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...]

June 15, 2015

Chart of the Week: IRS Audit Rate for Existing Marijuana Businesses

By Becky Olson More than 6% of operational cannabis companies surveyed by Marijuana Business Daily said they have been audited by the Internal Revenue Service, which suggests that the industry [click to continue...]

June 12, 2015

Week in Review: Louisiana MMJ Program Appears Dead on Arrival, But Glimmer of Hope Remains

By John Schroyer News earlier this week that Louisiana will become the first state in the South to legalize medical marijuana sounded too good to be true. In the end, [click to continue...]

June 11, 2015

Prominent Edibles Company’s Expansion Highlights Evolution of Cannabis Industry

By John Schroyer One of the largest and most prominent infused products manufacturers in the cannabis industry is expanding beyond its home base of Colorado, becoming the latest marijuana company [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 MMJ 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...]

South Dakota Tribe to Partner With Colorado Grower

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A South Dakota tribe announced this week that it is teaming up with a cannabis [click to continue...]

Startup Acquires Inventory Tracking Firm, Plans Banking Solution

A Los Angeles-based financial services startup backed by a notable investor announced Thursday that it [click to continue...]

Vancouver Will Regulate Dispensaries Despite Federal Ban

The Vancouver City Council has voted to create a bylaw governing the city’s many dispensaries, [click to continue...]

Measure to Sink Ohio Cannabis Legalization Effort Passes House

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Correction: The initial version of this story incorrectly reported that the measure to prevent monopolies [click to continue...]

Cannabis Companies Dropped From Denver Fair

Marijuana companies apparently aren’t welcome at the Denver County Fair this year. The fair’s organizers [click to continue...]

Big Names in Canadian MMJ Industry Merging

Two of Canada’s largest licensed medical marijuana ventures are merging, which will create the country’s [click to continue...]

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