US Medical Marijuana Business News:

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...]

May 29, 2015

Lloyd’s of London to Exit U.S. Cannabis Insurance Industry

By Tony C. Dreibus Lloyd’s of London, the UK-based insurance marketplace, has instructed underwriters not to open or renew existing accounts with marijuana companies in the United States until it’s [click to continue...]

May 26, 2015

Hemp, CBD Firm Lands $6.5M in Financing From Institutional Investor

CannaVest Corp. said it has closed a $6.5 million round of financing with an unnamed institutional investor, representing one of the larger investment deals in the marijuana industry in recent [click to continue...]

May 26, 2015

For Marijuana Companies, Biggest Security Concern Comes From the Inside

By John Schroyer Robberies involving medical marijuana dispensaries, recreational stores and cultivation sites may make headlines, but the biggest security threat for cannabis businesses isn’t tied to unknown masked men [click to continue...]

May 15, 2015

FDA Says CBD Products Don’t Qualify as Dietary Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ruled that cannabidiol products don’t fit under the legal definition of dietary supplements and therefore can’t be marketed as such under the federal [click to continue...]

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New York Could Reveal MMJ License Winners Soon


The New York Health Department may announce winners of the five medical cannabis licenses up [click to continue...]

50+ Medical Cannabis Business Applications Filed in MA

The Green Rush is back on in Massachusetts. The opening of the first medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Rules Materializing, Early Sales Possible

Rules governing Oregon’s recreational marijuana market are taking shape, with state lawmakers sending two bills [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Brings in Six Figures at MJ Industry Fundraiser


Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul made a splash in Denver on Tuesday, raising an estimated [click to continue...]

Hawaii Bill Establishing Dispensaries Likely to Become Law

Dispensaries could be open in Hawaii in just over a year, as a bill establishing [click to continue...]

Second MMJ Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania Legislature

In an attempt to get around obstructionists in the state House of Representatives who have [click to continue...]

Fifth New Jersey Dispensary Given Green Light

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And then there were five. Dispensaries permitted in New Jersey, that is. Compassionate Sciences, Inc. [click to continue...]

Louisiana Gov Signs Medical Marijuana Bill

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill making his state the latest in the [click to continue...]

New York Cannabis Firm Buys Oregon Utility Building for $3M

In another sign of the marijuana industry’s growing national reach, a New York-based real estate [click to continue...]

WA Moves Closer to Overhauling Marijuana Tax Structure

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Washington State growers and processors would no longer pay a 25% tax on cannabis and [click to continue...]

Sole MMJ Dispensary Opens in Delaware

Delaware’s only licensed medical cannabis dispensary officially opened in the northern town of Wilmington on [click to continue...]

Canadian Cultivator Tilray to Lay Off 61 Employees

Canadian medical marijuana producer and distributor Tilray said it will lay off 61 employees as [click to continue...]

South Dakota Tribe to Partner With Colorado Grower

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A South Dakota tribe announced this week that it is teaming up with a cannabis [click to continue...]

Startup Acquires Inventory Tracking Firm, Plans Banking Solution

A Los Angeles-based financial services startup backed by a notable investor announced Thursday that it [click to continue...]

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