Ancillary Marijuana Companies

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Hydroponics Supplier Hopes to Grow Clients by Helping Would-be Dispensary Owners Fill Out Permit Applications

Back in March, weGrow, a hydroponics supplier, announced they were offering would-be dispensary owners in Arizona to fill out permit paperwork.   Now they’ve expanded the service to Washington DC, where permit applications are due at the end of next week Sept 16th. The service is a hybrid of how-to reports and hands-on permit massaging.  Kind […]

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Cannabis-Focused Search Engine Caters to Legal Marijuana Companies

Looking for a new way to advertise your medical marijuana dispensary or related business? Or to make money on your site from companies that do? Check out Cheeba.com, a newly launched search engine specifically for the pot community. The site let’s you scour the web for news, images and video tied to marijuana, helping users […]

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Sacramento Bee Begins Running Medical Marijuana Ads

Ads for pot shops have cropped up in alternative weekly newspapers at a rapid clip over the past few years. Example: I recently examined an issue of Westword, a Denver weekly, and found 72 advertisements for medical marijuana dispensaries and related businesses. But mainstream daily newspapers have largely steered clear of running advertisements for marijuana […]

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Dispensary Owners Face New Challenges as Bank Cuts Ties With MMCs

A major crisis is brewing in the Colorado medical marijuana industry, and some observers say it could eventually sink the entire industry. CSSB Private Bank in Colorado Springs – one of the only financial institutions in the region that actively targeted dispensaries for new accounts – has decided to cut ties with the medical marijuana […]

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Several MMJ Events, Meetings in Pipeline for August

After a flurry of gatherings in late spring, the Colorado medical marijuana community has been relatively quiet on the event front. Blame it on the July 1 compliance deadline – which had dispensaries scrambling to meet new regulations – and the summer break for lawmakers, when advocacy efforts die down as well. Now activity is […]

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Pot Regulator Renting Space From MMJ Lawyer Another Questionable Move

There’s a golden rule in the medical marijuana business: Do everything in your power to appear legitimate, professional and law-abiding. In other words, don’t toe the line when it comes to ethics, legal issues or anything else that could tarnish the perception of the industry. We’ve touched on this issue numerous times, because it’s so […]

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Pot-Focused Hydroponics ‘Superstore’ Plans Rapid Expansion, IPO

A California hydroponics company is hoping to become one of the first major nationwide chains in the medical marijuana industry, announcing plans to open dozens of stores in several states. Oakland-based weGrow said it has sold out all of its franchise rights for stores in Arizona, Delaware, New Mexico and Washington D.C. It’s also poised […]

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Going to Pot: Denver Medical Marijuana School Suspended

School’s out for summer – and possibly forever. That’s the case with Colorado-based Greenway University, which has been suspended because of discrepancies in the owner’s application to run the school, according to a report by KMGH-TV in Denver. Greenway, founded in 2009, offers courses on everything from bookkeeping and legal issues to opening a dispensary […]

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From Montel Williams to Miracle-Gro, Medical Cannabis Gets Big-Name Support

Ok, it’s time to connect the dots from the past few weeks and see if we can see the larger picture. If you haven’t noticed, a lot of recognizable names – including celebrities, lawmakers and a company with a household name – have been tied to medical marijuana as of late. Let’s go over these, […]

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Chris Walsh: Spend Your Days Smoking Weed, Playing Video Games! Myths About MMJ

I’m back today with the third installment of my series exploring stereotypes that the general public has about dispensaries, vendors and the medical cannabis industry in general. So far, I’ve shattered the perception that everyone is making a ton of money and I’ve discredited the notion that dispensary owners are nothing but potheads. Now, I […]

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