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January 23, 2015

MMJ Bill Introduced in Nebraska, Despite Interstate Cannabis Lawsuit

How’s this for irony: A lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize medical cannabis in Nebraska, even though the state’s attorney general is pursuing a lawsuit against Colorado over its [click to continue...]

January 22, 2015

WA Lawmakers Weigh Rec Tax Change

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have been struggling underneath a heavy tax burden, but state lawmakers could soon deliver some relief – in stages, at least. A proposed bill being [click to continue...]

January 22, 2015

Growing Number of Banks & Credit Unions Catering to Cannabis Industry, But Challenges Remain

By John Schroyer The lack of access to traditional banking services is a constant concern in the cannabis world, but the narrative is finally starting to change. An increasing number [click to continue...]

January 21, 2015

MMJ On the Way in Jamaica?

First, the estate of legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley moved into the cannabis industry. Now, it looks like Jamaica itself could eventually set up a legal medical marijuana market. The [click to continue...]

January 21, 2015

MBank Begins Serving Colorado Marijuana Companies

MBank, an Oregon-based financial institution, has started taking deposits from marijuana companies in Colorado. The bank, which already works with cannabis businesses in Washington and dispensaries in Oregon, said it [click to continue...]

January 21, 2015

San Diego Approves Fees for MMJ Dispensaries

As part of its ongoing quest to license and regulate medical marijuana businesses, the San Diego City Council on Tuesday backed new rules that levy a minimum annual fee of [click to continue...]

January 21, 2015

Tribal Marijuana Businesses May Hurt Existing Cannabis Companies, Help Others

By Tony C. Dreibus The possibility that Native American tribes will grow and sell marijuana has some entrepreneurs concerned and others cheering. The Department of Justice said in a December [click to continue...]

January 20, 2015

Commercial Interests Dominate Florida’s MMJ Committee

The Florida committee tasked with creating regulations governing the state’s CBD industry is heavy with commercial interests, but proponents are touting the members’ experience. The 12-member panel – which will [click to continue...]

January 19, 2015

Colorado’s MMJ Program Up for Renewal

Marijuana will likely be a hot topic among lawmakers in Colorado this year, as the state’s medical cannabis program is up for renewal. The current law expires this year, which [click to continue...]

January 19, 2015

Chart of the Week: Increasing Pace of Recreational, Medical Marijuana Legalization

By Jennifer Mann If the recent past is any indication, the cannabis industry should be optimistic for legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana at the state level in 2015 [click to continue...]

January 16, 2015

Credit Union’s Cannabis Decision Paying Off

Business is brisk for a Washington State credit union that recently opened its doors to the cannabis industry. O Bee Credit Union – started in 1955 for employees and businesses [click to continue...]

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Social Media, App Sites Take Hard Line Against Cannabis Businesses

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Fearing legal repercussions if their users break the law, Instagram and Apple’s App Store are [click to continue...]

MMJ Bill Introduced in Nebraska, Despite Interstate Cannabis Lawsuit

How’s this for irony: A lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize medical cannabis in [click to continue...]

3rd Annual Marijuana Business & Investor Survey Underway

Marijuana Business Media has launched its annual survey of cannabis professionals to gather key financial, [click to continue...]

WA Lawmakers Weigh Rec Tax Change

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Washington State recreational marijuana shops have been struggling underneath a heavy tax burden, but state [click to continue...]

Union: New Jersey Dispensary Engaging in Unfair Labor Practices

A New Jersey union has filed a grievance alleging unfair labor practices against a dispensary [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Acquiring Startup Valued at Up to $243M

Medical Marijuana Inc. announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kannaway, a [click to continue...]

MMJ On the Way in Jamaica?

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First, the estate of legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley moved into the cannabis industry. Now, [click to continue...]

MBank Begins Serving Colorado Marijuana Companies

MBank, an Oregon-based financial institution, has started taking deposits from marijuana companies in Colorado. The [click to continue...]

San Diego Approves Fees for MMJ Dispensaries

As part of its ongoing quest to license and regulate medical marijuana businesses, the San [click to continue...]

Arizona MMJ Sales Triple to Hit $112M

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Medical marijuana is booming in Arizona. Dispensaries in the state recorded $112 million in medical [click to continue...]

Commercial Interests Dominate Florida’s MMJ Committee

The Florida committee tasked with creating regulations governing the state’s CBD industry is heavy with [click to continue...]

Alaska, Oregon Rec Legalization Leading to Real Estate Boom

As Alaska and Oregon get closer to establishing their respective recreational marijuana industries, business-minded enthusiasts [click to continue...]

Colorado’s MMJ Program Up for Renewal

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Marijuana will likely be a hot topic among lawmakers in Colorado this year, as the [click to continue...]

Rhode Island’s First MMJ Vape Lounge Opens

Two entrepreneurs have opened Rhode Island’s first vape lounge, a bold venture in a state [click to continue...]