Colorado Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Nasdaq Shoots Down MassRoots for Stock Listing

John Schroyer  | May 24, 2016

Denver-based MassRoots, the popular social network for cannabis enthusiasts, failed again to secure a public listing on the Nasdaq, a setback for marijuana companies hoping to trade on a major U.S. stock market.

MassRoots said in a press release the Nasdaq linked its decision to the argument that the company, as a pro-marijuana business, could be …

Second CO Cannabis Company Seeks NFL Stadium Naming Rights

Roger Fillion  | May 19, 2016

A second cannabis company has announced it wants to land the naming rights for Sports Authority Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos professional football team.

Denver-based concentrates company Openvape said in a news release it has submitted a proposal to “preserve” the Mile High legacy by pursuing “OpenVAPE at Mile High” as the stadium’s …

Powerhouse MJ Law Firms Team Up on Compliance Software

John Schroyer  | May 17, 2016

Two legal powerhouses in the marijuana industry are branching into the software business, hoping to generate profits in a new line of business.

California-based Greenbridge Corporate Counsel and Colorado-based Vicente Sederberg have tapped Denver tech entrepreneur Marion Mariathasan to develop a software package to help cannabis companies and others involved in the industry comply with …

Colorado Changes Residency Requirement for Marijuana Businesses

John Schroyer  | May 12, 2016

Now awaiting Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signature: A bill to allow out-of-state individuals to take ownership roles in licensed marijuana companies, a major shift that could open the financial floodgates for Colorado cannabis businesses.

The measure, Senate Bill 40, was given final approval by the state legislature on Wednesday. The Cannabis Business Alliance …

Openvape Partnering With Dutch MJ Company

John Schroyer  | May 12, 2016

Colorado concentrate company Openvape is teaming with Amsterdam’s Green House Seed Co. to collaborate on a new line of products.

It’s the latest international partnership in the cannabis industry, and perhaps the first involving U.S. and European companies.

Openvape and Green House will develop a dual brand of cannabis vaporizer cartridges, the companies said in a …

Colorado’s Cannabis Industry Under Attack on Several Fronts

John Schroyer  | May 3, 2016

By John Schroyer

On the surface, it might appear that Colorado’s $1 billion marijuana industry has been unencumbered by legal roadblocks or political opposition, given its speedy growth in recent years.

Nothing is further from the truth, however, particularly for the state’s recreational cannabis sector.