January 8, 2013

CA Dispensary Harborside Prevails Again in Court, Eroding Feds’ MMJ Crackdown Strategy

Score another one for Harborside Health Center – and possibly the entire medical marijuana industry. A federal judge in California has ruled that the landlords of Harborside’s buildings in San [click to continue...]

January 7, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Cannabis Businesses Springing Up in Colorado + Another Challenge For AZ MMJ

And they’re off! Just weeks after Colorado officially legalized marijuana, entrepreneurs are already scrambling to start clubs, groups and businesses focused on the recreational use of cannabis. Some examples: – [click to continue...]

January 4, 2013

Illinois Medical Marijuana Measure Going Up in Smoke, Lawmaker Says Vote Unlikely

A bid to legalize medical cannabis in Illinois is sputtering out, with a key lawmaker saying it’s unlikely he will put an MMJ measure up for a vote in the [click to continue...]

January 3, 2013

Changes, More Controversy on Horizon for LA Medical Marijuana Industry

It appears Los Angeles is finally on the verge of overhauling its medical cannabis policies, a long-overdue step that could help ease pressure on marijuana businesses and stabilize the industry [click to continue...]

January 2, 2013

Micah Johnson: 5 Highly Effective Cannabis Advertising Strategies for MMJ Dispensaries

By Micah Johnson One of the most frustrating challenges facing new dispensary owners is how to advertise effectively. After all, many traditional newspapers and radio stations still refuse to work [click to continue...]

January 2, 2013

Bad Business Practice? Rush to Open 1st Colorado Marijuana Club Leads to Lost Opportunity

Well that was fast. The first Colorado business targeting recreational marijuana users has already closed, thanks to an over-eager entrepreneur who got caught up in the hype to be first. [click to continue...]

December 24, 2012

Ringing in the New Year on a High Note + What’s in Store for the Cannabis Industry in 2013

The medical marijuana industry has many reasons to celebrate this holiday season. Dispensaries have opened in Arizona and New Jersey. Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana. The industry won several key [click to continue...]

December 24, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Delays for Massachusetts MMJ? + Arizona on Track After Court Win

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A state passes medical marijuana laws, sets a time frame for the launch of dispensaries and then misses the initial deadlines as [click to continue...]

December 21, 2012

Take a Short Survey to Help Us Gather Business Data for Our 2013 Cannabis Industry Factbook

Cannabis professionals, we need your help. Medical Marijuana Business Daily is conducting an anonymous survey of cannabis business owners to help us gather data for our upcoming industry factbook. We want [click to continue...]

December 21, 2012

Strike Three: Arizona Medical Cannabis Opponents Whiff Again as Court Sides With MMJ

Another week, another loss for medical marijuana opponents in Arizona. A Court of Appeals panel has squashed an attempt by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to prevent dispensaries from opening [click to continue...]

December 20, 2012

2 Important Medical Marijuana Court Hearings Today in Arizona, California

The medical marijuana industry scored major legal wins in Arizona and California several weeks ago, when judges in two separate cases sided with MMJ. But the victories, while important, do [click to continue...]

December 19, 2012

SearchCore Strikes Deal to Sell Dispensary Listing Site WeedMaps, Plans to Exit Cannabis Industry

SearchCore – one of the few publicly traded companies involved in the medical marijuana industry – has signed an agreement to sell MMJ heavyweight WeedMaps Media Inc. to an undisclosed [click to continue...]

Arizona Businesses, Advocates Unite Behind Single MJ Measure

The formerly fractured Arizona marijuana community emerged as a united front on Friday, with representatives [click to continue...]

Heads of Illinois, New Jersey Medical Cannabis Programs Step Down

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Medical marijuana programs in two states are looking for new leaders. Bob Morgan, the coordinator [click to continue...]

2 Marijuana Measures Filed for 2016 Ballot in California

A pair of proposed 2016 ballot measures tied to cannabis have been filed with the [click to continue...]

Gupta: U.S. Needs Medical Marijuana ‘Revolution’

CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta gave the medical marijuana industry another shot in the [click to continue...]

National Association for Cannabis Lawyers to Launch

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Two California lawyers have teamed up to start the National Cannabis Bar Association, with the [click to continue...]

Union Nixes Attempt to Organize Workers at NJ Dispensary

Marijuana businesses hoping for some potential legal guidance on unionization from a case in New [click to continue...]

CA Judge Won’t Reschedule Marijuana

A federal judge in California on Wednesday declined to overturn marijuana’s place on the Drug [click to continue...]

Bill Rolling Washington MMJ Into Recreational Program Advances

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Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee will likely sign a bill passed by the Legislature that [click to continue...]

New Jersey Dispensary in Labor Dispute Turned Away By Law Firm

Some attorneys still won’t touch the cannabis industry, it seems. David Knowlton, co-founder of the [click to continue...]

Delaware’s 1st Dispensary Delayed Again, Set For June Opening

The opening of Delaware’s first and only MMJ dispensary has been delayed again, but this [click to continue...]

Millions More Devoted to New York MMJ Industry

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Even though New York hasn’t even begun issuing business licenses yet for medical marijuana companies, [click to continue...]

Illinois Gov Won’t Extend MMJ Pilot Program Yet

In response to attempts by lawmakers to extend the timeline for the state’s medical cannabis [click to continue...]

Filings Show Many Banks Working With Cannabis Businesses

Banks have filed more than 1,700 so-called “marijuana limited” suspicious activity reports since the federal [click to continue...]

New Doctor Requirement Could Dampen Arizona’s MMJ Market

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Arizona dispensaries could see fewer new patients after the state’s governor signed a bill forcing [click to continue...]