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Denver Mayor Opens Door to Cannabis Clubs

John Schroyer  | January 20, 2016

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock may be changing his mind on the question of cannabis clubs.

If the city decides to begin allowing private consumption at lounges, not only would that solve an obvious problem for tourists of where to light up, but it could also open the door for a whole new realm …

Colorado Cannabis Chain LivWell Continues Expansion Push

John Schroyer  | January 20, 2016
By John Schroyer

One of Colorado's biggest cannabis chains just got a little bigger.
LivWell Enlightened Health, formerly known simply as LivWell, announced on Tuesday that it has acquired two new licensed storefronts and a cultivation site from iVita, a smaller operator that retained a single storefront in Denver.

Noted Legalization Advocate Faces Business Lawsuits

Omar Sacirbey  | January 19, 2016

Travis Maurer, a prominent marijuana activist who played a major role in getting marijuana legalized in Oregon, is embroiled in legal issues over two different business ventures.

The larger of the two lawsuits involves a partnership to start a legal dispensary and associated grow site in Oregon, claiming $1 million in damages. Maurer is

The Viability of Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Program: Q&A With Bob Morgan

John Schroyer  | January 19, 2016
By John Schroyer

Bob Morgan was appointed by former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to oversee the implementation of the state's MMJ program, which Quinn signed into law in 2013. Marijuana Business Daily spoke to Morgan recently about the challenges facing MMJ companies in Illinois and whether the program will prove viable in the long run.

Seattle Vows Delivery Services Crackdown

Omar Sacirbey  | January 18, 2016

Seattle is moving to heighten enforcement of the state’s recreational marijuana law by targeting illegal delivery services, according to KING News.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis board has estimated that black market marijuana accounts for about 28% of overall cannabis sales in the state, and much of that is tied to delivery services.

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Illinois MMJ Program Success Requires 600% Patient Growth

Omar Sacirbey  | January 18, 2016

Marijuana business owners in Illinois say they need to see 20,000 to 30,000 customers in the next six to 12 months to stabilize what they worry is a struggling industry, according to the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago.

So far, about 4,000 patients have registered for the state’s medical marijuana program, and about …

ResponsibleOhio Effort Over, Co-Founder Joins MMJ Task Force

Omar Sacirbey  | January 15, 2016

The group behind last year’s failed bid to legalize marijuana in Ohio will dissolve completely, despite vowing to take another shot at legalization in 2016.

ResponsibleOhio co-founder Jimmy Gould said the group’s leaders have determined that the best way to legalize marijuana in the state is via the legislature.

Gould and Chris Stock, …

Developer Clusters Marijuana Retail Stores in ‘Mini-Mall’

Omar Sacirbey  | January 15, 2016

While it’s common to find marijuana dispensaries and rec shops located close together in neighborhoods that meet zoning regulations for the businesses, would you want your storefront to be right next to a competitor?

A group of developers have plans to create a marijuana mini-mall in a tourist destination in Colorado, acquiring a building in …