US Medical Marijuana Business News:

July 23, 2015

TV Station’s About-Face on Cannabis Commercials Reflects Difficult MJ Advertising Climate

By Tony C. Dreibus Advertising restrictions have long been a bane to the cannabis industry, forcing many businesses to focus on word of mouth, social media and non-traditional methods of [click to continue...]

July 17, 2015

Ralph Nader to Keynote Marijuana Business Conference & Expo

Ralph Nader, a former presidential candidate who has pushed for the legalization of medical cannabis and industrial hemp, the regulation of marijuana and an end to the war on drugs, [click to continue...]

July 9, 2015

Congress Takes Step Forward, Step Back on Marijuana

Congress is still apparently quite divided on how to deal with the marijuana industry and its federal status, as two developments this week underscore. A bipartisan bill was introduced on [click to continue...]

July 1, 2015

Raising Money in the Cannabis Industry: Q&A With Brendan Kennedy of Privateer Holdings

By Tony C. Dreibus Privateer Holdings made waves earlier this year when it closed on a $75 million round of financing, the largest infusion of cash into a cannabis-focused private [click to continue...]

June 23, 2015

Removal of Marijuana Research Barrier Could Lead to Big Business Benefits Down the Road

By Tony C. Dreibus The Obama administration’s decision to eliminate a regulatory hurdle for medical cannabis studies might help spur new research that could lead to a reclassification of marijuana [click to continue...]

June 18, 2015

DEA to Boost Marijuana Production for Research

It looks like the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is loosening up on medical cannabis – at least when it comes to research. The federal agency was originally planning on boosting [click to continue...]

June 17, 2015

Teen MJ Study Could Bolster Cannabis Industry

A study released this week that covered nearly a quarter of a century and more than 1 million teenagers found that medical marijuana legalization does not boost cannabis use among [click to continue...]

June 10, 2015

Insurance Giant’s Exit From Cannabis Market Could Trigger Shakeup, Higher Rates

By Tony C. Dreibus A decision late last month by Lloyd’s of London to exit the cannabis industry may change the dynamics of the marijuana insurance market and usher in [click to continue...]

June 9, 2015

Increasing Union Membership Presents New Opportunities, Challenges for Cannabis Industry

By John Schroyer A growing number of marijuana workers have unionized in recent years, adding a new dynamic to a rapidly growing – yet still relatively young – industry. The [click to continue...]

June 3, 2015

3 Federal Marijuana-Related Bills Advance, 1 Stalls

The marijuana industry gained some traction in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, yet another indication that attitudes about cannabis are changing in Washington DC. The U.S. House of Representatives backed [click to continue...]

June 1, 2015

Indiana Cannabis Church Gets Tax-Exempt Status From IRS

Marijuana business owners suffering from tax issues may need to find religion: The First Church of Cannabis in Indiana has been granted tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service. [click to continue...]

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Ohio Legalization Group’s Efforts to Be Scrutinized


The beleaguered campaign to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio now faces yet another [click to continue...]

Drug Abuse Expert: CBD is ‘Safe,’ Has Medicinal Benefits

A  key drug abuse expert has come out publicly saying that CBD is safe and [click to continue...]

Florida Nursery to Challenge Tossed CBD Application

Even though Florida hasn’t awarded its five CBD licenses to nurseries that applied earlier this [click to continue...]

WA Prosecutor to Sue 15 Unlicensed Dispensaries

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A group of unlicensed dispensaries that have resisted attempts to shut them down are now [click to continue...]

UK Might Debate Marijuana Legalization

Lawmakers in the United Kingdom must consider debating the merits of marijuana after more than [click to continue...]

New York Licensees to be Announced by Friday

The wait is nearly over. The New York Department of Health confirmed that it plans [click to continue...]

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Sales to Begin Oct. 1


The third recreational cannabis state is now just months away from beginning sales. Oregon residents [click to continue...]

Nevada Dispensary Considers Lawsuit Over Delays

A dispensary in Nevada that has been hoping to open since February is considering filing [click to continue...]

WA Cannabis Shops Busted for Selling to Minors

Nineteen Washington State marijuana stores face suspensions and fines after they failed to properly check [click to continue...]

Dispensary Bill on Tap in Michigan

Michigan medical cannabis issues, pot dispensary updates, news about marijuana by state

Concerned with what might happen if voters legalize recreational marijuana at the ballot next year, [click to continue...]

CDC Calls for Strict Edibles Labeling, Public Education

After evaluating a fatal accident that took place last year in Denver, the Center for [click to continue...]

Israel to Sell Medical Marijuana in Pharmacies

Israel, one of the world’s leading countries on medical cannabis research, will soon be dispensing [click to continue...]

Third Minnesota Dispensary Opens Despite Low Patient Count

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Minnesota’s third medical cannabis dispensary has opened despite the low number of patients registered to [click to continue...]

Police Raid Business Owned By CA Industry Association Exec

A business run by the former president and current board member of the California Cannabis [click to continue...]

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