Colorado Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: MMJ Death Sentence in Montana, Denver Caps & Cannabis Patent Wars

John Schroyer  | April 29, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Montana’s medical cannabis industry gets hit with a knockout punch, Denver approves new business caps, and concerns arise over the possibility of legal issues tied to patents for marijuana strains.

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

Keef Cola, Kiva Confections Form Expansion Partnership

John Schroyer  | April 22, 2016

Colorado-based CanCore Concepts, owner of the popular edibles brand Keef Cola, and California-based Kiva Confections, maker of cannabis-infused chocolates, have struck a new type of licensing deal that will give each company access to the other’s home market.

Under the agreement, both companies will not only distribute but also manufacture each others’ products on their …

Week in Review: Cannabis Legalization in North America, MJ Clubs Whacked & Oregon Flood

John Schroyer  | April 22, 2016

By John Schroyer

Canada and Mexico signal they’ll move ahead with cannabis legalization, marijuana clubs hit local pushback, and entrepreneurs flood Oregon with applications to operate in the state’s new recreational cannabis market.

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

Denver Council Moves to Restrict Marijuana Business Locations

John Schroyer  | April 19, 2016

Denver lawmakers tentatively approved a proposed ordinance to impose caps on the number of marijuana retail and cultivation sites in the proverbial capital of the cannabis industry.

The measure, approved Monday evening 8-3 by the Denver City Council, will become law if approved in a final vote next week. It would apply to recreational and …

Cannabis-Themed Ads By General Mills Ahead of 4/20 Generate Optimism, Frustration

John Schroyer  | April 13, 2016

By John Schroyer

When the $18 billion global food giant General Mills started targeting Denver cannabis consumers with ads for a line of frozen snacks recently, local marijuana professionals took notice.

One executive even snapped a photo of a large billboard that promotes the snacks – Totino’s Pizza Rolls – by referencing the 4/20 cannabis holiday.

Cannabis Branding Company Raises $8M for National Expansion

John Schroyer  | April 5, 2016

A marijuana branding company with a portfolio that includes partners in three western states announced on Tuesday that it has raised $8 million to support an ambitious expansion plan.

The company, Las Vegas-based Strainz, said in a press release that the influx of capital will allow the company to continue building its portfolio …

Colorado MMJ Company Sues Competitor, Alleges Foul Play

John Schroyer  | March 31, 2016

The founder of Mary’s Medicinals, a Colorado medical marijuana company that produces infused products, has sued competitor RX Green, claiming its owner used underhanded tricks to put her out of business.

Nicole Smith, founder and president of Mary’s Medicinals, alleges in a lawsuit in Denver District Court that RX Green owner Joshua Meacham began …