Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

New Mexico: 25 Dispensaries, 4,000 Active Patients, $744,079 in Q2 Sales

Following up on our post yesterday about New Mexico, we thought it might be useful to summarize some stats about the state’s medical marijuana industry, courtesy the Santa Fe New Mexican and the New Mexico Department of Health. – Producers (the state’s version of dispensaries): 25 – Active patients: 3,981 – Active caregivers: 106 – […]

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Medical Pot Opponents Bracing for Renewed Bid to Legalize MMJ in Idaho

Fearing an aggressive push by marijuana backers to legalize medical pot in Idaho, the Kootenai Alliance for Children and Families in Couer d’Alene is already bracing for a big fight next year. The organization will hold a meeting on Oct. 14 to discuss the dangers of allowing residents to legally grow, buy and sell marijuana. […]

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Will New Mexico Be The Next State To Backtrack On Medical Pot?

We saw it in Michigan. We’re seeing it in Arizona. And there’s still a chance New Mexico might eventually attempt to make an about-face when it comes to medical marijuana as well. The state’s governor, Susana Martinez, indicated while campaigning last year that she would seek to repeal the MMJ law. Martinez backed off those […]

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Number Of Colorado Marijuana Dispensaries Dips 3% Since Spring

Industry insiders in Colorado predicted that new state medical pot regulations enacted July 1 would lead to consolidation in the industry, triggering a wave of closures and mergers. That’s certainly happening, although to a lesser degree than many thought – at least so far. There are now 736 dispensaries with “on-track” license applications, down from […]

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Study Finds Crime Increased After L.A. Dispensaries Forced To Close

MMJ opponents often claim that medical marijuana leads to an increase in crime. But as we pointed out in a previous post, the stats and information used to back up these claims are often inconclusive and questionable. In fact, some studies show that crime decreases when pot shops come to town. Now we have another […]

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Boulder To MMCs: Avoid Ads With Bikini-Clad Women Holding Bongs

The college town of Boulder, Colorado has developed a reputation as a hub for potheads over the years. Heck, High Times magazine once ranked the University of Colorado as the top cannabis-friendly college campus in the nation. The fact that Boulder is now home to several dozen medical marijuana dispensaries helps solidify that image. But […]

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Smart Cannibas Marketing Tactic: Offer Lab Tested Pot

Holistic Herbal Healers, a San Jose medical marijuana collective, announced today that it’s now offering cannabis potency and safety screening through a partnership with California-based lab Pure Analytics.   It’s a smart move, according to preliminary results from our own consumer study of 100+ medical marijuana patients, consumers often care more about the quality of […]

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findthebest.com Launches Medical Marijuana Dispensary Comparison Charts

findthebest.com, a site with comparison charts for everything from construction company software to plastic surgeons, has expanded to pot shops in its health category.  You can see a chart here. Overall, according to Compete.com the site had over 666,000 visitors in August alone… but only a tiny slice of those searched for marijuana.  Dispensaries are […]

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San Jose City Council Votes to Allow Only 10 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Currently roughly 140 pot collectives serve San Jose, but today the city council voted to allow only 10.  A permitting process to decide who gets to stay in business will start accepting applications in November.  The council also voted that collectives had to include a registered nurse or licensed physician on their boards. Although it […]

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Anne Holland: 35 FAQs on Winning a Washington DC Medical Marijuana Application

By Anne Holland Folks scrambling to get pot cultivation and dispensary license submissions ready for Washington DC can take a breather – the deadline has been extended to Friday September 30th.   In the meantime, DC’s Department of Health has posted a handy list of answers to the top 35 questions would-be applicants are asking, […]

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