News on MMJ Dispensaries & Retail Stores:

March 12, 2015

Smooth Sailing: Minnesota Sticking to MMJ Timeline, Dispensaries on Track to Open in Summer

By John Schroyer Minnesota could wind up being a standout medical cannabis state in at least one regard: It’s been able to glide through the rulemaking and licensing process relatively [click to continue...]

March 11, 2015

San Diego Shutters 18 Illegal Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing to crack down on dispensaries it deems illegal as the first licensed medical shop prepares to open in the city. Officials have shut down 18 marijuana [click to continue...]

March 11, 2015

Oregon Marijuana Advocacy Group to Include Dispensaries

The Oregon Growers Political Action Committee has a new moniker. Now, it’s officially known as the Oregon Cannabis PAC, a reflection of the group’s attempt to grow its membership base [click to continue...]

March 11, 2015

Branding Becoming Bigger Part of Cannabis Industry as Companies Look to Expand

By Tony C. Dreibus Brand marketing has finally become a buzzword in the cannabis industry as a growing number of companies look to expand across city, state and even international [click to continue...]

March 10, 2015

Ohio Group Predicts $2.2B in Sales if State Legalizes Marijuana

A group seeking to legalize both medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio estimates that annual retail cannabis sales could hit $2.2 billion by 2020 if its measure passes this November. [click to continue...]

March 10, 2015

Marijuana Zoning Proposal Creates Questions in Oregon

Marijuana growers in one Oregon county may face stringent new zoning rules that would limit where they can cultivate, but such a move could violate the state’s recreational cannabis law [click to continue...]

March 10, 2015

1st American Indian MJ Trade Group Launches

The nation’s first marijuana trade organization for Native American tribes officially launches today. The National Indian Cannabis Coalition says it’s goal is to “inform and educate tribal leaders” on the [click to continue...]

March 10, 2015

CO Cannabis Companies Adopting New Marketing Strategies

Forced to operate under strict regulations that hamper marketing opportunities, some Colorado cannabis companies are getting creative. One medical marijuana dispensary sponsored a musical production of “Reefer Madness” to the [click to continue...]

March 9, 2015

Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill to be Introduced in U.S. Senate

A measure to legalize medical cannabis at the federal level will be introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, and the news has marijuana proponents celebrating. “This is a significant [click to continue...]

March 9, 2015

Australian Firm Buys Big Stake in Canadian Marijuana Grower

An Australian mining firm has purchased a substantial stake in a Canadian medical cannabis business for cash and stock options. Capital Mining said it paid $7 million in cash plus [click to continue...]

March 9, 2015

Some Illinois Cannabis Cultivators Still Seeking Financing

Several Illinois companies that were awarded licenses to operate grow sites are still seeking millions of dollars in financing to stay afloat and build their facilities, sparking concerns that the [click to continue...]

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Denver MJ Growers Major Contributor to Rise in Energy Use

Marijuana cultivation facilities have been specifically identified as a key contributor to Denver’s increasing electric [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Names 5 to Marijuana Control Board

Five Alaskans were appointed to a board that will craft laws governing the state’s recreational [click to continue...]

New York Could Reveal MMJ License Winners Soon


The New York Health Department may announce winners of the five medical cannabis licenses up [click to continue...]

50+ Medical Cannabis Business Applications Filed in MA

The Green Rush is back on in Massachusetts. The opening of the first medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Rules Materializing, Early Sales Possible

Rules governing Oregon’s recreational marijuana market are taking shape, with state lawmakers sending two bills [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Brings in Six Figures at MJ Industry Fundraiser


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...]

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