April 8, 2015

Strategies to Position a Cultivation Company for Growth and Long-Term Success

By Tony C. Dreibus Marijuana cultivators have a lot to grapple with on a daily basis, from trying to prevent pests that could wipe out their entire crop to constantly [click to continue...]

April 7, 2015

Poll Highlights the Rapidly Growing Power of Cannabis in Politics

By John Schroyer A new poll by Quinnipiac University has the cannabis community talking once again about political momentum heading into the 2016 election cycle. The poll found not just [click to continue...]

April 6, 2015

Chart of the Week: Much of Oregon Set for Messy Grand Re-Opening

By Becky Olson A common reaction of local municipal governments to medical and recreational marijuana laws is to enact moratoriums, thus preventing licensed shops from opening. One case in point: [click to continue...]

April 3, 2015

Week in Review: Cheers & Jeers for MPP Head, Delivery App Asks for Help + Final New York Regs

By John Schroyer Members of the cannabis community weigh in on a controversial move by the director of the Marijuana Policy Project, an embattled ancillary company seeks help for its [click to continue...]

April 2, 2015

Minorities Avoid Cannabis Industry as History of Arrests, Incarceration Drive Fears

By Tony C. Dreibus Very few minorities work in the cannabis industry in any capacity, let alone hold executive positions at dispensaries, grows, edibles companies or even ancillary firms. Diversity [click to continue...]

April 1, 2015

MPP Director Threatens Arizona Cannabis Dispensaries Over Legalization Rift

By John Schroyer The Marijuana Policy Project’s executive director is threatening to spend thousands of dollars to disrupt a pair of Arizona dispensaries, saying a key staffer of the businesses [click to continue...]

March 31, 2015

Questions Cloud the Horizon for Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Industry

By John Schroyer By some measures, the Arizona cannabis market is riding high. The state reported $112 million in sales in 2014, making it one of the largest MMJ industries [click to continue...]

March 30, 2015

Chart of the Week: 25-Month Average Wait Time From Legalization to Sales

By Becky Olson The wheels of state government can grind slowly, especially when it comes to medical marijuana implementation. In regulated states where dispensaries are open for business, it took [click to continue...]

March 27, 2015

Week in Review: Tiny Patient Pool in IL, Rec Opponents Vocal in MA + Cartels Losing Out

By John Schroyer Only a fraction of expected medical marijuana patients have signed up so far for Illinois’ MMJ program, opponents of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts are getting louder as [click to continue...]

March 26, 2015

Ups and Downs in the Canadian MMJ Industry

By Tony C. Dreibus New regulations in Canada designed to improve access to higher quality medical cannabis have shaken up the market. The rules have left some patients with few [click to continue...]

March 25, 2015

Marketing Challenges in an Evolving Industry: Q&A With Cannabrand’s Olivia Mannix

By Tony C. Dreibus Branding and marketing have become an important part of the cannabis industry as companies expand geographically. Becoming a household name doesn’t happen overnight, nor is it [click to continue...]

March 24, 2015

Marijuana Businesses Getting Big Boost From Partnerships With Cannabis Celebrities

By John Schroyer High-profile celebrities partnering with private companies for mutual gain is hardly a new concept. In the marijuana industry, however, it’s one that’s been gaining traction since recreational [click to continue...]

Minnesota MMJ Companies Raise $30M

The two companies selected to grow and dispense medical cannabis in Minnesota have raised a [click to continue...]

Canadian MMJ Crackdown On the Way?

Medical marijuana businesses in Vancouver, British Columbia, may soon be in the city’s crosshairs. The [click to continue...]

Seed-to-Sale Tracking Trend Continues With New Mexico

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An increasing number of states are requiring cannabis companies to track every plant from seed [click to continue...]

Oregon Catering to Cash-Carrying Cannabis Businesses

The agency in charge of overseeing Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry is planning to add a [click to continue...]

Bill Would Prevent Feds From Targeting Compliant MJ Companies

Cannabis business owners harassed by federal prosecutors despite operating legally in their respective states would [click to continue...]

Florida Medical Marijuana Measures Fizzle Out


An attempt to legalize medical marijuana in Florida this year via the state Legislature is [click to continue...]

Ohio Group Claims Sabotage in Legalization Efforts

An Ohio organization pushing for medical marijuana legalization in the state says a stronger, more [click to continue...]

California Industry Association Head Faces Suit to Close Dispensary

A dispensary run by the president of the California Cannabis Industry Association has come under [click to continue...]

Oregon Expects 2,000 Applicants for Recreational MJ Licenses


Oregon officials in charge of regulating the state’s up-and-coming recreational marijuana industry expect roughly 2,000 [click to continue...]

Marijuana Testing Lab Seeks $5 Million for International Expansion

One of the first commercial cannabis testing labs in the United States is seeking $5 [click to continue...]

Anti-Marijuana DEA Chief to Resign

The head of the Drug Enforcement Agency will resign next month, prompting cheers from cannabis [click to continue...]

Las Vegas Dispensary With ‘Snowball’s Chance’ Moves Forward


The owners of a planned Las Vegas dispensary held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday despite [click to continue...]

Another Poll Finds Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization

Yet another national poll has revealed that attitudes towards legalizing cannabis have grown more tolerant [click to continue...]

60% Plunge in Washington Recreational MJ Prices

Washington State cultivators must be hurting. The average price of a gram of retail cannabis [click to continue...]

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