Marijuana Legalization and Regulatory News for Cannabis Businesses

Massachusetts Voters to Decide if Up to 35 Cannabis Dispensaries Can Be Opened

By Anne Holland Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin’s office announced Wednesday that supporters of the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative have gathered enough local citizen signatures to place the measure on the November ballot. The measure would allow doctors to legally prescribe marijuana to card-carrying patients with a limited range of conditions such as cancer, […]

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Three Judges on Los Angeles Appeals Court Unanimously Agree: Dispensaries Are Legal Under California State Law

By Anne Holland On Monday the Los Angeles County 2nd District Court of Appeal unanimously overturned a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, indicating dispensaries are legal under state law, and individual municipalities cannot ban them. The reverberations are already being felt. Tuesday night San Leandros City Attorney Jayne Williams asked the City Council to delay […]

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Long Beach CA Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Fight for Closure Reprieve

By Anne Holland Since February, the 18 remaining Long Beach cannabis collectives have known they will be required to close their doors for good on August 12th. Now, three City Council members, led by soon-to-retire Councilwoman Rae Gabelich are sponsoring a last ditch effort to keep dispensaries open. Their proposal: instead of forcing dispensaries to […]

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