May 29, 2015

Lloyd’s of London to Exit U.S. Cannabis Insurance Industry

By Tony C. Dreibus Lloyd’s of London, the UK-based insurance marketplace, has instructed underwriters not to open or renew existing accounts with marijuana companies in the United States until it’s [click to continue...]

May 29, 2015

Week in Review: Minnesota MMJ CEO Targets New York, Hemp Flub in Oregon + PA Bill Hits Wall

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus An executive with one of Minnesota’s two licensed medical marijuana businesses seeks a license in another state, hemp farmers in Oregon get some [click to continue...]

May 28, 2015

In Race to Open, Some Nevada Dispensaries Eyeing Home Growers for Cannabis

The race to launch the first licensed dispensaries in Nevada is heating up, and some business owners are turning to home growers to stock their shelves and open their doors. [click to continue...]

May 27, 2015

Medical Marijuana in Maryland: 4 Critical Areas to Focus on When Applying for a License

By Greg Tucker Last month, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission voted to adopt what is expected to be the final draft of regulations that will cover the state’s MMJ industry. [click to continue...]

May 26, 2015

For Marijuana Companies, Biggest Security Concern Comes From the Inside

By John Schroyer Robberies involving medical marijuana dispensaries, recreational stores and cultivation sites may make headlines, but the biggest security threat for cannabis businesses isn’t tied to unknown masked men [click to continue...]

May 22, 2015

Week in Review: Final Conference News, Symbolic MMJ Victory in TX + MA Licensing Overhaul

By John Schroyer, Becky Olson and Tony C. Dreibus Final highlights from the Spring Marijuana Business Conference and Expo, the Texas Legislature passes a (possibly entirely) symbolic victory for medical [click to continue...]

May 21, 2015

Conference Day Two Keynotes: Banking and Dealing With MMJ Naysayers

By John Schroyer Watch out for potential lawbreakers as customers. That was just one word of advice offered by Tom Fleming on Thursday morning to a room full of cannabis [click to continue...]

May 20, 2015

Levitt: MJ Entrepreneurs Should Seek Out New Ideas

By John Schroyer Elicit professional feedback, and seize on new ideas wherever possible. That was a primary business message to hundreds of cannabis entrepreneurs who packed into a second floor [click to continue...]

May 20, 2015

2015 Spring Marijuana Business Conference Kicks Off With a Bang

By John Schroyer The Spring Marijuana Business Conference and Expo kicked off Tuesday at the Chicago Hilton, with more than 160 cannabusiness exhibitors and over 1,800 registered attendees looking to [click to continue...]

May 19, 2015

Mad Scramble in Nevada After Bank Retreats From Cannabis Industry

By Tony C. Dreibus Serenity Wellness opened three accounts at First Security Bank of Nevada over the past 60 days, a key step in its plans to open production, processing [click to continue...]

May 18, 2015

Chart of the Week: Marijuana Business Entrepreneurs Predict Their 2017 Valuations

By Becky Olson More than half of existing marijuana businesses are seeking additional financial backing or plan to do so later this year, while most cannabis firms preparing for launch [click to continue...]

May 15, 2015

Week in Review: WA Reaching Out to Tribes, Banks Explain MJ Stance + Ohio Campaign Boost

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Washington State sets up a process to work with Native American tribes interested in marijuana, large banks reveal why they won’t touch the [click to continue...]

Louisiana 2+ Years Away From MMJ Sales

Louisiana officials are predicting it will take at least two years for the state’s first [click to continue...]

Opening of Cannabis-Friendly Resort in Colorado Delayed


A company hoping to launch an all-inclusive vacation resort catering to cannabis users has delayed [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...]

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...]

New York Could Reveal MMJ License Winners Soon


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


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...]

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