Dispensary Business News:

August 1, 2014

Colorado to Tighten Edibles Regulations by Nov.

Colorado's Department of Revenue has confirmed a Nov. 1 target date to require tighter regulations on recreational cannabis edibles in the state. Officials have developed a set of draft emergency [click to continue...]

July 31, 2014

Chicago Solidifies Rules on Marijuana Businesses

Chicago will allow medical marijuana dispensaries in commercial and business districts - including popular tourist and shopping destinations - but bar them from setting up shop in other areas. The [click to continue...]

July 31, 2014

Connecticut Dispensaries Preparing to Open

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut are about to welcome their first customers, even though the businesses won't have any cannabis available for sale until later this year. Several of the [click to continue...]

July 28, 2014

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 groups have thrown their hats in the ring for dispensary permits. Given that Las Vegas [click to continue...]

July 24, 2014

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. Seattle City Councilman Nick Licata has offered up a proposal that would allow dispensaries and [click to continue...]

July 24, 2014

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday's deadline, according to an official with the city. Most of of them came in at the eleventh hour, [click to continue...]

July 23, 2014

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota's medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles with the state's health department over the past decade, has been named head of the [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 22, 2014

IL Hospital Voices Interest in Dispensing Marijuana

A hospital in Chicago has gone public with its desire to dispense medical cannabis. Executives at Swedish Covenant Hospital said such a move makes sense because of patients' desire to be [click to continue...]

July 22, 2014

Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short

A last-ditch effort to block restrictive regulations on medical cannabis businesses in San Jose, California, has come up short. Advocates failed to get the required number of signatures for a [click to continue...]

July 21, 2014

Illinois Expands MMJ Program

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation expanding the list of qualifying conditions for the state's medical marijuana program. Under the new law, patients with seizure disorders - including epilepsy [click to continue...]

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Colorado to Tighten Edibles Regulations by Nov.

Colorado's Department of Revenue has confirmed a Nov. 1 target date to require tighter regulations [click to continue...]

Chicago Solidifies Rules on Marijuana Businesses

Chicago will allow medical marijuana dispensaries in commercial and business districts - including popular tourist [click to continue...]

Connecticut Dispensaries Preparing to Open

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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut are about to welcome their first customers, even though the [click to continue...]

Oregon Bank Looking to Work With Marijuana Industry

An Oregon-based financial institution has confirmed it is in talks with federal and state regulators [click to continue...]

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program

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Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of [click to continue...]

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. [click to continue...]

Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [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...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

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Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [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...]