May 14, 2015

Marijuana Growers Eyeing Conservation to Reduce Costs, Boost Image & Allay Energy Concerns

By Tony C. Dreibus Cannabis cultivators are increasingly exploring sustainability and energy conservation as a way to cut costs and minimize their impact on the environment. And they might be [click to continue...]

May 13, 2015

Tapping the Cannatourism Market: Q&A With Owner of Marijuana-Friendly Bed & Breakfast

By Tony C. Dreibus The recreational marijuana industries in Colorado and Washington State are clicking on all cylinders, and tourists have a lot to do with that success. But the [click to continue...]

May 12, 2015

Colorado Easing Rules on Out-of-State Investments in Cannabis Companies – With Some Big Caveats

Note: This story has been updated and clarified, as Marijuana Business Daily initially received incorrect and incomplete information from the sponsor of the investment bill. See full clarification at end [click to continue...]

May 11, 2015

Chart of the Week: Over $9M Spent in 2014 on Cannabis Advocacy

By Becky Olson & John Schroyer Four of the top marijuana-related lobbying organizations spent over $9 million on state and federal cannabis advocacy in 2014, according to representatives from the [click to continue...]

May 8, 2015

Week in Review: WA Rec Sales Balloon, NV Moves Closer to Launch + Puerto Rico Legalizes MMJ

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Recreational marijuana sales gain some significant traction in Washington State, Nevada’s medical cannabis industry approaches the launchpad, and Puerto Rico becomes the first [click to continue...]

May 7, 2015

Rejection of Marijuana Startup at Tech Competition a Case of ‘Cannabias’?

By Tony C. Dreibus The cannabis industry has taken great strides towards entering the mainstream business world in recent years, but it apparently still has a ways to go. Case [click to continue...]

May 6, 2015

Guest Column: 5 Legal and Compliance Tips for Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs

By Douglas Fischer Because most activities associated with medical marijuana businesses are still federal crimes, the legal issues facing entrepreneurs can seem daunting. The following five tips present a good [click to continue...]

May 5, 2015

Running a Cannabis Business in the Spotlight: Q&A With ‘High Profits’ Star Brian Rogers

By Tony C. Dreibus When CNN asked Brian Rogers and his business partner to participate in a documentary series on the tribulations of opening and operating a legal recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

May 4, 2015

Exclusive Chart: Marijuana Industry to Create $10B+ Economic Impact in 2015, $30B By 2019

By Becky Olson The U.S. marijuana industry will pump an estimated $10 billion into state and local economies in 2015, with cannabis sales via dispensaries and recreational stores accounting for up [click to continue...]

May 1, 2015

Week in Review: MA Company Wins Court Fight, NY Taking Applications + More CO Pesticide Concerns

By John Schroyer A Massachusetts dispensary company prevails over the state in a legal battle over licensing, New York begins accepting applications for just five business permits, and tens of [click to continue...]

April 30, 2015

Significant Setbacks in Cannabis Banking Slow Recent Momentum

By Tony C. Dreibus Banking has long ranked as one of the biggest hurdles for cannabis companies, but the tide seemed to be turning as 2014 came to a close [click to continue...]

April 29, 2015

Cannabis Entrepreneurs ‘Fantastic Example of What Makes America Great’ – Q&A With Steven Levitt

By Chris Walsh Steven Levitt has spoken with a half-dozen cannabis professionals over the past few years, and he’s come away with a distinct impression of the marijuana industry and [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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