federal government over raids conducted earlier this year, claiming that the moves were unconstitutional, “exceeded the government’s authority and pre-empted the state’s medical marijuana law.” Whoa. This is a big development. The legal landscape in the medical marijuana industry […]

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