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April 14, 2015

Tech Firm Behind MMJ Delivery App Raises $10 Million as Investors Warm to Cannabis

By Tony C. Dreibus Eaze, a technology company that helps facilitate medical marijuana deliveries to patients, has raised $10 million in venture capital funding that will allow the San Francisco-based [click to continue...]

April 10, 2015

500 MMJ Dispensaries Shuttered in LA, City Attorney Says

Medical marijuana dispensary competition in Los Angeles is apparently shrinking. The city claims it has succeeded in shutting down the vast majority of illegal dispensaries, with possibly more closures on [click to continue...]

April 7, 2015

Prominent CA Testing Lab Raided, Two Execs Arrested

A marijuana testing lab was raided in Pasadena on Monday, and two executives with the company were arrested for suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance. Dr. Jeffrey Raber, president and co-founder [click to continue...]

April 3, 2015

‘Fort Knox’ Proving Popular Among Michigan Caregivers

In a state without a dispensary law, it’s difficult to operate safely in the marijuana industry. Not only do business owners risk legal prosecution, setting up safe and secure cannabis [click to continue...]

March 30, 2015

Helping Marijuana Consumers Find Love

Want to meet someone with whom you can share your life, and your marijuana? There’s an app for that. In another example of the many, many ancillary business impacts of [click to continue...]

March 25, 2015

Marketing Challenges in an Evolving Industry: Q&A With Cannabrand’s Olivia Mannix

By Tony C. Dreibus Branding and marketing have become an important part of the cannabis industry as companies expand geographically. Becoming a household name doesn’t happen overnight, nor is it [click to continue...]

March 12, 2015

Rhode Island Official Concerned About MJ Grows After Fire

A five-alarm fire this week at a building that housed the headquarters of a cannabis association in Rhode Island – among other businesses – now has at least one state [click to continue...]

March 11, 2015

Branding Becoming Bigger Part of Cannabis Industry as Companies Look to Expand

By Tony C. Dreibus Brand marketing has finally become a buzzword in the cannabis industry as a growing number of companies look to expand across city, state and even international [click to continue...]

March 10, 2015

FDA Warnings Could Signal Start of Heavier Scrutiny on Cannabis Industry

By John Schroyer In late February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent stern letters to six companies peddling CBD products over what the agency said were unfounded medical claims. [click to continue...]

March 5, 2015

News of Surna Exec’s Departure Triggers Stock Slide

Shares of Surna Inc. have dipped since the company announced that its high-profile CEO Tom Bollich will step down, continuing a longer stock slide that began a year ago. The [click to continue...]

March 5, 2015

Bank CEO Steps Down to Enter Cannabis Industry

By John Schroyer The top executive of a groundbreaking Nevada bank that began working with the marijuana industry last year has left his post to accept a job with a [click to continue...]

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Minnesota MMJ Companies Raise $30M

The two companies selected to grow and dispense medical cannabis in Minnesota have raised a [click to continue...]

Canadian MMJ Crackdown On the Way?

Medical marijuana businesses in Vancouver, British Columbia, may soon be in the city’s crosshairs. The [click to continue...]

Seed-to-Sale Tracking Trend Continues With New Mexico

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An increasing number of states are requiring cannabis companies to track every plant from seed [click to continue...]

Oregon Catering to Cash-Carrying Cannabis Businesses

The agency in charge of overseeing Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry is planning to add a [click to continue...]

Bill Would Prevent Feds From Targeting Compliant MJ Companies

Cannabis business owners harassed by federal prosecutors despite operating legally in their respective states would [click to continue...]

Florida Medical Marijuana Measures Fizzle Out

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An attempt to legalize medical marijuana in Florida this year via the state Legislature is [click to continue...]

Ohio Group Claims Sabotage in Legalization Efforts

An Ohio organization pushing for medical marijuana legalization in the state says a stronger, more [click to continue...]

California Industry Association Head Faces Suit to Close Dispensary

A dispensary run by the president of the California Cannabis Industry Association has come under [click to continue...]

Oregon Expects 2,000 Applicants for Recreational MJ Licenses

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Oregon officials in charge of regulating the state’s up-and-coming recreational marijuana industry expect roughly 2,000 [click to continue...]

Marijuana Testing Lab Seeks $5 Million for International Expansion

One of the first commercial cannabis testing labs in the United States is seeking $5 [click to continue...]

Anti-Marijuana DEA Chief to Resign

The head of the Drug Enforcement Agency will resign next month, prompting cheers from cannabis [click to continue...]

Las Vegas Dispensary With ‘Snowball’s Chance’ Moves Forward

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The owners of a planned Las Vegas dispensary held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday despite [click to continue...]

Another Poll Finds Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization

Yet another national poll has revealed that attitudes towards legalizing cannabis have grown more tolerant [click to continue...]

60% Plunge in Washington Recreational MJ Prices

Washington State cultivators must be hurting. The average price of a gram of retail cannabis [click to continue...]

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