January 29, 2015

IRS Memo Could Raise Cannabis Industry’s Tax Bill by ‘Millions and Millions’ of Dollars

By John Schroyer A new IRS memo about tax issues tied to cannabis companies could end up costing the marijuana industry millions of dollars annually, reducing already-slim profit margins for [click to continue...]

January 28, 2015

Guest Column: 5 Retail Design Tips for MMJ Dispensaries, Recreational Cannabis Stores

By Noel Remigio Many dispensaries and retail stores open in a rush, with the owners focused squarely on supply chain, regulatory and licensing issues. As a result, they overlook a [click to continue...]

January 27, 2015

Delays, Uncertainty Leave Illinois Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs in the Lurch

By John Schroyer Illinois’ budding medical marijuana industry has been reeling since former Gov. Pat Quinn’s last-minute and highly controversial decision to leave office without signing off on business licenses [click to continue...]

January 26, 2015

Chart of the Week: Comparison of 2014 Investment Activity in Marijuana vs. Other Industries

By Jennifer Mann Last year was a significant one for cannabis investments. U.S.-based private equity firms, venture capitalists and major angel investors pumped $95 million into marijuana businesses in 2014 [click to continue...]

January 23, 2015

Week in Review: Arizona Market Data, Vape Lounges in New England & Rec Real Estate Boom

By John Schroyer Arizona medical marijuana sales skyrocket, vape lounges gain traction in more states and cannabis entrepreneurs trigger a real estate boom in new rec markets. Here’s a closer [click to continue...]

January 22, 2015

Growing Number of Banks & Credit Unions Catering to Cannabis Industry, But Challenges Remain

By John Schroyer The lack of access to traditional banking services is a constant concern in the cannabis world, but the narrative is finally starting to change. An increasing number [click to continue...]

January 21, 2015

Tribal Marijuana Businesses May Hurt Existing Cannabis Companies, Help Others

By Tony C. Dreibus The possibility that Native American tribes will grow and sell marijuana has some entrepreneurs concerned and others cheering. The Department of Justice said in a December [click to continue...]

January 20, 2015

Fears of Business Bloodletting, Closures as Marijuana Prices Plummet in Washington State

By John Schroyer Washington State’s recreational marijuana market is becoming an exemplar of capitalism at its simultaneous best and worst. After battling a severe shortage of cannabis when retail sales [click to continue...]

January 19, 2015

Chart of the Week: Increasing Pace of Recreational, Medical Marijuana Legalization

By Jennifer Mann If the recent past is any indication, the cannabis industry should be optimistic for legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana at the state level in 2015 [click to continue...]

January 16, 2015

Week in Review: Challenges in New Rec Markets, M&A Deal and Native American MJ Activity

By John Schroyer Alaska and Oregon begin grappling with complex issues tied to recreational cannabis, a fast-rising ancillary firm buys a big stake in another prominent marijuana-related company, and entrepreneurs [click to continue...]

January 15, 2015

After 2014 Boom, Marijuana Investments Poised for Another Big Year

By John Schroyer The rise of recreational cannabis, the federal government’s easing policies on the industry and growing public support helped fuel record investments in the marijuana sector last year. [click to continue...]

January 14, 2015

Guest Column: From Certification to Sales, a Look at How and When Nevada’s MMJ Industry Will Emerge

By Amanda N. Connor In June 2013, the governor of Nevada signed into law a bill allowing for licensed medical marijuana facilities in the state. Scores of entrepreneurs from both [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Brings In Six Figures at MJ Industry Fundraiser

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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...]

Vancouver Will Regulate Dispensaries Despite Federal Ban

The Vancouver City Council has voted to create a bylaw governing the city’s many dispensaries, [click to continue...]

Measure to Sink Ohio Cannabis Legalization Effort Passes House

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Correction: The initial version of this story incorrectly reported that the measure to prevent monopolies [click to continue...]

Cannabis Companies Dropped From Denver Fair

Marijuana companies apparently aren’t welcome at the Denver County Fair this year. The fair’s organizers [click to continue...]

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