May 21, 2015

Conference Day Two Keynotes: Banking and Dealing With MMJ Naysayers

By John Schroyer Watch out for potential lawbreakers as customers. That was just one word of advice offered by Tom Fleming on Thursday morning to a room full of cannabis [click to continue...]

May 20, 2015

Levitt: MJ Entrepreneurs Should Seek Out New Ideas

By John Schroyer Elicit professional feedback, and seize on new ideas wherever possible. That was a primary business message to hundreds of cannabis entrepreneurs who packed into a second floor [click to continue...]

May 20, 2015

2015 Spring Marijuana Business Conference Kicks Off With a Bang

By John Schroyer The Spring Marijuana Business Conference and Expo kicked off Tuesday at the Chicago Hilton, with more than 160 cannabusiness exhibitors and over 1,800 registered attendees looking to [click to continue...]

May 19, 2015

Mad Scramble in Nevada After Bank Retreats From Cannabis Industry

By Tony C. Dreibus Serenity Wellness opened three accounts at First Security Bank of Nevada over the past 60 days, a key step in its plans to open production, processing [click to continue...]

May 18, 2015

Chart of the Week: Marijuana Business Entrepreneurs Predict Their 2017 Valuations

By Becky Olson More than half of existing marijuana businesses are seeking additional financial backing or plan to do so later this year, while most cannabis firms preparing for launch [click to continue...]

May 15, 2015

Week in Review: WA Reaching Out to Tribes, Banks Explain MJ Stance + Ohio Campaign Boost

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Washington State sets up a process to work with Native American tribes interested in marijuana, large banks reveal why they won’t touch the [click to continue...]

May 15, 2015

Another Bank Pulling Back From Marijuana Industry

By John Schroyer There’s more bad news on the banking front for cannabis companies. First Security Bank of Nevada, which began working with the nascent medical marijuana industry in the [click to continue...]

May 14, 2015

Marijuana Growers Eyeing Conservation to Reduce Costs, Boost Image & Allay Energy Concerns

By Tony C. Dreibus Cannabis cultivators are increasingly exploring sustainability and energy conservation as a way to cut costs and minimize their impact on the environment. And they might be [click to continue...]

May 13, 2015

Tapping the Cannatourism Market: Q&A With Owner of Marijuana-Friendly Bed & Breakfast

By Tony C. Dreibus The recreational marijuana industries in Colorado and Washington State are clicking on all cylinders, and tourists have a lot to do with that success. But the [click to continue...]

May 12, 2015

Colorado Easing Rules on Out-of-State Investments in Cannabis Companies – With Some Big Caveats

Note: This story has been updated and clarified, as Marijuana Business Daily initially received incorrect and incomplete information from the sponsor of the investment bill. See full clarification at end [click to continue...]

May 11, 2015

Chart of the Week: Over $9M Spent in 2014 on Cannabis Advocacy

By Becky Olson & John Schroyer Four of the top marijuana-related lobbying organizations spent over $9 million on state and federal cannabis advocacy in 2014, according to representatives from the [click to continue...]

May 8, 2015

Week in Review: WA Rec Sales Balloon, NV Moves Closer to Launch + Puerto Rico Legalizes MMJ

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Recreational marijuana sales gain some significant traction in Washington State, Nevada’s medical cannabis industry approaches the launchpad, and Puerto Rico becomes the first [click to continue...]

OH Legalization Campaign Sabotage Allegation Tossed

A complaint filed by one marijuana legalization campaign against another in Ohio was dismissed unanimously [click to continue...]

Big MN-Backed Grower Applies for Coveted NY License

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Kyle Kingsley, MD, is hoping he’s found a way to expand his cannabis cultivation company [click to continue...]

Four WA Rec Stores Sell to Minors in Sting Operation

A quartet of recreational cannabis shops in Washington State wrongly sold marijuana to minors in [click to continue...]

New Lawsuit: CO Cannabis Baron Breaking IL MMJ Rules

Yet another lawsuit has been filed in Illinois over the licensing process in the state’s [click to continue...]

Facebook Blocks MMJ Educational Video


Medical cannabis apparently isn’t socially acceptable in Connecticut. At least, not by Facebook. A marketing [click to continue...]

Former OH Lawmaker Joins Cannabis Legalization Campaign

Former state Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati, has been hired by [click to continue...]

‘Worthless’ CBD Bill Heads to Texas Governor

The Texas Legislature has sent a bill allowing CBD treatments for some epilepsy patients to [click to continue...]

Debate Over New MMJ Business Restrictions in Oregon

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Just a week after one legislative committee fought to a standstill over Oregon’s medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Cannabis Cultivation Contender in Illinois Drops Lawsuit

One of several losing contenders in Illinois’ medical marijuana program has withdrawn a lawsuit it [click to continue...]

Denver MJ Law Firm Funds Local Cannabis Professorship

Vicente Sederberg LLP, perhaps one of the best known marijuana legal firms in the country, [click to continue...]

AZ Cannabis Farmer’s Market Club Raided by SWAT

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Nine people were arrested at five locations after an Arizona SWAT team raided a medical [click to continue...]

Denver Grower Loses Court Fight Over Pesticide Quarantine

Denver marijuana cultivator Organic Greens was shot down in court on Friday by a district [click to continue...]

Revamped MA Dispensary Guidelines Make Process More Transparent

Medical marijuana dispensary license applicants in Massachusetts will be judged on their own merits under [click to continue...]

FDA Says CBD Products Don’t Qualify as Dietary Supplements


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ruled that cannabidiol products don’t fit under the [click to continue...]

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