Posted Date: 06/01/2017

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) thought he had the perfect case to help burnish his tough-on-pot prosecutorial credentials as he eyes the governorship in the socially conservative state. It didn’t work out that way, though. Eric Hagen, who was set to be sacrificed on the altar of Jackley’s ambitions, walked free last week […]


Posted Date: 06/01/2017

CARSON CITY, NV — Nevada’s anticipated July 1 start to recreational marijuana sales could be delayed following a judge’s ruling earlier this week on a complaint from the alcohol industry. A district judge issued an order Tuesday banning the state’s Department of Taxation from enforcing a May 31 application deadline for medical marijuana dispensaries applying […]


Posted Date: 05/31/2017

In the euphoric aftermath of marijuana legalization victories in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada last November, the marijuana blogosphere was alive with predictions about which states would be next to free the weed. But unlike the first eight states, which all legalized it via the initiative and referendum process, for legalization to win this year, […]


Posted Date: 05/31/2017

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) has vetoed a marijuana legalization bill, ending for now an effort that would have seen the state become the first to legalize pot through the legislative process. But Scott left open a “path forward” for passing the bill later this year, saying that if a handful of changes were made […]


Posted Date: 05/31/2017
Boon Edam, seeking to augment its VoIP and cloud communications presence, brings in Fuze to help drive these efforts.

Posted Date: 05/28/2017

Due to the illegality of marijuana, growers and breeders of marijuana have been confused about how possible it is to get patents on their strains of marijuana. This has cast a lot of shadows about who owns the strains in the future. Will they be eligible for patent protection in the future? Are patents for […]


Posted Date: 05/27/2017

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Posted Date: 05/26/2017

MONTPELIER, VT — Vermont’s Republican governor  on Wednesday rejected legislation, Senate Bill 22, that sought to eliminate criminal and civil penalties for the adult use and possession of marijuana. Governor Phil Scott said that he did not support the legislation as written, but remains open to working with lawmakers over the summer on ways to amend the state’s cannabis […]


Posted Date: 05/26/2017

AUGUSTA, ME — The Maine Legislature has passed a bill to fund the implementation of the successful 2016 marijuana legalization initiative and change the agency that will regulate marijuana for adult use. The Senate on Thursday passed LD 243 unanimously “under the hammer,” without debate or a roll call vote, sending it to Gov. Paul […]


Posted Date: 05/26/2017

FLANDREAU, SD — A marijuana consultant from a Colorado-based firm has been found not guilty of drug-related charges related to his work with a South Dakota tribe’s failed attempt to open a marijuana cultivation facility and smoking lounge in 2015. Eric Hagen, president of the Colorado-based cannabis consulting firm Monarch America was charged with possession […]