October 14, 2013

Want Help With Your Medical Marijuana Business Application? Plan on Spending $15K-$100K+

How much money should you shell out for assistance when seeking a medical marijuana business license? It’s a question many entrepreneurs are asking in emerging cannabis markets such as Connecticut, [click to continue...]

October 11, 2013

Week in Review: Feds Retreat on Forfeiture Cases + Seattle Welcomes Cannabis Businesses (Sort Of)

By Chris Walsh Last fall, the fear of finding a piece of paper in the mail featuring the words “civil forfeiture” and “asset seizure” kept dispensary owners and their landlords [click to continue...]

October 10, 2013

$50K Up in Smoke? Entrepreneurs Grappling With Massachusetts Marijuana Moratoriums

Josh Sodaitis and Nick Spagnola have already spent $50,000, lined up tens of thousands more in financing and worked 100-plus hours each in an effort to win a license for [click to continue...]

October 9, 2013

Chevron Pressuring Landlord to Evict Washington Medical Marijuana Dispensary From Shared Building

A David vs. Goliath fight is brewing in Washington State between a startup dispensary and a major corporation that is trying to strong-arm the landlord of the building that houses [click to continue...]

October 8, 2013

Seattle to Allow Recreational & Medical Cannabis Businesses, With Heavy Cultivation Restrictions

Seattle will allow both medical and recreational marijuana businesses to operate in the city – with restrictions – under a new ordinance that charts a course for the cannabis industry [click to continue...]

October 7, 2013

Tapping Canada’s New $1.3B MMJ Market: Q&A With Scott Walker of Nature’s Own RX

Where are some of the biggest business opportunities in medical marijuana? Look to the north. Canada has embarked on a historic, ambitious move to open up its medical marijuana program [click to continue...]

October 4, 2013

Genifer Murray: Mandatory Cannabis Testing Laws Will Cause Ripples Across Industry

By Genifer Murray Testing is currently voluntary in most medical marijuana states. As a result, the lion’s share of dispensaries bypass it entirely, coming up with any number of excuses [click to continue...]

October 3, 2013

Impact of DOJ Announcement, Cole Memo Short-Lived for Most Marijuana Stocks

The third quarter was surprisingly lackluster for publicly traded cannabis companies, with most stocks failing to hold gains tied to a groundbreaking move by the Department of Justice in August. [click to continue...]

October 2, 2013

100+ Colorado MMJ Dispensaries Seek Recreational Marijuana Permits on 1st Day

At least 100 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado queued up to submit applications for recreational cannabis licenses on the first day of the process, reflecting sizable interest in the new [click to continue...]

October 1, 2013

Big Business: Maine Marijuana Caregivers Rake in $15M-$25M, Market to Expand

On paper, Maine’s medical marijuana industry seems relatively small, with just eight dispensaries serving patients across the state. But dig deeper and you’ll find a thriving business community that could [click to continue...]

September 30, 2013

Week in Review: More Progress in New Jersey + Positive Signs for Cannabis Banking

Finally, there’s a string of good news for New Jersey’s medical marijuana industry. Last week, the owners of a planned dispensary spoke at a council meeting in Bellmawr, addressing community [click to continue...]

September 27, 2013

Rise of Recreational Marijuana Market Could Usher in Banking Changes

The marijuana industry could get help on one of its thorniest problems – banking – in an indirect way from the emergence of the adult-use cannabis markets in Colorado and [click to continue...]

Minnesota Hospitals Get Green Light to Dispense Medical Marijuana


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


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


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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