February 19, 2014

After Banking Memos, More Questions Than Answers

By Fred Dreier The banking guidance issued Friday by the federal government has left the cannabis industry with more questions than answers. Many in the industry hoped the memos, which [click to continue...]

February 17, 2014

Concentrates Makers Struggle With Low-Level Competitors

By Fred Dreier Brandon Hamilton, owner of a Seattle-based cannabis concentrates company called WAM Oil, was concerned with the way his products were being marketed and then sold at area [click to continue...]

February 14, 2014

Breaking: Feds Release Banking Guidance

by CannaBusiness Media Staff The federal government on Friday cleared the way for banks to work with marijuana businesses, removing a major hurdle that has tripped up the cannabis industry [click to continue...]

February 14, 2014

Week in Review: Cracks in Massachusetts MMJ Application Process Overshadow Progress

By Chris Walsh All is not well in Massachusetts. Concerns about the state’s dispensary program are mounting amid revelations that several companies chosen to receive licenses submitted misleading, false or [click to continue...]

February 12, 2014

Designing a Dispensary to Boost Revenue, Customer Loyalty: Q&A With Megan Stone

By Chris Walsh Expensive permits and licenses. Onerous rules and regulations. Inventory issues and real estate challenges. Opening and operating a dispensary is hard enough as it is. So it’s [click to continue...]

February 10, 2014

Inventory, Operations at Stake Under Washington Cultivation Limits

by Fred Dreier Washington State’s cap on recreational marijuana production could create a variety of consequences for the state’s cannabis industry, from price hikes and inventory shortages to an unprofitable [click to continue...]

February 7, 2014

Week in Review: Millions of Dollars in Recreational Sales for Colorado Retail Shops

By Chris Walsh How much money have retail marijuana shops in Colorado generated since recreational sales began Jan. 1? It’s the billion-dollar question, the answer to which will give us [click to continue...]

February 5, 2014

Farm Bill Could Pave the Way for Billion Dollar Hemp Industry

Prospective hemp growers are celebrating Tuesday’s passage of the Farm Bill in the U.S. Senate, as the legislation could be the first step toward creating a multi-billion dollar hemp industry. [click to continue...]

February 3, 2014

Guest Column: 5 Issues to Watch as the Illinois Medical Marijuana Market Materializes

By Michael Mayes With the passing of medical marijuana laws in Illinois comes specific challenges for entrepreneurs looking to start an MMJ business in the state. Officials are just starting [click to continue...]

January 31, 2014

Week in Review: Intense Media Spotlight on Marijuana Bodes Well For Cannabis Industry

By Chris Walsh Marijuana is all over the news these days. You’re just as likely to come across a story on the cannabis industry in the Wall Street Journal or [click to continue...]

January 29, 2014

Cannabis Businesses Capitalize on Super Bowl Hype, But Legal Questions Abound

When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks advanced to the Super Bowl earlier this month, the mainstream media quickly pointed out that both cities are epicenters for the country’s recreational [click to continue...]

January 27, 2014

Marijuana Marketing: Q&A with Todd Ellison

Advertising is one of the most frustrating areas of operation for marijuana business owners due to costs, marketing regulations embedded in state laws and tight restrictions from some of the [click to continue...]

Arizona Businesses, Advocates Unite Behind Single MJ Measure

The formerly fractured Arizona marijuana community emerged as a united front on Friday, with representatives [click to continue...]

Heads of Illinois, New Jersey Medical Cannabis Programs Step Down

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Medical marijuana programs in two states are looking for new leaders. Bob Morgan, the coordinator [click to continue...]

2 Marijuana Measures Filed for 2016 Ballot in California

A pair of proposed 2016 ballot measures tied to cannabis have been filed with the [click to continue...]

Gupta: U.S. Needs Medical Marijuana ‘Revolution’

CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta gave the medical marijuana industry another shot in the [click to continue...]

National Association for Cannabis Lawyers to Launch

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Two California lawyers have teamed up to start the National Cannabis Bar Association, with the [click to continue...]

Union Nixes Attempt to Organize Workers at NJ Dispensary

Marijuana businesses hoping for some potential legal guidance on unionization from a case in New [click to continue...]

CA Judge Won’t Reschedule Marijuana

A federal judge in California on Wednesday declined to overturn marijuana’s place on the Drug [click to continue...]

Bill Rolling Washington MMJ Into Recreational Program Advances

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Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee will likely sign a bill passed by the Legislature that [click to continue...]

New Jersey Dispensary in Labor Dispute Turned Away By Law Firm

Some attorneys still won’t touch the cannabis industry, it seems. David Knowlton, co-founder of the [click to continue...]

Delaware’s 1st Dispensary Delayed Again, Set For June Opening

The opening of Delaware’s first and only MMJ dispensary has been delayed again, but this [click to continue...]

Millions More Devoted to New York MMJ Industry

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Even though New York hasn’t even begun issuing business licenses yet for medical marijuana companies, [click to continue...]

Illinois Gov Won’t Extend MMJ Pilot Program Yet

In response to attempts by lawmakers to extend the timeline for the state’s medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Filings Show Many Banks Working With Cannabis Businesses

Banks have filed more than 1,700 so-called “marijuana limited” suspicious activity reports since the federal [click to continue...]

New Doctor Requirement Could Dampen Arizona’s MMJ Market

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Arizona dispensaries could see fewer new patients after the state’s governor signed a bill forcing [click to continue...]