Dispensary Business News:

February 25, 2014

Colorado Owner Lends Expertise to Massachusetts

The owner of a successful retail marijuana business in Colorado is taking his expertise to Massachusetts. Kevin Fisher, owner of the Steamboat Springs-based Rocky Mountain Remedies medical dispensary and retail [click to continue...]

February 25, 2014

Possible Catch-22 in LA’s Dispensary Shutdowns

Hundreds of medical marijuana dispensary owners in Los Angeles could face criminal charges under Proposition D, even if they willfully close up shop. The measure, which was approved last year, [click to continue...]

February 24, 2014

WA Credit Union Shows Interest in Cannabis Accounts

While most banks have publicly stood their ground against working with the cannabis industry, one credit union in Eastern Washington is inviting the business. The Spokane-based Numerica Credit Union, which [click to continue...]

February 18, 2014

4th Dispensary to Open in Vermont

The final dispensary allowed under Vermont's medical marijuana law is about to open. Southern Vermont Wellness will begin serving patients this week in the town of Brattleboro, joining the state's [click to continue...]

February 17, 2014

Concentrates Makers Struggle With Low-Level Competitors

By Fred Dreier Brandon Hamilton, owner of a Seattle-based cannabis concentrates company called WAM Oil, was concerned with the way his products were being marketed and then sold at area [click to continue...]

February 14, 2014

Week in Review: Cracks in Massachusetts MMJ Application Process Overshadow Progress

By Chris Walsh All is not well in Massachusetts. Concerns about the state's dispensary program are mounting amid revelations that several companies chosen to receive licenses submitted misleading, false or [click to continue...]

February 13, 2014

Few Complaints About San Francisco Dispensaries

San Francisco's 24 city-licensed dispensaries generated just 10 citizen complaints last year, most of them for relatively minor issues such as double-parking. Other complaints centered around strong cannabis odors and [click to continue...]

February 12, 2014

Designing a Dispensary to Boost Revenue, Customer Loyalty: Q&A With Megan Stone

by Chris Walsh Expensive permits and licenses. Onerous rules and regulations. Inventory issues and real estate challenges. Opening and operating a dispensary is hard enough as it is. So it's [click to continue...]

February 11, 2014

Maine MMJ Job Fair Sets Shining Example

A medical marijuana trade group in Maine has reached out to a town where unemployment is on the rise, serving as an example of how the industry can attract new [click to continue...]

February 11, 2014

Proposed AZ Rule Changes Would Impact Dispensaries

Arizona officials are weighing several changes to the state's medical marijuana rules that could both hurt and help dispensaries. The proposals include: - Tweaking the distance requirement for growing cannabis [click to continue...]

February 10, 2014

Now Hiring: Nevada Brings On Facility Inspectors

Nevada continues to implement its rules governing medical marijuana dispensaries, and last week an official confirmed that the state will soon hire six inspectors and one supervisor to oversee the [click to continue...]

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Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling


A Denver medical cannabis company says it's “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]

Recreational Marijuana Good for Oregon’s Budget, Researcher Says


Legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon would represent a "net win" for the state from a [click to continue...]

1st Connecticut Dispensary Opens

The first of six medical marijuana dispensaries formally opened in Connecticut on Wednesday night. The [click to continue...]

Canadian Cultivation Company’s Stock to Debut Monday


A Canadian company is set to become just the second licensed medical cannabis cultivation business [click to continue...]

No Compensation for California Growers Under Revised Bill

The California State Assembly keeps going in circles when it comes to medical marijuana, and [click to continue...]

Poll: Support for Rec Marijuana Erodes in Alaska

Marijuana advocates in Alaska may be in for a disappointment come November. The latest survey [click to continue...]

Colorado Edibles Companies Expanding Amid Sky-High Demand


Edibles manufacturers in Colorado are aggressively boosting production to meet overwhelming demand for infused candies, [click to continue...]

Hundreds Apply for Nevada MMJ Business Licenses

Entrepreneurs submitted nearly 400 applications for medical marijuana business licenses in Nevada by Monday's deadline, [click to continue...]

Oklahoma Legalization Bid Stalls

Despite the best efforts of cannabis activists in Oklahoma, a proposal to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Canadian Court Clears Way for Infused Products


A high court in Canada has possibly opened the door to a new market for [click to continue...]

Arkansas Legalization Proposals Gain Steam

Arkansas could become one of the first Southern states to legalize medical or recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Colombian President Backs MMJ Legalization


Medical marijuana is starting to gain traction across the globe, particularly in South America. On [click to continue...]

58 Dispensary Inspections, 2 Closures in Oregon

Oregon health inspectors have made 58 surprise visits to medical marijuana dispensaries since late May, [click to continue...]