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October 17, 2014

Week in Review: Cutting the Cord on Dispensaries + Challenges for Bank Plan & Expertise From Israel

By Marijuana Business Media staff A California city comes up with a novel way to shut down illegal dispensaries, a company explores how to open a cannabis-specific bank and a [click to continue...]

October 16, 2014

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test

Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the country recently participated in a test to determine THC concentrations in blind samples. The Intra-lab [click to continue...]

October 8, 2014

5 Tips From the Trenches for Pitching Your Cannabis Business to Investors

By John Schroyer Investment money is finally flowing into the cannabis industry as the business risks subside and marijuana goes mainstream. Scores of deep-pocketed investors are actively seeking opportunities to [click to continue...]

October 1, 2014

Colorado’s Emerging Wholesale Marijuana Market: Q&A With Cannabase CEO Jennifer Beck

By John Schroyer The end of mandatory vertical integration has arrived in Colorado. Starting today, recreational cannabis retailers in the state no longer have to grow at least 70% of [click to continue...]

September 29, 2014

3-D Printing Creates New Cannabusiness Opportunity

The marijuana industry has spawned a seemingly endless number of ancillary business ideas, and one of the newest might be the most innovative yet. An Israeli company has invented a [click to continue...]

September 26, 2014

Legal Hemp Harvest Underway in Kentucky

Remember that 250-pound bag of imported hemp seeds customs officials detained in Kentucky earlier this year, temporarily delaying a state-approved research program? Well, some of those seeds have grown into [click to continue...]

September 24, 2014

Big Money Flowing Into Marijuana Ballot Measures From Businesses, Cannabis Execs

By John Schroyer Companies and investors have been throwing big bucks at the American political system for generations, pumping money into initiatives that will help their business prospects. But this [click to continue...]

September 3, 2014

From Cannabis-Friendly B&Bs to Marijuana Food Trucks, New Business Models Emerge in Rec States

By John Schroyer When it comes to business opportunities, many entrepreneurs in the nation’s first recreational cannabis markets are focused on “the big three” – retail stores, cultivation sites and [click to continue...]

August 29, 2014

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its debut in Denver, one of the largest MMJ markets in the country. Doctor’s Orders – [click to continue...]

August 28, 2014

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service kiosks for financial transactions has landed a $25 million investment. Florida-based Payteller announced Wednesday that [click to continue...]

August 14, 2014

Marijuana Business Media Adds Reporter

Marijuana Business Media, the parent company of Marijuana Business Daily, announced today that reporter John Schroyer has joined its editorial staff. Schroyer will cover business, financial and legal issues of [click to continue...]

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Kentucky Hemp Production to Grow Exponentially in 2015

Kentucky’s hemp program resulted in a harvest covering just 33 acres in 2014. This year, [click to continue...]

Illinois Medical Cannabis Market Could Expand

Dispensaries in Illinois would have access to a much larger patient base if health officials [click to continue...]

Louisiana MMJ Dispensary Bill Advances

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Will Louisiana become the next medical marijuana market in the country – and the first [click to continue...]

Supreme Court Turns to Obama on Colorado Marijuana Lawsuit

In an indication that the country’s highest court may actually take up an inter-state lawsuit [click to continue...]

At Least 300 MMJ Business License Applicants in New York

There’s apparently no shortage of interest in New York’s cannabis industry. So far, at least [click to continue...]

Puerto Rico Legalizes Medical Marijuana

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Puerto Rico’s governor unexpectedly on Sunday signed an executive order allowing medical marijuana use – [click to continue...]

Tesla Battery Could Help Cannabis Growers Cut Energy Use

Marijuana cultivators can possibly benefit from the recently released Tesla battery, which could help growers [click to continue...]

Regulatory Baby Steps for Recreational Marijuana in Alaska

Alaska has taken its first step toward developing regulations on its recreational cannabis industry. The [click to continue...]

Italian Army Growing Medical Marijuana to Lower Price

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Italy’s army has been hard at work – not fighting in the field, but cultivating [click to continue...]

Public Cannabis Company Resumes Trading

Advanced Cannabis Solutions is back…on the stock market, that is. Trading of the Denver-based company’s [click to continue...]

Colorado Gov. Walks Back Criticism of Legal Marijuana

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper hasn’t exactly been a huge fan of legal marijuana. He’s repeatedly [click to continue...]

Oregon MMJ Growers May Face Stricter Rules

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Oregon medical cannabis cultivators may face stricter reporting requirements and plant restrictions under a proposal [click to continue...]

Major Union Backs Ohio Marijuana Legalization Effort

One of the biggest politically active unions in the country has thrown its weight behind [click to continue...]

WA Group Challenging New Medical Marijuana Law

A Washington State group is looking to challenge newly minted regulations that roll the state’s [click to continue...]

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