June 15, 2015

Chart of the Week: IRS Audit Rate for Existing Marijuana Businesses

By Becky Olson More than 6% of operational cannabis companies surveyed by Marijuana Business Daily said they have been audited by the Internal Revenue Service, which suggests that the industry [click to continue...]

June 12, 2015

Week in Review: Louisiana MMJ Program Appears Dead on Arrival, But Glimmer of Hope Remains

By John Schroyer News earlier this week that Louisiana will become the first state in the South to legalize medical marijuana sounded too good to be true. In the end, [click to continue...]

June 11, 2015

Prominent Edibles Company’s Expansion Highlights Evolution of Cannabis Industry

By John Schroyer One of the largest and most prominent infused products manufacturers in the cannabis industry is expanding beyond its home base of Colorado, becoming the latest marijuana company [click to continue...]

June 10, 2015

Insurance Giant’s Exit From Cannabis Market Could Trigger Shakeup, Higher Rates

By Tony C. Dreibus A decision late last month by Lloyd’s of London to exit the cannabis industry may change the dynamics of the marijuana insurance market and usher in [click to continue...]

June 9, 2015

Increasing Union Membership Presents New Opportunities, Challenges for Cannabis Industry

By John Schroyer A growing number of marijuana workers have unionized in recent years, adding a new dynamic to a rapidly growing – yet still relatively young – industry. The [click to continue...]

June 8, 2015

Chart of the Week: Cannabis Cultivation Methods in Oregon vs. National Breakdown

By Becky Olson Outdoor and greenhouse cannabis cultivation is four times more prevalent in Oregon than in the marijuana industry at large, according to data from the state and the [click to continue...]

June 5, 2015

Week in Review: NY Application Deadline, Cannabis Insurance Woes + Big Obstacle in New MMJ Market

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus The number of medical cannabis patients in Minnesota may be much lower than expected, businesses scramble as a major insurance company backs away [click to continue...]

June 4, 2015

Nevada Could Pave the Way for New Cannabis Banking Options

By Tony C. Dreibus Medical marijuana companies in Nevada might get some banking relief in the future, with a little help from the state. An amendment to a bill that’s [click to continue...]

June 3, 2015

Strict Testing Limits May Leave Massachusetts Dispensaries Without Cannabis Flower

By Tony C. Dreibus The first dispensary in Massachusetts may not have any marijuana to sell when it opens – at least not in flower form. Alternative Therapies Group is [click to continue...]

June 2, 2015

The Emergence of High-CBD Edibles: Q&A With Sweet Seed Farms’ Gideon Murray

By John Schroyer Gideon Murray spent time as an investment banker, a business development executive, a real estate investor and an English teacher before becoming the chief executive officer of [click to continue...]

June 1, 2015

Chart of the Week: Potential Patient Increase for Legal LA Dispensaries if City Enforces Cap

By Becky Olson Legal medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles stand to gain hundreds of new patients each and boost their revenues dramatically if local officials are successful enforcing a [click to continue...]

May 29, 2015

Lloyd’s of London to Exit U.S. Cannabis Insurance Industry

By Tony C. Dreibus Lloyd’s of London, the UK-based insurance marketplace, has instructed underwriters not to open or renew existing accounts with marijuana companies in the United States until it’s [click to continue...]

Denver MJ Growers Major Contributor to Rise in Energy Use

Marijuana cultivation facilities have been specifically identified as a key contributor to Denver’s increasing electric [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Names 5 to Marijuana Control Board

Five Alaskans were appointed to a board that will craft laws governing the state’s recreational [click to continue...]

New York Could Reveal MMJ License Winners Soon


The New York Health Department may announce winners of the five medical cannabis licenses up [click to continue...]

50+ Medical Cannabis Business Applications Filed in MA

The Green Rush is back on in Massachusetts. The opening of the first medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Rules Materializing, Early Sales Possible

Rules governing Oregon’s recreational marijuana market are taking shape, with state lawmakers sending two bills [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Brings in Six Figures at MJ Industry Fundraiser


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...]

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