Chart: New York Medical Marijuana Patient Counts Rising, But Still Have Long Way to Go

Eli McVey  | September 26, 2016

By Eli McVey

After an abysmal start, New York’s fledgling medical marijuana program is finally building momentum.

Since late January – shortly after the first dispensaries opened – the number of registered patients has grown by an average of 32% a month.

Eli McVey  |
September 26, 2016

Week in Review: Cannabis Election Map Set, Credit Unions Get Serious, Puerto Rico Fight

John Schroyer  | September 23, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

The November cannabis election map is essentially finalized, credit unions get serious about marijuana businesses, and a Denver attorney weighs in on the MJ software battle in Puerto Rico.

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

John Schroyer  |
September 23, 2016

Growing High-Quality Cannabis in a Greenhouse: Q&A with Matt Cohen

Omar Sacirbey  | September 22, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

More marijuana growers are convinced you can grow a high-quality crop inside a greenhouse – one as good as that cultivated in an illuminated indoor grow.

Producing a good greenhouse crop requires a hefty investment in a high-tech facility. The capital outlay can be much more than growing outside or in a warehouse.

Omar Sacirbey  |
September 22, 2016

Puerto Rico Inventory Tracking System Deal Embroiled in Dispute

John Schroyer  | September 21, 2016

By John Schroyer

Three U.S. cannabis inventory software firms are involved in a legal tussle centered over whether Puerto Rico may have violated its own laws when awarding a government contract.

BioTrackTHC, which beat at least five other competitors to win the Puerto Rico contract, is the target of the dispute. 

John Schroyer  |
September 21, 2016

Trademarks: Some, But Not Many, Protections For Cannabis Companies

John Schroyer  | September 20, 2016

By John Schroyer

Rapper Snoop Dogg and a Washington State marijuana entrepreneur learned the hard way that cannabis businesses must tread carefully when it comes to trademark protection.

Both recently encountered trademark snafus, underscoring the pitfalls cannabis companies face. Still, MJ entrepreneurs do have options to safeguard their names, logos and other intellectual property.

John Schroyer  |
September 20, 2016

Week in Review: Michigan Medical Cannabis Firms in Limbo, MA to the Rescue, Alaska Crawls Ahead

John Schroyer  | September 16, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Michigan medical marijuana businesses ponder their future under a new regulatory system, Massachusetts hopes to jump-start its MMJ program, and Alaska’s rec rollout proceeds at a snail’s pace.

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

John Schroyer  |
September 16, 2016