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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...]

August 27, 2013

Guest Column: 8 Reasons Existing Medical Marijuana Businesses Need a New Location

By Kerry Blasdel Note: This is the first in a two-part column on real estate issues for existing MMJ businesses. Finding a suitable location is often one of the biggest [click to continue...]

August 7, 2013

Guest Column: Due Diligence Important When Starting Cannabis Concentrates Product Line

By Andy Joseph Medical marijuana is quickly transitioning into a mainstream industry, as evidenced by the growing acceptance of MMJ across the country and the passage of favorable cannabis laws [click to continue...]

July 18, 2013

Guest Column: Weed? Marijuana? Cannabis? Word Choice Crucial for MMJ Entrepreneurs

By Roy Kaufmann Ever wonder how “global warming” became “climate change?” Or how the estate tax morphed into the “death tax?” The short answer: Frank Luntz, one of the most [click to continue...]

July 3, 2013

Chris Walsh: Cannabis Leaders Threaten Industry Progress By Carrying, Using Marijuana When Traveling

By Chris Walsh Get a group of medical marijuana professionals together, and it’s just a matter of time before someone flicks a lighter and sends the unmistakable scent of cannabis [click to continue...]

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4 More Retail Marijuana Stores to Open in Seattle

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The Emerald City is finally about to get its second recreational marijuana shop, while three [click to continue...]

3-D Printing Creates New Cannabusiness Opportunity

The marijuana industry has spawned a seemingly endless number of ancillary businesses, and the newest [click to continue...]

Montana City’s MMJ Industry Thriving

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Montana’s once-burgeoning medical marijuana sector unraveled quickly several years ago due to legal issues, but [click to continue...]

Dozens of New Regulations on Colorado Cannabis Businesses

If you work in the marijuana industry in Colorado, brace yourself. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement [click to continue...]

Legal Hemp Harvest Underway in Kentucky

Remember that 250-pound bag of imported hemp seeds customs officials detained in Kentucky earlier this [click to continue...]

Casino Giant Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Nevada MMJ Company

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The company that runs some of the most well-known casinos in Las Vegas has filed [click to continue...]

No Bankruptcy Protection for Cannabis Companies, Judges Rule

Marijuana businesses across the country, take heed: If your venture doesn’t pan out, don’t count [click to continue...]

Attorney General Holder Questions Marijuana’s Classification

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is resigning from his post later this year, suggested [click to continue...]

Marijuana Conference Accepting Applications for Investor Pitch Event

Cannabis entrepreneurs can now submit applications to take part in an investor pitch session at [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Bill Clears Senate, but Challenges Remain

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Though a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania won overwhelming support in the state [click to continue...]

369 MMJ Business Applications Submitted in Illinois

Illinois received 369 applications from entrepreneurs seeking licenses to open medical marijuana businesses, according to [click to continue...]

Bogus Texas Marijuana Legalization Story Dupes Thousands

A fake news site duped thousands of online readers into believing – at least for [click to continue...]

Maryland Weighs $125K Fee for Cultivators, $40K for Dispensaries

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A Maryland commission has proposed charging annual fees of $125,000 a year for cultivators and [click to continue...]

MMJ Sales Commence in Connecticut

Connecticut’s first two medical marijuana dispensaries have formally opened their doors to customers, ending a [click to continue...]