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PTSD Cannabis Study Hits Snag

The study of marijuana as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has hit a major snag, which is discouraging news for the medical cannabis industry. Dr. Suzanne Sisley, who had received federal approval to study marijuana’s impact on veterans with PTSD, was terminated last week by the University of Arizona. The termination means Sisley must […]

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Marijuana Credit Co-Ops Proposed

Legislators in Colorado have crafted a bill that would create local financial-services cooperatives for legal marijuana businesses, taking a page from the credit union model. But the bill would require the Federal Reserve Bank to approve the new co-ops, which could doom the idea entirely. Rep. Jonathan Singer of Boulder proposed House Bill 1398 this […]

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Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can’t seem to win with the locals. After abandoning plans to open in an affluent neighborhood amid opposition from area businesses, Good Chemistry Massachusetts is now facing similar push-back in another location, with some locals telling the dispensary’s owners to “go away.” Good Chemistry […]

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Week in Review: Cracks in Massachusetts MMJ Application Process Overshadow Progress

By Chris Walsh All is not well in Massachusetts. Concerns about the state’s dispensary program are mounting amid revelations that several companies chosen to receive licenses submitted misleading, false or incomplete information to the state. Massachusetts officials also are facing accusations of favoritism. And the state’s health department hasn’t released many

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Massachusetts Dispensary Group Under Fire for Application Errors

A company that won the right to open a dispensary in Boston allegedly misled a city official and submitted false information about local support in its application to the state. Good Chemistry of Massachusetts – which applied for dispensary licenses in three cities – claimed to have the support of the local city councilor and […]

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Home-Grow Reversal a Mixed Bag for WA Cannabusinesses

Washington medical marijuana patients might be able to grow cannabis at home when recreational sales begin after all, a move that could shake up the expected market for retail shops. The state Liquor Control Board has signaled it will officially recommend that MMJ patients continue to be able to cultivate their own cannabis, rejecting proposals […]

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San Jose Debates Dispensary Rules

Officials in San Jose, California, will debate marijuana dispensary regulations tonight, including a proposed citywide ban. California’s third-largest city does not currently have a regulatory system for marijuana businesses; however, medical marijuana operations there do pay a 10% sales tax, which brings $5.4 million a year into the city’s general fund. Many cities in California […]

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2 More MMJ Bans in Northern California

This has been a tough week for medical marijuana entrepreneurs in Northern California. In Napa, the City Council voted 3-2 to ban medical dispensaries, while the board of supervisors in neighboring Solano County voted to permanently prohibit all medical cannabis operations in unincorporated areas. The bans highlight the need for entrepreneurs to play an active […]

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