Dispensary/Retail Store Business News

Chris Walsh: Dispensary Owners Are All Potheads! Myths About MMJ

We’ve had this blog up and running for about a month now, and during that time I’ve had the opportunity to talk to several dozen dispensary owners, lobbyists, vendors, investors, lawyers and other key players in the industry about the current landscape. These individuals have given me some solid insight into this crazy sector, where […]

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Pot Proponent’s Remarks About New Colorado Medical Marijuana Laws Perplexing

Last week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill that will introduce another round of sweeping changes to the state’s medical marijuana industry, according to this Associated Press story in the Denver Post. There was little fanfare surrounding the signing. And rightfully so: It was more of a procedural step, as the industry has been […]

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Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Industry Trapped in Limbo, Thanks to Governor

This was supposed to be a big week for Arizona’s fledgling medical marijuana industry. The permit process for new dispensaries was officially set to begin this Wednesday – setting the gears in motion and paving the way for medical pot centers to open up in the state. Notice how I’ve been using the past tense? […]

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Medical Marijuana Statistics Highlight Opportunities for Dispensaries, Weed Businesses

Earlier this year, the financial analysis company See Change Strategy made waves when it released the first comprehensive report on the medical marijuana industry, complete with market size and growth estimates. For most industries, this type of data is readily available from multiple sources. But that certainly isn’t the case for the medical marijuana sector, […]

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Chris Walsh: How Will Dispensary Owners Fare if Weed is Legalized?

The drumbeat tied to the legalization of marijuana in Colorado is growing in intensity and will only get louder as we head into 2012. At the forefront of these efforts is Sensible Colorado, an organization hoping to get an initiative on the ballot next year asking voters to make the use and possession of pot […]

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Lots of Interest Among Colorado Investors in Pot Dispensaries, Marijuana Businesses

A group of investors interested in the medical marijuana industry gathered in Denver yesterday for a meeting spearheaded by CDS Management Services, Vicente Consulting, Centennial Seeds and CSSB Private Bank. The turnout was strong, with several dozen people on hand in a conference room at the swanky Oxford Hotel. The level of participation in the […]

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Colorado Dispensaries, Vendors Active in Medical Marijuana Meeting Scene

It’s been a busy week on the meetings and networking front. I’m quickly learning that there’s no shortage of opportunities to meet others in this industry here in Denver, which many regard as the capital of the nation’s medical marijuana scene. You’d certainly get that impression with the lineup of events this week. As we […]

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