Marijuana Legalization and Regulatory News for Cannabis Businesses

Lawmakers in 4 States to Push for Marijuana Legalization as Cannabis Reform Gains Momentum

Let the domino effect begin. Lawmakers in four states plan to submit bills that would legalize marijuana for adult use and tax cannabis sales, spurred by similar successful measures in Colorado and Washington. State representatives in Rhode Island and Maine will announce in a teleconference tomorrow their intentions to introduce marijuana legalization bills for debate […]

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What to Watch: An Election-Night Primer for Medical Cannabis Professionals

Brace yourself: This could turn out to be one of the most exciting, memorable and important nights in the history of marijuana legislation. Here’s what to keep an eye on as the results start rolling in: Presidential race: No one knows exactly how Mitt Romney or Barack Obama will approach the medical marijuana industry going […]

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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Backers Spend $406K in Oct. as Part of Big Pre-Election Push

An Arkansas medical cannabis legalization measure faces an uphill battle, but supporters hope a last-minute blitzkrieg of TV ads will sway enough voters to push the initiative over the top. Arkansans for Compassionate Care – the group behind the measure – spent $406,000 in October to promote medical marijuana legalization in the state, according to […]

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As Early Voting Begins, Arkansas Medical Marijuana Measure in Deep Hole

If Arkansas is going to join the list of medical cannabis states this year, its legalization measure will have to mount an epic comeback. A new poll released this week shows the measure trailing badly, with just 38% of likely voters saying they support legalization and 54% planning to vote against the initiative. Only 8% […]

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6 Massachusetts Towns Already Trying to Ban Dispensaries Ahead of MMJ Legalization Vote

With Massachusetts poised to become the 18th US state to legalize medical marijuana, cannabis advocates are gearing up for a major celebration on election night. But some local officials are already looking to crash the party, pursuing policies that would prevent medical marijuana dispensaries from opening in their towns. Six communities – Hudson, Malden, Melrose, […]

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Weekly Wrapup: Landmark Medical Cannabis Court Cases + Momentum in Massachusetts

Legal developments dominated medical marijuana news last week, with a trio of important MMJ lawsuits making headlines: #1. In Michigan, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case focused on the legality of dispensaries in the state. At issue is whether medical cannabis sales are allowed under Michigan’s medical marijuana law, which doesn’t specifically […]

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