July 9, 2015

New Businesses Connect CA Wholesale Cannabis Growers to Patients, Cut Out Dispensaries

By John Schroyer A new medical marijuana business trend has sprung up in northern California: “farm-to-table” delivery. At least three startup companies – Potbox, Flow Kana and Loud Cannabis – [click to continue...]

July 8, 2015

Hawaii Medical Cannabis Businesses Will Face High Startup Costs, Real Estate Crunch

By Tony C. Dreibus Hawaii is poised to become the latest state to move forward with a medical marijuana dispensary program, but it won’t be paradise for cannabis entrepreneurs. The [click to continue...]

July 7, 2015

Early Oregon Rec Sales Would Provide Lifeline for Some Dispensaries, Big Profits for Others

By John Schroyer The fate of some Oregon medical marijuana businesses rests in the hands of Gov. Kate Brown. A measure that would allow the state’s 310 licensed dispensaries to [click to continue...]

July 6, 2015

Chart of the Week: Women Becoming Bigger Part of Medical Marijuana Market in Colorado

By Becky Olson The face of medical marijuana in Colorado is changing. Women make up a larger share of the patient population in Colorado than at any other time since [click to continue...]

July 3, 2015

Week in Review: Dispensaries Open in 3 States + Congressman’s Take on Marijuana Progress

By John Schroyer Dispensaries finally open their doors in several states – including two that passed medical marijuana laws years ago – and a key member of Congress sounds off on [click to continue...]

July 2, 2015

Tax Shift in Washington State Could Ease Burden on Businesses, Lower Cannabis Prices

By John Schroyer A big change is afoot for Washington State’s recreational marijuana industry. On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee approved a bill that replaces Washington’s original three-tiered tax structure on [click to continue...]

July 1, 2015

Raising Money in the Cannabis Industry: Q&A With Brendan Kennedy of Privateer Holdings

By Tony C. Dreibus Privateer Holdings made waves earlier this year when it closed on a $75 million round of financing, the largest infusion of cash into a cannabis-focused private [click to continue...]

June 30, 2015

On Eve of Launch, Minnesota’s MMJ Companies Optimistic Despite Tiny Patient Base

By Tony C. Dreibus Low patient numbers, limited consumption options and hesitant doctors rank as some of the biggest challenges facing Minnesota’s medical marijuana industry, which is slated to launch [click to continue...]

June 29, 2015

Chart of the Week: Average Purchase Amount at Dispensaries Ranges From $60 to $100+

By Becky Olson The spending habits of medical cannabis patients can vary greatly by state, with the average purchase amount at dispensaries ranging from $60 in some markets to more [click to continue...]

June 26, 2015

Week in Review: Major Merger in Canada, CO Price Drop + Edibles Potency Claims Debunked

By John Schroyer One of the biggest medical marijuana companies in Canada purchases a rival, cannabis prices tumble in Colorado, and edibles potency claims come under fire. Here’s a closer [click to continue...]

June 24, 2015

First Massachusetts Dispensary Opening Renews Hope for Entrepreneurs, Investors

By Tony C. Dreibus The first dispensary in Massachusetts opens today, kicking off a medical marijuana industry that’s been nearly three years in the making and could eventually generate tens [click to continue...]

June 23, 2015

Removal of Marijuana Research Barrier Could Lead to Big Business Benefits Down the Road

By Tony C. Dreibus The Obama administration’s decision to eliminate a regulatory hurdle for medical cannabis studies might help spur new research that could lead to a reclassification of marijuana [click to continue...]

Nevada Dispensary Considers Lawsuit Over Delays

A dispensary in Nevada that has been hoping to open since February is considering filing [click to continue...]

WA Cannabis Shops Busted for Selling to Minors

Nineteen Washington State marijuana stores face suspensions and fines after they failed to properly check [click to continue...]

Dispensary Bill on Tap in Michigan

Michigan medical cannabis issues, pot dispensary updates, news about marijuana by state

Concerned with what might happen if voters legalize recreational marijuana at the ballot next year, [click to continue...]

CDC Calls for Strict Edibles Labeling, Public Education

After evaluating a fatal accident that took place last year in Denver, the Center for [click to continue...]

Israel to Sell Medical Marijuana in Pharmacies

Israel, one of the world’s leading countries on medical cannabis research, will soon be dispensing [click to continue...]

Third Minnesota Dispensary Opens Despite Low Patient Count

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Minnesota’s third medical cannabis dispensary has opened despite the low number of patients registered to [click to continue...]

Police Raid Business Owned By CA Industry Association Exec

A business run by the president of the California Cannabis Industry Association was raided and [click to continue...]

Illinois Poised to Begin Seed-to-Sale Tracking

As Illinois’ medical marijuana industry ramps up, regulatory officials are preparing to start following medical [click to continue...]

Washington State Dispensaries to Benefit From PTSD Addition

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A week after Colorado shot down an attempt to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a [click to continue...]

MMJ Patient Boom in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s three medical cannabis dispensaries must be pleased: In the past two and a [click to continue...]

Canadian PM Candidate Wants Legal Dispensaries

Justin Trudeau, a candidate for prime minister of Canada, came to the defense of dispensaries [click to continue...]

Inspector Turnover Could Delay Nevada Dispensaries

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Hurry up and wait. That appears to be the situation for medical marijuana businesses in [click to continue...]

California Report Calls for Strong Regulations on Legal Marijuana

A working group overseen by California’s lieutenant governor has issued a report outlining 58 policy [click to continue...]

Florida Medical Cannabis Campaign Takes Step Forward

United for Care, which was behind the failed 2014 campaign to legalize medical cannabis in [click to continue...]

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