Recreational Marijuana News

Colorado Retail Cannabis Opportunities Limited for Newcomers as Existing MMJ Businesses Get Edge

Getting involved in the recreational marijuana business in Colorado could take a lot longer for newcomers than initially expected. The state is moving forward with rules that will prevent new players from applying for licenses to operate adult-use cannabis stores until next summer, giving existing medical marijuana dispensaries a nine-month head start. Now, Denver – […]

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Business Buzzkill: Second-Largest City in Colorado Bans Recreational Marijuana Sales

Marijuana business opportunities in Colorado will be much more limited than many entrepreneurs initially envisioned when voters legalized cannabis for adult use back in November. The second-largest city in the state – Colorado Springs – banned recreational marijuana sales today, following the lead of more than two dozen other towns that have outlawed or placed […]

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Week in Review: Colorado, Washington Marijuana Rules + Oregon Medical Cannabis Dispensary Bill

The retail marijuana picture in Colorado and Washington is starting to take shape. Last week, both states moved forward with setting up an overall framework for their respective recreational cannabis industries. In Colorado, officials submitted emergency marijuana rules in order to meet a statutory deadline, while in Washington the Liquor Control Board approved proposed regulations […]

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6 Questions for Cannabis Business Alliance’s Meg Collins on Emergency Retail Marijuana Rules in CO

On Monday, Colorado released emergency rules covering many business-related aspects of selling marijuana for adult use, from packaging and labeling requirements to what it will take to land a license. The rules, which closely resemble those covering medical marijuana businesses, were issued to meet a statutory deadline outlined in the state’s recreational cannabis law. They […]

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Micah Johnson: Colorado, Washington Medical Marijuana Businesses Face Marketing Conundrum

By Micah Johnson When the smoke finally cleared in Colorado following the raucous events of April 20, the giant elephant in the corner could no longer go unaddressed: Cannabis is evolving, and quickly. The overwhelming sequence of High Times Cup events, parties, concerts, celebrity appearances and festivals brought 4/20 roaring to life, highlighting just how […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: WA or CO Better for Cannabis Entrepreneurs? + Another State Leans Toward MMJ

First Colorado, then Washington. The two states that legalized marijuana for recreational use in November are both moving forward quickly on the regulatory side, with Colorado approving final rules on the industry earlier this month and Washington State releasing proposed regulations on the cannabis business last week. It’s a gargantuan task given the tight deadlines […]

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