Ancillary Marijuana Companies

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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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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