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7 Denver Cannabis Shops Busted for Selling to Minors

John Schroyer  | October 2, 2015

Denver Police announced this week that seven cannabis stores in the city were cited for selling to minors as part of a wide-ranging sting operation, giving the city’s recreational marijuana industry a black eye.

As a result of the sting – which involved 30 shops – the overall …

New Wrinkle With California MMJ Regs

John Schroyer  | October 1, 2015

A serious wrinkle has emerged with statewide medical cannabis regulations recently passed by the California Legislature: they could conceivably force every dispensary in Los Angeles to close.

That’s because the new rules require both a city and a state permit for dispensaries to keep operating, and

Report: Recreational Prices Stabilizing in Colorado

John Schroyer  | September 30, 2015

After dropping sharply in the first part of 2015, recreational marijuana prices in Colorado have somewhat stabilized in recent months, according to a survey of cannabis stores.

The survey, spearheaded by the research firm Convergex, found that prices for an eighth of …

On Eve of Rec Sales in Oregon, Concerns Over Local Restrictions

John Schroyer  | September 30, 2015

By John Schroyer

Come Thursday, Oregon medical cannabis dispensaries will be able to start selling marijuana to recreational consumers.

While many dispensary owners are bracing for a big spike in foot traffic, some are worried that new laws at the local level will sap some of their momentum.

Six Tips for Hiring, Retaining Employees in the Cannabis Industry

John Schroyer  | September 29, 2015

By John Schroyer

Although the marijuana industry is booming, the vast majority of cannabis-related companies are still small businesses employing anywhere from a handful of workers to a couple dozen.

So hiring – and retaining – the right employees is absolutely critical.

Boom in Nevada Patient Base

John Schroyer  | September 28, 2015

It looks like Nevada’s medical cannabis dispensaries will have plenty of customers to keep them busy.

There’s been a major uptick in the state’s MMJ patient base this year, with the total surging from around 8,000 at the start of 2015 to 10,119 at the end of August,

California Tribe’s MJ Grow Raided

John Schroyer  | September 28, 2015

One of the most high-profile Native American marijuana grow operations in northern California was raided last week, illustrating how tribes are still operating in a legal area when it comes to cannabis.

Local law enforcement officials raided two grow sites in Mendocino County run by the …

Maryland AG: Counties Can’t Ban Medical Marijuana Businesses

John Schroyer  | September 25, 2015

There could be a local governmental fight brewing in Maryland, with the state on one side and an anti-cannabis county official on the other.

Maryland’s attorney general recently informed Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh that his plan to push a bill effectively banning medical cannabis businesses is against the law.

Schuh, however, has decided …