California Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Cannabis Bank in CA? + Tight Deadline in NY & Sales Confusion in WA

John Schroyer  | August 7, 2015

By John Schroyer

California officials propose a state-run bank for marijuana companies, New York license winners face a tough deadline, and Washington State’s sales figures spur confusion.

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

Wildfires Could Drive Up California MMJ Prices

Tony C. Dreibus  | August 6, 2015

California wildfires that have destroyed 43 homes are cutting into the amount of cannabis available to Bay Area dispensaries, potentially increasing prices for marijuana that’s grown outdoors.

Another Company Looks to Deliver MMJ Via Drones

John Schroyer  | August 6, 2015
Here's a novel business concept: ferry medical marijuana straight to patients using drones instead of humans driving cars, thereby reducing delivery times, increasing reliability and possibly lowering long-term costs.

Google Boots Marijuana Delivery App From Play Store

John Schroyer  | July 20, 2015

Tech giant Google has removed a California medical marijuana delivery service from its Android-based app store, yet another indication of how mainstream companies shun cannabis-focused businesses and services.

The app – called Loud Cannabis – launched in early March and originally received approval from the Google Play store, so it was available to …