Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

Missouri medical cannabis backer sues to quash rival initiatives

A Missouri organizer for a medical cannabis initiative is suing to remove two related measures from the November ballot. Springfield doctor and attorney Brad Bradshaw filed two separate lawsuits seeking to invalidate the medical marijuana initiatives submitted by New Approach Missouri and Jefferson City attorney Lowell Pearson. State law requires petitions to receive a certain […]

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Canadian company cancels $8.3 million deal to buy Maine marijuana grow operation

Canada-based C21 Investments has nixed a deal to spend up to $8.3 million for a cultivation operation in Maine that subsequently was linked to an alleged black-market grow. The Bangor Daily News reported Tuesday the cancellation of the deal, which C21 had disclosed June 28 in a news release. C21, which has made a flurry […]

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Pennsylvania cracks down on dispensary for selling cannabis for $1 a gram

A brand-new medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania, excited to be selling actual cannabis flower for the first time to registered patients, offered a special deal last week: two strains of flower for $1 a gram, with a limit of 2 grams. The problem? Pennsylvania forbids such promotions, including any discounts. And the flower in question […]

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Multibillion-dollar marijuana industry takes the stage at MJBizConINT’L

There is no end in sight to business opportunities in the multibillion-dollar international cannabis industry, experts said Tuesday as the inaugural MJBizConINT’L kicked off in Toronto. More than 2,000 marijuana entrepreneurs and investors from 31 countries are gathering for the three-day, international-focused conference to explore strategies that include: Tapping into international investment capital. Building a global cannabis […]

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California cities object to statewide cannabis delivery

California cities are pushing back on a proposed change in state regulations that they say would allow unchecked home marijuana deliveries in places that have banned local cannabis sales. The League of California Cities said a proposed rule to permit marijuana delivery statewide would undermine local authority and potentially lure criminal activity. In a letter […]

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North Dakota recreational cannabis measure approved for ballot

Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in bringing the matter to a public vote later this year. Proponents submitted more than the required 13,452 valid petition signatures to get a measure on the November general election ballot, Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced Monday. Supporters submitted 17,695 signatures last month, and […]

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New Jersey launches application process to double medical cannabis licenses

New Jersey has opened the licensing application process that will lead to a doubling in the number of medical marijuana businesses serving the state, from the current six to 12. Reflecting strong demand from entrepreneurs wanting to secure one of the six new licenses, more than 800 people attended a mandatory pre-application meeting on Thursday, […]

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Signatures submitted for Oklahoma recreational marijuana ballot measure

A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma has submitted signatures to qualify the measure for a statewide vote after saying it may not have enough to qualify for the November ballot. The pro-marijuana group Green the Vote submitted the signatures Wednesday to the secretary of state for review. Green the Vote said […]

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