By Omar Sacirbey

Long-time cannabis entrepreneur Greta Carter made a big career decision recently: She sold her Seattle marijuana business, gave up her Washington State residency and moved to Desert Hot Springs, California.

“I thought I could get a much better return on the time and money in California than in Washington,” Carter said.

Omar Sacirbey  |
July 26, 2016

Chart of the Week: 100,000+ Workers Employed By Marijuana Companies

Chris Walsh  | July 25, 2016

By Eli McVey

The U.S. marijuana industry has quickly become a major job generator, with cannabis-related companies now employing an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 workers.

The estimates – released in the 2016 Marijuana Business Factbook – include employment at retailers, wholesale grows, infused products/concentrates companies, testing labs and ancillary firms focused primarily on marijuana.

Chris Walsh  |
July 25, 2016

Week in Review: Florida CBD, Cannabis Legal Battles & Ominous Clouds in AZ, MA

John Schroyer  | July 22, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Florida’s long-awaited CBD industry approaches the launchpad, cannabis lawsuits make headlines, and recent polling numbers cast a dark cloud over recreational marijuana legalization in two states.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

John Schroyer  |
July 22, 2016

By John Schroyer

Erin Turoff packed her belongings and moved to Denver from New York City earlier this year for one reason: to get into marijuana investing.

The seasoned asset management professional – who previously rubbed elbows with institutional investors and hedge fund managers – is convinced cannabis is the investment world’s next big thing. 

John Schroyer  |
July 21, 2016

Cannabis Cultivation Leasing Companies Undergoing Growth Spurt

Omar Sacirbey  | July 20, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Prospective marijuana growers who lack the money to bankroll their own sites increasingly are turning to companies that specialize in leasing land to cannabis cultivators.

That has created a mini boom in the emerging real estate leasing business – and given cultivators a new avenue for launching their companies.

Omar Sacirbey  |
July 20, 2016

Medical Cannabis Research Growing But Hurdles Remain

Omar Sacirbey  | July 19, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Scientific researchers are increasingly interested in studying the medicinal properties of cannabis, and breakthroughs have been achieved that could lead to additional uses for medical marijuana.

The moves could bolster the MMJ industry and boost sales. But marijuana’s status as a federally prohibited Schedule 1 drug remains a serious obstacle to research.

Omar Sacirbey  |
July 19, 2016

Chart of the Week: Most Common Medical Conditions of Registered MMJ Patients

Chris Walsh  | July 18, 2016

By Eli McVey

Adding chronic or severe pain to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana has a huge impact on the size of a given market, as evidenced by the overwhelming percentage of registered patients using MMJ to treat the condition.

Chris Walsh  |
July 18, 2016