Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

Marijuana tech

Consumers shopping at cannabis stores in California are being encouraged by a state agency to use their smartphone cameras to scan a quick response (QR) code to confirm the retailers are licensed.

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MJBizCon 2019: Marijuana professionals offer business insights on vaping crisis, M&A, retail best practices & more

LAS VEGAS – Cannabis experts took to the MJBizCon stage this week to share marijuana business know-how and best practices, touching on everything from the vaping epidemic to corporate integration challenges surrounding M&As to the future of marijuana retail and more. Rebounding from the vaping epidemic What can legal marijuana vape manufacturers and retailers do […]

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Marijuana legislation

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin for the first time introduced a bill that would legalize medical cannabs in the state.

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Expanded cannabis content offerings highlight MJBizCon as attendees from around the world descend on Las Vegas

Marijuana Business Daily‘s annual MJBizCon – which caters to attendees from more than 75 countries – has extended its scope for the 2019 event with significantly broader program offerings surrounding hemp, marijuana investing, the science of cannabis and more. The series of events are part of the larger MJBizConWeek, which runs from Dec. 9 to […]

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Week in Review: Michigan begins adult-use cannabis sales, Harborside appeals tax case, Brazil sets stage for big import market & more

Michigan launches its recreational marijuana industry, California-based Harborside appeals a closely watched federal tax case, Brazil lays the groundwork for what could become one of the world’s largest medical MJ import markets – and more of the week’s top cannabis news. MI adult-use sales begin with limited number of stores open Michigan’s first day of […]

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New Colorado law boon for cannabis capital, but concerns remain for minority businesses

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was lauded in May when he signed into law legislation allowing outside money to be invested in the state’s cannabis industry. Since the law went into effect Nov. 1, outside capital has already begun flowing into Colorado marijuana businesses. For example: Denver-based Medicine Man Technologies through the year announced an almost […]

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On first day of Michigan recreational marijuana sales, customers line up for flower

The line outside the Exclusive Brands dispensary in Ann Arbor, Michigan, stretched nearly three blocks on the state’s first day of recreational cannabis sales Sunday. As a light rain fell, the store’s employees passed out pizza, cookies, donuts and coffee to customers who had lined up to purchase adult-use marijuana products. Exclusive Brands owner Omar […]

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Medical marijuana regulations

Rhode Island’s top medical cannabis regulator, hired in 2016 to help reform a decade-old but loosely regulated program, is resigning to accept a new position in New York.

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Why some marijuana firms are rebranding in response to cannabis industry’s changing business climate

As the cannabis industry has moved to shed the “stoner” stereotype many have held of its consumers, several marijuana businesses are rebranding themselves via name changes and other steps to try to reflect the companies they’ve become.  Whether the decision revolves around an initial public offering (IPO), including Akerna’s, or the acquisition of multiple dispensaries such […]

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Cresco terminates VidaCann acquisition, highlighting cannabis industry’s focus on saving cash

Chicago-based multistate cannabis operator Cresco Labs said it is ending its agreement to buy Florida’s VidaCann, becoming the latest U.S. marijuana M&A deal to unravel and highlighting the steps companies are taking to navigate a rocky business environment. Cresco’s decision, in particular, sheds light on how marijuana companies are scrambling to save money and refocus […]

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Chart: Marijuana sales increase on Green Wednesday, Black Friday

As shoppers head out to prepare for Thanksgiving and participate in Black Friday sales, data from two firms show consumers may be upping their purchases of marijuana products as well. Data from Seattle-based Headset reveals that 2018 sales on “Green Wednesday” – the day before Thanksgiving – increased 63% over the average Wednesday. And Santa […]

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