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June 18, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Growing Fears in Medical Cannabis Industry Over Possibility of Big Pharma Invasion

Last summer, MMJ Business Daily wrote a post focused on the predictions of Robert Kane, who is heavily involved in the financial and investment sides of the medical cannabis industry. [click to read more...]

June 15, 2012

The Future of Medical Marijuana Regulations: Colorado or Connecticut?

Many medical marijuana leaders cite Colorado as the quintessential example of how to effectively regulate the MMJ industry. The state, after all, avoided the problems plaguing other areas with lax [click to read more...]

June 12, 2012

Washington DC Marijuana Program Kicks Into High Gear as Officials Announce Dispensary Finalists

The budding medical cannabis industry in Washington DC has taken a big step forward this week, with health officials approving their first marijuana dispensary applications. The individuals and groups behind four [click to read more...]

June 11, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: MMJ Opportunities Knocking in Some States, Evaporating in Others

What an up and down week it was for the medical marijuana industry. First, the good news: There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the medical cannabis industry [click to read more...]

June 8, 2012

Los Angeles Marijuana Dispenary Ban Gains Momentum, CA Crackdown Enters New Phase

Dark clouds are gathering on the horizon in California, where a renewed federal crackdown and a potential ban on cannabis dispensaries in Los Angeles have set the MMJ industry on [click to read more...]

June 7, 2012

Scores of Marijuana Dispensaries to Open in Next 6 Months as New MMJ States Come Online

For all the difficulties medical marijuana businesses have experienced in recent times (raids, moratoriums, dispensary bans, you name it), 2012 is actually shaping up to be a pretty good year [click to read more...]

June 6, 2012

New Cannabis Opportunities Abound as Colorado Prepares to Lift Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium

Colorado is on the cusp of another green rush as the state prepares to lift a two-year dispensary moratorium, allowing a new wave of entrepreneurs to apply for state licenses [click to read more...]

June 4, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: California’s Chaotic Cannabis Climate + the Promise of Cannabidiol Products

California's medical marijuana industry is facing a great deal of uncertainty, as evidenced by two developments in the state last week. First, a City Council committee advanced a measure that [click to read more...]

June 1, 2012

California Closer to Creating Medical Marijuana Regulations, Adding MMJ Industry Oversight

While Los Angeles considers an outright ban on medical cannabis dispensaries, the state of California is moving in a different direction. The state Assembly gave the initial green light to [click to read more...]

May 30, 2012

MMJ Meltdown in Los Angeles a Possibility as Proposal to Ban Cannabis Dispensaries Gains Steam

The Los Angeles medical marijuana industry is bracing itself for the possibility of a complete ban on storefront cannabis dispensaries as the idea gains traction among local officials. A three-person [click to read more...]

May 24, 2012

Nearly 200 Cannabis Dispensary Applications Filed in Arizona, Signaling Tough Competition

With the deadline fast approaching, Arizona has received 193 applications from entrepreneurs interested in opening a medical marijuana dispensary, according to the latest data provided by the state. The numbers [click to read more...]

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Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it [click to read more...]

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state's lack of oversight on testing labs [click to read more...]

Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis [click to read more...]

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City's Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can't seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation's top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State's [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]