December 11, 2013

‘Marijuana’ Mayor: MMJ Businesses Should Engage & Educate Community, Cannabis Opponents

The marijuana industry scored another victory last week when Robert Jacob was named mayor of Sebastopol, California, marking the first time an MMJ business owner has been selected for the [click to continue...]

December 9, 2013

3 Simple Tricks for Winterizing an Indoor Marijuana Cultivation Facility

The icy weather that enveloped much of the US recently is not a friend to indoor marijuana cultivation operations. Temperature control accounts for a sizable portion – 10% to 20% [click to continue...]

December 6, 2013

Week in Review: California in Danger of Cannabis Brain Drain Due to Lack of Statewide Regs

By Chris Walsh Over the past few years, California has shifted from the epicenter of all things marijuana to one of the most unstable, unattractive medical cannabis markets in the [click to continue...]

December 4, 2013

10 Tips for US Companies Looking to Enter Canada’s $1B Medical Marijuana Market

Dozens of US medical cannabis firms are setting their sights on Canada, where a $1 billion industry is taking shape as the country opens up the MMJ business to the [click to continue...]

December 2, 2013

Harborside’s DeAngelo Brothers Gunning For Massachusetts Marijuana Dispensary License

Andrew and Steve DeAngelo, who have made California-based Harborside Health Center one of the most successful medical marijuana operations in the nation, are in the running for a Massachusetts dispensary [click to continue...]

November 27, 2013

How to Handle Angry Ex-Employees: PR Tips

Last week we posted a news brief about the falling out between Dixie Botanicals and its former head of science, Tamar Wise, who took to her Facebook page to criticize [click to continue...]

November 25, 2013

Cannabis Cultivators Must Find Efficiences to Survive, Expert Ed Rosenthal Says

Horticulturalist Ed Rosenthal believes glaring inefficiencies exist within most steps of the marijuana cultivation process, and that cannabis business owners must identify and then fix these problems in order to [click to continue...]

November 22, 2013

Week in Review: Could Marijuana Business Raids in Colorado Actually Help the Cannabis Industry?

By Chris Walsh When the headlines scream “raids,” cannabis professionals often respond with a collective gasp and immediately attack the federal government for launching a war on legitimate medical marijuana [click to continue...]

November 21, 2013

Breaking: Feds Raid Colorado Cannabis Businesses

The federal government and local law enforcement agencies are undertaking “enforcement actions” against medical marijuana businesses in Colorado today, executing search and seizure warrants at dispensaries and cultivation sites. The [click to continue...]

November 20, 2013

Q&A With CEO of Steep Hill Halent: US Cannabis Testing Market Could Hit $40M by 2016

Medical marijuana labs are poised for major growth as more states mandate the testing of cannabis for potency and safety. David Lampach, chief executive officer of Steep Hill Halent in [click to continue...]

November 18, 2013

4 Tips for Expanding a Medical Marijuana Edibles, Infused Products Business Nationally

Several edibles and infused products companies are aggressively expanding into multiple states as they seek to develop national cannabis brands, offering a blueprint for MMJ entrepreneurs looking to do business [click to continue...]

November 15, 2013

Week in Review: Budweiser Sponsorship of Arkansas Medical Marijuana Event Fizzles

By Chris Walsh A red-hot story circled the Web recently about Budweiser sponsoring a fundraising event for medical marijuana legalization in Arkansas. It sounded too good to be true – [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

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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

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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

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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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