Colorado Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Marijuana Social Networking Site Applies for Nasdaq Listing

John Schroyer  | September 1, 2015

In another sign that the cannabis industry is moving towards the mainstream, the popular marijuana-focused social networking site MassRoots announced on Monday that it has applied for its stock to be listed on the Nasdaq.

If approved, it would become the first marijuana-related technology company to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market and could pave …

Colorado Revises Proposed Edibles ‘Stop Sign’ Rule

John Schroyer  | August 28, 2015

Edibles companies in Colorado won’t have to stamp their products with a red stop sign after all.

Officials crafting new regulations on marijuana edibles initially proposed a rule that would have required manufacturers to include a symbol resembling a stop sign, emblazoned with the letters “THC,” on such products.

But they have since …

Week in Review: Trio of MJ Capital Raises, New CO Edibles Rules + Ohio Legalization Fight Coming

John Schroyer  | August 14, 2015

By John Schroyer

A trio of marijuana-related companies announced significant fundraising milestones, a series of strict new edibles regulations in Colorado could be costly to manufacturers, and Ohio will host the newest state legalization campaign fight this fall.

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

$35M ‘Weedery’ Planned for Denver

Tony C. Dreibus  | August 11, 2015

A company behind two dispensaries and three grow sites in Colorado is moving forward with plans to build a $35 million “weedery” in Denver that will feature large-scale cultivation facilities, a performance space, bar, gift shop and retail cannabis store.

American Cannabis Partners (ACP)

Warming Up to the Recreational Marijuana Industry: Q&A With Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper

John Schroyer  | July 22, 2015

By John Schroyer

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has been both an enemy and an ally of the cannabis industry over the years.

He vocally opposed recreational legalization in 2012 and said last year that voters were “reckless” in approving the law, a controversial statement that gave more ammo to marijuana opponents. But he also oversaw …

Willie Nelson Hopes to Debut Marijuana Strain Soon

John Schroyer  | July 21, 2015

In just two months, Colorado recreational shops may have some serious star power to contend with.

Country music legend Willie Nelson is planning on having his own personal strain, dubbed Willie’s Reserve, available in his own line of shops – and his plans might come to fruition

Colorado PTSD Decision Disappointing for Dispensaries

Tony C. Dreibus  | July 16, 2015

Colorado dispensaries won’t be allowed to sell medical marijuana to patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after a state board rejected a proposal to add the aliment to the list of qualifying conditions for MMJ cards.

The decision is disappointing for businesses that focus …

New Weapon for Marijuana Opponents: Racketeering Laws

John Schroyer  | July 14, 2015

Although federal racketeering statutes haven’t been employed regularly against marijuana businesses, that could be changing.

One Colorado cannabis shop shut down recently after its owner decided that he simply couldn’t afford to keep paying for a legal battle with a Washington DC-based organization that sued his …