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Michigan Orders 210 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Close

Officials disclosed the figure Thursday, two weeks after it began issuing cease-and-desist letters. More than 150 of the shops are in Detroit.

Iowa Selects 5 Cities for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Dispensaries would be operated in Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Davenport, Waterloo and the Des Moines suburb of Windsor Heights.

Landlord Sues San Bernardino Over Cannabis Regulations

A woman who claims to be California's largest landlord of cannabis businesses sued the city of San Bernardino to overturn an ordinance that could bar her from the industry.

With Growers in the Shadows, California Faces Cannabis Shortage

With many growers avoiding the legal market due to high costs and fees, where will California's legal cannabis come from?

Arkansas Judge Scraps Medical Marijuana Licensing Process

In his ruling, Judge Wendell Griffen said he "takes no joy" in blocking the state from issuing the licenses.

Santa Ana’s ‘Merit-Based’ Cannabis Licensing Scheme Draws Fire

The city’s second, merit-based licensing round was supposed to improve on the first, which worked like a lottery. But so far it's run into heavy criticism.

Women Hold Fewer Than a Quarter of LA’s Cannabis Licenses

Women-owned businesses make up roughly 13% of licensed retailers and distributors in LA, according to a Leafly analysis. Another 12% are co-owned by women.

Michigan Shutters 40 Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Businesses

Officials have shuttered 40 medical marijuana businesses that were operating without valid licenses and they’re expected to issue warnings to hundreds of others.

Massachusetts to Begin Taking Applications for Cannabis Businesses

Priority certification is being offered to applicants who hope to open cannabis businesses in communities disproportionately impacted by the drug war.

Arkansas Judge Blocks State From Licensing Medical Marijuana Growers

All five companies selected by the state had paid the $100,000 licensing fee and posted the $500,000 performance bond needed to receive the licenses.

Can LA’s Expanded Cannabis Staff Bring Equity to the Industry?

The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to scale up the city’s cannabis staff eightfold in order to speed what some critics are calling a slow rollout.

Former Congressional Aide Convicted of Taking Cannabis Bribe

The aide was working in the Compton field office of Rep. Janice Hahn in 2015 when he told an illegal cannabis shop it would be shut down if he couldn't reach a deal with owners, prosecutors say.

North Dakota Accepting Proposals From Medical Marijuana Labs

The selected lab will test marijuana for contaminants including pesticides and to ensure that levels of the cannabinoid THC are accurately labeled.

Arkansas Announces 5 Companies Picked to Grow Medical Marijuana

Arkansas took the first step toward launching its medical marijuana program, as state regulators named the five businesses they intend to license to cultivate cannabis.

Denver Approves City’s First Legal Marijuana Club

The business plans to charge an entry fee to the bring-your-own space where people can vape or consume edible cannabis products.

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