April 23, 2015

Confusion Over Pesticide Rules Presents Conundrum for Colorado Cannabis Growers

By John Schroyer In March and early April, Denver officials ordered nine local cultivation companies to essentially quarantine tens of thousands of marijuana plants over fears of possible pesticide contamination. [click to continue...]

April 22, 2015

Cannabis Incubator Blossoms in Unlikely Place

By Tony C. Dreibus Several entrepreneurs running early-stage cannabis businesses are looking to an unlikely place for help: deep in the heart of Texas. Nine startups, including five from out [click to continue...]

April 21, 2015

Michigan Medical Marijuana Renaissance Underway as Industry Quietly Booms

By John Schroyer Nearly four years ago, Michigan’s medical marijuana industry slipped into a downward spiral after an appeals court ruled that dispensaries are technically illegal under the state’s MMJ [click to continue...]

April 20, 2015

Chart of the Week: Denver’s 4/20 Tourism Bonanza

By Becky Olson It’s April 20, and the nation’s first two recreational cannabis markets appear to be benefiting from a solid tourism bump tied to today’s annual marijuana celebration. The [click to continue...]

April 17, 2015

Week in Review: Bill Spells Doom for Many WA Dispensaries & MMJ Grows, Boom for Rec Shops

By Tony C. Dreibus Big changes are likely in store for one of the nation’s largest medical marijuana markets, and there could be hundreds of MMJ business casualties – but [click to continue...]

April 16, 2015

On Eve of First 4/20, Washington Marijuana Stores Looking to Lure Big Crowds

By Tony C. Dreibus Cannabis shops in Washington State are rolling out the red carpet for consumers looking to take part in the first 4/20 celebrations since recreational marijuana became [click to continue...]

April 15, 2015

Dixie Who? Cannabis Companies Share Similar Brand Name in Unusual Business Scenario

Note: A previous version of this story that included comments from Karen Freese incorrectly identified her as a co-founder and principal of Bud Marketers. Freese is a principal at Bud [click to continue...]

April 14, 2015

Tech Firm Behind MMJ Delivery App Raises $10 Million as Investors Warm to Cannabis

By Tony C. Dreibus Eaze, a technology company that helps facilitate medical marijuana deliveries to patients, has raised $10 million in venture capital funding that will allow the San Francisco-based [click to continue...]

April 13, 2015

Chart of the Week: Differences in MMJ Sales, Patient Visits Among New Jersey Dispensaries

By Becky Olson Entrepreneurs in heavily regulated medical marijuana states can learn a lot by looking to New Jersey, which has one of the strictest and most limited MMJ programs [click to continue...]

April 10, 2015

MBank to Close All Cannabis Accounts

By Tony C. Dreibus MBank, the small Oregon-based financial institution that has serviced the cannabis industry since last year, told Marijuana Business Daily that it will close all of its [click to continue...]

April 10, 2015

Week in Review: New Financing Benchmark, Oregon Weighs Early Rec Sales & Gardening Giant Enters MJ

By John Schroyer Privateer Holdings wraps up a record-setting financing round, Oregon lawmakers consider accelerating the recreational marijuana sales timeline, and Scotts Miracle-Gro dips its toes into the cannabis industry [click to continue...]

April 9, 2015

Despite Some Progress, Massachusetts’ Fledgling Medical Marijuana Program Still Limping Along

By Tony C. Dreibus Massachusetts appears to be making some progress in setting up its medical cannabis industry after two years of delays, with the first dispensary preparing for liftoff [click to continue...]

Minnesota MMJ Companies Raise $30M

The two companies selected to grow and dispense medical cannabis in Minnesota have raised a [click to continue...]

Canadian MMJ Crackdown On the Way?

Medical marijuana businesses in Vancouver, British Columbia, may soon be in the city’s crosshairs. The [click to continue...]

Seed-to-Sale Tracking Trend Continues With New Mexico

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An increasing number of states are requiring cannabis companies to track every plant from seed [click to continue...]

Oregon Catering to Cash-Carrying Cannabis Businesses

The agency in charge of overseeing Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry is planning to add a [click to continue...]

Bill Would Prevent Feds From Targeting Compliant MJ Companies

Cannabis business owners harassed by federal prosecutors despite operating legally in their respective states would [click to continue...]

Florida Medical Marijuana Measures Fizzle Out

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An attempt to legalize medical marijuana in Florida this year via the state Legislature is [click to continue...]

Ohio Group Claims Sabotage in Legalization Efforts

An Ohio organization pushing for medical marijuana legalization in the state says a stronger, more [click to continue...]

California Industry Association Head Faces Suit to Close Dispensary

A dispensary run by the president of the California Cannabis Industry Association has come under [click to continue...]

Oregon Expects 2,000 Applicants for Recreational MJ Licenses

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Oregon officials in charge of regulating the state’s up-and-coming recreational marijuana industry expect roughly 2,000 [click to continue...]

Marijuana Testing Lab Seeks $5 Million for International Expansion

One of the first commercial cannabis testing labs in the United States is seeking $5 [click to continue...]

Anti-Marijuana DEA Chief to Resign

The head of the Drug Enforcement Agency will resign next month, prompting cheers from cannabis [click to continue...]

Las Vegas Dispensary With ‘Snowball’s Chance’ Moves Forward

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The owners of a planned Las Vegas dispensary held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday despite [click to continue...]

Another Poll Finds Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization

Yet another national poll has revealed that attitudes towards legalizing cannabis have grown more tolerant [click to continue...]

60% Plunge in Washington Recreational MJ Prices

Washington State cultivators must be hurting. The average price of a gram of retail cannabis [click to continue...]

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