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...]

January 27, 2014

Marijuana Marketing: Q&A with Todd Ellison

Advertising is one of the most frustrating areas of operation for marijuana business owners due to costs, marketing regulations embedded in state laws and tight restrictions from some of the [click to continue...]

January 24, 2014

Week in Review: Avalanche of Support for Marijuana From Obama, High-Profile Politicians

By Chris Walsh If the cannabis business hadn’t already crossed into the realm of legitimacy, a good case can be made that it has now. Four prominent political figures across [click to continue...]

January 22, 2014

Frustration Mounts in Los Angeles as Illegal Dispensaries Defy Prop D

When Los Angeles passed a measure banning most dispensaries in the city last spring, the few MMJ centers allowed to remain open expected to see rapid growth, increased pricing power [click to continue...]

January 20, 2014

Which States Will Legalize Medical Marijuana in 2014?

This article is the second in a two-part series. Last week, we highlighted states with the best chances of passing recreational marijuana legislation this year. The fight to legalize recreational [click to continue...]

January 17, 2014

Week in Review: Turbulence in Washington State’s MMJ Industry Unfortunate, But Inevitable

By Chris Walsh Washington’s medical marijuana industry could be put on life support soon, but a sliver of hope for its future emerged this week. On Monday, a lawmaker introduced [click to continue...]

Minnesota Hospitals Get Green Light to Dispense Medical Marijuana

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Minnesota will let hospitals dispense medical cannabis in pill and liquid forms after the governor [click to continue...]

8 Michigan Dispensaries Raided

State police raided eight medical cannabis dispensaries in northern Michigan this week, serving 16 search [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Firm Hires Former Homeland Security, DEA Officials

A company that has applied for a permit to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana [click to continue...]

More International Officials Looking at Relaxing MJ Laws

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More high-ranking government officials across the globe are taking up the cause of cannabis, with [click to continue...]

Error Could Force Oregon to Revoke Hemp Licenses

Oregon may revoke all 13 licenses it issued to hemp growers earlier this year after [click to continue...]

Florida’s CBD Program Cleared For Takeoff

Florida’s long-awaited CBD program could move into the fast lane now now that a Tallahassee [click to continue...]

Strict Cannabis Regulatory Proposal Advances in Oregon

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Marijuana producers and dispensers in Oregon face a laundry list of new regulations under a [click to continue...]

Dozens of Seattle Dispensaries Could Be Shuttered

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Seattle would need to obtain a special local business license by [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Legalization Hits Snag

Although a number of marijuana activists have pegged Pennsylvania as one of the more likely [click to continue...]

Hemp, CBD Firm Lands $6.5M in Financing From Institutional Investor

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CannaVest Corp. said it has closed a $6.5 million round of financing with an unnamed [click to continue...]

Proposal Would Dampen Cannabis Business Opportunities in Anchorage

Businesses in Anchorage, Alaska, that allow patrons to smoke cannabis indoors may face legal issues [click to continue...]

OH Legalization Campaign Sabotage Allegation Tossed

A complaint filed by one marijuana legalization campaign against another in Ohio was dismissed unanimously [click to continue...]

Big MN-Backed Grower Applies for Coveted NY License

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Kyle Kingsley, MD, is hoping he’s found a way to expand his cannabis cultivation company [click to continue...]

Four WA Rec Stores Sell to Minors in Sting Operation

A quartet of recreational cannabis shops in Washington State wrongly sold marijuana to minors in [click to continue...]

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