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Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

29 Jun New Washington state cannabis regulations reflect concern about federal threat

By Bart Schaneman

Washington state’s updated marijuana rules serve notice that regulators are feeling pressure from a U.S. attorney general who opposes legalized cannabis.

The regulations guide the state’s cannabis businesses toward stricter compliance with the Cole Memo – the sector’s best...

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27 Jun California cannabis rules taking shape: Q&A with MJ attorney Khurshid Khoja

By John Schroyer

California took a big step forward in June by passing a law designed to streamline government oversight for the state's medical and recreational marijuana industries.

Because the new measure combines two laws, it’s complicated.

So Marijuana Business Daily enlisted cannabis attorney Khurshid Khoja to help break it down.

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23 Jun Nevada enacts plan to start adult-use marijuana sales July 1

Nevada’s marijuana regulators believe they have found a way around a judge’s order that threatens to block the state’s first recreational marijuana sales scheduled to begin next month.

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday signed an emergency regulation intended to allow rec sales to...

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23 Jun Mexican president signs medical marijuana legalization decree

Mexican President Pena Nieto made it official this week: His nation is the latest to legalize cannabis for medical purposes.

Many of the details of the country’s MMJ program are still unclear, and it seems that only low-THC marijuana will...

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23 Jun Week in Review: Massachusetts rec logjam, Pennsylvania MMJ grower licensees & Oregon testing woes

By Omar Sacirbey, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

The Massachusetts House of Representatives proposes an overhaul to a voter-approved measure to legalize recreational cannabis, Pennsylvania awards 12 medical marijuana cultivation licenses, and Oregon continues to have MJ testing issues.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments...

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22 Jun Nevada retailers still targeting July 1 rec marijuana start amid uncertainty

By John Schroyer
A ruling by a Nevada judge has jeopardized the planned July 1 start date for early adult-use marijuana sales, but some retailers believe they'll be able to move ahead as planned.
At least until they run out of inventory.
Nevada retaile...

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22 Jun Nevada retailers still targeting July 1 rec marijuana start amid uncertainty

By John Schroyer
A ruling by a Nevada judge has jeopardized the planned July 1 start date for early adult-use marijuana sales, but some retailers believe they'll be able to move ahead as planned.
At least until they run out of inventory.
Nevada retaile...

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21 Jun Medical cannabis legalization to appear on Oklahoma ballot in 2018

Oklahoma will become the latest state to weigh in on the legalization of medical marijuana after the secretary of state’s office certified a ballot measure.

The measure, which nearly made the 2016 ballot, is backed by Oklahomans for Health....

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21 Jun PNC Bank shuts down Marijuana Policy Project’s accounts

PNC Bank – the sixth-largest financial institution in the United States – has closed Marijuana Policy Project’s accounts, a move that underscores worries the Trump administration will try to interfere with state-licensed medical and recreational cannabis programs.

The move is especially noteworthy because...

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21 Jun New York poised to add PTSD to MMJ qualifying conditions

New York’s five medical cannabis licensees are a signature away from being able to serve patients that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The state legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that would add PTSD to the qualifying conditions list for medical marijuana...

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