Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

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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Americans for Safe Access Urges Cannabis Action, Protests During Medical Marijuana Week

For MMJ dispensary owners, professionals in the medical cannabis industry and marijuana patients, next week will involve much more than exorbitantly priced flowers, romantic dinners and chocolates that come in heart-shaped boxes. It is, after all, Medical Marijuana Week. Typically, the week is seen as a time to celebrate progress in MMJ laws, the marijuana […]

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Pro-Cannabis Billionaire Pumps $525,000 Into Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Campaign

Ohio billionaire and medical cannabis advocate Peter Lewis is putting his personal wealth behind another marijuana initiative. This time, he’s backing a bid aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in Massachusetts – hoping to add it to the list of states with medical cannabis laws. Lewis, who is the chairman of the auto insurance firm Progressive […]

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State Marijuana Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Support Legalization of Weed in California

While the federal government, state lawmakers and local city council members wage war on the California medical marijuana industry, the average resident supports the idea of legalized pot. That’s the major finding of a new marijuana poll that asked 800 likely voters across California about their thoughts on proposed cannabis legislation and the war on […]

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18 States Considering Medical Marijuana Laws in 2012 Despite Pressure on Cannabis Business

Medical marijuana raids in California, Colorado, Washington and other states make newspaper headlines seemingly every morning. Pot dispensary bans, moratoriums on weed dispensaries and community protests lead the nightly newscast. Speculation about what the federal government might do next fills online MMJ chat rooms. Given all the negative news, one would think that medical marijuana […]

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