Dispensary Business News:

September 19, 2014

Warren Buffett’s Subsidiary Company Testing Cannabusiness Waters

A subsidiary company of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is is reportedly exploring the waters of the cannabis industry. The company, Cubic Designs Inc., has sent around 1,000 letters to [click to continue...]

September 17, 2014

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 cultivation center licenses would be sold by the state via auction. The GOP gubernatorial candidate [click to continue...]

September 16, 2014

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida company thinks not. Costa Farms, one of the largest farming operations in the state, has [click to continue...]

September 15, 2014

IL Lawmaker Defends Secrecy-Shrouded Application Process

Illinois is keeping information about applicants for medical marijuana business permits completely confidential, ostensibly to prevent political connections from coming into play when the state awards dispensary and cultivation licenses. [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 11, 2014

Illinois MMJ Applicants Scramble for Local Support

As the deadline approaches to submit applications for dispensary and cultivation permits in Illinois, many entrepreneurs are scrambling to secure local approval to help boost their chances of winning a [click to continue...]

September 9, 2014

MMJ Application Process Kicks Off in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health has opened up the application process for the state’s two coveted licenses to manufacture, process and sell medical cannabis. The completed 36-page application must be [click to continue...]

September 8, 2014

Closures, Fines Follow Oregon Dispensary Inspections

The Oregon Health Authority has levied significant fines on non-compliant dispensaries and has proposed revoking the license of one establishment. At least nine other non-licensed dispensaries have also been ordered [click to continue...]

September 3, 2014

3 Dispensary Applicants Eyeing Boston

Three applicants in Massachusetts are in the running to open Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary, according to a recent update from the state’s Department of Public Health (DPH). Boston is [click to continue...]

September 2, 2014

Licensing Delays Frustrate Canadian MMJ Applicants

Delayed application reviews and tightening regulations are frustrating prospective Canadian medical marijuana business owners and their investors. The situation has become “a pressure-cooker ready to blow,” according to one insider [click to continue...]

September 2, 2014

Illinois Releases Final MMJ Application Forms

Aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs in Illinois now have access to official license application documents. The state’s health department has posted dispensary and cultivation center applications to its website, including instructions, attestation [click to continue...]

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Panel Differs on Impact of Rec Industry on Colorado’s Economy

Is the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado making the state less attractive to businesses [click to continue...]

IL Municipalities Seeking Contributions From MMJ Firms

With Monday looming as the deadline in Illinois for medical marijuana business applications, a number [click to continue...]

Warren Buffett’s Subsidiary Company Testing Cannabusiness Waters

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A subsidiary company of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is is reportedly exploring the waters [click to continue...]

New Poll Good News for D.C. Marijuana Legalization

A ballot measure to legalize possession of marijuana in Wasington D.C. got a boost on [click to continue...]

WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses

Washington State is warning dozens of applicants for recreational marijuana business licenses that their chance [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Over ‘Pot Pavilion’ Highlights New Cannabis Business Risks

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A Colorado marijuana edibles company is under increasing heat as a lawsuit filed against its [click to continue...]

Lobbying Group Turns Tables on Overconsumption Story

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is using a now-infamous first person account of excessive cannabis [click to continue...]

Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure

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Mjardin Management isn’t exactly an original idea, given that it’s a consulting and management company [click to continue...]

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

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An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado’s cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida [click to continue...]

Legalization Bill on Tap in New York

A Democratic state senator in New York is planning to introduce a bill next year [click to continue...]

IL Lawmaker Defends Secrecy-Shrouded Application Process

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Illinois is keeping information about applicants for medical marijuana business permits completely confidential, ostensibly to [click to continue...]