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...]

September 26, 2013

Colorado’s Restrictive Recreational Cannabis Rules Limiting Business Investments

An event held by The ArcView Group in Denver this week is expected to result in more than $1 million in deals between investors and cannabis companies from around the [click to continue...]

September 25, 2013

San Diego’s Medical Marijuana Industry Faces Uncertainty Amid Mayoral Shakeup

At the start of 2013, the future seemed exceedingly bright for medical marijuana businesses in San Diego. The city’s new mayor, Bob Filner, went to bat big-time for the industry, [click to continue...]

September 24, 2013

MMJ Dispensary Application Process in Massachusetts Shows Serious Players Involved

And then there were 158. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has eliminated nearly two dozen applicants for dispensary licenses in the first round of the process, leaving a still-crowded [click to continue...]

September 23, 2013

Week in Review: Cannabis Legalization Measure in DC + Dispensary Delay in Vegas

Imagine if locally licensed shops selling cannabis to adults for recreational use were allowed to crop up in the shadow of the very agencies responsible for spearheading the nation’s decades-long [click to continue...]

September 20, 2013

Oregon Committee Hopes to Fast-Track Medical Cannabis Dispensary Regulations

A committee created to craft regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon has set an aggressive timeline for the rule-making process, saying it wants to give entrepreneurs plenty of time [click to continue...]

September 19, 2013

CannaBusiness Magazine Launches – First Print Trade Publication for America’s Marijuana Industry

By Anne Holland CannaBusiness Media, which publishes MMJ Business Daily, announced today that it has launched a national trade journal called CannaBusiness Magazine. The new publication is available via print [click to continue...]

September 19, 2013

Lesson From Las Vegas: New Dispensary Markets Should Expect Delays, Setbacks

Entrepreneurs who want to sell medical cannabis in Sin City will have to wait at least six months to apply for a business license – and perhaps much longer to [click to continue...]

September 18, 2013

Kerry Blasdel: 6 Steps to Finding Real Estate For Your MMC

By Kerry Blasdel Note: This is the second in a two-part column on real estate issues for existing MMJ businesses. The hunt for MMJ dispensary and recreational retail real estate [click to continue...]

September 17, 2013

Recreational Marijuana Retailers to Face Major Advertising Restrictions in Colorado

By Anne Holland Want to post a video on YouTube about your new marijuana store? Or maybe run a special offer on Twitter? Interested in placing ads on any media [click to continue...]

September 13, 2013

New Jersey Agrees to Loan a Dispensary $357,200 – History in the Making

By Anne Holland In a nationally historic move, New Jersey’s Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has agreed to loan a a state-licensed dispensary, the Compassionate Care Foundation of Egg Harbor Township [click to continue...]

September 12, 2013

Hundreds of Local Hydroponics Retailers Across the US Could Go Out of Business

By Anne Holland Hydroponics and indoor gardening supply stores have been one of the few booming retail sectors of the last five years, with nearly 8% growth per year. With [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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