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Lawmaker Calls for Hearings on Delays Plaguing New Jersey Marijuana Program

New Jersey Assemblyman Reed Gusciora wants the state to answer a question that’s been on the minds of MMJ advocates for quite some time: What’s taking so long? Gusciora has called for hearings that will force state officials to explain why there have been so many delays tied to New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. Dispensaries […]

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US Attorney Deems California Medical Marijuana Center Too Big to Succeed

By Anne Holland US Attorney Melinda Haag (pictured) has issued a letter explaining why she filed civil forfeiture actions against Harborside Health Center, despite the fact that the Center appears to break no state or municipal laws. The letter says in part, “The larger the operation, the greater the likelihood that there will be abuse […]

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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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New Speaker for National Marijuana Business Conference: Cannabis Industry Tax Expert Henry G. Wykowski

Henry Wykowski, a San Francisco-based attorney regarded as a leading authority on tax issues in the medical cannabis industry, has agreed to speak at the National Marijuana Business Conference. In practice for more than three decades, he has represented numerous dispensaries on tax and litigation matters and was involved in the landmark case of Californians […]

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More Than 67,000 Arkansas Medical Marijuana Supporters Sign Ballot Petition

By Anne Holland Arkansans for Compassionate Care turned in a petition with more than 67,000 signatures to have a medical marijuana initiative added to the state’s November 6th general election ballot. Arkansas requires 62,507 verifiable signatures from local citizens to add an initiated act to the ballot. Arkansas Secretary of State office staff have until […]

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‘Vague’ Medical Marijuana Dispensary Rules Lead to a Colorado Lawsuit

By Anne Holland Although Colorado has more than 250-pages of formal rulings and legal guidelines around medical marijuana dispensary operations, turns out the guidelines aren’t specific enough to keep center owners from trouble. Colorado Springs dispensary owners Michael Kopta and Alvida Hillery have filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Revenues claiming they face […]

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