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...]

November 14, 2013

Local Marijuana Decriminalization Laws in MMJ States Could Impact Medical Cannabis Businesses

This past election cycle saw three cities in Michigan and one in Maine vote to decriminalize marijuana possession. These laws are often seen as purely symbolic from a business perspective, [click to continue...]

November 13, 2013

Bill to Allow Michigan Medical Marijuana Sales Via Pharmacies Advances, But One Major Caveat

The Michigan Senate passed a bill today that would allow pharmacies to sell medical marijuana, a contentious measure that some say would help the state’s cannabis industry and others fear [click to continue...]

November 12, 2013

Guest Column: 5 Misconceptions Entrepreneurs Have About Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Law

By Michael McGrory Cannabis industry veterans and rookies alike are forming business entities, securing financing, scouting locations and doing a host of other necessary legwork in anticipation of the day [click to continue...]

November 11, 2013

MMJ Audit Advice: Avoid Responding to IRS Yourself, Handle it ‘Like Nitroglycerin’

What’s the biggest mistake a cannabis business owner can make when facing an audit? Start talking to the IRS directly. “Never respond to an audit yourself,” said noted California marijuana [click to continue...]

November 8, 2013

Industry’s Rapid Growth Has Room for Everyone, Steve DeAngelo Says at Cannabis Conference

Steve DeAngelo offered a long list of practical business advice Thursday morning at the National Marijuana Business Conference. DeAngelo touched on a wide range of business topics, offering advice on [click to continue...]

November 6, 2013

Election Analysis: Landslide Wins for Marijuana Measures to Fuel Future Legalization Efforts

Every major marijuana measure on state and local ballots passed by a landslide Tuesday, providing the industry with near-term gains and bolstering efforts to legalize medical and recreational cannabis in [click to continue...]

November 5, 2013

5 Tips for Choosing a Marijuana Business Consultant

Cannabis consulting has exploded in the past few years, giving entrepreneurs in need of business and operational help more options than ever. But finding a quality consultant can be a [click to continue...]

November 4, 2013

Q&A With Cannabis Attorney Brian Vicente on Colorado’s Recreational Marijuana Tax Proposal

The biggest marijuana-related measure this election season is in Colorado, where voters will decide whether the state should implement special taxes on the recreational cannabis industry. A lot is at [click to continue...]

November 1, 2013

Week in Review: Marijuana Legalization Fizzles in 2 States + 200,000 Signatures for Florida MMJ Push

By Chris Walsh Efforts to legalize and regulate marijuana in Maine and New Hampshire sputtered out this week, dashing hopes for an expansion of the recreational cannabis industry in 2013. [click to continue...]

Denver MJ Growers Major Contributor to Rise in Energy Use

Marijuana cultivation facilities have been specifically identified as a key contributor to Denver’s increasing electric [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Names 5 to Marijuana Control Board

Five Alaskans were appointed to a board that will craft laws governing the state’s recreational [click to continue...]

New York Could Reveal MMJ License Winners Soon

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The New York Health Department may announce winners of the five medical cannabis licenses up [click to continue...]

50+ Medical Cannabis Business Applications Filed in MA

The Green Rush is back on in Massachusetts. The opening of the first medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Rules Materializing, Early Sales Possible

Rules governing Oregon’s recreational marijuana market are taking shape, with state lawmakers sending two bills [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Brings in Six Figures at MJ Industry Fundraiser

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Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul made a splash in Denver on Tuesday, raising an estimated [click to continue...]

Hawaii Bill Establishing Dispensaries Likely to Become Law

Dispensaries could be open in Hawaii in just over a year, as a bill establishing [click to continue...]

Second MMJ Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania Legislature

In an attempt to get around obstructionists in the state House of Representatives who have [click to continue...]

Fifth New Jersey Dispensary Given Green Light

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And then there were five. Dispensaries permitted in New Jersey, that is. Compassionate Sciences, Inc. [click to continue...]

Louisiana Gov Signs Medical Marijuana Bill

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill making his state the latest in the [click to continue...]

New York Cannabis Firm Buys Oregon Utility Building for $3M

In another sign of the marijuana industry’s growing national reach, a New York-based real estate [click to continue...]

WA Moves Closer to Overhauling Marijuana Tax Structure

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Washington State growers and processors would no longer pay a 25% tax on cannabis and [click to continue...]

Sole MMJ Dispensary Opens in Delaware

Delaware’s only licensed medical cannabis dispensary officially opened in the northern town of Wilmington on [click to continue...]

Canadian Cultivator Tilray to Lay Off 61 Employees

Canadian medical marijuana producer and distributor Tilray said it will lay off 61 employees as [click to continue...]

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