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Illinois Medical Marijuana Applications Now Available

Illinois just released online its applications for medical marijuana patients and caregivers. Those patients with last names beginning with A through L will be able to submit their applications starting September 2nd, while prospective patients with last names beginning with M through Z may apply beginning on November 1st. It is important to note that the state

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North Las Vegas Finalizes its Local Marijuana Rules

In keeping with a municipal-control trend in Nevada, the City of North Las Vegas recently finalized and released its local medical marijuana rules, and those rules are just as onerous as the ones we saw in the City of Las Vegas. Many people are learning the hard way that in a state like Nevada, where

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BREAKING NEWS: Chicago Enacts Marijuana Rules

Yesterday, Chicago’s city council enacted a zoning ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries within the city. That ordinance essentially makes most business and commercial strips fair game for a dispensary, so long as the dispensary also complies with the state law requirement that it be at least 1,000 feet away from a school or day

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Nevada Gaming Commission Gets Serious Against Marijuana, Again

When the Nevada Gaming Control Board (the “Board”) warned gaming licensees (and anyone who’s ever even applied for a gaming license) not to participate in Nevada’s rapidly emerging medical marijuana industry, they meant what they said. Just last week, the Board sanctioned its first gaming licensee, Nevada Gaming Partners, after it sought to provide slot machines

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Map of Washington Cities With Recreational Marijuana Moratoriums/Bans

Washington cities with moratoriums or a ban on the sale, distribution, and production of recreational marijuana are indicated on the map below. Those cities with moratoriums (temporary bans) have drafted their ordinances to allow for extensions, and have inserted language indicating that expiration of a moratorium does not render the moratorium invalid. More information on each

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Florida Marijuana Draft Rules Just Out

We’ve said it time and time again, when state agencies start rolling out their marijuana regulatory rules is when things begin to happen. This is also a time when planning too early or too late can mean an ineligible cannabis application. On July 2, the Florida Department of Health issued its first draft regulatory rules for

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Washington Recreational Marijuana Moratorium And Ban Map By County

Below is a breakdown of how the counties in Washington State treat recreational marijuana. The moratoriums and bans enacted by each county only affect unincorporated areas. Most of the counties that have moratoriums (temporary bans) have drafted their ordinances to allow for extensions, and have inserted language that indicates that expiration of a moratorium does not

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana License and Permit in Henderson, Nevada

Though Clark County, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas are forcing various medical marijuana applicants to apply for city and county business licenses and special use permits even before the State of Nevada opens its licensing window in August, the city of Henderson plans to take a different approach. Henderson is going to let the State decide

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Washington Marijuana Law FAQs

It should come as no surprise that there is a certain commonality to the questions our cannabis business lawyers get regarding the ever-changing and complex world of marijuana laws. So we figured there is no better way to answer the most common questions than by doing so on our blog. We are starting with Washington

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How To Get A Nevada Marijuana License. It Ain’t Easy

Nevada has finalized its rules for state marijuana businesses and its regime continues to make applicants jump through some serious hoops to operate in the Silver State. Not only is the license issuance fee $30,000 (on top of a $5,000 non-refundable fee just to apply), but applicants will only have a ten-day window to apply