Colorado Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Founder of Prominent Cannabis Lab Forced Out

John Schroyer  | October 5, 2015

Genifer Murray, a longtime staple of Colorado’s marijuana industry, was recently forced out of her position as CEO and director of CannLabs, a company she founded in 2010.

According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, there was an acrimonious split between Murray and …

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 …

Week in Review: More Marijuana Licenses in WA, Huge Sales Spike in CO & Supply Issues in NV

John Schroyer  | September 18, 2015

By John Schroyer

Washington State signals it could grant licenses to hundreds of medical marijuana businesses, Colorado cannabis retailers get a huge boost from an MJ tax holiday, and the first Las Vegas dispensary reopens after experiencing inventory issues.

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

Colorado AG Investigating ‘Organic’ MJ Companies

John Schroyer  | September 17, 2015

Some marijuana companies may want to reconsider using the word “organic” on their labels if they don’t want to draw undue attention from law enforcement.

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is reportedly looking into whether or not some cannabis businesses have violated state law after consumers complained about being misled by such labels,

GOP Presidential Contenders Debate Marijuana

John Schroyer  | September 17, 2015

For perhaps the first time ever, marijuana legalization was a topic in a primetime presidential debate.

On Wednesday night, several of the 11 Republican candidates for the party’s presidential nomination

Willie Nelson Partners With Tuatara Capital

John Schroyer  | September 16, 2015

Legendary country singer Willie Nelson has chosen New York-based equity firm Tuatara Capital as a new partner in his venture into the legal cannabis industry.

Nelson and Tuatara are planning on funding the growth and distribution of Willie’s Reserve, a new cannabis strain that will be sold initially only in Colorado and Washington …

Marijuana Software Exec Wins Fortune Magazine Award

John Schroyer  | September 16, 2015

The march towards mainstream acceptance continues for the marijuana industry.

An executive with MJ Freeway, a woman-owned cannabis software company in Denver, has been named as one of eight recipients of Fortune Magazine’s 2015 Most Promising Women Entrepreneur Award.

Jessica Billingsley, co-founder and chief operating officer of the company, will accept her award at a …

Week in Review: Stellar Start for MMJ in Massachusetts, Cannabis Recall in Denver & Delays in Minnesota

John Schroyer  | September 11, 2015

By John Schroyer

The first dispensary in Massachusetts sees an explosion of customers in its first two months of operation, Denver issues a recall involving concentrates, and a medical cannabis company in Minnesota delays opening more storefronts.

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