February 17, 2015

Who’s Next: States With the Best Chances of Legalizing Rec or Medical Marijuana in 2015

By John Schroyer Let the lobbying begin. Lawmakers across the country are introducing bills to legalize medical or recreational cannabis at the state level this year, galvanizing marijuana advocacy groups [click to continue...]

February 16, 2015

Chart of the Week: Monthly Medical, Recreational Marijuana Sales in Colorado

By Marijuana Business Daily staff So much for initial concerns that recreational cannabis would end up being a novelty. The rec industry had a meteoric rise in Colorado, with sales [click to continue...]

February 13, 2015

Week in Review: Maine Legalization, California Dispensary Lawsuit & Illinois MMJ Licensing

By John Schroyer Two very different visions of recreational legalization emerge in Maine, a California dispensary gets a break in an important lawsuit, and Illinois’ medical marijuana program inches forward. [click to continue...]

February 12, 2015

Colorado Marijuana Industry Firing on All Cylinders as Annual Sales Hit $700M

By John Schroyer Behold, the power of cannabis. Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado generated nearly $700 million in marijuana revenues last year, when the state became the first [click to continue...]

February 11, 2015

Guest Column: Medical Marijuana Must Remain a Key Component of Recreational Markets

By Matthew Walstatter With the recreational marijuana industry taking root in two states last year and poised for further expansion into new markets, a great deal of attention is being [click to continue...]

February 10, 2015

Washington DC Council Pushing for Recreational Cannabis Sales Amid Stiff Resistance

By John Schroyer A very public fight over marijuana in Washington DC is brewing between city leaders and Congress, and the outcome will likely determine whether recreational cannabis sales come [click to continue...]

February 9, 2015

Chart of the Week: Marijuana Startup Interest Booming in California, Washington State & Colorado

By Marijuana Business Daily staff California has climbed over several other powerhouse cannabis states and now ranks as the most popular market for entrepreneurs starting marijuana companies, despite an unstable [click to continue...]

February 6, 2015

Week in Review: Illinois a Launchpad for MJ Companies With Eye on National Expansion

By John Schroyer The cannabis industry has been abuzz since Illinois unexpectedly issued 70 business permits to medical marijuana companies earlier this week, allaying concerns that the licensing process would [click to continue...]

February 5, 2015

Class-Action Lawsuits Send Medbox Shares Lower, Highlight Risks of Going Public

By John Schroyer Medbox Inc., one of the most prominent publicly traded companies in the cannabis space, is grappling with an issue that could become more common in the marijuana [click to continue...]

February 4, 2015

Real Estate Issues in a Flourishing Cannabis Market: Q&A With Oregon Broker Zack Stratford

By Tony C. Dreibus A thriving medical marijuana industry and an emerging recreational cannabis market have created a real estate boom in Oregon as entrepreneurs seek space for cultivation sites, [click to continue...]

February 3, 2015

New Colorado Edibles Regulations a Costly Change for Manufacturers in Rec Market

By John Schroyer New regulations on edibles in Colorado’s recreational marijuana market have created operational hurdles – and tens of thousands of dollars in added expenses – for infused products [click to continue...]

February 2, 2015

Chart of the Week: New Businesses Flooding the Cannabis Industry

By Marijuana Business Daily staff The Green Rush is alive and well. Roughly 53% of cannabis-related businesses either launched in 2014 or are in startup mode now, underscoring intense entrepreneurial [click to continue...]

New York Taking Applications for Medical Cannabis Business Licenses

Ready, set, go! Entrepreneurs can now apply for medical cannabis business licenses in New York, [click to continue...]

Video Statement Part of Settlement Tied to $100M Lawsuit

In an unusual legal settlement, a Colorado company has issued a video statement about its [click to continue...]

WA Gov. Signs Sweeping Bill Moving MMJ Into Rec Program

News about Washington medical cannabis dispensaries, state marijuana laws and marijiana businesses

Washington State’s MMJ program will officially be rolled into its recreational market after Gov. Jay [click to continue...]

Minnesota MMJ Companies Raise $30M

The two companies selected to grow and dispense medical cannabis in Minnesota have raised a [click to continue...]

Canadian MMJ Crackdown On the Way?

Medical marijuana businesses in Vancouver, British Columbia, may soon be in the city’s crosshairs. The [click to continue...]

Seed-to-Sale Tracking Trend Continues With New Mexico

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An increasing number of states are requiring cannabis companies to track every plant from seed [click to continue...]

Oregon Catering to Cash-Carrying Cannabis Businesses

The agency in charge of overseeing Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry is planning to add a [click to continue...]

Bill Would Prevent Feds From Targeting Compliant MJ Companies

Cannabis business owners harassed by federal prosecutors despite operating legally in their respective states would [click to continue...]

Florida Medical Marijuana Measures Fizzle Out

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An attempt to legalize medical marijuana in Florida this year via the state Legislature is [click to continue...]

Ohio Group Claims Sabotage in Legalization Efforts

An Ohio organization pushing for medical marijuana legalization in the state says a stronger, more [click to continue...]

California Industry Association Head Faces Suit to Close Dispensary

A dispensary run by the president of the California Cannabis Industry Association has come under [click to continue...]

Oregon Expects 2,000 Applicants for Recreational MJ Licenses

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Oregon officials in charge of regulating the state’s up-and-coming recreational marijuana industry expect roughly 2,000 [click to continue...]

Marijuana Testing Lab Seeks $5 Million for International Expansion

One of the first commercial cannabis testing labs in the United States is seeking $5 [click to continue...]

Anti-Marijuana DEA Chief to Resign

The head of the Drug Enforcement Agency will resign next month, prompting cheers from cannabis [click to continue...]

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