July 2, 2015

Tax Shift in Washington State Could Ease Burden on Businesses, Lower Cannabis Prices

By John Schroyer A big change is afoot for Washington State’s recreational marijuana industry. On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee approved a bill that replaces Washington’s original three-tiered tax structure on [click to continue...]

July 1, 2015

Raising Money in the Cannabis Industry: Q&A With Brendan Kennedy of Privateer Holdings

By Tony C. Dreibus Privateer Holdings made waves earlier this year when it closed on a $75 million round of financing, the largest infusion of cash into a cannabis-focused private [click to continue...]

June 30, 2015

On Eve of Launch, Minnesota’s MMJ Companies Optimistic Despite Tiny Patient Base

By Tony C. Dreibus Low patient numbers, limited consumption options and hesitant doctors rank as some of the biggest challenges facing Minnesota’s medical marijuana industry, which is slated to launch [click to continue...]

June 29, 2015

Chart of the Week: Average Purchase Amount at Dispensaries Ranges From $60 to $100+

By Becky Olson The spending habits of medical cannabis patients can vary greatly by state, with the average purchase amount at dispensaries ranging from $60 in some markets to more [click to continue...]

June 26, 2015

Week in Review: Major Merger in Canada, CO Price Drop + Edibles Potency Claims Debunked

By John Schroyer One of the biggest medical marijuana companies in Canada purchases a rival, cannabis prices tumble in Colorado, and edibles potency claims come under fire. Here’s a closer [click to continue...]

June 24, 2015

First Massachusetts Dispensary Opening Renews Hope for Entrepreneurs, Investors

By Tony C. Dreibus The first dispensary in Massachusetts opens today, kicking off a medical marijuana industry that’s been nearly three years in the making and could eventually generate tens [click to continue...]

June 23, 2015

Removal of Marijuana Research Barrier Could Lead to Big Business Benefits Down the Road

By Tony C. Dreibus The Obama administration’s decision to eliminate a regulatory hurdle for medical cannabis studies might help spur new research that could lead to a reclassification of marijuana [click to continue...]

June 22, 2015

Chart of the Week: Small Companies Employ 74% of Cannabis Workforce

By Becky Olson From a 30,000-foot perspective, the marijuana industry mirrors other sectors in a key way: 98% of all cannabis companies classify as small businesses. That’s nearly identical to [click to continue...]

June 19, 2015

Week in Review: PA Ramping Up for MMJ, Tribes Making Moves + Dueling Initiatives in Michigan

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Pennsylvania businesses are prepping for medical marijuana legalization despite long odds, Native American cannabis activity starts to ramp up, and two recreational MJ [click to continue...]

June 18, 2015

Ohio Marijuana Legalization Effort Faces Major Headwinds Despite Recent Momentum

By Tony C. Dreibus A proposal to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio seems to be a shoo-in for the fall ballot, with organizers raising more than $36 million [click to continue...]

June 17, 2015

Experts: Canada Must Develop Regulations on Cannabis Edibles, Extracts Quickly

By Tony C. Dreibus Canadian officials must craft rules on infused products quickly to ensure patients buy from federally licensed cannabis companies instead of illegal dispensaries or the black market, [click to continue...]

June 16, 2015

‘Embarrassingly Low’ Patient Count in Illinois a Big Concern for MMJ Businesses

By John Schroyer Scores of dispensaries are hoping to open in Illinois later this year, but they might face an immense challenge right out of the gate: a lack of [click to continue...]

Denver MJ Growers Major Contributor to Rise in Energy Use

Marijuana cultivation facilities have been specifically identified as a key contributor to Denver’s increasing electric [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Names 5 to Marijuana Control Board

Five Alaskans were appointed to a board that will craft laws governing the state’s recreational [click to continue...]

New York Could Reveal MMJ License Winners Soon

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The New York Health Department may announce winners of the five medical cannabis licenses up [click to continue...]

50+ Medical Cannabis Business Applications Filed in MA

The Green Rush is back on in Massachusetts. The opening of the first medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Rules Materializing, Early Sales Possible

Rules governing Oregon’s recreational marijuana market are taking shape, with state lawmakers sending two bills [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Brings in Six Figures at MJ Industry Fundraiser

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Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul made a splash in Denver on Tuesday, raising an estimated [click to continue...]

Hawaii Bill Establishing Dispensaries Likely to Become Law

Dispensaries could be open in Hawaii in just over a year, as a bill establishing [click to continue...]

Second MMJ Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania Legislature

In an attempt to get around obstructionists in the state House of Representatives who have [click to continue...]

Fifth New Jersey Dispensary Given Green Light

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And then there were five. Dispensaries permitted in New Jersey, that is. Compassionate Sciences, Inc. [click to continue...]

Louisiana Gov Signs Medical Marijuana Bill

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill making his state the latest in the [click to continue...]

New York Cannabis Firm Buys Oregon Utility Building for $3M

In another sign of the marijuana industry’s growing national reach, a New York-based real estate [click to continue...]

WA Moves Closer to Overhauling Marijuana Tax Structure

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Washington State growers and processors would no longer pay a 25% tax on cannabis and [click to continue...]

Sole MMJ Dispensary Opens in Delaware

Delaware’s only licensed medical cannabis dispensary officially opened in the northern town of Wilmington on [click to continue...]

Canadian Cultivator Tilray to Lay Off 61 Employees

Canadian medical marijuana producer and distributor Tilray said it will lay off 61 employees as [click to continue...]

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