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Maryland patients’ long wait finally over as MMJ dispensaries open for business

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 3:33 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 7:28 pm By Brian Witte, The Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by

Maryland medical marijuana FAQ as sales start: Where to buy, products, doctors and more

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 2:33 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 3:05 pm By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post Maryland medical marijuana sales launched Friday, Dec. 1, after years of delays. Here’s what you need to know: Q: Where can

66 Congress members call for extending protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:25 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 7:13 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff With the current federal appropriations bill set to expire Dec. 8, there’s a new bipartisan call for continuing protection of medical

Sessions says DOJ talked “at some length” about marijuana enforcement

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:09 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 6:38 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Even as the U.S. Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration make major moves to stem the opioid crisis, Attorney General Jeff

Pro-legalization group Marijuana Policy Project overhauls leadership

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 1:06 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 4:05 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The man behind more than half of the successful state-level medical and recreational marijuana legalization efforts is stepping down as leader

DEA finalizing Schedule II status for synthetic THC drug Syndros

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 8:50 am • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 9:36 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration this week will grant Schedule II status to a synthetic THC drug developed by a pharmaceutical

MassRoots founder initiates proxy battle to overthrow marijuana firm’s board, leadership

Published: Nov 20, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 5:18 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The embattled former CEO of MassRoots Inc. launched a counteroffensive against the firm that is now suing him. MassRoots founder Isaac

Sen. Cory Gardner to co-sponsor federal bill to let canna-businesses take tax deductions

Published: Nov 15, 2017, 10:54 am • Updated: Nov 15, 2017, 11:08 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, is backing federal legislation that would allow state-legal marijuana businesses to claim tax deductions

In the midst of Congressional grilling, Sessions takes heat on marijuana attitude

Published: Nov 14, 2017, 11:02 am • Updated: Nov 14, 2017, 12:03 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff As U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, he fielded pressing question on the Trump

Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month

Published: Nov 9, 2017, 4:11 pm • Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 5:27 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado marijuana sales are holding steady. Cannabis shops across the state sold a little more than $136.6 million in flower, edibles,

Liquid gold: Doctors rack up profits by drug testing urine

Published: Nov 9, 2017, 3:28 pm • Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 4:05 pm By Fred Schulte & Elizabeth Lucas & Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News The cups of urine travel by express mail to the Comprehensive Pain Specialists lab

DEA finalizes quota of government-grown marijuana for 2018 research: 978 pounds

Published: Nov 7, 2017, 4:59 pm • Updated: Nov 7, 2017, 4:59 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration this week will formalize its production quotas of drugs and substances utilized for medical, scientific and

“A significant event”: CBD-based pharma drug Epidiolex presented to FDA for approval

Published: Nov 3, 2017, 4:49 pm • Updated: Nov 3, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A CBD-based pharmaceutical drug in development is one more step closer to potential FDA approval. Earlier this week, London-based GW Pharmaceuticals

Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoes marijuana bill, saying federal future of legalization “uncertain”

Published: Nov 3, 2017, 10:09 am • Updated: Nov 3, 2017, 12:09 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Republican Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill passed by the Maine legislature 11 days ago to regulate the retail sale

MJ Freeway software firm fights cyberattacks, outages, missed deadlines and negative press

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 2:41 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 3:40 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff It’s been a brutal year for Denver-based MJ Freeway, the pioneering firm that creates “seed-to-sale” tracking and business software for the

American Legion: Veterans overwhelmingly support medical cannabis research, legalization

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 11:57 am • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 1:04 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff With polling showing Americans’ support for marijuana legalization has hit new highs, a new survey  by the American Legion shows strong

FDA sends warning letters to CBD companies, including Colorado’s CW Hemp

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 11:40 am • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 2:36 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The Colorado company known for the “Charlotte’s Web” cannabidiol-rich extract and three other businesses that make CBD products were put on

Fears mount for California MMJ patients over “cannabis deserts”

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 7:25 am • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 7:25 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff With California on the verge of creating a cannabis market worth an estimated $7 billion by 2025, medical marijuana advocates are