Colorado Medical and Recreational Marijuana News:

April 23, 2015

Confusion Over Pesticide Rules Presents Conundrum for Colorado Cannabis Growers

By John Schroyer In March and early April, Denver officials ordered nine local cultivation companies to essentially quarantine tens of thousands of marijuana plants over fears of possible pesticide contamination. [click to continue...]

April 16, 2015

On Eve of First 4/20, Washington Marijuana Stores Looking to Lure Big Crowds

By Tony C. Dreibus Cannabis shops in Washington State are rolling out the red carpet for consumers looking to take part in the first 4/20 celebrations since recreational marijuana became [click to continue...]

April 15, 2015

Dixie Who? Cannabis Companies Share Similar Brand Name in Unusual Business Scenario

Note: A previous version of this story that included comments from Karen Freese incorrectly identified her as a co-founder and principal of Bud Marketers. Freese is a principal at Bud [click to continue...]

April 9, 2015

Business Owners, Lawmakers Discuss Banking With KC Fed

Cannabis business owners and Colorado Reps. Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis met on Thursday with the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City to discuss the lack of [click to continue...]

April 1, 2015

Potency Isn’t the Future of Cannabis

As marijuana use broadens across the age and culture spectrum, the products that will get the most traction are not the ones that get the most attention: namely, very high [click to continue...]

March 30, 2015

Helping Marijuana Consumers Find Love

Want to meet someone with whom you can share your life, and your marijuana? There’s an app for that. In another example of the many, many ancillary business impacts of [click to continue...]

March 27, 2015

CO, WA, OR Attorneys General File Responses to Rec Lawsuit

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman filed a formal response with the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday regarding a lawsuit from the attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma, who are asking [click to continue...]

March 27, 2015

CO Legislature Moves To Establish Marijuana Testing References

Under a new bill in the Colorado Legislature, the state would create established testing standards for cannabis. The measure, House Bill 1283, would set up a “reference library” for labs [click to continue...]

March 26, 2015

Repeal of CO Edibles Packaging Rules Dies in Committee

Edibles makers took a hit Wednesday when a bill that would’ve repealed stringent packaging requirements was shot down by the Colorado state senate. The bill, which was unanimously rejected by [click to continue...]

March 24, 2015

Denver-Area Marijuana Growers Face Regulatory Actions

Marijuana cultivators around the Denver metro area are having a tough spring. Six commercial operators were recently ordered to quarantine hundreds of cannabis plants due to a potential pesticide violation. [click to continue...]

March 24, 2015

Marijuana Businesses Getting Big Boost From Partnerships With Cannabis Celebrities

By John Schroyer High-profile celebrities partnering with private companies for mutual gain is hardly a new concept. In the marijuana industry, however, it’s one that’s been gaining traction since recreational [click to continue...]

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New York Taking Applications for Medical Cannabis Business Licenses

Ready, set, go! Entrepreneurs can now apply for medical cannabis business licenses in New York, [click to continue...]

Video Statement Part of Settlement Tied to $100M Lawsuit

In an unusual legal settlement, a Colorado company has issued a video statement about its [click to continue...]

WA Gov. Signs Sweeping Bill Moving MMJ Into Rec Program

News about Washington medical cannabis dispensaries, state marijuana laws and marijiana businesses

Washington State’s MMJ program will officially be rolled into its recreational market after Gov. Jay [click to continue...]

Minnesota MMJ Companies Raise $30M

The two companies selected to grow and dispense medical cannabis in Minnesota have raised a [click to continue...]

Canadian MMJ Crackdown On the Way?

Medical marijuana businesses in Vancouver, British Columbia, may soon be in the city’s crosshairs. The [click to continue...]

Seed-to-Sale Tracking Trend Continues With New Mexico

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An increasing number of states are requiring cannabis companies to track every plant from seed [click to continue...]

Oregon Catering to Cash-Carrying Cannabis Businesses

The agency in charge of overseeing Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry is planning to add a [click to continue...]

Bill Would Prevent Feds From Targeting Compliant MJ Companies

Cannabis business owners harassed by federal prosecutors despite operating legally in their respective states would [click to continue...]

Florida Medical Marijuana Measures Fizzle Out

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An attempt to legalize medical marijuana in Florida this year via the state Legislature is [click to continue...]

Ohio Group Claims Sabotage in Legalization Efforts

An Ohio organization pushing for medical marijuana legalization in the state says a stronger, more [click to continue...]

California Industry Association Head Faces Suit to Close Dispensary

A dispensary run by the president of the California Cannabis Industry Association has come under [click to continue...]

Oregon Expects 2,000 Applicants for Recreational MJ Licenses

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Oregon officials in charge of regulating the state’s up-and-coming recreational marijuana industry expect roughly 2,000 [click to continue...]

Marijuana Testing Lab Seeks $5 Million for International Expansion

One of the first commercial cannabis testing labs in the United States is seeking $5 [click to continue...]

Anti-Marijuana DEA Chief to Resign

The head of the Drug Enforcement Agency will resign next month, prompting cheers from cannabis [click to continue...]

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