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Week in Review: Edibles Campaign + Insight From Investors & Colorado Cannabis Firms Make Strides

By Marijuana Business Media staff The Marijuana Policy Project launches a public education campaign about edibles, a pair of longtime Colorado marijuana businessmen are considered for mainstream awards and investors provide insight on the funding climate and the November elections. Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past […]

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Warren Buffett’s Subsidiary Company Testing Cannabusiness Waters

A subsidiary company of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is reportedly exploring the waters of the cannabis industry. The company, Cubic Designs Inc., has sent around 1,000 letters to marijuana dispensaries over the past few weeks, offering to help them “double your growing space.” Cubic Designs specializes in producing work platforms for commercial warehouses, thereby […]

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Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure

Mjardin Management isn’t exactly an original idea, given that it’s a consulting and management company with a focus on the “cultivation and sale of premium cannabis.” But its restructuring plan demonstrates the company’s ambition. According to The New York Times, Mjardin plans to announce on Wednesday that it has reorganized the firm, with the main […]

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Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal sales, there’s still a long way to go before the black market is completely eliminated. That point was driven home last weekend outside the Seattle recreational marijuana shop Cannabis City, when police were called about a man who was allegedly […]

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Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado’s cannabis industry may prove fruitless because businesses are not stepping up to form the type of financial cooperatives the state General Assembly approved last spring. According to The Denver Post, insiders say it’s a “game of chicken” between the Federal Reserve and the marijuana industry, […]

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Appraising a Marijuana Business: Q&A With Valuations Expert Ronald Seigneur

By Chris Walsh How do you assess the value of a cannabis company? This is one of the most vexing questions for investors and marijuana business owners alike. It’s exceedingly difficult to come up with an accurate valuation, given the industry’s relatively short history, high volatility and complex regulatory structure. Throw in the immense

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Pinching Pennies: 5 Ways Edibles Companies Can Keep Costs in Check

By John Schroyer Though the market for edibles has soared in recent years, many producers of infused products have had a hard time keeping up with the cost of doing business. Edibles companies often face new expenses tied to ever-changing regulations handed down by government agencies concerned with public safety and consistency, and the price […]

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$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service kiosks for financial transactions has landed a $25 million investment. Florida-based Payteller announced Wednesday that ISS Management LLC has agreed to an equity investment in the firm. Additional terms of the deal, including how much equity ISS will receive, were […]

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Guest Column: Banking Relief is on the Way – Here’s How You Can Prepare

By Paula B. Givens Most cannabis-related businesses do not have a transparent and ongoing relationship with a financial institution, reflecting the fact that banks are wary of servicing the marijuana industry. In recent months, though, a small number of financial institutions have quietly begun to work with cannabis companies. And more will likely do so […]

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