Dispensary/Retail Store Business News

Two of Washington’s largest recreational marijuana chains on the selling block

John Schroyer  | January 17, 2017

By John Schroyer

Washington state’s two top-selling cannabis retailers are for sale.

Main Street Marijuana owner Ramsey Hamide and Uncle Ike’s owner Ian Eisenberg, who own three storefronts apiece, have united in an attempted joint sale of both companies, they told Marijuana Business Daily on Monday.

FL regulator gives patients, doctors OK to buy medical cannabis

Roger Fillion  | January 13, 2017

A top Florida cannabis regulator said people who qualify for medical marijuana can begin buying the drug within 90 days, months before the state even implements rules governing the new MMJ program.

The timing of the start of MMJ sales – and whether they could occur before the rollout of the medical cannabis regulations …

New Market: California awaits regulations before unleashing huge industry

Bart Schaneman  | January 12, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

California’s recreational marijuana market has the potential to dwarf all others as long as workable statewide regulations are ironed out, municipalities allow adult use and legal businesses can supplant the state’s thriving black market.

Arkansas to award 32 medical marijuana dispensary licenses

Omar Sacirbey  | January 11, 2017

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission will issue 32 licenses for medical cannabis dispensaries once the application process begins.

The commission on Tuesday also set dispensary license application fees at $7,500, Little Rock television station KATV reported. Applicants who are unsuccessful will have half of their fee refunded to them.

Hoping to achieve …

Oregon received nearly 2K rec marijuana applications last year

John Schroyer  | January 10, 2017

The agency that governs Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry was swamped with nearly 2,000 adult-use business license applications in 2016, far above the 800-1,200 it expected.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) received 1,907 total applications last year, the Portland Business Journal reported Monday. Of those applications from retailers, growers and other types of …

Alleged ‘attack’ takes down MJ Freeway’s software, causing chaos for marijuana retailers

Chris Walsh  | January 8, 2017

By Chris Walsh

MJ Freeway’s widely used software platform for cannabis businesses crashed over the weekend and remains down for most customers, creating ripples across the marijuana industry.

The outage has sent 1,000 marijuana retailers in 23 states scrambling to handle everything from sales and inventory management to regulatory compliance issues.