Recreational Marijuana News

Nevada Supreme Court halts cannabis distribution licensing

John Schroyer  | September 15, 2017

Nevada’s marijuana distribution court fight will last at least another few weeks.

On Friday, the Nevada state Supreme Court issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the Department of Taxation from issuing any more marijuana distribution licenses, in a move that could extend supply chain problems for cannabis retailers in the short term. Oral arguments …

DOJ official: Administration still unsure on marijuana stance

Kristen Nichols  | September 15, 2017

The Trump administration hasn’t yet decided what to do about marijuana enforcement in states that have legal cannabis programs, according to a top Department of Justice official who was asked about marijuana policy.

“We’re looking at it,” Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 enforcement official at the Department of Justice, said of the Obama-era …

L.A. planners approve marijuana business zoning regulations

Omar Sacirbey  | September 15, 2017

The Los Angeles City Council Planning Commission approved an ordinance on Thursday that sets zoning regulations and land use guidelines for marijuana growers and retailers in the city.

The ordinance mandates that retail marijuana stores be located at least 800 feet from schools, parks, libraries, drug treatment facilities or other marijuana shops, …

Washington state considering recreational marijuana home grows

John Schroyer  | September 14, 2017

In a move that could have a serious impact on Washington marijuana retailers, the department overseeing recreational marijuana in the state will consider allowing home cultivation for adult use.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) announced in a news release that it will hold a public hearing Oct. 4 to …

Alaska cannabis cultivators say licensing process takes too long

Bart Schaneman  | September 1, 2017

Six new marijuana cultivators came online in Alaska in July, but growers are complaining about problems with licensing procedures.

“The process is taking a lot longer” than expected, Evan Schlosberg, cultivation director for Anchorage-based The Frost Frontier, told KTUU.

Schlosberg told the TV station it took months to finally receive …

Which state legislatures could legalize recreational, medical marijuana in 2018?

John Schroyer  | August 30, 2017

By John Schroyer

Only 26 states in the United States - along with Washington DC - allow independent campaigns to place ballot measures before the general public. Which means the only way to change state laws in almost half the country is through the legislature.

For cannabis advocates, that means pinning legalization hopes on lawmakers, not voters.

Colorado marijuana companies brace for flood of cannabis from outdoor grows

Bart Schaneman  | August 24, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

With some of the largest licensed outdoor grow facilities in the country, Pueblo County produces a significant amount of Colorado’s wholesale marijuana – and this year’s harvest could be its biggest.

It’s understandable, then, that indoor and greenhouse wholesale growers across Colorado might be worried about a possible flood of product this fall.