Ancillary Marijuana Companies

Big Money at Play in MMJ: WeedMaps Buys Marijuana.com for $4.20 Million

Earlier this week, a well-known MMJ company made a blockbuster acquisition, as least for the medical pot space. WeedMaps Media – which operates a a popular site for dispensary listings and reviews  – acquired Marijuana.com, giving it a premier domain name that is a powerhouse when it comes to search engine rankings. Although terms of […]

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‘The War on Weed’ Delves Into Underbelly of Medical Pot Laws, Enforcement

Current TV will air a special report  at 9 p.m., Eastern time tonight focusing on the “bizarre range of marijuana laws and enforcement” in the United States as part of its ongoing Vanguard documentary series. “The War on Weed” contrasts states that have MMJ laws (such as Colorado, California and Washington) with those that don’t, […]

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Pot Dispensaries Not the Only MMJ Businesses Ensnarled in Recent Raids

Much of the media coverage surrounding the recent raids in Washington State and Montana focused on how federal agents targeted medical marijuana dispensaries, as they are the most visible part of the industry to the public and patients. But lost in all the hoopla is the fact that they weren’t the only targets. The crackdown […]

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Valentine’s Day Massacre: Fort Collins Sets Deadline for Pot Shop Closures

Dispensary owners and growers in Fort Collins, Colo., will be particularly depressed this Valentine’s Day. But not because of a faltering relationship, a recent breakup or a painful bout of loneliness. Rather, Feb. 14 marks the day that 20 medical pot businesses in the college town an hour north of Denver must turn off the […]

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Weekly Wrapup: West Coast Raids, East Coast Progress and Pot Reality Show Debut Date

Given the avalanche of negative news surrounding medical cannabis last week, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the industry was crumbling at its very foundation. At least in the western United States. After a widespread crackdown this fall in California, the federal government shifted its focus to Washington and Montana, conducting roughly two dozen raids […]

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D.C. Advances Medical Cannabis Program, Receives 17 Dispensary Applications

Finally, some good news in the medical cannabis industry. Washington D.C. appears to be moving full steam ahead with its MMJ program, even as other areas of the country enact moratoriums, launch raids, delay the adoption of medical pot regulations and overturn rules in an effort to ban dispensaries completely. Seventeen entrepreneurs and groups submitted […]

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Networking, News Updates and Legal Panel Highlight Colorado Medical Pot Gatherings

Two medical marijuana groups in Denver are holding meetings tonight as they attempt to bring the local pot community closer together and strengthen the industry as a whole. The Medical Marijuana Industry Group, also known as MMIG, will focus on banking issues, legal updates and federal and state MMJ strategies at the organization’s monthly meeting. […]

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New Oregon Business Turns Patient-Provided Cannabis into Edibles, Topicals

Here’s a novel idea for a medical marijuana company: Make edibles and smokeless products with pot provided by patients themselves. Canna Kitchen & Research in Albany, Oregon, is doing just that, promising to let patients drop off their own cannabis one day and pick it up another in the form of cooking oil, tea, salves […]

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New iPhone App Helps Patients Identify Strains, Locate Dispensaries

Want to find detailed information about a particular strain of medical marijuana simply by taking a picture of it? It should come as no surprise that, yes, there is an app for that. The Medical Cannabis Network, a Florida-based company that provides products and services to the MMJ industry, has developed a “marijuana recognition” application […]

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Northwestern D.C. Could Become Hub for Marijuana Growers

Talk about one-stop shopping for wholesale medical marijuana. Most of the individuals and groups hoping to start cultivation centers in Washington, D.C., are eyeing not only the same area, but in some cases also the same buildings. All but two of the 22 applicants looking to operate growing facilities in the District of Columbia want […]

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Denver MMJ Industry Group Back in Business With Wednesday Meeting

The Medical Marijuana Business Alliance – a Colorado-based trade group for the MMJ sector – has been resuscitated after spending a few months on life support. The organization will host its first meeting in months on Wednesday night (Oct. 19) with a “state of the industry” presentation and a lineup of speakers that includes well-known […]

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Attorney Offers Advice, Best Practices for MIPs

Businesses that make marijuana-infused treats have been burgeoning as of late, with patients gobbling up everything from cannabis brownies and ice cream to pot pizza, peanut butter and lasagna. But the laws and regulations governing edibles are just as vague and confusing as the ones covering dispensaries, and these budding businesses have very few places […]

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