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Learn How to Start a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in California via iTunes

If you’re looking to grow and sell pot for medical purposes in California, you might want to shell out about $10 for this audio tutorial on iTunes. We were a bit skeptical about the quality and usefulness of the product – developed by Westin Bros. Publishing and called How To Start a Medical Marijuana Dispensary […]

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Medical Marijuana Industry Group Meeting a Treasure Trove of Info for Dispensary Owners

Tonight we’ll be attending a meeting in Denver organized by the Medical Marijuana Industry Group, better known as MMIG, to chat with some industry players and learn more about the legal landscape for the sector in Colorado. The group hosts monthly meetings to give its members information, networking opportunities, regulatory compliance training and some quality […]

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Bills Add Up for Dispensary Owners With Medical Marijuana in Spotlight

We interviewed a dispensary owner in Denver last Friday for a future piece in our online publication and was shocked at the costs involved in this business. “I’m sitting here looking at a wall of bills right now, and I have about $70,000 due soon,” the owner said at one point during the interview. “Myself […]

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Newest Insurance Product: ‘Pot Raid Coverage’ for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Partnerships with key suppliers? Check. Attorney? Check. Security system? Check. Raid insurance? Che….wait, what? There’s a whole host of things you need to start – and to continue operating – a medical marijuana dispensary. You might want to add “pot raid coverage” to that list. Yes, there actually is an insurance product out there to […]

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Let the Weed Business Battle Begin: Lawsuit by Marijuana Dispensaries a Monumental Affair

Here’s an interesting development on the legal front: Two dispensary owners in Montana are suing the federal government over raids conducted earlier this year, claiming that the moves were unconstitutional, “exceeded the government’s authority and pre-empted the state’s medical marijuana law.” Whoa. This is a big development. The legal landscape in the medical marijuana industry […]

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Unionization Efforts Among Medical Marijuana Workers Expand Outside California

Two of the nation’s largest and most influential unions are quickly carving a niche in the medical marijuana industry – a move that could benefit dispensary owners. Several employee groups in the sector have unionized under the Teamsters and the United Food and Commercial Workers banners over the past year. Those covered include dispensary employees, […]

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Membership Has Its Privileges at This Denver Medical Marijuana Dispensary

While compiling a list of people in the industry we can talk to for future stories (hint, hint – hit us up), we came across an interesting notice on the website of a dispensary here in Denver. Essentially, the facility – Denver Relief – is running low on supplies of its own strains of marijuana. […]

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Anne Holland: No Babes-in-Bikinis … Just Medical Marijuana Business News

“If I see any more breasts, my eyes will start crossing,” I announced to our COO yesterday.  I was surfing medical marijuana-related sites as part of our prep to launch this blog and the experience felt sort of like Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue overload. It also amply illustrated why our new publications are needed.  Now […]

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