Dispensary Business News:

January 14, 2014

San Jose Group Pushes Regulations Over Shut-Downs

Medical marijuana advocates in San Jose, California, want the local government to regulate their industry instead of shutting it down. On Monday, an advocacy group called the Silicon Valley Cannabis [click to continue...]

January 8, 2014

Credit Card Companies Easing Up on Cannabis Industry?

Dozens of recreational marijuana stores in Colorado are allowing customers to purchase cannabis with credit cards or ATM cards. The news has sparked discussion within the industry, as credit card [click to continue...]

December 20, 2013

Not Much to Like in Washington MMJ Recommendations

Washington State’s Liquor Control Board gave its final recommendations this week on how the state should proceed with its medical marijuana program. There's not much to like here if you [click to continue...]

December 18, 2013

Colorado Dispensary Sales Soar 50%, Hit $329M

Medical marijuana sales in Colorado soared 50% during the state's latest fiscal year, surpassing even the most optimistic projections. Dispensaries reported record revenue of $329 million from July 1, 2012, [click to continue...]

December 17, 2013

Massachusetts MMJ Market Estimates: $5M-$80M

How big will the Massachusetts medical marijuana market be once dispensaries open? It's a hotly debated question in the MMJ industry. Estimates are all over the board, with some experts [click to continue...]

December 16, 2013

Denver Marijuana Shops Can’t Hire Off-Duty Cops

Denver marijuana businesses won't be able to hire off-duty police officers to help with security. An internal memo distributed this month by the Denver Police Department prohibits officers from providing [click to continue...]

December 16, 2013

7 Named to MA Dispensary Selection Committee

Massachusetts has appointed seven government, health care and law enforcement officials to a committee that will make the final decisions on medical marijuana dispensary licenses. About 100 applicants have made [click to continue...]

December 13, 2013

$4,000 Application Fee for Oregon Dispensary Licenses

Oregon cannabis dispensaries will have to fork over thousands of dollars for business licenses under regulations released this week. The rules require entrepreneurs to pay $4,000 to apply for a [click to continue...]

December 10, 2013

MI Dispensaries, Edibles Get Committee Nod

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan received a rare bit of good news today. The state's House Judiciary Committee approved two separate bills that would OK medical marijuana dispensaries and allow [click to continue...]

December 9, 2013

Child-Proof Packaging Demand Soars in CO

Many retail shops in Colorado seeking recreational licenses are having trouble finding vendors for child-proof packaging. The state mandates that all marijuana products, including edibles, must be sold in an [click to continue...]

December 6, 2013

Illinois Town Considers Drive-Through Dispensaries

Naperville, a western suburb of Chicago, could approve drive-through windows at marijuana dispensaries when the town council votes on cannabis legislation Dec. 17. In support of the idea, council members [click to continue...]

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Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota's medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles [click to continue...]

Moody’s: WA Rec Sales Could Fall Short of Projections

Initial recreational cannabis sales in Washington State could fall "well short" of expectations due to [click to continue...]

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Bill Approved for Ballot


Oregon voters will get another shot at legalizing recreational marijuana. The state announced Tuesday that [click to continue...]

Infused Products, Extracts Guidelines Released

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released business guidelines today tied to the manufacturing, packaging, [click to continue...]

IL Hospital Voices Interest in Dispensing Marijuana


A hospital in Chicago has gone public with its desire to dispense medical cannabis. Executives [click to continue...]

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, [click to continue...]

VT Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Study

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Rand Corp. is set to begin a study on the possible impacts of marijuana legislation [click to continue...]

Illinois Expands MMJ Program

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation expanding the list of qualifying conditions for the [click to continue...]

Cheeba Chews Returns to Colorado Market

Cheeba Chews is back in business. The Colorado-based company - which makes a popular line [click to continue...]

WA Product Shortages Could Last Months


When will Washington State's recreational marijuana industry have enough product to satisfy demand? One cultivator [click to continue...]

Denver Issues Edibles Recall, Despite Lack of Illness

Products from the popular Colorado edibles brand At Home Baked are being removed from store [click to continue...]

Vegas Suburb Proves Popular With Dispensary Hopefuls

The Las Vegas suburb of Henderson received 28 applications for medical marijuana business licenses by [click to continue...]

New Mexico Abandons Some Proposed Rule Changes

New Mexico's marijuana community has scored a minor regulatory victory. The state's health department is [click to continue...]

Washington OKs Marijuana Cookies, Nixes Candies


Retail marijuana shops in Washington State can sell cannabis cookies, brownies and other baked goods, [click to continue...]