April 28, 2015

Despite Crackdown, Illegal Dispensaries Still Pervasive in Los Angeles

By John Schroyer Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has launched a crusade on illegal dispensaries, announcing this month that his office has shuttered more than 500 cannabis businesses in roughly [click to continue...]

April 27, 2015

Chart of the Week: 1,292 Marijuana Banking Relationships Terminated in 12 Months

By Becky Olson Nearly 400 banks, credit unions and other financial institutions terminated relationships with 1,292 marijuana-related businesses across the country from February 2014 through January 2015, according to information [click to continue...]

April 24, 2015

Week in Review: Oregon Rec Preview, Florida MMJ Fail + California Dispensary Lawsuit

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Oregon officials offer a glimpse of potential business activity in the state’s recreational cannabis industry, Florida fails to pass medical marijuana reforms once [click to continue...]

April 23, 2015

Confusion Over Pesticide Rules Presents Conundrum for Colorado Cannabis Growers

By John Schroyer In March and early April, Denver officials ordered nine local cultivation companies to essentially quarantine tens of thousands of marijuana plants over fears of possible pesticide contamination. [click to continue...]

April 22, 2015

Cannabis Incubator Blossoms in Unlikely Place

By Tony C. Dreibus Several entrepreneurs running early-stage cannabis businesses are looking to an unlikely place for help: deep in the heart of Texas. Nine startups, including five from out [click to continue...]

April 21, 2015

Michigan Medical Marijuana Renaissance Underway as Industry Quietly Booms

By John Schroyer Nearly four years ago, Michigan’s medical marijuana industry slipped into a downward spiral after an appeals court ruled that dispensaries are technically illegal under the state’s MMJ [click to continue...]

April 20, 2015

Chart of the Week: Denver’s 4/20 Tourism Bonanza

By Becky Olson It’s April 20, and the nation’s first two recreational cannabis markets appear to be benefiting from a solid tourism bump tied to today’s annual marijuana celebration. The [click to continue...]

April 17, 2015

Week in Review: Bill Spells Doom for Many WA Dispensaries & MMJ Grows, Boom for Rec Shops

By Tony C. Dreibus Big changes are likely in store for one of the nation’s largest medical marijuana markets, and there could be hundreds of MMJ business casualties – but [click to continue...]

April 16, 2015

On Eve of First 4/20, Washington Marijuana Stores Looking to Lure Big Crowds

By Tony C. Dreibus Cannabis shops in Washington State are rolling out the red carpet for consumers looking to take part in the first 4/20 celebrations since recreational marijuana became [click to continue...]

April 15, 2015

Dixie Who? Cannabis Companies Share Similar Brand Name in Unusual Business Scenario

Note: A previous version of this story that included comments from Karen Freese incorrectly identified her as a co-founder and principal of Bud Marketers. Freese is a principal at Bud [click to continue...]

April 14, 2015

Tech Firm Behind MMJ Delivery App Raises $10 Million as Investors Warm to Cannabis

By Tony C. Dreibus Eaze, a technology company that helps facilitate medical marijuana deliveries to patients, has raised $10 million in venture capital funding that will allow the San Francisco-based [click to continue...]

April 13, 2015

Chart of the Week: Differences in MMJ Sales, Patient Visits Among New Jersey Dispensaries

By Becky Olson Entrepreneurs in heavily regulated medical marijuana states can learn a lot by looking to New Jersey, which has one of the strictest and most limited MMJ programs [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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