News on MMJ Dispensaries & Retail Stores:

June 30, 2015

Second MMJ Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania Legislature

In an attempt to get around obstructionists in the state House of Representatives who have been trying to either kill or stall a medical marijuana legalization bill, three state representatives [click to continue...]

June 30, 2015

Fifth New Jersey Dispensary Given Green Light

And then there were five. Dispensaries permitted in New Jersey, that is. Compassionate Sciences, Inc. was granted a license to begin growing and dispensing medical cannabis on Monday by the [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 25, 2015

Vancouver Will Regulate Dispensaries Despite Federal Ban

The Vancouver City Council has voted to create a bylaw governing the city’s many dispensaries, a move that flies in the face of federal regulations banning medical marijuana sales via [click to continue...]

June 25, 2015

Measure to Sink Ohio Cannabis Legalization Effort Passes House

Correction: The initial version of this story incorrectly reported that the measure to prevent monopolies will appear on the November ballot, when in fact the initiative must still get approval [click to continue...]

June 25, 2015

CBD Laws Largely Symbolic Victories, as Business Opportunities Are Few and Far Between

By John Schroyer In 2013, CNN aired a documentary by Dr. Sanjay Gupta that featured a young girl whose innumerable seizures were relieved by a high-CBD medical marijuana strain. The [click to continue...]

June 24, 2015

Big Names in Canadian MMJ Industry Merging

Two of Canada’s largest licensed medical marijuana ventures are merging, which will create the country’s first dominant cannabis company. Tweed Marijuana Inc. said in a release Wednesday that it has [click to continue...]

June 24, 2015

Nevada Dispensary’s Launch Delayed Again

A Nevada company that hopes to open the first dispensary in the state has been delayed again, this time due to issues over how much medical cannabis it can buy [click to continue...]

June 24, 2015

California Medical Marijuana Grow Raided

Local law enforcement officials in a town just south of San Francisco raided a medical cannabis grow site that supplies a nearby dispensary, seizing roughly 1,900 plants. The cultivator in [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...]

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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...]

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...]

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