Dispensary Business News:

May 7, 2014

Oregon’s Final Moratorium Count: 142 Cities, 26 Counties

In Oregon, selling medical marijuana may be harder than you think. Although the state passed a law last year allowing dispensaries, local jurisdictions spent the last two months enacting temporary [click to continue...]

May 7, 2014

’3-Legged Stool’ Needed to Start Cannabis Business in Nevada – Q&A With Attorney Bruce Gale

By Fred Dreier Attorney Bruce Gale began working in Nevada's budding medical marijuana industry shortly after voters legalized dispensaries in 2013. Since then, he has helped prospective dispensary operators and [click to continue...]

May 6, 2014

WA Lottery Losers Plan Lawsuits, Consider Launching MMJ Businesses

Business owners in Washington state who lost out on the recent lottery for recreational cannabis store licenses are already planning their next move. For some, that means filing lawsuits against [click to continue...]

May 6, 2014

Arizona City Votes Down Dispensaries

Don’t expect to see dispensaries in the heart of Arizona’s third-largest city anytime soon. Local officials in Mesa have rejected a proposal that would have allowed medical marijuana centers to [click to continue...]

May 6, 2014

Colorado Labs Barred From Testing Home-Grown Cannabis

State-licensed marijuana labs in Colorado can no longer test samples from home growers and medical cannabis caregivers. Instead, the labs can only work with licensed recreational cannabis stores, dispensaries and [click to continue...]

May 5, 2014

Sales Tax Creates Rift Among San Jose Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

By Fred Dreier Bad blood is brewing in San Jose, California, between medical marijuana dispensaries that pay the city's sales tax and those that do not. Some entrepreneurs have recently [click to continue...]

May 2, 2014

Vermont Set to Tweak MMJ Program, Study Legalization

Vermont lawmakers passed a medical marijuana bill this week that increases the potential patient pool for dispensaries, boosts inventory limits and green-lights a study on legalizing and taxing cannabis. The [click to continue...]

May 1, 2014

Eastern Washington Cannabis Growers Face Hydration Hurdle

Marijuana growers in eastern Washington could see their profits dry up due to water restrictions. In the state’s agricultural region east of the Cascade Mountains, much of the irrigation water [click to continue...]

May 1, 2014

$9M in Startup Costs for MA Dispensary

Starting a medical marijuana business in Massachusetts is not for the faint of wallet. A company that received two of the 20 provisional dispensary licenses awarded by the state anticipates [click to continue...]

April 30, 2014

Guest Column: How to Break Through Real Estate Roadblocks in the Marijuana Industry

By Matt Walstatter One of the biggest challenges my wife and I faced when opening our dispensary in Portland, Oregon, was finding a location. From July through October of last [click to continue...]

April 30, 2014

Canadian Cannabis Growers Report Huge Demand

The rapid growth of Canada’s medical marijuana market is outpacing the expectations of some of the country’s largest cultivation companies. Tweed Inc., a large grower based in Smith Falls, Ontario, [click to continue...]

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3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Files $100M Lawsuit Over ‘False’ Claims

Medical Marijuana Inc. has filed a lawsuit in California against several businesses – including a [click to continue...]

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online

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Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy [click to continue...]

Cole to California: Regulate the MMJ Industry

The author of the 2013 Cole Memo has a clear message for California: “If you [click to continue...]

Former Israel MMJ Exec Tapped by Cannabis Consultancy

A national cannabis consulting firm has brought on a key architect of Israel’s medical marijuana [click to continue...]

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test

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Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the [click to continue...]

San Diego Approves 1st Dispensary

Let the rebirth of San Diego’s medical marijuana industry begin. On Wednesday, the city granted [click to continue...]

CA City Cuts Power, Water to Dispensaries

Can medical marijuana dispensaries continue operating without electricity and water? In Anaheim, California, the answer [click to continue...]

Nearly $14K in Daily Revenues for Seattle Rec Shop

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The Emerald City’s second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which [click to continue...]

Company Hopes to Launch ‘Full-Service’ Cannabis Bank

Marijuana companies in Colorado could eventually have their very own bank if a publicly traded [click to continue...]

Massachusetts Dispensaries Play Waiting Game

Hurry up and wait. That’s the situation Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries find themselves in as [click to continue...]

Controversy Over Proposed MMJ Business Fees in Maryland

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Will the cost of doing business in Maryland turn away medical marijuana entrepreneurs and disenfranchise [click to continue...]