Ancillary Marijuana Companies

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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Despite Industry Uncertainty, Cannabis Science Poised for Rapid Growth

The future looks bright for Cannabis Science, a California-based company that develops marijuana-based medicine. The firm issued strong financial guidance for 2012 and beyond, saying it expects to generate $6.8 million in revenues this year and as much as $65.7 billion in 2014. Officials said the revenues in 2014 would amount to earnings of two […]

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High-Level Support for MMJ: Governors Back Move to Reclassify Cannabis

Four state governors are lobbying the Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify the status of marijuana so that pot can be prescribed, distributed and used for medical reasons. The high-level support for the reclassification of marijuana highlights the growing divide between states and the federal government on medical cannabis. Sixteen states plus the District of Columbia […]

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