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Chart: Sales projections for states that legalized cannabis on Election Day vs. 2016 industry estimates

Eli McVey  | November 21, 2016

By Eli McVey

States that passed marijuana measures earlier this month eventually could generate more in annual retail MJ sales than the entire U.S. cannabis industry is expected to this year.

Though these new markets will take time to develop, they present tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the results of the election.

Officials block Denver bars, eateries from public MJ use

Omar Sacirbey  | November 18, 2016

Denver bars and many restaurants hoping to capitalize on a new voter initiative allowing cannabis use at some businesses might be out of luck, as officials moved to prevent the mixing of alcohol and marijuana.

State licensing officials announced Friday a new regulation that will ban bars and many eateries from …

MedMen gives MPP $1 million for advocacy efforts

Bart Schaneman  | November 18, 2016

The cannabis management consultancy MedMen has contributed $1 million to the Marijuana Policy Project to support efforts to end cannabis prohibition.

The check presentation occurred at the Los Angeles company’s party in conjunction with this week Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

 “Last week our industry scored a big victory,” MedMen CEO Adam …

Colorado city opens marijuana-themed mall

Bart Schaneman  | November 18, 2016

A strip mall in Aurora, Colorado, has undergone a $1 million renovation to reemerge as a marijuana-themed shopping center.

The consolidation helps to circumvent a problem that marijuana businesses often face: finding a sympathetic landlord.

The Aurora Hemp Marketplace, outside Denver, offers a dispensary, a head shop and a cultivation supply store, among …

Week in Review: Liquor giant eyes MJ drinks, notable MJBizCon quotes & Denver voters make history

Omar Sacirbey  | November 18, 2016

By John Schroyer, Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

A liquor giant eyes cannabis-infused beverages, conference goers offer valuable business intelligence, and Denver voters make the city the first in the nation to allow cannabis use in bars, restaurants and businesses.

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

Denmark embarks on limited MMJ program but will import cannabis

Omar Sacirbey  | November 17, 2016

Beginning in 2018, medical cannabis will be legal in Denmark for 1,500 patients who suffer from chronic diseases.

But the Danish government currently plans to import the cannabis from state-run producers in the Netherlands, Business Insider Nordic reported. That isn’t going over well with some Danish farmers, who are lobbying their government to …

Legal uncertainty for marijuana industry after Trump election, conference panelists say

John Schroyer  | November 17, 2016

By John Schroyer, Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey

Uncertainty.

That’s the easiest way to summarize the legal climate for cannabis entrepreneurs after Donald Trump’s election as president, according to a panel of political experts Wednesday at the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

Legal options under a Trump administration: Q&A with attorney Henry Wykowski

John Schroyer  | November 17, 2016

By John Schroyer

Now that questions have surfaced about the future of the industry under a potentially hostile White House run by President-elect Donald Trump, Marijuana Business Daily asked famed attorney Henry Wykowski what he believes the future holds for cannabis companies.