October 17, 2014

Week in Review: Cutting the Cord on Dispensaries + Challenges for Bank Plan & Expertise From Israel

By Marijuana Business Media staff A California city comes up with a novel way to shut down illegal dispensaries, a company explores how to open a cannabis-specific bank and a [click to continue...]

October 15, 2014

Worst-Case Scenario: How to Prepare for – and Weather – Financial Hardships

By John Schroyer Contrary to popular belief, not every business is thriving in the Green Rush. Some cannabis companies are teetering on the edge of insolvency – whether it’s from [click to continue...]

October 13, 2014

Insights Into the Cannabusiness Banking Situation: Q&A With Attorney Ned Frisius

By John Schroyer If you run a marijuana-related company, chances are you’ve experienced some difficulties opening – and keeping – a bank account. Finding a financial institution willing to work [click to continue...]

October 10, 2014

Week in Review: Fallout From Colorado Governor’s Comments on Marijuana Legalization

By John Schroyer Marijuana could prove to be a decisive factor in who moves into the governor’s mansion in Colorado. At no point was that more evident than this week, [click to continue...]

October 8, 2014

5 Tips From the Trenches for Pitching Your Cannabis Business to Investors

By John Schroyer Investment money is finally flowing into the cannabis industry as the business risks subside and marijuana goes mainstream. Scores of deep-pocketed investors are actively seeking opportunities to [click to continue...]

October 6, 2014

Guest Column: Canada’s MMJ Program Off to Great Start, but Applicants Face a New Reality

By Paul Rosen Canada’s medical marijuana industry has experienced significant growth, improvement and refinement since the county overhauled its cannabis program in June 2013. Under Health Canada’s exceptional oversight, Canada [click to continue...]

October 3, 2014

Week in Review: Updates on 2 Forgotten MMJ States + Changes in CO & What’s Next for CA Regs

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Michigan and Montana (finally) make it into the headlines on the medical marijuana front, Colorado’s cannabis industry undergoes a big shift and California lawmakers consider [click to continue...]

October 1, 2014

Colorado’s Emerging Wholesale Marijuana Market: Q&A With Cannabase CEO Jennifer Beck

By John Schroyer The end of mandatory vertical integration has arrived in Colorado. Starting today, recreational cannabis retailers in the state no longer have to grow at least 70% of [click to continue...]

September 29, 2014

With Rec on Horizon, California Under the Gun to Establish Medical Marijuana Regulations

By John Schroyer It ain’t over till it’s over. The California Legislature has tried and failed for three years running to pass a law setting up statewide regulations on the [click to continue...]

September 26, 2014

Week in Review: 2016 on the Radar + Choice Words for Alaska TV Reporter & Eye-Popping Fees in MD

By Marijuana Business Media staff Efforts to legalize marijuana in 2016 heat up in several states, a television reporter’s on-air comments generate criticism, and Maryland considers lofty fees for MMJ [click to continue...]

September 24, 2014

Big Money Flowing Into Marijuana Ballot Measures From Businesses, Cannabis Execs

By John Schroyer Companies and investors have been throwing big bucks at the American political system for generations, pumping money into initiatives that will help their business prospects. But this [click to continue...]

September 22, 2014

Q&A With Investment Banker Leslie Bocskor on Industry Trends, Cannabis Investing & Banking

By John Schroyer When Leslie Bocskor speaks, people in the cannabis industry listen. That’s because he has a well-known track record of success as an investment banker that dates back [click to continue...]

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

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Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next [click to continue...]

Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday to [click to continue...]

3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Files $100M Lawsuit Over ‘False’ Claims

Medical Marijuana Inc. has filed a lawsuit in California against several businesses – including a [click to continue...]

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online

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Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy [click to continue...]

Cole to California: Regulate the MMJ Industry

The author of the 2013 Cole Memo has a clear message for California: “If you [click to continue...]

Former Israel MMJ Exec Tapped by Cannabis Consultancy

A national cannabis consulting firm has brought on a key architect of Israel’s medical marijuana [click to continue...]

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test

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Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the [click to continue...]

San Diego Approves 1st Dispensary

Let the rebirth of San Diego’s medical marijuana industry begin. On Wednesday, the city granted [click to continue...]

CA City Cuts Power, Water to Dispensaries

Can medical marijuana dispensaries continue operating without electricity and water? In Anaheim, California, the answer [click to continue...]

Nearly $14K in Daily Revenues for Seattle Rec Shop

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The Emerald City’s second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which [click to continue...]

Company Hopes to Launch ‘Full-Service’ Cannabis Bank

Marijuana companies in Colorado could eventually have their very own bank if a publicly traded [click to continue...]