Dispensary Business News:

February 7, 2014

More Dispensary Raids in SoCal

Authorities in Southern California continue to target marijuana dispensaries. On Wednesday, police in Pomona, California raided the People's First Wellness Center and seized marijuana flowers and edibles, as well as [click to continue...]

February 6, 2014

Email Marketing Under Attack in R.I.

Rhode Island’s attorney general has put the kibosh on email marketing campaigns for the medical marijuana industry there. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin contacted the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center [click to continue...]

January 31, 2014

20 Dispensary Licenses Approved in Massachusetts

Massachusetts awarded its first medical marijuana dispensary licenses on Friday, approving 20 applications in a move that will jump-start the state's MMJ industry. The first centers could start serving patients [click to continue...]

January 28, 2014

Priceline of Cannabis Launches

A new website aims to shake up the marijuana market in several states by offering Priceline-style marijuana deals at local dispensaries. Wikileaf.com allows patients and recreational customers to specify how [click to continue...]

January 27, 2014

Updated: MMJ Will Be on FL Ballot

Florida's state Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of existing language for a medical marijuana ballot measure. The decision was the final hurdle to ensuring the initiative will appear [click to continue...]

January 22, 2014

Frustration Mounts in Los Angeles as Illegal Dispensaries Defy Prop D

When Los Angeles passed a measure banning most dispensaries in the city last spring, the few MMJ centers allowed to remain open expected to see rapid growth, increased pricing power [click to continue...]

January 17, 2014

Week in Review: Turbulence in Washington State’s MMJ Industry Unfortunate, But Inevitable

By Chris Walsh Washington's medical marijuana industry could be put on life support soon, but a sliver of hope for its future emerged this week. On Monday, a lawmaker introduced [click to continue...]

January 16, 2014

Pharmacists Increasingly Want Piece of MMJ Pie

Pharmacists could take a more prominent role in the medical cannabis industry down the road as new MMJ states consider the best way to dispense the drug to patients. On [click to continue...]

January 14, 2014

Washington Bill Would Preserve MMJ Industry

Medical marijuana advocates in Washington State have proposed a bill that would allow the state’s MMJ industry to keep functioning after the implementation of I-502, the law that legalized recreational [click to continue...]

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...]

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WA Attorney General: Bans OK, but Reasoning Wrong

Two counties in Washington State can prohibit cannabis businesses, just not for the reasons they [click to continue...]

Colorado to Tighten Edibles Regulations by Nov.


Colorado's Department of Revenue has confirmed a Nov. 1 target date to require tighter regulations [click to continue...]

Chicago Solidifies Rules on Marijuana Businesses

Chicago will allow medical marijuana dispensaries in commercial and business districts - including popular tourist [click to continue...]

Connecticut Dispensaries Preparing to Open


Medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut are about to welcome their first customers, even though the [click to continue...]

Statewide CBD Delivery, Higher Fees Possible in Florida

Updated draft rules released by Florida's Department of Health suggest that regulators may allow delivery [click to continue...]

Oregon Bank Looking to Work With Marijuana Industry

An Oregon-based financial institution has confirmed it is in talks with federal and state regulators [click to continue...]

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program


Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of [click to continue...]

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. [click to continue...]

Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance


U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

Image for legalization of medical marijuana

Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization


The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]