Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

Weekly Wrapup: Major Marijuana Financial News + 4 California Cannabis Dispensaries Approved

News that California-based Green Asset International will spend $100 million to acquire cannabis businesses sent the medical marijuana community into a tizzy last week. The firm – led by well-known cannabis advocate and fashion marketer Cheryl Shuman – will buy and invest in ancillary medical marijuana companies, primarily those in the medical and social media […]

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Colorado Pushes Back Decision on ‘Preferred Vendor’ Medical Marijuana Proposal

Lawmakers in Colorado will wait a bit longer to decide the fate of a proposal that would bring more legitimacy – and some leniency – to the medical marijuana industry by encouraging cannabis dispensaries and other MMJ businesses to bolster worker training. A Senate committee was set to vote on the legislation Wednesday but ended […]

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Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Program Back on Track, But Federal Threat Remains

An interesting turn of events in Rhode Island over the past few days has given medical cannabis proponents, would-be MMJ professionals and industry vendors new hope that the state will move forward with its marijuana dispensary program. Last week, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and state lawmakers announced an agreement that would allow three cannabis […]

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Changes Afoot for Michigan Medical Cannabis Industry As Lawmakers Eye Marijuana Legislation

Efforts are underway in earnest to overhaul medical marijuana regulations in Michigan as the state looks to close loopholes in its existing cannabis laws. Michigan lawmakers jump-started the process yesterday by officially discussing the medical cannabis issue at a judiciary committee hearing, emphasizing that the main objective is to bring clarity to the MMJ community. […]

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Cannabis Caregivers Caught Up in Montana Medical Marijuana Raids Receive Jail Time, Fines

The federal government caused quite a stir last year when it launched a coordinated attack on medical cannabis dispensaries and related businesses in the western U.S., conducting a series of raids that put the marijuana industry on edge. In addition to marijuana centers and cannabis cultivation operations in California, Oregon and Washington State, MMJ dispensaries […]

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New Marijuana Business Book Helps MMJ Dispensaries Attract, Retain Cannabis Patients

Despite a federal crackdown that has forced hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries nationwide to close up shop over the past year, the cannabis industry is still highly competitive. In many states with MMJ laws, cannabis businesses are competing aggressively to lure patients and keep them over the long haul. A fair share of medical marijuana […]

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