October 22, 2014

100s of Marijuana Stores, Dispensaries Cut Off From Cashless ATM Accounts

By John Schroyer and Chris Walsh Hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational shops across the country abruptly lost their cashless ATM accounts on Wednesday with no explanation, according to [click to continue...]

October 22, 2014

Making Sense of the Wildly Disparate MMJ Polling Data in Florida

By John Schroyer What the heck is going on in Florida? That’s the question many cannabis entrepreneurs are asking after the release of several new polls showing vastly different support [click to continue...]

October 20, 2014

Guest Column: Cultivation Conundrum – Expanding Grow Facilities Sustainably and Cost-Effectively

By Noel Remigio How do you design and build a marijuana grow facility to meet the legal and practical demands of the market today, while looking ahead to future business [click to continue...]

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...]

Feds Raid Pair of Dispensaries in LA

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The Drug Enforcement Administration raided a pair of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles on [click to continue...]

Seattle Church Sues to Close Rec Shop

Remember the church in Seattle that began staging protests outside the city’s second legal recreational [click to continue...]

San Diego Shuts Down 4 More Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing its quest to close down illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Four more [click to continue...]

Russian Cannabis Firm Buys Ebola.com for $200K

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This may be the strangest marijuana-related story you read all week. A Russian cannabis company [click to continue...]

WA Sheriff: Rec Marijuana is Working

A Washington State sheriff has a message about marijuana for Oregon voters. “The sky hasn’t [click to continue...]

Uruguay Presidential Candidate Would Scale Back Legal Marijuana

The first country in the world to fully legalize the sale and possession of recreational [click to continue...]

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

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Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department [click to continue...]

Nevada Will Weigh Rec Marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to [click to continue...]

CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state [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...]