Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

Florida Medical Cannabis Advocates Use 48-Foot Billboards to Promote MMJ Legalization

Medical cannabis advocates will unveil two billboards in South Florida this afternoon urging residents to support medical marijuana legalization in the state. The 48-foot billboards  – which read “I’m A Patient Not a Criminal” and “Prescribed in Israel” – are part of a larger effort by the non-profit group The Silver Tour to target older […]

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Pat Robertson’s Call for Marijuana Legalization a Shot in the Arm for Pot Advocates, MMJ Industry

The marijuana community – and, by extension, the medical cannabis industry – is getting support from an unlikely source: Controversial Christian televangelist Pat Robertson. In an interview this week with The New York Times, Robertson criticized the long-running and oft-criticized war on drugs, saying it “just hasn’t succeed.” Given that backdrop, Robertson said he believes […]

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U.S. Attorney: ‘Unregulated Free-for-All’ Led to Crackdown on CA Medical Marijuana Industry

The federal government’s crackdown on the medical cannabis industry in California is an attempt to shut down marijuana businesses raking in huge profits at the expense of patients, according to the U.S. attorney in Sacramento. “We have received information that some storefront marijuana stores…are selling marijuana at a markup of at least 200 percent over […]

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Seattle Mayor McGinn Urges Marijuana Legalization as State Mulls New Medical Cannabis Regulations

As Washington lawmakers ponder ways to streamline the state’s medical marijuana regulations, Seattle’s mayor is calling for the legalization of cannabis – a move that would have both positive and negative repercussions for MMJ dispensaries. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said yesterday during his State of the City address that marijuana contributes heavily to crime and […]

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Cannabis Caregivers Caught Up in Montana Medical Marijuana Raids Receive Jail Time, Fines

The federal government caused quite a stir last year when it launched a coordinated attack on medical cannabis dispensaries and related businesses in the western U.S., conducting a series of raids that put the marijuana industry on edge. In addition to marijuana centers and cannabis cultivation operations in California, Oregon and Washington State, MMJ dispensaries […]

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