September 26, 2014

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

By John Schroyer 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 businesses. Here’s [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...]

September 19, 2014

Week in Review: Edibles Campaign + Insight From Investors & Colorado Cannabis Firms Make Strides

By John Schroyer and Chris Walsh The Marijuana Policy Project launches a public education campaign about edibles, a pair of longtime Colorado marijuana businessmen are considered for mainstream awards and [click to continue...]

September 17, 2014

Nevada’s Experiment With MMJ ‘Reciprocity’ Could Pay Big Dividends, Create Huge Market

By John Schroyer In a few months, Nevada will set a new bar for the medical marijuana industry with a provision in the law state legislators passed last year allowing [click to continue...]

September 15, 2014

Guest Column: Food Safety Strategies for Cannabis Edibles Manufacturers

By Maureen McNamara There are many aspects of running an edibles company that demand attention, from regulatory compliance and product consistency to packaging and financial issues. With all this on [click to continue...]

September 12, 2014

Week in Review: Rec Marijuana Markets Humming Along + Hawaii MMJ Report & Lesson in Illinois

By Chris Walsh The nation’s first two recreational marijuana markets post impressive growth, a report bolsters the case for dispensaries in Hawaii and an incident in Illinois provides a valuable [click to continue...]

September 10, 2014

Appraising a Marijuana Business: Q&A With Valuations Expert Ronald Seigneur

By Chris Walsh How do you assess the value of a cannabis company? This is one of the most vexing questions for investors and marijuana business owners alike. It’s exceedingly [click to continue...]

September 8, 2014

Pinching Pennies: 5 Ways Edibles Companies Can Keep Costs in Check

By John Schroyer Though the market for edibles has soared in recent years, many producers of infused products have had a hard time keeping up with the cost of doing [click to continue...]

September 5, 2014

Week in Review: Mixed Signals in Florida + IL Prepares for Applications & Study on MMJ Delivery

By Chris Walsh Polls show differing levels of support for medical cannabis legalization in Florida, Illinois gears up for MMJ applications and a study examines the impact of marijuana delivery [click to continue...]

September 3, 2014

From Cannabis-Friendly B&Bs to Marijuana Food Trucks, New Business Models Emerge in Rec States

By John Schroyer When it comes to business opportunities, many entrepreneurs in the nation’s first recreational cannabis markets are focused on “the big three” – retail stores, cultivation sites and [click to continue...]

August 29, 2014

Week in Review: Retailers, Growers at Odds Amid Supply Shortage in Washington State

 By Chris Walsh After a rocky start to recreational marijuana in Washington State, many entrepreneurs on the front lines of the industry assumed the market would settle down fairly quickly. [click to continue...]

Dueling MMJ Ad Campaigns Hit Florida Airwaves

Absentee ballots have just started to hit Florida mailboxes, and it’s no coincidence that a [click to continue...]

4 More Retail Marijuana Stores to Open in Seattle

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The Emerald City is finally about to get its second recreational marijuana shop, while three [click to continue...]

3-D Printing Creates New Cannabusiness Opportunity

The marijuana industry has spawned a seemingly endless number of ancillary business ideas, and one [click to continue...]

Montana City’s MMJ Industry Thriving

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Montana’s once-burgeoning medical marijuana sector unraveled quickly several years ago due to legal issues, but [click to continue...]

Dozens of New Regulations on Colorado Cannabis Businesses

If you work in the marijuana industry in Colorado, brace yourself. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement [click to continue...]

Legal Hemp Harvest Underway in Kentucky

Remember that 250-pound bag of imported hemp seeds customs officials detained in Kentucky earlier this [click to continue...]

Casino Giant Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Nevada MMJ Company

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The company that runs some of the most well-known casinos in Las Vegas has filed [click to continue...]

No Bankruptcy Protection for Cannabis Companies, Judges Rule

Marijuana businesses across the country, take heed: If your venture doesn’t pan out, don’t count [click to continue...]

Attorney General Holder Questions Marijuana’s Classification

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is resigning from his post later this year, suggested [click to continue...]

Marijuana Conference Accepting Applications for Investor Pitch Event

Cannabis entrepreneurs can now submit applications to take part in an investor pitch session at [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Bill Clears Senate, but Challenges Remain

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Though a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania won overwhelming support in the state [click to continue...]

369 MMJ Business Applications Submitted in Illinois

Illinois received 369 applications from entrepreneurs seeking licenses to open medical marijuana businesses, according to [click to continue...]

Bogus Texas Marijuana Legalization Story Dupes Thousands

A fake news site duped thousands of online readers into believing – at least for [click to continue...]

Maryland Weighs $125K Fee for Cultivators, $40K for Dispensaries

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A Maryland commission has proposed charging annual fees of $125,000 a year for cultivators and [click to continue...]