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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...]

October 6, 2014

12 Firms Gunning for Minnesota Medical Marijuana Licenses

A dozen companies filed formal applications for medical cannabis business licenses in Minnesota by the Friday deadline, forking over $20,000 each for the opportunity to grow, process and sell medical [click to continue...]

October 3, 2014

Week in Review: Updates on 2 Forgotten MMJ States + Changes in CO & What’s Next for CA Regs

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Michigan and Montana (finally) make it into the headlines on the medical marijuana front, Colorado's cannabis industry undergoes a big shift and California lawmakers consider [click to continue...]

October 2, 2014

519 MMJ Business Applications Filed in Nevada

The final tally is in. Nevada received a total of 519 applications for medical marijuana business licenses, according to information released by the state’s health department on Thursday. The state [click to continue...]

October 2, 2014

Michigan Dispensary, Edibles Legislation Still in Limbo

Michigan lawmakers are attempting to advance a pair of bills that would re-establish a legal foundation for medical cannabis dispensaries and allow the sale of infused products. But concerns from [click to continue...]

October 1, 2014

Half of New Mexico MMJ Dispensaries to Lose Bank Accounts

Medical marijuana dispensaries in New Mexico that have gotten used to the convenience of having a bank account may be in for a rude awakening. Several credit unions in New [click to continue...]

October 1, 2014

Colorado’s Emerging Wholesale Marijuana Market: Q&A With Cannabase CEO Jennifer Beck

By John Schroyer The end of mandatory vertical integration has arrived in Colorado. Starting today, recreational cannabis retailers in the state no longer have to grow at least 70% of [click to continue...]

October 1, 2014

San Jose Considering Up to $50K in Fines on Dispensaries

San Jose is thinking about upping fines on medical marijuana dispensaries by thousands of dollars to ensure the businesses comply with strict new rules set down by the city earlier [click to continue...]

September 29, 2014

Montana City’s MMJ Industry Thriving

Montana’s once-burgeoning medical marijuana sector unraveled quickly several years ago due to legal issues, but dispensaries are thriving in one city that has taken a hands-off approach to the industry. [click to continue...]

September 29, 2014

With Rec on Horizon, California Under the Gun to Establish Medical Marijuana Regulations

By John Schroyer It ain't over till it's over. The California Legislature has tried and failed for three years running to pass a law setting up statewide regulations on the [click to continue...]

September 29, 2014

Dozens of New Regulations on Colorado Cannabis Businesses

If you work in the marijuana industry in Colorado, brace yourself. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) has finalized a set of roughly 30 new regulations including everything from testing [click to continue...]

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Pennsylvania MMJ Efforts Get Big Boost From Governor

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The chances that Pennsylvania could become one of the next states to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Prominent Investment Firm Pumps Money Into Cannabis Tech Company

Another mainstream investment firm is hoping to cash in on the cannabis industry. Tao Capital [click to continue...]

Plan to Open 1st Alaska ‘Dispensary’ Draws Criticism

The former TV reporter who generated controversy last fall when she quit her job on-air [click to continue...]

MBank Nixes Services for Colorado MJ Companies

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Well that was quick. MBank, the Oregon-based financial institution that recently announced it would begin [click to continue...]

Florida Republican Files Proposal to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Entrepreneurs continuing the fight for medical marijuana in Florida have found an ally in Republican [click to continue...]

California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced [click to continue...]

Former Illinois Gov’s List of License Finalists Revealed

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Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who left office earlier this month without granting medical marijuana [click to continue...]

1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that [click to continue...]

Report: Cannabis Sales Rise 74% in 2014

Medical and recreational marijuana sales jumped 74% last year to hit $2.7 billion compared with [click to continue...]

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...]