Dispensary/Retail Store Business News

Nearly 200 Cannabis Dispensary Applications Filed in Arizona, Signaling Tough Competition

With the deadline fast approaching, Arizona has received 193 applications from entrepreneurs interested in opening a medical marijuana dispensary, according to the latest data provided by the state. The numbers reflect the huge amount of interest in Arizona’s medical marijuana program and indicate that the application process will be a highly competitive affair. The state […]

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Michigan Medical Cannabis Bill Would Leave MMJ Dispensary Decisions Up to Communities

What’s the solution to Michigan’s medical marijuana conundrum? A lawmaker has a simple answer that’s sure to please the MMJ industry: legalize dispensaries. Republican State Rep. Mike Callton has introduced a bill that would officially allow dispensaries to operate in Michigan. Under the measure –  called House Bill 5580, or “the medical marihuana provisioning center […]

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Move by Los Angeles Medical Cannabis Workers to Form Union Could Bring Mixed Results

Dozens of Los Angeles marijuana dispensary workers have formed a union under the United Food and Commercial Workers umbrella, hoping to present a united front as the cannabis industry faces threats on several fronts. But whether the move will lead to any tangible results and boost the industry’s political influence remains to be seen, as […]

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Weekly Wrapup: Feds Target AZ Medical Marijuana Program + Conn. to Approve Cannabis Law?

At first glance, the federal government’s move last week to warn Arizona about its medical marijuana program seemed particularly worrisome. The state’s governor – Jan Brewer – could have used the renewed threat as justification to stifle the MMJ industry once again. Brewer, after all, halted the dispensary licensing program last spring after receiving a […]

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