Ancillary Marijuana Companies

5 Promising Ancillary Cannabis Business Opportunities for Entrepreneurs, Investors

Looking to get involved in the marijuana industry but don’t want to take on the sizable risks of actually handling the drug? Good news: Some of the biggest opportunities in the medical and recreational cannabis markets involve the ancillary side of the industry – for both investors and entrepreneurs as well as professionals who currently […]

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Weekly Wrapup: The Challenges of a Mature MMJ Market + Positive Signs From Feds

By Chris Walsh The business opportunities that arise when a state legalizes medical marijuana and allows dispensaries to serve patients have been well documented. Here’s what typically happens: There’s a mad scramble – or “green rush” – by entrepreneurs to start centers, cultivation operations, edibles companies and ancillary businesses. A whole new industry springs up […]

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31 Medical Marijuana Business Applications in Colorado Since End of Moratorium

For two years, Colorado barred entrepreneurs from starting cannabis dispensaries, cultivation sites and infused product companies under a state-wide moratorium on new medical marijuana businesses. Officials enacted the ban in 2010 to give the state some breathing room as it crafted regulations covering the burgeoning industry. But the moratorium apparently didn’t create a huge amount […]

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Cannabis Jobs: Washington State Seeks Marijuana Consultants for Market Research, Regulations

Looking to get involved in Washington’s emerging recreational marijuana industry? One of the first opportunities has just emerged: The state is seeking cannabis consultants who can paint a picture of the potential market for legalized marijuana and provide guidance on everything from testing and packaging to inventory tracking and overall regulations. The Washington State Liquor […]

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Business Bigwigs, Yale Grads & Wall Street Pros Eye Marijuana Industry in Wake of Legalization

Professionals from the world of big business are looking to tap the emerging marijuana market in Colorado and Washington, eyeing everything from private equity funds and financial services firms to upscale cannabis stores. The increased interest is expected: Legalization in Colorado and Washington could create an estimated $2 billion market (conservatively) if retail marijuana stores […]

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Medical Cannabis Consultants, Dispensary Support Companies Sprouting Up in Massachusetts

The green rush is on in Massachusetts. At least a dozen companies have already sprouted up to assist patients, help communities develop regulations and guide local entrepreneurs interested in starting dispensaries and grow operations. At the same time, existing businesses such as law firms and consultancies have expanded or refocused to tap the state’s nascent […]

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Connecticut Medical Cannabis Leaders Consider Forming Biz Group for MMJ Entrepreneurs

A handful of prominent figures in Connecticut’s MMJ scene are batting around the idea of starting a trade organization to help entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of launching and running a medical cannabis business. The proposed Connecticut Medical Cannabis Business Alliance could focus on everything from best practices and industry advocacy to hosting educational events and […]

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