Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

Group to Fight Florida Medical Marijuana Measure

A conservative advocacy group is preparing to fight a push to legalize medical marijuana. Amy Ronshausen – the interm deputy director of Save Out Society From Drugs – released a statement Tuesday saying that “crude marijuana does not meet the standards of modern medicine.” The statement was filed with the state’s Office of Economic and […]

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Could Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Help California’s Scramble to Enact AB 604?

By Anne Holland Just 15 days ago, when US Senator Leahy announced today’s US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing ‘Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws’, no one could have predicted what the fall-out would be.  However, when the Justice Department announced their intended position a few days later, what could have been another sleep-making committee […]

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Q&A With Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project on 2013 Gains, Industry’s Role in MMJ Legislation

Advocates and cannabis evangelists play important roles in getting state-level medical marijuana laws passed via the legislature and the ballot box. But building support among lawmakers and voters, funding related campaigns and writing workable proposals to get a law passed often requires the leadership of another group such as the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP).

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WA Significantly Revises Proposed Rules for Recreational Cannabis Businesses

By Anne Holland Today the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) announced key changes to its proposed rules for recreational cannabis businesses under the state’s Initiative 502. Key changes are designed to open up more potential locations for retail in built-up areas such as Seattle, and to stop large corporations or monopolies from dominating production, […]

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