Lawsuit Alleges Man Attempting to Monopolize Illinois Medical Marijuana Industry

A new lawsuit filed in Illinois by Medponics Illinois alleges that Kayvan Khalatbari, a Denver medical marijuana business owner, is attempting to monopolize Illinois' medical marijuana system by having interests in more than three cultivation centers. If true, that would violate Illinois' regulations.  However, others are stepping up to defend Khalatbari, saying that he is ...

Oregon Legislators Reveal Sales Tax Proposal

On Monday, Oregon legislators revealed a proposed sales tax for retail marijuana sales. This proposed tax would replace the harvest tax approved by voters. The sales tax proposal didn't include a specific percentage. Staffers are still working to determine how much to charge so that the sales tax will yield as much for the state as the harvest tax does. The reason for imp...

10 Arrested at Las Vegas Hempcon

According to the Las Vegas Police Department, 10 people were arrested this past weekend at Hempcon. Hempcon is a three day medical marijuana education convention. Vendors at 5 booths were caught selling marijuana to undercover police officers. Police met with Hempcon's organizers prior to the event and clarified laws governing the event, including the fact that marijuana cou...

Oakland Airport Baggage Handlers Accused of Smuggling Marijuana

Three baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, CA have been charged as part of a marijuana smuggling ring. According to US Attorney Melinda Haag, the baggage handlers allegedly used their security badges to pass through screening areas while carrying suitcases filled with marijuana. The handlers are accused of then handing the luggage off to waiting pass...

Lawsuit Alleges Man Attempting to Monopo...
Oregon Legislators Reveal Sales Tax Prop...
10 Arrested at Las Vegas Hempcon
Oakland Airport Baggage Handlers Accused...
Colorado Asks US Supreme Court to Throw Out Neighboring States’ Lawsuit Over Recreational Marijuana

Colorado Asks US Supreme Court to Throw Out Neighboring States’ Lawsuit Over Recreational Marijuana

On Friday, Colorado’s Attorney General asked the US Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska over recreational marijuana in Colorado. Oklahoma and Nebraska filed...
Federal Government Approves Arizona Medical Marijuana For PTSD Study

Federal Government Approves Arizona Medical Marijuana For PTSD Study

An Arizona researcher has been granted permission by the federal government to conduct research on the impact of medical marijuana on PTSD. Dr. Sue Sisley, who was terminated from...
NC House Panel Rejects Medical Marijuana Proposal

NC House Panel Rejects Medical Marijuana Proposal

On Wednesday, a North Carolina House committee unanimously voted down a proposal that would have legalized medical marijuana for people suffering from debilitating illnesses. One medical marijuana supporter present...
Illegal Marijuana Trafficking Scheme Shut Down in Colorado

Illegal Marijuana Trafficking Scheme Shut Down in Colorado

Colorado officials have won indictments against 32 individuals accused on being involved in a scheme to illegally grow marijuana in Colorado and traffic it to other states. The indictments...
Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Georgia Senate has passed a medical marijuana bill  that was proposed by  that was proposed by Representative Allen Peake. The legislation would legalize cannabis oil for people suffering...
Louisiana May Be Newest State to Tackle Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Louisiana May Be Newest State to Tackle Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Representative Dalton Honore has introduced House Bill 117, which would allow voters to weigh in on legalizing marijuana in Louisiana. If approved by the legislature, voters...
Colorado Marijuana Legalization Already Benefitting Local Schools

Colorado Marijuana Legalization Already Benefitting Local Schools

As part of Colorado’s legal marijuana program, part of the marijuana excise tax is to be contributed to local schools.  Schools are already seeing the benefits of these taxes,...
First Legal Medical Marijuana Collective Opens in San Diego

First Legal Medical Marijuana Collective Opens in San Diego

On Wednesday, San Diego county’s first legal marijuana shop, A Green Alternative, opened in Otay Mesa. While the 1,400 sq. foot shop has minimal signage to blend in with...
Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Georgia House Committee

Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Georgia House Committee

A bill to legalize medical marijuana passed a Georgia House committee Thursday.  The new legislation broadens efforts to bring medical marijuana to patients. The new legislation, House Bill 1,...
One Direction Members Have to Pay “Marijuana Bond” to the Philippines

One Direction Members Have to Pay “Marijuana Bond” to the Philippines

Two members from the pop band One Direction were required to pay a cash bond to the Philippines in order to enter the country, based on concerns that they...