National Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Rescheduling rumors, Nevada targets California docs & pain relief in MN

John Schroyer  | August 5, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Federal cannabis rescheduling rumors keep swirling, Nevada is poised to cut off a significant chunk of income for medical marijuana dispensaries, and Minnesota’s pair of MMJ companies get major relief from pain patients.

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

Cannabis cultivation leasing companies undergoing growth spurt

Omar Sacirbey  | July 20, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Prospective marijuana growers who lack the money to bankroll their own sites increasingly are turning to companies that specialize in leasing land to cannabis cultivators.

That has created a mini boom in the emerging real estate leasing business – and given cultivators a new avenue for launching their companies.

Week in Review: Banking scare, marijuana ballot roundup & water rules in California

John Schroyer  | July 15, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

An Illinois bank sparks fresh concerns about cannabis and financial institutions, the number of states with certified pro-marijuana ballot measures hits an all-time high, and California MJ growers face new water-use rules.

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

Microsoft teams with ancillary marijuana company in landmark partnership

John Schroyer  | June 16, 2016

By John Schroyer

Software giant Microsoft Corp. is teaming up with an established ancillary cannabis firm to land government technology contracts tied to the marijuana sector, a groundbreaking development that could spur other major mainstream companies to work with the industry.

University’s medical cannabis center could boost marijuana industry

Omar Sacirbey  | June 9, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

A new center for medical marijuana education and research at a Philadelphia university could give the MMJ industry an economic shot in the arm.

Thomas Jefferson University recently unveiled the Center for Medical Cannabis Education & Research, saying it’s the “first major (U.S.) health sciences university” to lead such an effort.

10th poll in two years shows majority favor legal MJ

John Schroyer  | June 7, 2016

At least 10 national polls since mid-2014 have now found a majority of Americans favor legalizing cannabis.

The latest, from Quinnipiac University, was released Monday morning. It found that overall 54% of U.S. voters believe marijuana should be legalized, while an overwhelming 89% support legalizing cannabis for medical use.

From May 24-30, Quinnipiac surveyed …