February 21, 2014

Week in Review: Colorado Trumps Washington on Recreational Cannabis, For Now

By Chris Walsh Which state will serve as a model for other markets when it comes to crafting a recreational cannabis program: Colorado or Washington? Colorado appears to be the [click to continue...]

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...]

Growing Marijuana For Profit Still Illegal, CA Sheriff Says

It’s harvest season for outdoor cannabis growers, and a sheriff in one California county is [click to continue...]

Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Industry on Track for July Launch

The two companies licensed to grow and sell medical marijuana in Minnesota appear on track [click to continue...]

5 MMJ Professionals Named to Oregon Rec Board

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The medical marijuana industry could have some sizable influence over recreational cannabis regulations in Oregon. [click to continue...]

Kentucky Hemp Production to Grow Exponentially in 2015

Kentucky’s hemp program resulted in a harvest covering just 33 acres in 2014. This year, [click to continue...]

Illinois Medical Cannabis Market Could Expand

Dispensaries in Illinois would have access to a much larger patient base if health officials [click to continue...]

Louisiana MMJ Dispensary Bill Advances

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Will Louisiana become the next medical marijuana market in the country – and the first [click to continue...]

Supreme Court Turns to Obama on Colorado Marijuana Lawsuit

In an indication that the country’s highest court may actually take up an inter-state lawsuit [click to continue...]

At Least 300 MMJ Business License Applicants in New York

There’s apparently no shortage of interest in New York’s cannabis industry. So far, at least [click to continue...]

Puerto Rico Legalizes Medical Marijuana

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Puerto Rico’s governor unexpectedly on Sunday signed an executive order allowing medical marijuana use – [click to continue...]

Tesla Battery Could Help Cannabis Growers Cut Energy Use

Marijuana cultivators can possibly benefit from the recently released Tesla battery, which could help growers [click to continue...]

Regulatory Baby Steps for Recreational Marijuana in Alaska

Alaska has taken its first step toward developing regulations on its recreational cannabis industry. The [click to continue...]

Italian Army Growing Medical Marijuana to Lower Price

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Italy’s army has been hard at work – not fighting in the field, but cultivating [click to continue...]

Public Cannabis Company Resumes Trading

Advanced Cannabis Solutions is back…on the stock market, that is. Trading of the Denver-based company’s [click to continue...]

Colorado Gov. Walks Back Criticism of Legal Marijuana

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper hasn’t exactly been a huge fan of legal marijuana. He’s repeatedly [click to continue...]

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