Ancillary Marijuana Companies

New Marijuana Business Book Helps MMJ Dispensaries Attract, Retain Cannabis Patients

Despite a federal crackdown that has forced hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries nationwide to close up shop over the past year, the cannabis industry is still highly competitive. In many states with MMJ laws, cannabis businesses are competing aggressively to lure patients and keep them over the long haul. A fair share of medical marijuana […]

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Update: Bill to Create Banks for Colorado MMJ Dispensaries, Marijuana Businesses Goes Up in Smoke

Colorado lawmakers have shot down a proposal to create “financial cooperatives” for medical cannabis companies, expressing numerous concerns with the idea and saying the state simply doesn’t have the authority to overstep the federal government on this particular marijuana issue. The bill would have allowed MMJ dispensaries and medical marijuana companies to deposit money and […]

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With Colorado Cannabis Bank Bill in Motion, MMJ Group to Discuss Medical Marijuana Money Issues

Ask cannabis dispensary owners and other professionals involved in the medical marijuana industry to list their top pain points, and you’ll likely get a pretty standard answer: Government intervention, uncertainty over business taxes and….banking issues. The last one is of particular concern to medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, which is currently the only state with […]

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Washington DC Medical Marijuana Symposium to Unite Cannabis Dispensaries, Pot Growers

The Washington DC cannabis scene is heating up, with medical pot dispensaries and marijuana growers gearing up to start serving MMJ patients. To help the DC medical marijuana industry get off on the right foot, a local law office is hosting a first-of-its-kind meeting in DC that will bring together individuals who submitted applications to […]

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18 States Considering Medical Marijuana Laws in 2012 Despite Pressure on Cannabis Business

Medical marijuana raids in California, Colorado, Washington and other states make newspaper headlines seemingly every morning. Pot dispensary bans, moratoriums on weed dispensaries and community protests lead the nightly newscast. Speculation about what the federal government might do next fills online MMJ chat rooms. Given all the negative news, one would think that medical marijuana […]

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Ganja Gala to Celebrate Medical Marijuana Industry, Raise Funds for MMAPA and NCIA

Ahh, the 1920s. Flapper girls and dapper gents in fedoras. Dixieland Jazz and the Charleston. Creative alcoholic concoctions mixed in secretive underground clubs away from the watchful eye of authorities. That’s the vibe medical pot advocates hope to create at the inaugural Ganja Gala, which will be held this Friday in Denver and could eventually […]

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Medical Marijuana ‘University’ Teaches Students How to Grow Pot Amid Industry Turmoil

When all else fails, grow your own. That’s the thinking behind the University of Spokamsterdam, a new school in Spokane, Washington, that teaches students how to grow pot. The school – which opened its doors this year – initially planned to focus on helping dispensary owners, medical marijuana entrepreneurs and patients comply with Washington’s medical […]

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Weekly Wrapup: Crackdown in Colorado + Dispensaries to Launch in Arizona

Two very different developments emerged in the MMJ industry at the end of last week, one immensely negative and one immensely positive for medical cannabis. First, the bad news: The federal government shifted the focus of its crackdown from the West Coast to Colorado, demanding that nearly two dozen dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools […]

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Lawyer Offers 5 Tips for Keeping a Small Grow Operation Out of Legal Trouble in Colorado

The medical marijuana landscape in Colorado is as mixed and varied as the state’s terrain. In cities like Denver and Colorado Springs, many patients get their cannabis from registered, regulated marijuana dispensaries. But in other areas – such as Fort Collins and several mountain towns – local officials have banned medical marijuana centers, meaning patients […]

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