On Nov. 14, 2016, the Orlando City Council voted to extend a temporary ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
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A marijuana cultivation facility in Boulder, Colorado, has been fined $10,000 by the city for violating a local odor ordinance.
In the city of North Pole, Alaska, an unlikely ally for marijuana legalization has emerged: Santa Claus. According to KTUU, the jolly old saint has been speaking out against Proposition 7, a local ballot initiative passed in October that banned the commercial sale of marijuana in the city.
On Nov. 1, 2016, San Jose City Council adopted an urgency ordinance, amending Title 20 of the San Jose Municipal Code to ban retail cannabis ahead of the state’s vote next week on legalizing cannabis for adult use.
On Oct. 19, 2016, San Jose City Council passed an ordinance amending the San Jose Municipal Code, allowing the city’s 16 registered collectives to have delivery services, two cultivation facilities and one dispensing-only location.
Initiative 300, a ballot initiative in Denver, Colorado, is reigniting the debate over whether to allow social use of marijuana in city businesses.
On Oct. 6, 2016, San Diego launched the “Buy Safe, Buy Legal” campaign as a means of hindering illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, asking residents to only buy medical marijuana from legally licensed dispensaries.
On Oct. 4, 2016, the Memphis City Council voted to approve a city ordinance that would allow city police the discretion of issuing civil fines for the possession of marijuana, making Memphis the second city in Tennessee to decriminalize marijuana.
On Oct. 4, 2016, the Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved the city’s first license for a recreational marijuana dispensary.
In the city of Nashville, officials have begun gathering information on marijuana citations and arrests in an effort to help combat potential racial discrimination.
On Sept. 16, 2016, the Speakeasy Club became the first officially licensed cannabis club in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
On Sept. 12, 2016, the city council of Akron, Ohio, voted unanimously to place a moratorium on the sale of medical marijuana within its city limits.
Anyone with a medical marijuana recommendation from a physician can browse Harvest on Geary’s minimalist dispensary – but entry into their private lounge will be only for those San Franciscans who can afford it.
City voters will decide whether to allow permits for bars, other businesses that obtain neighborhood group OK.
Would-be marijuana entrepreneurs in Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, are hoping to delay a vote for a ballot initiative that would ban the sale of recreational marijuana in the area.
Santa Rosa has rolled out the welcome mat to the marijuana industry, and the first firm through the door is affiliated with none other than the godfather of ganja — Bob Marley.
On Aug. 3, 2016, Patriot Care Corp., a subsidiary of Columbia Care, opened Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary at 21 Milk Street.
Pot is everywhere in Miami. Its scent wafts from bus stops, floats through open windows, and cascades out from under lifeguard stands on the beach at night.
Although recreational marijuana is legal in the state of Oregon, public health laws still prevent public consumption and giveaways.
A judge has denied a claim by an Ocean City firefighter for relief after he was suspended without pay for his legal use of medical marijuana.
On April 18, 2016, the Denver City Council voted 8-3 to move a bill forward that would place a cap on marijuana licenses in the city. The bill is a modified version of a previous measure that was defeated by a 6-6 deadlock.
According to a recent study of sales numbers from the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board and a U.S. Census Bureau survey of household expenses, Spokane County’s legal marijuana sales outperformed the county’s retail sales of wine and milk.
On April 8, 2016, a lawsuit challenging Detroit’s new medical marijuana laws was dropped by the group of medical marijuana dispensaries that had filed the case. Under the new rules, medical marijuana dispensaries are barred from operating within 1,000 feet of a school, park, church or day care.
In Georgia, one small city hopes to be the first in the state to decriminalize the possession of marijuana.
On March 3, 2016, the Tampa City Council will meet to hear the first reading of an ordinance that would decriminalize 20 grams or less of cannabis.
On Feb. 8, 2016, the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, held a press conference regarding Mayor Eric Papenfuse’s ordinance proposal to amend the city’s codified ordinances to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.
On Feb. 2, 2016, Sacramento City Council passed a new ordinance that allows a building zoned for agricultural or commercial use to operate as a cultivation facility, with such a facility now allowed to be up to 22,000 square feet in size.
On Jan. 11, 2016, the Seattle City Council voted to relax the buffer zones around marijuana businesses in the city.
The Seattle City Council may change its marijuana zoning regulations to accommodate a potential increase of retail stores within the city’s limits.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Sept. 14, 2015: The number of patients participating in DC’s medical marijuana program has grown more than ten-fold from 362 in May 2014 to 3,948 in July 2015.
A growing number of marijuana dispensaries in the city of Aspen generated $6.74 million in taxable retail sales in the year between May 2014 and May 2015, according to numbers released this week by the city of Aspen.
A company vying to be one of the first to distribute medical marijuana in New York City has inked a deal for a space in Downtown Brooklyn and could open a dispensary there within six months.
Scroll down the list of dispensaries in San Diego on Weedmaps and one thing becomes abundantly clear: there are a lot of “delivery-only” dispensaries.
Aldermen took steps Tuesday to further limit where medical marijuana dispensaries could be located in the city.