August 27, 2014

Study: 2 Denver Cannabis Stores Create $30M Economic Impact, 280 Local Jobs

By John Schroyer How much of an economic impact can a cannabis business have on a community? A new study offers a glimpse, estimating that a pair of retail marijuana [click to continue...]

August 25, 2014

Guest Column: Banking Relief is on the Way – Here’s How You Can Prepare

By Paula B. Givens Most cannabis-related businesses do not have a transparent and ongoing relationship with a financial institution, reflecting the fact that banks are wary of servicing the marijuana [click to continue...]

August 22, 2014

Week in Review: Lessons From Oklahoma + Concerns in Alaska & Jolt for Seattle’s Rec Industry

By Chris Walsh A medical marijuana drive fizzles out in Oklahoma, support for recreational cannabis legalization slips in Alaska and the second retail store finally opens in Seattle. Here’s a [click to continue...]

August 20, 2014

Cannabis Campaigns in Oregon, Florida Bringing Out Big Guns as November Elections Near

By John Schroyer Legalization campaigns are ramping up in the key cannabis battleground states of Oregon and Florida, where marijuana supporters are about to bring out the big guns. In [click to continue...]

August 18, 2014

Navigating Turmoil: Q&A With Executives at Edibles Manufacturer Cheeba Chews

By John Schroyer Cheeba Chews has been cruising in the fast lane for the better part of five years, building a wildly popular brand of edibles in Colorado and expanding [click to continue...]

August 15, 2014

Week in Review: Comparing CO, WA Retail Sales + Banking Progress & Media Impact in Massachusetts

By Chris Walsh Colorado and Washington State release recreational cannabis sales data, a federal official says the banking situation is getting better and media reports heighten scrutiny of the MMJ [click to continue...]

August 13, 2014

What it Will Take to Land a Coveted Medical Marijuana Business License in Illinois

By John Schroyer Let the countdown begin. Entrepreneurs in Illinois can officially apply for medical marijuana business licenses in less than four weeks, with the state planning to accept submissions [click to continue...]

August 11, 2014

Guest Column: The 5 Types of Cannabis Companies Most Likely to Get Investment Money

By Emily Paxhia Many startups in the cannabis industry are seeking capital as the “green rush” intensifies, promising to make investors wealthy in exchange for some much-needed cash. But a [click to continue...]

August 8, 2014

Week in Review: Marijuana Gains in DC, Companies Test Ad Barriers & FL Opposition Mounts

By Chris Walsh The nation’s capital makes major progress on the marijuana front, two cannabis companies get aggressive with advertising and opposition to MMJ legalization grows in Florida. Here’s a [click to continue...]

August 6, 2014

Support for Marijuana Legalization, Cannabis Businesses Pouring in From Many Corners

By Chris Walsh The drumbeat of support for marijuana legalization has been growing steadily over the past year. But it’s become noticeably louder in the last few weeks, with everyone [click to continue...]

August 4, 2014

Harnessing the Hemp Industry: Q&A With Chris Boucher of CannaVest

By Marijuana Business Daily staff In 1990, Chris Boucher walked into a store selling his line of tie-dyed backpacks and wallets to chat with the owners about business matters. He [click to continue...]

August 1, 2014

Week in Review: Report on CO Rec + Dispensaries Welcome in FL & Lessons From Lawsuit

By Chris Walsh A prominent think tank lends support to Colorado’s recreational cannabis industry, potential dispensary owners in Florida get some good news and a lawsuit underscores business risks tied [click to continue...]

Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it’s “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]