Marijuana Legalization and Regulatory News for Cannabis Businesses

Maryland MMJ Work Group Fails to Reach Consensus on Best Way to Approach Medical Pot

If you think voters are split on medical marijuana, check out the debate among members of a work group in Maryland created to make recommendations on the issue. The group – which consists of legislators, patients, scientists, law enforcement officials and health care professionals – simply couldn’t agree on how the state should structure a […]

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Montana’s Medical Cannabis Industry Shrivelling After Rapid, Uncontrolled Growth

Yet another state with medical pot laws on the books is seeing its MMJ sector shrivel as the entire industry grapples with a federal crackdown, damaging court rulings, falling registered patient numbers and community backlash. This time the contraction is taking place in Montana, where the number of registered patients has nose-dived and dozens of […]

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5 Important Questions for the Medical Marijuana Industry in 2012

What will 2012 bring to the medical cannabis industry? Here are the top five questions MMJ Business Daily is focusing on: #1. Will the federal crackdown continue and grow in scope? The government’s coordinated campaign to crack down on dispensaries was easily the biggest MMJ news of 2011, leading to a huge contraction in the […]

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Memo Outlines Top Triggers for Federal Prosecution in California Medical Pot Crackdown

What is the federal government looking for when determining whether to bust a medical marijuana dispensary or grow operation? That’s the $1 million question in California, where the Obama administration has launched a confusing crackdown on MMJ that has left the medical cannabis community scrambling to figure out why certain operations have been targeted and […]

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Momentum Building Behind Wisconsin Medical Cannabis Bill, Though Prospects Remain Dim

Last year, Wisconsin lawmakers attempted to pass a bill in the Democrat-controlled Legislature that would have legalized the use of medical marijuana. That effort fizzled when the measure failed to gain enough support, even though Democrats are typically more sympathetic to the cause than their political counterparts. But the key figures behind the bill are […]

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Weekly Wrapup: Colorado in Federal Crosshairs, Arizona Chooses Side in MMJ Lawsuit

Medical pot dispensaries in Colorado have had a relatively calm fall, operating under the radar while watching the federal cannabis crackdown on the West Coast from afar. The winter might be a bit more turbulent. Last week, we wrote about how the federal government is considering a medical pot crackdown in Colorado. Sources said the […]

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Seattle Lawyer Challenges Medical Pot Ordinance on Dispensary Regulation, Oversight

A Seattle attorney has filed suit against a new ordinance that calls for the city to tax, oversee and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in the region, calling the initiative unconstitutional. While similar lawsuits have popped up in cities with medical pot laws across the country, this one is particularly interesting because of who filed it: […]

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