December 18, 2014

Marijuana Software, Technology Firms on Fire as Inventory Tracking Needs Grow

By John Schroyer As the marijuana trade has matured and moved into the limelight, one of the more pressing questions states and legitimate businesses are grappling with is how to [click to continue...]

December 17, 2014

Strategies for Success: How Cannabis Businesses Can Build Relationships With Lawmakers

By Tony C. Dreibus Marijuana business owners who want to take a bigger role in legislative matters concerning the cannabis industry should go out for a long lunch – and [click to continue...]

December 16, 2014

Melding Marijuana Advocacy With Business and Industry: Q&A With Betty Aldworth

By John Schroyer As the marijuana industry expands across the nation, cannabis businesses are increasingly seeking qualified and experienced workers. But this can be a difficult task in a new [click to continue...]

December 15, 2014

Chart of the Week: Top 5 Medical Marijuana States by Patient Density

By Jennifer Mann If you want to get an idea of which medical marijuana states offer the best business opportunities, take a look at the density of MMJ patients relative [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Week in Review: Federal MJ Moves + Memo to Tobacco Industry on Cannabis & Rec Sales Data

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Congress addresses some major marijuana issues, a Wall Street firm offers advice to Big Tobacco about cannabis, and the nation’s first two recreational [click to continue...]

December 11, 2014

Zapped By Escalating Energy Costs, Marijuana Growers Seek Power-Saving Measures

By Tony C. Dreibus Cannabis growers threatened by everything from thieves to federal raids to plant pests and diseases have another concern: The rising cost of electricity to produce their [click to continue...]

December 10, 2014

Dispensary’s Big Win in Court Battle With Feds Could Ripple Across MMJ Industry

By John Schroyer A federal judge in northern California has tossed a civil forfeiture case against a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary, possibly setting a precedent that could give the [click to continue...]

December 9, 2014

Guest Column: Dreaming of Cashing Out to Big Alcohol or Big Pharma? Time to Wake Up

By John Conlin During my brief time in the marijuana industry I’ve heard a lot of folks talk about their exit plans. It seems many operate with a “one foot [click to continue...]

December 8, 2014

Chart of the Week: Percent of U.S. Population in States With MMJ Dispensaries

By Jennifer Mann Just how quickly has the medical marijuana industry grown? Here’s one indication: In three years, the portion of the U.S. population living in states with medical cannabis [click to continue...]

December 5, 2014

Week in Review: LA Elevates Crackdown, WA Cities Tackle MMJ & a Case for Hawaii Dispensaries

By Tony C. Dreibus and John Schroyer Los Angeles files a lawsuit against an ancillary medical marijuana company, cities in Washington State seek to address the MMJ issue on their [click to continue...]

December 4, 2014

Sky-High Local Fees the Future for MMJ Businesses?

By John Schroyer The marijuana industry isn’t an easy business to break into anymore. While the first medical marijuana states were largely unregulated – making it relatively simple to open [click to continue...]

December 3, 2014

Lessons From ‘Green Friday’: Tips for Successful Holiday Sales & Promotions

By Tony C. Dreibus Scouting out deals during the winter holidays has long been a tradition for Americans seeking bargains on everything from cars to computers to consumer electronics. Now [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensary Plan May Be Scrapped

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Seattle medical marijuana businesses may not be able to get local licenses after all, as [click to continue...]

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several [click to continue...]

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

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Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s [click to continue...]

Joint-Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

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The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

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A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]