Ancillary Marijuana Companies

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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Professor’s Dire Prediction: ‘Beginning of End’ for Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana trade groups, lawyers and industry advisers across the nation are trying to allay fears that the federal government’s crackdown in California will spread to other states. California’s pot industry, they argue, is mostly unregulated, allowing shady businesses to flourish and large-scale marijuana operations to grow virtually unchecked. Medical marijuana dispensaries have popped up […]

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Next Target of Federal Pot Backlash in California: Marijuana Ads

Every day seems to bring a fresh crop of negative headlines for the medical marijuana industry, particularly in California. And today is no different. A U.S. attorney in southern California revealed that the next stage of the medical weed crackdown will involve targeting newspapers, radio stations and other media organizations that run MMJ ads. In […]

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Payroll, Taxes Major Headache For Dispensaries

Fox Business News recently aired a story about the problems marijuana dispensaries encounter when trying to open – and keep – bank accounts. It’s perhaps the biggest issue in the industry today, aside from the fact that there’s a confusing patchwork of ever-changing laws that vary by city. The banking industry, spooked by recent warnings […]

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Arizona Medical Marijuana Expo: Another Weekend, Another Pot Show

The city of Tempe will host the inaugural Arizona Canna Kush Girl Contest and Medical Marijuana Expo tomorrow at the 910Live event venue. It’s a mouthful of a title that looks to tackles two different markets: Recreational (and primarily male) smokers and those who buy, sell and use pot for medical purposes. Last week’s HempCon […]

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From Hydroponics to Hot Girls, HempCon Caters to All Aspects of Marijuana Scene

Finally, an event focused specifically on the medical side of the marijuana community. Er, mostly focused on MMJ. HempCon 2011 kicks off in Denver this afternoon, promising to bring together industry leaders, advocates, dispensary owners, patients and attorneys for a weekend full of seminars and presentations. But don’t be fooled: Like any marijuana event, HempCon […]

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Former Greenway University Student to Get Refund After School Shuts Down

A former student of Greenway University in Denver will receive half his tuition back after demanding a refund when the college shut down this summer. The state education board that keeps tabs on private occupation schools ordered Greenway to close in July when it discovered that the owner failed to list a previous felony conviction […]

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