October 23, 2013

Scott Dittman: Cannabis Cultivation Techniques, Equipment & Efficiency Evolving at Rapid Pace

By Scott Dittman The growth and evolution of the medical cannabis industry has been as fascinating as it has been fast-moving, and nowhere is that more true than on the [click to continue...]

October 22, 2013

Draft Recommendations Could Wipe Out Many WA Medical Cannabis Businesses, Hike Costs for Others

Most existing medical marijuana operations in Washington could go out of business if the state adopts draft recommendations released this week, while others would have to shell out hundreds of [click to continue...]

October 21, 2013

Oregon Dispensary Fee Proposals: $2,000-$6,000 to Obtain MMJ Business License

Dispensaries in Oregon might have to plunk down thousands of dollars to apply for and obtain a business license to operate in the state. A committee tasked with hammering out [click to continue...]

October 18, 2013

Week in Review: 6 Takeaways From Recent PR Ordeals + Washington Cannabis Regulations

By Chris Walsh For the second time in five months, a prominent medical marijuana company has found itself on the defensive after critical postings online set investors on edge. Earlier [click to continue...]

October 17, 2013

MedBox Attempts to Assuage Shareholders After Critical Report on Founder, Company

MedBox Inc. has deemed a recent investigative report about the company’s founder as “reckless” and “deceptive,” adding that negative press is an inevitable downside of success and increased exposure. The [click to continue...]

October 16, 2013

Illegal Los Angeles Dispensaries Creating Huge Headaches for Legit MMJ Centers

Scores of illegal medical marijuana dispensaries are still cropping up in Los Angeles and hundreds of existing centers that were supposed to close remain open, creating huge business headaches for [click to continue...]

October 15, 2013

Legal Ruling Could Allow More Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Grow Sites to Open in Arizona

Score another one for medical marijuana businesses in Arizona. A judge has ruled that Maricopa County cannot tweak its zoning laws to prevent dispensaries from opening, removing another roadblock for [click to continue...]

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...]

Ohio Legalization Group’s Efforts to Be Scrutinized


The beleaguered campaign to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio now faces yet another [click to continue...]

Drug Abuse Expert: CBD is ‘Safe,’ Has Medicinal Benefits

A  key drug abuse expert has come out publicly saying that CBD is safe and [click to continue...]

Florida Nursery to Challenge Tossed CBD Application

Even though Florida hasn’t awarded its five CBD licenses to nurseries that applied earlier this [click to continue...]

WA Prosecutor to Sue 15 Unlicensed Dispensaries

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A group of unlicensed dispensaries that have resisted attempts to shut them down are now [click to continue...]

UK Might Debate Marijuana Legalization

Lawmakers in the United Kingdom must consider debating the merits of marijuana after more than [click to continue...]

New York Licensees to be Announced by Friday

The wait is nearly over. The New York Department of Health confirmed that it plans [click to continue...]

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Sales to Begin Oct. 1


The third recreational cannabis state is now just months away from beginning sales. Oregon residents [click to continue...]

Nevada Dispensary Considers Lawsuit Over Delays

A dispensary in Nevada that has been hoping to open since February is considering filing [click to continue...]

WA Cannabis Shops Busted for Selling to Minors

Nineteen Washington State marijuana stores face suspensions and fines after they failed to properly check [click to continue...]

Dispensary Bill on Tap in Michigan

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Concerned with what might happen if voters legalize recreational marijuana at the ballot next year, [click to continue...]

CDC Calls for Strict Edibles Labeling, Public Education

After evaluating a fatal accident that took place last year in Denver, the Center for [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 former president and current board member of the California Cannabis [click to continue...]

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