Lack of Enforcement From City’s End to Curb Illegal Marijuana Shops Puts L.A. in Legal Scare

California cannabis trade group, CMA, threatens to sue Attorney Office   With unlicensed and illegal marijuana businesses still breaking in the Los Angeles market, legal and licensed cannabis operators are finding themselves in a tough spot. Berate at the city’s lackluster effort, the California Minority Alliance (CMA) is seeking to sue the attorney’s office in…

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Congressional Funding Bill Allows Washington to Legalize Marijuana Sales and Offers Protection to Cannabis Banking

Federal officials would no longer be able to penalize banks for working with marijuana businesses. This move comes under the annual funding bill released by the congressional democratic leaders.   A House subcommittee would review the bill and remove the longstanding block that stops the city from legalizing sales of recreational cannabis. The Bill Lets…

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More than 35 Attorney Generals Appeal Congress to Integrate Marijuana Industry Into the Banking System

Attorney Generals numbering more than 35 urged Congress to legally open the door of the banking system to the cannabis industry. Although a major population resides in states where marijuana is legally available, most banks do not want to do anything with money from the cannabis industry. This is because of the fear that that…

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Watch The Medical Marijuana Super Bowl Commercial That CBS Network Refuses To Air

With the CBS network rejecting an ad showcasing the benefits of medical marijuana, the stigma of cannabis, especially in the federal circles has been brought to light. Acreage Holdings, a company associated with manufacture, processing, and selling of medical cannabis had produced a 60-second ad to be broadcasted during the upcoming Superbowl event. The ad…

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Canada Cannabis Shortage: Retailers Facing Shortage Since Legalization

Barely a month after the legalization of recreational cannabis, a Canada Cannabis Shortage has quickly developed. Cannabis Retailers eagerly wait for continued and hurdle-free supply.   With legalization of marijuana on the final talks, James Burns was assured that his company, Alcanna, would meet the demands of the consumers with his five new stores stocked…

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Massachusetts Marijuana Testing Licenses Approved, Retail Sales Not Far Off

It does not seem far when the sale of recreational marijuana would be in full swing in the state of Massachusetts. State regulatory recently demonstrated their approval by clearing licenses of two Massachusetts Marijuana Testing labs so that they can officially commence their operations. “Commence full operation” notices were issued to two labs, MCR Labs…

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Collaboration between Boehner’s firm and South Jersey Dispensary brings medical marijuana to New Jersey

A major retail and real estate company that supports the nation’s largest cannabis cultivation, Acreage Holdings, has partnered with Compassionate Care Foundation, a South Jersey Medicinal marijuana dispensary in a bid to open and supervise a 100,000-square-foot growing site in Gloucester County. The site agreed upon between the two foundations involves a 100,000 square-foot building…

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Former Illinois State Representative & Current Cook County Lawmaker Goes Public About His Medical Marijuana Prescription

John Fritchey is a 54 year old Democratic member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, representing representing the 12th District since 2010, and a zoning attorney in Chicago. Fritchey was a former member of the Illinois House of Representatives elected at age 32 in 1996 serving the 11th District for 14 years until 2010. Fritchey co-sponsored the bill that lead…

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Slow growth, low patient count, political uncertainty: The state of medical pot in Illinois

The following post first originally appeared on ChicagoTribune.com Revolution Enterprises’ two Illinois medical marijuana cultivation facilities — each about the size of five Millennium Park ice skating rinks — are allowed under their state license to get much, much bigger. But with retail sales of medical marijuana in the state only topping about $9.3 million last month,…

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How Tech Will Help California Now that Pot Is Legal

The following post first originally appeared on GovTech.com (TNS) — A day after recreational marijuana sales became legal in California, a top Los Angeles police official said authorities are working to ensure that soon-to-be-permitted retail establishments in the city — and marijuana users — comply with the rules. Recreational marijuana sales became legal in the state under a…

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Get a pencil: California marijuana-tracking system not used

The following post originally appeared on NJHerald.com LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized system to track marijuana from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don’t drift into the black market. But recreational cannabis sales began…

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