Los Angeles becoming the largest U.S. city for legal pot sales

Los Angeles is set to become the nation’s largest city with recreational pot after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales next year. After months of debate and political snags, the council approved rules to usher in commercial sales… Continue Reading

It’s not easy, but nonresident cannabis entrepreneurs can set up shop in California

You don’t have to hail from California to get in on what will be the biggest cannabis market in the world. The state’s new medical and recreational marijuana programs don’t have a residency requirement – a fact that could attract… Continue Reading

Illinois Legislature Is Now Considering Recreational Marijuana

A proposal designed to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois is now under consideration by the state legislature. On Wednesday, cannabis advocates and law enforcement officials duked it out before a joint House-Senate appropriations committee over whether to end pot prohibition… Continue Reading

Will Illinois legalize recreational marijuana?

The war on drugs has been going on for nearly half a century, and we have a winner: marijuana. Back then, possession of pot carried heavy penalties in many states — even life imprisonment. Today, 29 states and the District… Continue Reading

IL judge orders post-op pain added to MMJ condition list

A county judge in the Chicago area has ordered that the Illinois Department of Health add post-operative chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions for residents who want to obtain medical marijuana, a move that could bring in more patients… Continue Reading

Medical marijuana patient numbers, dispensary sales steadily climbing in Illinois

By Eli McVey Despite a slow start, Illinois’ medical marijuana program has been adding patients and increasing sales at a solid, consistent pace throughout 2016. Licensing delays and a restrictive list of qualifying MMJ conditions had many industry insiders wondering if… Continue Reading

Illinois MMJ Cultivators Now Allowed to Host Reporters

Illinois medical marijuana regulators today lifted an unusual prohibition on media outlets visiting the state’s cultivation facilities, a move growers hope will allow them to better educate patients and the public about their products. The state’s new medical cannabis director,… Continue Reading

Alaska’s recreational cannabis market just weeks from debut

alaska marijuana By John Schroyer The fourth recreational marijuana industry in the United States is ready for launch. Alaska’s adult-use program is just a few weeks from the first retail sales, according to estimates by multiple sources. A number of… Continue Reading

Facebook’s Relationship To Marijuana? It’s Complicated

Facebook FB -0.47% can’t decide where it stands on cannabis. The Facebook logo (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) On the one hand, it says it doesn’t want to promote drug use and bans what it believes is content that approves of… Continue Reading

Meet the First Black Woman to Own a Marijuana Dispensary in Colorado

Wanda James has worn many hats in the past few decades as a corporate executive, serial entrepreneur, commissioned military officer, restaurateur, and member of President Obama’s national finance committee, but her most impressive triumph? Becoming the first and only Black woman… Continue Reading