Medical Marijuana

Effort to Make Statewide Medical Marijuana Regulations Fails in California

Effort to Make Statewide Medical Marijuana Regulations Fails in California

California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has been pushing legislation that would have created a new wing of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to license and oversee medical marijuana...
New Jersey Provides Loan to Medical Marijuana Dispensary

New Jersey Provides Loan to Medical Marijuana Dispensary

In a move of support for the state’s growing medical marijuana program, the New Jersey Economic Developmental Authority issued a $357,000 loan to a medical marijuana dispensary in Egg...
Maryland Governor Appoints Committee to Oversee Medical Marijuana Program

Maryland Governor Appoints Committee to Oversee Medical Marijuana Program

On Thursday, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed a commission to oversee the state’s medical marijuana program.  The commission will hold its first meeting on September 24th in Baltimore. The...
Long Beach Takes New Look at Medical Marijuana Collective Ban

Long Beach Takes New Look at Medical Marijuana Collective Ban

The city of Long Beach, Ca. has agreed to draft an ordinance that would allow medical marijuana collectives to operate in the city under a new set of regulations....
Federal Government Talking to Banks About Marijuana Business

Federal Government Talking to Banks About Marijuana Business

On Tuesday, a top Justice Department official announced that the federal government is currently talking with bank regulators to determine whether banks in states with legal recreational or medicinal...
Oregon Legalizes Medical Marijuana Collectives

Oregon Legalizes Medical Marijuana Collectives

Last week, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries.  The state has had illegal collectives for years, which have operated in a legal gray area. ...
Marijuana Policy Project Advertising Near Denver Broncos’ Stadium

Marijuana Policy Project Advertising Near Denver Broncos’ Stadium

The Marijuana Policy Project, which has created (unwarranted) controversy with its billboard advertising in the past at a NASCAR event and in Oregon, has purchased a billboard near Sports...
Senate to Hold Hearing on Federal Response to Marijuana Legalization

Senate to Hold Hearing on Federal Response to Marijuana Legalization

Patrick Leahy, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, announced that he will hold a meeting to examine “conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws.”  Chairman Leahy has invited US Attorney General...
Connecticut Lawmakers to Vote on Medical Marijuana Regulations

Connecticut Lawmakers to Vote on Medical Marijuana Regulations

On Tuesday, a special legislative committee in Connecticut will decide whether to approve regulations for the state’s medical marijuana program.  The regulations that they will weigh in on include...
Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program Receives Over 100 Applications

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program Receives Over 100 Applications

Yesterday marked the deadline for hopeful entrepreneurs to submit their applications to open a medical marijuana dispensary to the Massachusetts Department of Health.  Over 100 applicants submitted the application–...