News on MMJ Dispensaries & Retail Stores:

May 13, 2014

Arizona Dispensary Turned Down By Charities

Some charities in Arizona apparently don’t want anything to do with the medical marijuana industry, which is creating challenges for non-profit dispensaries looking to unload excess cash and gain community [click to continue...]

May 13, 2014

Oregon Dispensaries Casting Wide Net to Lure Patients in Cities With Moratoriums

By Fred Dreier Many dispensaries jockey for customers on a highly local level, targeting patients who live or work nearby. But medical marijuana centers in Oregon - one of the [click to continue...]

May 12, 2014

Guest Column: Targeting Baby Boomers as Customers, Employees Can Pay Huge Dividends

By Becky DeKeuster What's one of the fastest-growing segments of the medical cannabis market? Hint: many of you are likely in it. Baby Boomers are increasingly taking an interest in [click to continue...]

May 12, 2014

New Jersey Dispensaries Grapple With Low Patient Counts

New Jersey’s medical marijuana industry is struggling to gain traction, with dispensary owners saying the state’s process for registering patients is severely limiting the market. Just six months after opening, [click to continue...]

May 9, 2014

Delaware Dispensary Program Lagging

Marijuana advocates in Delaware believe the state continues to drag its feet in implementing a 2011 law that legalized medical marijuana dispensaries. The state’s governor approved a plan last year [click to continue...]

May 8, 2014

1st Illinois Dispensaries Will Likely Launch in 2015

The first dispensaries in Illinois might not launch until well into next year, months later than many entrepreneurs envisioned after the state passed its medical marijuana law in 2013. “It’s [click to continue...]

May 7, 2014

Banking Progress in Colorado, Washington

Banking relief for cannabis businesses in Colorado and Washington state may be within reach. In Colorado, the state Legislature has approved the country’s first-ever banking system for cannabis businesses, while [click to continue...]

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...]

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Young Voters Could Make or Break Legalization Measures

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The success of several marijuana measures on the ballot next week could ultimately hinge on [click to continue...]

Estimate: Legal Rec Sales in DC Could Create $130M Market

The cannabis market in Washington DC could top $130 million annually if the city legalizes [click to continue...]

67 Warnings, Penalties for MJ Violations in Washington

When it comes to recreational marijuana, enforcement of the law is no laughing matter for [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Legalization a Coin Flip

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Recreational marijuana could be a nail-biter in Oregon on Election Day. A poll released this [click to continue...]

Chile Plants First Medical Cannabis Crop

The first legal medical marijuana plants were seeded in Chile on Wednesday as part of [click to continue...]

Maryland Delays Vote on MMJ Regs, Plans to Lower Fees

A Maryland commission postponed a final vote on medical marijuana regulations, saying the 15-member panel [click to continue...]

Super-Potent Strain a Top Seller in WA

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High-potency strains are a big hit with customers in Washington State’s new recreational market, it [click to continue...]

CO Company Sues Shareholder Over Trading Halt

A publicly traded cannabis company has filed suit against a major shareholder, alleging he caused [click to continue...]

Expert: Liability Lawsuits Next Challenge for Edibles Companies

A Seattle attorney warned hundreds of industry insiders at a business conference on Tuesday that [click to continue...]

‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites

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Police officers and federal agents raided multiple marijuana growing operations in Denver on Tuesday, saying [click to continue...]

Former FBI Official Joins Cannabis Company’s Board

Medbox Inc., a publicly traded software and consulting firm that makes marijuana dispensing machines, has [click to continue...]

NM Marijuana Grower Loses Bid to Reopen Licensing Process

Mark Springer really wants to grow medical marijuana in New Mexico. So much so that [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Campaign Tells TV Stations to Pull Ad

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The group behind Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure has sent a cease-and-desist letter to local [click to continue...]

Group With Ties to Koch Brothers Promotes Marijuana Candidate

A candidate in the North Carolina U.S. Senate race is getting some help from an [click to continue...]