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...]

March 18, 2015

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Rules: Q&A With Liquor Control Commission Chair Rob Patridge

By John Schroyer Oregon will become the fourth state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana possession when a measure voters approved last year goes into effect this July, but [click to continue...]

March 17, 2015

Rescheduling Marijuana: Panacea or Red Herring?

By John Schroyer A fair share of cannabis professionals have long believed in a relatively simply solution for the industry’s problems: Reschedule marijuana at the federal level. Despite some apparent [click to continue...]

March 13, 2015

Week in Review: Longshot Senate MMJ Legalization Bill a Step in the Right Direction

By John Schroyer A bill introduced this week in the U.S. Senate could have far-reaching implications for the cannabis industry, if the measure somehow reaches President Barack Obama’s desk. Insiders [click to continue...]

March 12, 2015

Smooth Sailing: Minnesota Sticking to MMJ Timeline, Dispensaries on Track to Open in Summer

By John Schroyer Minnesota could wind up being a standout medical cannabis state in at least one regard: It’s been able to glide through the rulemaking and licensing process relatively [click to continue...]

March 11, 2015

Branding Becoming Bigger Part of Cannabis Industry as Companies Look to Expand

By Tony C. Dreibus Brand marketing has finally become a buzzword in the cannabis industry as a growing number of companies look to expand across city, state and even international [click to continue...]

March 10, 2015

FDA Warnings Could Signal Start of Heavier Scrutiny on Cannabis Industry

By John Schroyer In late February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent stern letters to six companies peddling CBD products over what the agency said were unfounded medical claims. [click to continue...]

March 9, 2015

Chart of the Week: Average Build-Out Costs for Dispensaries, Grows in Western MMJ Markets

By Marijuana Business Media staff Congratulations, you’ve gotten permission to run a medical marijuana dispensary or grow facility on a piece of commercial real estate. Now, be prepared to fork [click to continue...]

March 6, 2015

Week in Review: Controversial MJ Plan in Ohio, New CO Rec Lawsuit + Questions Over Florida CBD Regs

By John Schroyer A proposed legalization measure in Ohio stirs up controversy among entrepreneurs and advocates, a fourth lawsuit targets Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry, and Florida’s CBD program suffers another [click to continue...]

March 5, 2015

Bank CEO Steps Down to Enter Cannabis Industry

By John Schroyer The top executive of a groundbreaking Nevada bank that began working with the marijuana industry last year has left his post to accept a job with a [click to continue...]

March 4, 2015

Landing a Multi-Million Dollar Investment: Q&A With David Dinenberg of Kind Financial

By Tony C. Dreibus More big-money investors are looking at the cannabis industry as public perception sways in favor of legalization and the overall risks subside. Everybody from savvy business [click to continue...]

March 3, 2015

Alaska Could Provide Big Opportunities for Expansion-Minded MJ Companies in Other States

By John Schroyer Established cannabis companies looking to expand into new markets could find a major opening in Alaska if a recent legislative proposal becomes law. The measure – introduced [click to continue...]

OH Legalization Campaign Sabotage Allegation Tossed

A complaint filed by one marijuana legalization campaign against another in Ohio was dismissed unanimously [click to continue...]

Big MN-Backed Grower Applies for Coveted NY License

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Kyle Kingsley, MD, is hoping he’s found a way to expand his cannabis cultivation company [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...]

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