April 3, 2015

Week in Review: Cheers & Jeers for MPP Head, Delivery App Asks for Help + Final New York Regs

By John Schroyer Members of the cannabis community weigh in on a controversial move by the director of the Marijuana Policy Project, an embattled ancillary company seeks help for its [click to continue...]

April 2, 2015

Minorities Avoid Cannabis Industry as History of Arrests, Incarceration Drive Fears

By Tony C. Dreibus Very few minorities work in the cannabis industry in any capacity, let alone hold executive positions at dispensaries, grows, edibles companies or even ancillary firms. Diversity [click to continue...]

April 1, 2015

MPP Director Threatens Arizona Cannabis Dispensaries Over Legalization Rift

By John Schroyer The Marijuana Policy Project’s executive director is threatening to spend thousands of dollars to disrupt a pair of Arizona dispensaries, saying a key staffer of the businesses [click to continue...]

March 31, 2015

Questions Cloud the Horizon for Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Industry

By John Schroyer By some measures, the Arizona cannabis market is riding high. The state reported $112 million in sales in 2014, making it one of the largest MMJ industries [click to continue...]

March 30, 2015

Chart of the Week: 25-Month Average Wait Time From Legalization to Sales

By Becky Olson The wheels of state government can grind slowly, especially when it comes to medical marijuana implementation. In regulated states where dispensaries are open for business, it took [click to continue...]

March 27, 2015

Week in Review: Tiny Patient Pool in IL, Rec Opponents Vocal in MA + Cartels Losing Out

By John Schroyer Only a fraction of expected medical marijuana patients have signed up so far for Illinois’ MMJ program, opponents of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts are getting louder as [click to continue...]

March 26, 2015

Ups and Downs in the Canadian MMJ Industry

By Tony C. Dreibus New regulations in Canada designed to improve access to higher quality medical cannabis have shaken up the market. The rules have left some patients with few [click to continue...]

March 25, 2015

Marketing Challenges in an Evolving Industry: Q&A With Cannabrand’s Olivia Mannix

By Tony C. Dreibus Branding and marketing have become an important part of the cannabis industry as companies expand geographically. Becoming a household name doesn’t happen overnight, nor is it [click to continue...]

March 24, 2015

Marijuana Businesses Getting Big Boost From Partnerships With Cannabis Celebrities

By John Schroyer High-profile celebrities partnering with private companies for mutual gain is hardly a new concept. In the marijuana industry, however, it’s one that’s been gaining traction since recreational [click to continue...]

March 23, 2015

Chart of the Week: Arizona’s Cannabis Cultivation Over-Capacity

By Becky Olson According to data gathered by Benchmark Commercial Real Estate (BMCRE) in Arizona, the amount of square footage approved for potential cannabis cultivation massively exceeds what the current [click to continue...]

March 20, 2015

Week in Review: WA Regs Criticism, 1st City Owned Rec Shop + Tribes Move Towards MJ

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus A prominent cannabis executive and former governor badmouths Washington State’s recreational marijuana rules, the first-ever municipally-owned cannabis shop draws criticism, and more Native [click to continue...]

March 19, 2015

Washington State City-Owned Rec Shop’s Advantages Offset By Location

By Tony C. Dreibus Tourists looking for the quintessential Washington State experience have a new reason to stop in North Bonneville, nestled in the hills of the Columbia River Gorge [click to continue...]

Four WA Rec Stores Sell to Minors in Sting Operation

A quartet of recreational cannabis shops in Washington State wrongly sold marijuana to minors in [click to continue...]

New Lawsuit: CO Cannabis Baron Breaking IL MMJ Rules

Yet another lawsuit has been filed in Illinois over the licensing process in the state’s [click to continue...]

Facebook Blocks MMJ Educational Video


Medical cannabis apparently isn’t socially acceptable in Connecticut. At least, not by Facebook. A marketing [click to continue...]

Former OH Lawmaker Joins Cannabis Legalization Campaign

Former state Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati, has been hired by [click to continue...]

‘Worthless’ CBD Bill Heads to Texas Governor

The Texas Legislature has sent a bill allowing CBD treatments for some epilepsy patients to [click to continue...]

Debate Over New MMJ Business Restrictions in Oregon

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Just a week after one legislative committee fought to a standstill over Oregon’s medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Cannabis Cultivation Contender in Illinois Drops Lawsuit

One of several losing contenders in Illinois’ medical marijuana program has withdrawn a lawsuit it [click to continue...]

Denver MJ Law Firm Funds Local Cannabis Professorship

Vicente Sederberg LLP, perhaps one of the best known marijuana legal firms in the country, [click to continue...]

AZ Cannabis Farmer’s Market Club Raided by SWAT

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Nine people were arrested at five locations after an Arizona SWAT team raided a medical [click to continue...]

Denver Grower Loses Court Fight Over Pesticide Quarantine

Denver marijuana cultivator Organic Greens was shot down in court on Friday by a district [click to continue...]

Revamped MA Dispensary Guidelines Make Process More Transparent

Medical marijuana dispensary license applicants in Massachusetts will be judged on their own merits under [click to continue...]

FDA Says CBD Products Don’t Qualify as Dietary Supplements


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ruled that cannabidiol products don’t fit under the [click to continue...]

Edibles Producer May Beef Up Offerings With Infused Meats

Infused products companies are known for their cookies and candies, but producers are getting creative [click to continue...]

License Problems Lead to Layoffs at Cannabis Chain

A marijuana baron in Colorado has been forced to lay off roughly 45% of his [click to continue...]

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