News on MMJ Dispensaries & Retail Stores:

August 25, 2014

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the growth is tied to the medical – not recreational – market. Three new medical marijuana [click to continue...]

August 22, 2014

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in the state is crazy about cannabis. Several city council members in the town of Gold [click to continue...]

August 21, 2014

1st Connecticut Dispensary Opens

The first of six medical marijuana dispensaries formally opened in Connecticut on Wednesday night. The dispensary – Prime Wellness of Connecticut – doesn’t yet actually have any cannabis on hand [click to continue...]

August 19, 2014

Hundreds Apply for Nevada MMJ Business Licenses

Entrepreneurs submitted nearly 400 applications for medical marijuana business licenses in Nevada by Monday’s deadline, highlighting the intense level of interest in the state’s MMJ program. The Nevada health department [click to continue...]

August 14, 2014

58 Dispensary Inspections, 2 Closures in Oregon

Oregon health inspectors have made 58 surprise visits to medical marijuana dispensaries since late May, forcing two to shut down for serious violations. One of the dispensaries that had to [click to continue...]

August 14, 2014

Massachusetts Company’s Dispensary Licenses in Jeopardy

A company’s licenses to operate two medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts are in jeopardy after reports surfaced that a key executive misled officials about his college background. Kevin Fisher, executive [click to continue...]

August 14, 2014

Delaware Awards MMJ Dispensary Contract

Not every cop has a problem with marijuana. In Delaware, a company headed by a former state trooper has been awarded a two-year contract to launch the state’s first medical [click to continue...]

August 13, 2014

What it Will Take to Land a Coveted Medical Marijuana Business License in Illinois

By John Schroyer Let the countdown begin. Entrepreneurs in Illinois can officially apply for medical marijuana business licenses in less than four weeks, with the state planning to accept submissions [click to continue...]

August 12, 2014

More Controversy Over MA Application Process

The cannabis controversy continues in Massachusetts. The state’s health department knowingly awarded two dispensary licenses to a company whose top executive allegedly misled local officials about his college credentials, according [click to continue...]

August 7, 2014

Edibles Come to Washington State’s Rec Market

A Bellingham, Washington, recreational marijuana retailer has become the first in the state to offer cannabis edibles to customers. Top Shelf, one of the largest retailers in the state, has [click to continue...]

August 7, 2014

Washington DC to Vote on Legalizing Marijuana

The nation’s capital will join Alaska and Oregon with a measure on the November ballot to legalize recreational cannabis. Washington DC election officials certified enough signatures on Wednesday to put [click to continue...]

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CO Rec Stores Unloading Edibles Inventory

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In advance of new regulations for infused products in Colorado, many recreational stores in the [click to continue...]

AG Nominee Opposed to Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis businesses may face obstacles if Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the next U.S. attorney [click to continue...]

SEC Gives Green Light to Marijuana Company’s Stock Registration

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a share registration by a company that [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Efforts Get Big Boost from Governor

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The chances that Pennsylvania could become one of the next states to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Prominent Investment Firm Pumps Money Into Cannabis Tech Company

Another mainstream investment firm is hoping to cash in on the cannabis industry. Tao Capital [click to continue...]

Plan to Open 1st Alaska ‘Dispensary’ Draws Criticism

The former TV reporter who generated controversy last fall when she quit her job on-air [click to continue...]

MBank Nixes Services for Colorado MJ Companies

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Well that was quick. MBank, the Oregon-based financial institution that recently announced it would begin [click to continue...]

Florida Republican Files Proposal to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Entrepreneurs continuing the fight for medical marijuana in Florida have found an ally in Republican [click to continue...]

California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced [click to continue...]

Former Illinois Gov’s List of License Finalists Revealed

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Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who left office earlier this month without granting medical marijuana [click to continue...]

1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that [click to continue...]

Report: Cannabis Sales Rise 74% in 2014

Medical and recreational marijuana sales jumped 74% last year to hit $2.7 billion compared with [click to continue...]

Social Media, App Sites Take Hard Line Against Cannabis Businesses

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Fearing legal repercussions if their users break the law, Instagram and Apple’s App Store are [click to continue...]

MMJ Bill Introduced in Nebraska, Despite Interstate Cannabis Lawsuit

How’s this for irony: A lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize medical cannabis in [click to continue...]