Colorado Medical and Recreational Marijuana News:

February 25, 2015

Fears of Marijuana Price Crash, ‘Bloodbath’ in Colorado as Regulatory Changes Take Hold

By John Schroyer Last October brought a dramatic change to Colorado's recreational marijuana market when the state axed its vertical integration rule and opened up the industry to new players. [click to continue...]

February 20, 2015

Week in Review: IRS Penalty Fight, Wait-and-See in Washington State & 2 More MJ Lawsuits

By John Schroyer The IRS refuses to budge on a controversial - and confounding - tax penalty, officials in one Washington city give medical marijuana businesses a break, and two [click to continue...]

February 19, 2015

New Federal Lawsuits Aim to Quash CO Marijuana Industry

Oklahoma and Nebraska aren’t alone anymore in their fight to upend Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry. A new player, the Washington DC-based Safe Streets Alliance, has filed a pair of lawsuits [click to continue...]

February 19, 2015

High-Profile Cannabis Store Behind Nation’s First Rec Sale on Market for $2 Million

By John Schroyer 3D Cannabis Center, which garnered worldwide media attention when it conducted what is largely regarded as the nation's first state-legal recreational marijuana sale, is on the market. [click to continue...]

February 16, 2015

Chart of the Week: Monthly Medical, Recreational Marijuana Sales in Colorado

By Marijuana Business Daily staff So much for initial concerns that recreational cannabis would end up being a novelty. The rec industry had a meteoric rise in Colorado, with sales [click to continue...]

February 12, 2015

HempMeds to Add 100 Employees as Part of Expansion

HempMeds, a subsidiary of Medical Marijuana Inc., is planning some aggressive moves to expand this year. The company said it expects to add roughly 100 employees in 2015 to its [click to continue...]

February 12, 2015

Colorado Marijuana Industry Firing on All Cylinders as Annual Sales Hit $700M

By John Schroyer Behold, the power of cannabis. Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado generated nearly $700 million in marijuana revenues last year, when the state became the first [click to continue...]

February 11, 2015

Brewery and Rec Shop Teaming Up

Call it a business match made in heaven. A well-known Colorado microbrewery is teaming up with a long-established marijuana shop with a new marketing strategy targeting both beer drinkers and [click to continue...]

February 11, 2015

Marijuana Business Accelerator Raises $1.2 Million

It seems like marijuana investors are practically falling from the sky these days. CanopyBoulder, a new Colorado-based business accelerator focused on helping ancillary cannabis companies, has already raised $1.2 million [click to continue...]

February 4, 2015

Grower Uses Classical Music to Enhance Potency

Chopin, Beethoven and plenty of other classical composers are played on a daily basis to dozens of cannabis plants in a grow room owned by the Denver medical marijuana dispensary [click to continue...]

February 3, 2015

CO Report on Impact of Marijuana Use Could Hurt MJ Industry

A 188-page report issued in Colorado that highlights the negative health effects of marijuana use could give anti-cannabis groups fodder to oppose legalization and the MJ industry itself. The report [click to continue...]

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Insurance Firms Urged to Craft MJ Policies

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Mainstream insurance companies should start crafting policies to cover legal marijuana businesses as the industry [click to continue...]

DC Bans Consumption at Private Clubs

In a bid to curtail premature business opportunities tied to recreational marijuana, city leaders in [click to continue...]

$36 Million Raised for Ohio MJ Legalization

A group in Ohio┬áhas already raised $36 million for a proposed ballot measure that would [click to continue...]

PharmaCann Poised to Hold Most IL Licenses

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After a medical marijuana company abandoned its cultivation license on Monday in an area west [click to continue...]

WA Could Outlaw Marijuana Vending Machines

Washington State entrepreneurs hoping to sell marijuana through vending machines or drive-up windows took a [click to continue...]

Cannabis Producers Have New Worry: Stoned Rabbits

Cannabis businesses face opposition from anti-marijuana advocates worried about the drug falling into the hands [click to continue...]

Nevada Senator: Secrecy in MMJ Licensing Process a ‘Disaster’

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Nearly 40% of the 519 businesses that applied for medical cannabis business licenses in Nevada [click to continue...]

Florida’s Second Stab at CBD Rules Questioned

Florida is having a hard time figuring out rules for its CBD industry. The state [click to continue...]

Maine Medical Cannabis Sales Total $16.2M

Dispensaries in Maine sold an estimated $16.2 million worth of medical cannabis last year, while [click to continue...]

Oregon Agency Weighs in on MMJ, Rec Rules

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Oregon could keep medical marijuana completely separate from recreational cannabis when retail sales begin next [click to continue...]

Missouri Awards Hemp Cultivation Licenses

Missouri has joined the growing number of states legalizing CBD-based medicines. The state awarded cultivation [click to continue...]

150K Pounds of Legal Marijuana Sold in CO Last Year

Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado sold nearly 150,000 pounds of marijuana flower last [click to continue...]

Medical Cannabis Demand Outweighing Supply in DC

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Recreational marijuana has dominated headlines out of Washington DC this week, as the use, possession [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over MMJ Licensing Process in Illinois

A company that got turned down for one of the Illinois’ 21 medical marijuana cultivation [click to continue...]