June 19, 2015

Week in Review: PA Ramping Up for MMJ, Tribes Making Moves + Dueling Initiatives in Michigan

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Pennsylvania businesses are prepping for medical marijuana legalization despite long odds, Native American cannabis activity starts to ramp up, and two recreational MJ [click to continue...]

June 18, 2015

Ohio Marijuana Legalization Effort Faces Major Headwinds Despite Recent Momentum

By Tony C. Dreibus A proposal to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio seems to be a shoo-in for the fall ballot, with organizers raising more than $36 million [click to continue...]

June 17, 2015

Experts: Canada Must Develop Regulations on Cannabis Edibles, Extracts Quickly

By Tony C. Dreibus Canadian officials must craft rules on infused products quickly to ensure patients buy from federally licensed cannabis companies instead of illegal dispensaries or the black market, [click to continue...]

June 16, 2015

‘Embarrassingly Low’ Patient Count in Illinois a Big Concern for MMJ Businesses

By John Schroyer Scores of dispensaries are hoping to open in Illinois later this year, but they might face an immense challenge right out of the gate: a lack of [click to continue...]

June 15, 2015

Chart of the Week: IRS Audit Rate for Existing Marijuana Businesses

By Becky Olson More than 6% of operational cannabis companies surveyed by Marijuana Business Daily said they have been audited by the Internal Revenue Service, which suggests that the industry [click to continue...]

June 12, 2015

Week in Review: Louisiana MMJ Program Appears Dead on Arrival, But Glimmer of Hope Remains

By John Schroyer News earlier this week that Louisiana will become the first state in the South to legalize medical marijuana sounded too good to be true. In the end, [click to continue...]

June 11, 2015

Prominent Edibles Company’s Expansion Highlights Evolution of Cannabis Industry

By John Schroyer One of the largest and most prominent infused products manufacturers in the cannabis industry is expanding beyond its home base of Colorado, becoming the latest marijuana company [click to continue...]

June 10, 2015

Insurance Giant’s Exit From Cannabis Market Could Trigger Shakeup, Higher Rates

By Tony C. Dreibus A decision late last month by Lloyd’s of London to exit the cannabis industry may change the dynamics of the marijuana insurance market and usher in [click to continue...]

June 9, 2015

Increasing Union Membership Presents New Opportunities, Challenges for Cannabis Industry

By John Schroyer A growing number of marijuana workers have unionized in recent years, adding a new dynamic to a rapidly growing – yet still relatively young – industry. The [click to continue...]

June 8, 2015

Chart of the Week: Cannabis Cultivation Methods in Oregon vs. National Breakdown

By Becky Olson Outdoor and greenhouse cannabis cultivation is four times more prevalent in Oregon than in the marijuana industry at large, according to data from the state and the [click to continue...]

June 5, 2015

Week in Review: NY Application Deadline, Cannabis Insurance Woes + Big Obstacle in New MMJ Market

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus The number of medical cannabis patients in Minnesota may be much lower than expected, businesses scramble as a major insurance company backs away [click to continue...]

June 4, 2015

Nevada Could Pave the Way for New Cannabis Banking Options

By Tony C. Dreibus Medical marijuana companies in Nevada might get some banking relief in the future, with a little help from the state. An amendment to a bill that’s [click to continue...]

Israel to Sell Medical Marijuana in Pharmacies

Israel, one of the world’s leading countries on medical cannabis research, will soon be dispensing [click to continue...]

Third Minnesota Dispensary Opens Despite Low Patient Count

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Minnesota’s third medical cannabis dispensary has opened despite the low number of patients registered to [click to continue...]

Police Raid Business Owned By CA Industry Association Exec

A business run by the president of the California Cannabis Industry Association was raided and [click to continue...]

Illinois Poised to Begin Seed-to-Sale Tracking

As Illinois’ medical marijuana industry ramps up, regulatory officials are preparing to start following medical [click to continue...]

Washington State Dispensaries to Benefit From PTSD Addition

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A week after Colorado shot down an attempt to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a [click to continue...]

MMJ Patient Boom in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s three medical cannabis dispensaries must be pleased: In the past two and a [click to continue...]

Canadian PM Candidate Wants Legal Dispensaries

Justin Trudeau, a candidate for prime minister of Canada, came to the defense of dispensaries [click to continue...]

Inspector Turnover Could Delay Nevada Dispensaries

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Hurry up and wait. That appears to be the situation for medical marijuana businesses in [click to continue...]

California Report Calls for Strong Regulations on Legal Marijuana

A working group overseen by California’s lieutenant governor has issued a report outlining 58 policy [click to continue...]

Florida Medical Cannabis Campaign Takes Step Forward

United for Care, which was behind the failed 2014 campaign to legalize medical cannabis in [click to continue...]

University Will Assist With Maryland MMJ Applications


Prospective cultivators and dispensary owners seeking medical cannabis licenses in Maryland might be scrutinized by [click to continue...]

New PA Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill in the Works

Pennsylvania might have another shot at legalizing medical marijuana sooner rather than later. A new [click to continue...]

Willie Nelson Hopes to Debut Marijuana Strain Soon

In just two months, Colorado recreational shops may have some serious star power to contend [click to continue...]

Another Possible Setback for Florida’s CBD Program

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Florida’s CBD industry may face further delays after a key official overseeing implementation of the [click to continue...]

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