News on MMJ Dispensaries & Retail Stores:

December 29, 2014

Chart of the Week: Explosion of Nevada’s MMJ Patient Base as Dispensaries Near Launch

By Jennifer Mann Good news for medical marijuana companies hoping to open their doors in Nevada next year: The customer base is growing rapidly as dispensaries move closer to becoming [click to continue...]

December 26, 2014

Week in Review: Ruling on Delivery App, Boost for MMJ Stocks + MA Businesses Gearing Up

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus A smartphone app that facilitates medical marijuana deliveries is ordered to cease operations in Los Angeles, two publicly traded companies help build credibility [click to continue...]

December 24, 2014

Rec Stores in CO City Prepare for Extra Tax Burden

Cannabis shops in Colorado’s third-largest city face higher tax rates heading into the new year, which some business owners say will drive up the price of legal cannabis well above [click to continue...]

December 24, 2014

Illinois MMJ Market to Include Kids

The much-anticipated medical marijuana market in Illinois – population 13 million – will include children and teens. That’s good news for companies that wind up getting business licenses in the state [click to continue...]

December 24, 2014

All I Want for Christmas: Holiday Regulatory Wishes in Marijuana Markets

By John Schroyer Cannabis business owners and entrepreneurs have a long Christmas wish list. While the industry made significant progress in 2014, there were some hiccups along the way (ahem, [click to continue...]

December 23, 2014

Low-Potency Edibles, CBD Offerings & Discreet Paraphernalia Among Top Sellers in 2014

By Tony C. Dreibus With 2014 being the first year of legal medical marijuana in several states and recreational cannabis in others, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that products [click to continue...]

December 22, 2014

MA Medical Cannabis Businesses Advancing Despite Uncertainty

Medical marijuana companies are moving forward with their plans in Massachusetts even though the incoming governor says he’s not quite sold on the state’s MMJ laws. Owners of four planned [click to continue...]

December 22, 2014

Terra Tech’s SEC Approval Good News for MJ Industry

A recent move by the Securities and Exchange Commission could fuel investor interest in marijuana stocks and encourage dispensaries, cultivation businesses and edibles producers to go public. The SEC last [click to continue...]

December 19, 2014

Seattle Dispensary Plan May Be Scrapped

Seattle medical marijuana businesses may not be able to get local licenses after all, as a plan to offer permits could fall through due to legal issues and resistance from [click to continue...]

December 19, 2014

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return of medical marijuana dispensaries and edibles, according to The move leaves dozens of MMJ [click to continue...]

December 19, 2014

New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several regulatory hoops and pay a hefty sum under regulations issued by the state. Businesses seeking [click to continue...]

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Regulatory Baby Steps for Recreational Marijuana in Alaska

Alaska has taken its first step toward developing regulations on its recreational cannabis industry. The [click to continue...]

Italian Army Growing Medical Marijuana to Lower Price

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Italy’s army has been hard at work – not fighting in the field, but cultivating [click to continue...]

Public Cannabis Company Resumes Trading

Advanced Cannabis Solutions is back…on the stock market, that is. Trading of the Denver-based company’s [click to continue...]

Colorado Gov. Walks Back Criticism of Legal Marijuana

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper hasn’t exactly been a huge fan of legal marijuana. He’s repeatedly [click to continue...]

Oregon MMJ Growers May Face Stricter Rules

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Oregon medical cannabis cultivators may face stricter reporting requirements and plant restrictions under a proposal [click to continue...]

Major Union Backs Ohio Marijuana Legalization Effort

One of the biggest politically active unions in the country has thrown its weight behind [click to continue...]

WA Group Challenging New Medical Marijuana Law

A Washington State group is looking to challenge newly minted regulations that roll the state’s [click to continue...]

Judge Overturns Massachusetts Dispensary Denial

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A Massachusetts judge has sided with a medical cannabis business over the state health department, [click to continue...]

Report: Many Colorado Dispensaries Taking on Big Risks To Accept Plastic

Dozens of dispensaries in Colorado have set up “shadow” banking systems that allow them to [click to continue...]

California Leaders Exploring Recreational Marijuana Issues

Some California officials are trying to ensure would-be recreational marijuana businesses don’t run into the [click to continue...]

Cannabis Chamber Logo Sparks Lawsuit


The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has filed suit over what it claims is trademark [click to continue...]

New York Taking Applications for Medical Cannabis Business Licenses

Ready, set, go! Entrepreneurs can now apply for medical cannabis business licenses in New York, [click to continue...]

Video Statement Part of Settlement Tied to $100M Lawsuit

In an unusual legal settlement, a Colorado company has issued a video statement about its [click to continue...]

WA Gov. Signs Sweeping Bill Moving MMJ Into Rec Program

News about Washington medical cannabis dispensaries, state marijuana laws and marijiana businesses

Washington State’s medical marijuana program will officially be rolled into its recreational market after Gov. [click to continue...]

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