Open Letter To Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The Marijuana Business Association will continue to deliver on our mission: to serve as the leading provider of reliable business intelligence, professional community, and credible opportunity for participants in legal cannabis.  We have enhanced the value of MJBA membership, while keeping our fees reasonable and our programs accessible. Business membership starts at just $250.

Editorial by David Rheins, Founder/Executive Director of the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and publisher of the MJ News Network.   Dear Attorney General Sessions: Speaking on behalf of the tens of thousands of legal cannabis businesses, and the more than 150,000 workers employed in the legal cannabis industry, we ask you to rethink your decision to Read the full article…

2017 Year In Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events In Marijuana Policy

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#1: Public Support In Favor Of Adult Use Legalization Reaches All-Time High Sixty-four percent of US adults – including for the first time a majority of self-identified Republicans – believe that the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to nationwide polling data published in October by Gallup. The percentage is the highest level of support Read the full article…

What You Need To Know About The Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Program

Recreational cannabis is coming to Mass

By The Marijuana License The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission just released the latest information on what rules and regulations business-owners can expect when the recreational marijuana program launches in July of 2018. Here’s where the marijuana industry currently stands in Massachusetts: medical marijuana is legal and available for purchase for patients who register with the Medical Read the full article…

Michigan: Legalization Coalition Turns In 360,000 Signatures To Place Issue On 2018 Ballot

The initiative permits those over the age of 21 to possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis and related concentrates, while also licensing activities related to the commercial marijuana production and retail marijuana sales.

MICHIGAN: Proponents of a voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the personal use and retail sale of cannabis in Michigan have turned in more than 360,000 signatures in an effort to qualify the measure for the November 2018 ballot. Advocates must possess a total of 252,523 valid signatures from registered voters in order to place the Read the full article…

MassRoots Files Suit Against Former CEO

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COLORADO: MassRoots, Inc., a leading technology platform for the legal cannabis industry, announced that on November 14, 2017 it filed a lawsuit in District Court in Denver, Colorado against its former CEO, Isaac Dietrich. The complaint alleges, among other things, that Dietrich intentionally misappropriated Company funds and engaged in self-dealing by causing MassRoots to make unauthorized payments to him and Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice Of Rule Making: Pre-proposal #17-26

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is seeking input on the attached proposed amendments to rules in Chapter 314-60, Public records, and Chapter 314-42, Liquor control board operations. This notice can be found at lcb.wa.gov/laws/laws-and-rules under Proposed Rules. The Liquor and Cannabis Board encourages you to give input on these proposed rule changes. Read the full article…

Maine Governor Vetoes Retail Legalization Implementation

The Governor’s veto reverses a campaign pledge where he indicated that he would support the enactment of adult use regulation if it was approved by a voter referendum.

MAINE: Republican Gov. Paul LePage last week vetoed legislation that sought to regulate the production and sales of cannabis to adults. Members of the House and Senate approved the legislation late last month during a one-day special session, but did so without a veto-proof majority. (Members of the Senate voted 22-9 in favor of the bill. Members of the Read the full article…

Lawmakers Demand The VA Study Medical Marijuana

Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz, along with nine other Democrat members of the Committee, authored an October 26, 2017 letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Members of the US House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs are demanding that the Department of Veterans Affairs facilitate protocols to assess the efficacy of medical cannabis in veterans suffering from chronic pain conditions and post-traumatic stress. Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz, along with nine other Democrat members of the Committee, authored an October 26, 2017 letter to VA Secretary Read the full article…

Maine: Governor Threatens To Veto Legislation Regulating Voter-Approved Cannabis Sales

Governor LePage has until November 3 to either sign the legislation, veto it, or let it become law absent his signature.

UPDATE:  Maine Governor Vetoes Retail Legalization Implementation MAINE: Republican Gov. Paul LePage has threatened to veto legislation regulating the production and sales of cannabis to adults. Members of the House and Senate approved the legislation this week during a one-day special session, but did so without a veto-proof majority. A majority of Maine voters decided last November in favor of a Read the full article…

ACLU Pennsylvania: Blacks Eight Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Blacks Eight Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession

PENNSYLVANIA: African Americans in Pennsylvania are eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession offenses than are Caucasians, according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU Pennsylvania report reviewed arrest data for all 67 counties from 2010 to 2016. Excluding Philadelphia, which decriminalized cannabis possession offenses in 2014, adult marijuana Read the full article…