The Cannabist | Dec 14, 2017 All 11 Denver-area Sweet Leaf stores are closed and its 26 licenses have been suspended.
Police raid eight Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center locations in Denver and Aurora
Denver police on Thursday raided eight Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center locations in Denver and Aurora and arrested 12 people as part of a yearlong investigation into illegal marijuana sales.
The criminal activities alleged included sales of cannabis in violation of the 1-ounce-per-person, per-day limits established under Colorado marijuana law, Denver police officials said in a statement.
The Denver Department of Excise and Licenses in concert with the police action suspended 26 licenses for medical, retail, cultivation and extraction operations that conduct business as Sweet....
Longtime Washington State Medical Marijuana Activist Dies
JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state who went to sometimes difficult lengths to obtain the drug for the patients she served, has died at age 74.
McKee passed away Nov. 18, said her longtime friend and fellow activist Dale Rogers. He was not certain of the cause.
McKee was a fixture at marijuana policy hearings in the Legislature, where she often testified from her wheelchair, sporting a colorful eye patch and accompanied by her service dog.
She and her partner, Stich Miller, founded Seattle`s first cannabis co-op, Green Cross Patient ....
Congress Extends Window for Continuing Medical Marijuana Protections
On Thursday, Congress reached a deal that would continue current government spending for another two weeks while they work toward reaching a final deal on next years spending budget. This means that the amendment to the current budget, which prevents the Department of Justice from interfering in state medical marijuana programs, will remain in place for now.
In September, the amendment that would continue these protections for patients and providers who are in compliance with state law were included in the Senate version of the budget, but the House Rules Committee prevent....
Marijuana Business Daily | December 12, 2017 John Schroyer
Civil conspiracy lawsuits may be next legal threat for marijuana businesses
Another legal threat for marijuana businesses across the United States has emerged over the past few months: civil suits involving anti-racketeering laws.
One such case a nearly 3-year-old lawsuit in Colorado is scheduled to go to trial in Denver in July.
Two similar suits have been filed against licensed MJ companies and numerous other defendants in Oregon and Massachusetts.
All three lawsuits allege that the licensed companies are in violation of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO.
The suits also name co-conspirators simply put, othe....
Marylanders are days away from being able to legally buy medical marijuana
Rachel Siegel and Fenit Nirappil
As they filed through the sleek waiting room of Rise Silver Spring, prospective patients the old, the young, the sick and the curious came upon deep glass cases that looked like theyd been designed for a high-end jewelry store.
Soon those cases will be stocked with medicinal pot grown and processed in Maryland.
The light-filled storefront on Fenton Street is among the first cannabis dispensaries set to open in Maryland, nearly five years after state lawmakers legalized marijuana for medical use.
Within the next week, Rise is scheduled to begin selling a variety of cann....
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