Dispensary Business News:

March 3, 2014

Thousands Apply for Licenses to Work in CO’s Rec Industry

People are still lining up around the block to work in Colorado's recreational marijuana industry. According to the state's Marijuana Enforcement Division  (MED), the office sees between 70-90 people each [click to continue...]

February 28, 2014

‘Reasonable Cause’ in Maine Marijuana Labor Case

It appears there could be some truth to allegations that the largest marijuana provider in Maine violated labor laws. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has found "reasonable cause" that [click to continue...]

February 28, 2014

Week In Review: Promoting Good Recreational Consumer Etiquette

By Fred Dreier Colorado’s retail marijuana industry has enjoyed overwhelmingly positive press through its first two months, with the program’s better-than-expected sales figures and optimistic tax projections grabbing headlines. But [click to continue...]

February 26, 2014

Chicago’s Zoning Rules Could Prohibit Dispensaries

Chicago’s strict zoning rules for medical marijuana dispensaries could prohibit the shops from operating within the city limits altogether. That’s the argument of Ed Burke, dean of the Chicago City [click to continue...]

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...]

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Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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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...]