Medical Marijuana Business & Legal Experts Speak Out:

October 28, 2014

Expert: Liability Lawsuits Next Challenge for Edibles Companies

A Seattle attorney warned hundreds of industry insiders at a business conference on Tuesday that liability lawsuits are a real danger, especially when it comes to edibles. “Product liability is [click to continue...]

October 6, 2014

Guest Column: Canada’s MMJ Program Off to Great Start, but Applicants Face a New Reality

By Paul Rosen Canada's medical marijuana industry has experienced significant growth, improvement and refinement since the county overhauled its cannabis program in June 2013. Under Health Canada’s exceptional oversight, Canada [click to continue...]

September 30, 2014

Patient Decries High Cannabis Prices in Connecticut

At least one outspoken cancer patient in Connecticut has been brought to tears by what she considers a huge disappointment in the state’s medical marijuana system. Tracey Gamer Fanning, in [click to continue...]

September 23, 2014

Projection: $3B in Taxes if Every State Legalizes Cannabis

The liberalization of marijuana laws across the United States has led to increased tax revenue at the state and local level, but the amount generated so far is just the [click to continue...]

June 24, 2014

Washington Retail Stores To Open July 8

Washington’s Liquor Control Board finally provided a firm date for the program’s debut after several weeks of industry speculation. The state’s recreational cannabis industry will officially begin July 8. According [click to continue...]

June 3, 2014

Federal Cannabis Trademark Policies Hypocritical, Lawyer Says

Companies that make cannabis-infused products should be allowed to trademark their products since the federal government itself owns a patent for medical treatment using cannabinoids, a lawyer argued at a [click to continue...]

June 3, 2014

Connecticut Grows Resemble Pharmaceutical Factories

Medical marijuana cultivators in Connecticut operate in one of the most tightly regulated environments in the industry, and at least one grower likens his setup to a pharmaceutical factory. “We [click to continue...]

April 2, 2014

Guest Column: Vertical Integration Benefits Outweigh Drawbacks

By Becky DeKeuster Vertical integration is terrible for our industry. It leads to enormous burdens during the startup phase, creates mistrust between small farmers and the retail outlets that cannot [click to continue...]

October 23, 2013

Scott Dittman: Cannabis Cultivation Techniques, Equipment & Efficiency Evolving at Rapid Pace

By Scott Dittman The growth and evolution of the medical cannabis industry has been as fascinating as it has been fast-moving, and nowhere is that more true than on the [click to continue...]

October 4, 2013

Genifer Murray: Mandatory Cannabis Testing Laws Will Cause Ripples Across Industry

By Genifer Murray Testing is currently voluntary in most medical marijuana states. As a result, the lion’s share of dispensaries bypass it entirely, coming up with any number of excuses [click to continue...]

September 18, 2013

Kerry Blasdel: 6 Steps to Finding Real Estate For Your MMC

By Kerry Blasdel Note: This is the second in a two-part column on real estate issues for existing MMJ businesses. The hunt for MMJ dispensary and recreational retail real estate [click to continue...]

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Multi-state MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]

Bill Would Allow VA Docs To Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

1000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

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The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]

Congressional GOP Not Likely to Block DC Marijuana Legalization

In what must come as a relief for cannabis enthusiasts in the nation’s capital, The [click to continue...]

Two Rec Legalization Measures Possible on Maine Ballot for 2016

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Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a [click to continue...]

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

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Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might [click to continue...]

California Attorney General Says Cannabis Legalization `Inevitable’

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said cannabis legalization in the state is “inevitable” as advocates [click to continue...]

Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 [click to continue...]

Final Rhode Island Dispensary Opens Wednesday

The smallest state in the nation will get its third and final medical marijuana dispensary [click to continue...]

OR Cities to Push Legislature on Local MJ Taxes

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One of the ways backers of recreational cannabis sales in Oregon planned to fight the [click to continue...]