Medical Marijuana Business & Legal Experts Speak Out:

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...]

June 14, 2013

Aaron Smith: 5 Ways Marijuana Businesses Can Secure a Future for the Cannabis Industry

By Aaron Smith Last week, more than 30 cannabis business leaders from across the country joined several influential lawmakers in the nation’s capital to call on Congress to change federal [click to continue...]

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Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois' medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

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Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday's deadline, according to [click to continue...]

PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

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A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder [click to continue...]

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota's medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles [click to continue...]

Moody’s: WA Rec Sales Could Fall Short of Projections

Initial recreational cannabis sales in Washington State could fall "well short" of expectations due to [click to continue...]

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Bill Approved for Ballot

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Oregon voters will get another shot at legalizing recreational marijuana. The state announced Tuesday that [click to continue...]

Infused Products, Extracts Guidelines Released

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released business guidelines today tied to the manufacturing, packaging, [click to continue...]

IL Hospital Voices Interest in Dispensing Marijuana

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A hospital in Chicago has gone public with its desire to dispense medical cannabis. Executives [click to continue...]

Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short

A last-ditch effort to block restrictive regulations on medical cannabis businesses in San Jose, California, [click to continue...]

Poll Shows Views on CO’s Rec Program Evolving

Colorado residents still favor the state's recreational marijuana law, however their support has dropped slightly [click to continue...]

VT Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Study

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Rand Corp. is set to begin a study on the possible impacts of marijuana legislation [click to continue...]