Facebook Is Shutting Down Dispensary Pages

Facebook has been shutting down dispensary pages, according to reports. The continued practice has affected the pages of 20 collectives in medical or recreational-legal states such as Arizona, Colorado, Main...

L.A. Will No Longer Issue Paperwork to New Collectives

Los Angeles is a strange city. Under law, medical marijuana dispensaries have to forward a 5 percent sales tax to City Hall. But the city council just voted to stop issuing new tax certificates to collective...

Will California’s Medical Marijuana Regulations Phase Out Collectives?

On September 11, 2015, lawmakers in California passed a collection of legislation that collectively would institute a statewide regulatory framework for businesses that retail and cultivate marijuana intended f...

Labor Wants California to Regulate Dispensaries

Attempts to regulate California medical marijuana dispensaries could finally come to fruition this week. The office of Governor Jerry Brown has reportedly gotten deeply involved in developing legislation tha...

Dispensary Areas Send More People to Hospitals, Study Says

In California, neighborhoods with more dispensaries send more people to hospitals for marijuana-related issues, a new study has found. No big surprise. But we found some flaws. The University of Pittsburg...
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Senators Seek to Make Banking Safer for Dispensaries

Federal rules have already softened up for banks that want to do business with marijuana businesses in states where medical and recreational pot is legal. But it's still a risk. New legislation by senator...

California Dispensary Licenses Could be Coming

A bill cruising through the California legislature wants to regulate marijuana dispensaries, test weed for safety and standardize edibles. The bill, the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Control Act, would cre...
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Marijuana Banking is Booming

After the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network last year opened the door to limited banking for marijuana concerns in states where the drug is at least partially legal, the cash flow st...

503 Marijuana Dispensaries Are No Longer With Us

The medical marijuana landscape in Los Angeles doesn't look much different to us. But L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer claims that 503 collectives have been shut down by his prosecutors since he took office 20 ...

Pot Advocates Rally California Dispensaries

A year before a widely expected initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in California, the group Americans for Safe Access is rallying to improve communication between Golden State dispensaries an...

IRS Issues New Guidelines for Marijuana Sellers

It must be the future, because the IRS just issued new guidelines for sellers of marijuana in states where it's legal. As you know, there's been a long battle over how dispensaries can properly pay their fed...
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Washington State Shops Sold $63 Million Worth of Legal Weed in 2014

Who says legalization hasn't been a success across the land? The Washington State Liquor Control Board, which regulates the state's new recreational marijuana business, said this week that more than $63 mill...
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The ‘Uber for Weed’ Delivery App Is Cut Off in L.A.

An marijuana delivery app that's been described as the "Uber for weed" was officially cut off from doing business in L.A. Local Judge Robert H. O’Brien issued a preliminary injunction against Nestdrop after ...