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Florida Governor Wants to End Ban on Smokable Cannabis

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants a new law by mid-March to end a ban on smokable medical marijuana and loosen limits on treatment center licenses.

Washington’s First-Ever Cannabis Research Lab Goes Live

The first license for a private dispensary must be awarded by June 2020, though authorities say they're aiming to do it faster.

Massachusetts Recreational Cannabis Sales Cleared for Launch

More than two years after Massachusetts voters legalized cannabis, the first two retail stores are set to open next week in Leicester and Northampton.

California Releases Final Cannabis Regulations

California state officials presented a final draft of regulations governing the cannabis industry including laws about delivery, testing, and packaging.

Delivery Drivers Targeted for Cannabis Crackdown in California

San Diego and Los Angeles arrest scores in 2018, part of a long interdiction tradition.

Massachusetts Issues Cannabis Retail Licenses in Northampton, Leicester

The first recreational cannabis licenses have now been granted—but would-be customers will still have to wait a few weeks before the stores open for business.

Michigan Meltdown: State Orders 98 Dispensaries to Liquidate in Two Days

A shocking order and a retroactive deadline are expected to kill nearly a hundred dispensaries and throw hundreds of employees out of work.

Wanna Buy Verified Humboldt? Now There’s Loudpack ‘Legacy’

It's an easy way to vote with your dollars for verified heritage cannabis in California.

How MedMen Conquered the Most Cutthroat Market in Cannabis

Is this actually the Starbucks of cannabis? How savvy branding and fast expansion are winning over consumers in LA.

Calaveras Cannabis Farmers File Class Action Lawsuit Over Cultivation Ban

Spurned farmers are demanding a refund of millions of dollars in taxes and fees—a sum that could cripple the county's budget.

In Massachusetts, ‘Local Buy-In’ Leaves Equity Candidates Outside, Waiting

Equity license entrepreneurs wait while local towns plod through zoning decisions, losing precious time and market share.

Massachusetts Could Issue Three More Marijuana Licenses

Massachusetts regulators will consider licensing three more shops, but with no testing labs yet licensed, legal sales are still a ways off.

Los Angeles Licensing Delays Hit Minority Applicants Hard

Rather than giving a leg up to victims of the drug war, LA’s social equity program has effectively given a head start to the competition.

What’s Holding Up Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Licenses?

Michigan's Medical Marihuana Licensing Board is taking its own sweet time with applications--and rejecting a lot of them.

In Los Angeles, the Unlicensed Cannabis Market Still Thrives

With limited resources, LA-area law enforcement can't shut down every non-licensed business.

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