July 25, 2014

Week in Review: 1,000s More Patients in IL + Rec Makes Oregon Ballot & Hopes Dashed in San Jose

By Chris Walsh Illinois expands its medical marijuana program, the legalization drive in Oregon gains steam and dispensaries in one of California’s largest MMJ markets get the worst possible news. [click to continue...]

July 23, 2014

Guest Column: Big Differences in Wants & Needs of Medical, Recreational Cannabis Customers

By Luke Ramirez On Jan. 18, my dispensary made a drastic shift. After selling medical cannabis to more than 30,000 patients since 2009, Walking Raven pivoted to the recreational market [click to continue...]

July 21, 2014

From New Mexico to New Jersey: How to Survive in Highly Restrictive MMJ Markets

By Marijuana Business Daily staff The biggest challenge for medical marijuana dispensaries in many markets is keeping up with enormous demand and managing rapid growth. But for entrepreneurs in states [click to continue...]

July 18, 2014

Week in Review: MI Finally Registers on MMJ Radar + Uptick in Delivery Services & Praise for the House

By Chris Walsh Dispensaries in Michigan get some good news, medical cannabis delivery services thrive in two cities and the U.S. House gives marijuana businesses a shot in the arm. [click to continue...]

July 14, 2014

Overseeing Marijuana Edibles Companies: Q&A With Denver Food Inspector Danica Lee

By Fred Dreier If you want to get an idea of what the future holds for regulations on edibles companies, look to Denver. The city’s Department of Environmental Health requires [click to continue...]

July 11, 2014

Week in Review: Success, and Hiccups, for Recreational Marijuana in Washington State

By Chris Walsh The first few days of recreational sales in Washington State were a resounding success by most measures. The handful of shops that opened this week reported brisk [click to continue...]

July 9, 2014

Guest Column: How the Cannabis Industry Can Close the Digital Marketing Divide

By Joe Hodas Tripp Keber, CEO of Dixie Brands, is fond of saying that cannabis isn’t digital, meaning it can’t be reproduced in any way other than going through the [click to continue...]

July 7, 2014

WA Marijuana Businesses Brace for Short-Term Challenges With Eye on Future

By Fred Dreier With recreational cannabis sales slated to start in Washington State this week, entrepreneurs are bracing for a host of short-term challenges involving everything from inventory and edibles [click to continue...]

July 4, 2014

Week in Review: Cannabis Firms Lure Notable Names + Lessons in MA & Washington on Runway

By Chris Walsh A former state governor and an ex-Monsanto executive enter the medical marijuana industry, Massachusetts cannabis entrepreneurs learn some tough lessons and Washington prepares for the start of [click to continue...]

July 2, 2014

Elimination of 9 Dispensary Applicants in MA to Ripple Across State’s MMJ Industry

By Fred Dreier Massachusetts dropped a bombshell on the state’s medical marijuana industry last week by eliminating nine of the 20 groups that won provisional approval for dispensary licenses, citing [click to continue...]

June 30, 2014

Cannabis Real Estate Investing: Q&A With Bill Gottlieb and Jake Schrader of Articulated Investors

By Fred Dreier Investors are flocking to the cannabis sector in record numbers as the risk of federal prosecution ebbs and business opportunities grow. But they aren’t just pumping money [click to continue...]

June 27, 2014

Week in Review: An Ugly Business Breakup + Big Pharma Coming & What to Watch in Washington

By Chris Walsh A blockbuster business deal goes up in smoke, an industry leader discusses Big Pharma’s interest in medical cannabis and Washington gears up for a historic day. Here’s [click to continue...]

FL Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for MMJ

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A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that nearly 90% of Floridians favor the legalization of [click to continue...]

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois’ medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

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Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday’s deadline, according to [click to continue...]

PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

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A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder [click to continue...]

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota’s medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles [click to continue...]

Moody’s: WA Rec Sales Could Fall Short of Projections

Initial recreational cannabis sales in Washington State could fall “well short” of expectations due to [click to continue...]

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Bill Approved for Ballot

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Oregon voters will get another shot at legalizing recreational marijuana. The state announced Tuesday that [click to continue...]

Infused Products, Extracts Guidelines Released

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released business guidelines today tied to the manufacturing, packaging, [click to continue...]