MJ Freeway discloses another cyberattack on the firm, affecting cannabis businesses

Published: Nov 28, 2017, 2:15 pm • Updated: Nov 28, 2017, 5:59 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff MJ Freeway, one of the first companies to create “seed-to-sale” tracking and business software for the legal cannabis industry, has just disclosed it was the target of another cyberattack; one that…

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Maryland medical marijuana bill could boost African American businesses

Published: Nov 13, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 1:25 pm By Oluwatomike Adeboyejo,  capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. — After a four-year wait to provide medical cannabis to patients, the drug could be available to Marylanders as early as this month, according to industry stakeholders. “I think…

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Maryland cannabis businesses cleared of conflict of interest, approved for launch

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 8:29 am • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 8:29 am By Aaron Gregg, The Washington Post Medical marijuana regulators in Maryland have approved licenses for two cannabis businesses that were under investigation for potential conflicts of interest, after concluding that no evidence had been uncovered that should…

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DOJ is secretly using IRS to investigate Colorado marijuana businesses, lawsuit says

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 3:44 pm • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 7:58 pm By David Migoya, The Denver Post The U.S. Department of Justice is secretly using the Internal Revenue Service to conduct criminal investigations into otherwise legitimate marijuana businesses in Colorado under the guise of tax audits, lawyers for…

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Denver businesses can now apply for social marijuana use licenses

Published: Aug 24, 2017, 5:05 pm • Updated: Aug 24, 2017, 6:37 pm By Jon Murray, The Denver Post Denver’s voter-authorized program to allow social marijuana use at some businesses is ready for launch, city officials said Thursday as they announced they were ready to accept applications. But the initial…

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California considering creating a state-run bank for cannabis businesses

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 8:39 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian California government, financial and marijuana business leaders met last week in a far-from-resolved debate over whether a state-run bank could be the solution to the cannabis industry’s banking problem. Supporters argued…

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10 surprising spaces in California being converted into cannabis businesses

Published: Aug 15, 2017, 3:40 pm • Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 3:41 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian As California’s legal marijuana industry booms, property owners and entrepreneurs are seizing the chance to transform spaces across the state into cannabis grow sites, processing facilities and dispensaries. Marijuana grow sites…

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Alaska cops and prison guards banned from owning or operating cannabis businesses

Published: May 19, 2017, 2:17 pm • Updated: May 19, 2017, 2:17 pm By The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Police Standards Council has decided officers and prison guards in the state should not be getting involved in the marijuana industry. The council voted earlier this month to…

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