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...]

April 8, 2015

Strategies to Position a Cultivation Company for Growth and Long-Term Success

By Tony C. Dreibus Marijuana cultivators have a lot to grapple with on a daily basis, from trying to prevent pests that could wipe out their entire crop to constantly [click to continue...]

April 7, 2015

Poll Highlights the Rapidly Growing Power of Cannabis in Politics

By John Schroyer A new poll by Quinnipiac University has the cannabis community talking once again about political momentum heading into the 2016 election cycle. The poll found not just [click to continue...]

April 6, 2015

Chart of the Week: Much of Oregon Set for Messy Grand Re-Opening

By Becky Olson A common reaction of local municipal governments to medical and recreational marijuana laws is to enact moratoriums, thus preventing licensed shops from opening. One case in point: [click to continue...]

April 3, 2015

Week in Review: Cheers & Jeers for MPP Head, Delivery App Asks for Help + Final New York Regs

By John Schroyer Members of the cannabis community weigh in on a controversial move by the director of the Marijuana Policy Project, an embattled ancillary company seeks help for its [click to continue...]

April 2, 2015

Minorities Avoid Cannabis Industry as History of Arrests, Incarceration Drive Fears

By Tony C. Dreibus Very few minorities work in the cannabis industry in any capacity, let alone hold executive positions at dispensaries, grows, edibles companies or even ancillary firms. Diversity [click to continue...]

Arizona Businesses, Advocates Unite Behind Single MJ Measure

The formerly fractured Arizona marijuana community emerged as a united front on Friday, with representatives [click to continue...]

Heads of Illinois, New Jersey Medical Cannabis Programs Step Down

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Medical marijuana programs in two states are looking for new leaders. Bob Morgan, the coordinator [click to continue...]

2 Marijuana Measures Filed for 2016 Ballot in California

A pair of proposed 2016 ballot measures tied to cannabis have been filed with the [click to continue...]

Gupta: U.S. Needs Medical Marijuana ‘Revolution’

CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta gave the medical marijuana industry another shot in the [click to continue...]

National Association for Cannabis Lawyers to Launch

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Two California lawyers have teamed up to start the National Cannabis Bar Association, with the [click to continue...]

Union Nixes Attempt to Organize Workers at NJ Dispensary

Marijuana businesses hoping for some potential legal guidance on unionization from a case in New [click to continue...]

CA Judge Won’t Reschedule Marijuana

A federal judge in California on Wednesday declined to overturn marijuana’s place on the Drug [click to continue...]

Bill Rolling Washington MMJ Into Recreational Program Advances

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Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee will likely sign a bill passed by the Legislature that [click to continue...]

New Jersey Dispensary in Labor Dispute Turned Away By Law Firm

Some attorneys still won’t touch the cannabis industry, it seems. David Knowlton, co-founder of the [click to continue...]

Delaware’s 1st Dispensary Delayed Again, Set For June Opening

The opening of Delaware’s first and only MMJ dispensary has been delayed again, but this [click to continue...]

Millions More Devoted to New York MMJ Industry

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Even though New York hasn’t even begun issuing business licenses yet for medical marijuana companies, [click to continue...]

Illinois Gov Won’t Extend MMJ Pilot Program Yet

In response to attempts by lawmakers to extend the timeline for the state’s medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Filings Show Many Banks Working With Cannabis Businesses

Banks have filed more than 1,700 so-called “marijuana limited” suspicious activity reports since the federal [click to continue...]

New Doctor Requirement Could Dampen Arizona’s MMJ Market

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Arizona dispensaries could see fewer new patients after the state’s governor signed a bill forcing [click to continue...]