Maryland Regulators Approve Seven New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Maryland marijuana regulators approved this week the opening of seven new medical marijuana dispensaries, including two in Baltimore. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission granted final approval for the seven dispensaries and for a new processor at its most recent meeting on Tuesday. The new dispensaries in Baltimore are ReLeaf Shop, […]

Budtenders to be in high demand as Michigan preps to license medical marijuana dispensaries

With medical marijuana on the cusp of becoming a bona fide industry in Michigan, the people who educate customers and sell the product in dispensaries — budtenders in marijuana lingo — will be in high demand. Across the state, as dispensaries prepare to open, owners will be seeking hundreds of […]

These 5 States Are Not Making It East To Legalize Marijuana

While many states are standing in the way of marijuana legalization, they usually aren’t outright sabotaging efforts to do so. Even politicians who don’t support cannabis end up implementing the new laws if the voters want it. But some states will go to extreme lengths to prevent the voters’ will […]

Opinion: It’s Time To Create A Regulated Marijuana Delivery System In Colorado

As a former deputy marshal of the Town of Holly, Colorado — in the nation’s first state to legalize adult-use cannabis consumption — I believe that enacting a regulated marijuana delivery system for our state’s cannabis marketplace is a sensible, common-sense move at this point. I firmly support efforts by […]

Legal Marijuana States Seek Meeting With Jeff Sessions

California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as 29 states have legalized […]

Marijuana Extraction Specialists May Get Their Own Licenses In Maine

After years of operating in the shadows, people who make marijuana-infused foods, tinctures and oils for qualified medical patients may finally get their own state license. State lawmakers who oversee Maine’s medical marijuana program want to license and regulate the use of explosive chemicals or gases to extract concentrates from […]

Oklahoma’s Bill To Legalize And Regulate Medical Marijuana Dies In The Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY — Concerns about preempting a vote of the people contributed Monday to the death of a bill that would have legalized and regulated medical marijuana. But Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, could bring his bill back to life after he held it on a procedural motion to reconsider […]

California Considers Cutting Marijuana Taxes To Draw Legal Customers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Less than three months after California launched legal marijuana sales for adults, the state could consider temporarily slashing hefty tax rates that some say are driving buyers into the black market. Growers and sellers in the nation’s largest legal marketplace have been complaining that taxes that in some cases […]

San Francisco Is The First City In California To Embrace Cannabis Lounges

The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors. “There’s nothing like this in Jersey,” said grinning Atlantic City resident […]

Starting In 2019, All Cannabis Products In Colorado Will Use Universal Packaging Symbol

The way that cannabis products are packaged and labeled has been both a concern for government officials and an irritant for the commercial pot industry, but now the State of Colorado believes it’s found a solution. Beginning in 2019, all cannabis packaging in this state must have a universal “THC” […]