Colorado Medical Marijuana News:

April 16, 2014

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile raid by federal agents back in November. The state sent notices of application denial to [click to read more...]

April 14, 2014

Denver Rec Shop Projects $10M-$12M in 2014 Sales

The owner of one of Colorado's largest recreational marijuana stores projects his 2014 revenues will more than double his sales as a medical marijuana dispensary. Andy Williams, owner of the [click to read more...]

April 9, 2014

Recreational Sales Rise 5%, But Actual Growth Much Bigger

Sales at Colorado recreational marijuana shops rose 5% in February to hit $15.1 million, according to an extrapolation of the latest tax data released by the state. The figures are [click to read more...]

April 8, 2014

Colorado Governor Lowers Cannabis Tax Forecast

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has scaled back his cannabis tax revenue estimates by about 15%, saying he wants to take a more conservative approach amid wildly different market projections. The [click to read more...]

April 4, 2014

Dozens of Drought-Stricken Colorado Farmers Attend Hemp Symposium

Applications to grow industrial hemp in Colorado are due in to the state's Department of agriculture by May 1st. Based on attendance at last night's Hemp Farming Symposium in Adams [click to read more...]

April 4, 2014

If I Did It Over Again: Tough Lessons From Colorado’s Recreational Entrepreneurs

By Fred Dreier It's been three months since Colorado flipped the switch on its recreational marijuana industry. During that time, the entrepreneurs at the forefront of retail cannabis have learned [click to read more...]

March 28, 2014

Fodor’s Travel Helps Cannatourists Know How, Where to Buy

Fodor's Travel wants tourists in Colorado to get the most out of their recreational marijuana experience. The company - which publishes travel books for consumers - recently posted a page [click to read more...]

March 27, 2014

As Industry Grows, So Does Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division

As Colorado's recreational marijuana industry grows, so must the regulatory bureau overseeing it. The Marijuana Enforcement Division hopes to expand to 55 employees from its current number of 30. It [click to read more...]

March 26, 2014

Utah Legalizes Purchase of MMJ Extracts

Utah residents who suffer from severe epilepsy can now purchase CBD-rich medical marijuana extracts from other states and use it when they return home without fear of prosecution. However, laws [click to read more...]

March 25, 2014

Colorado Lawyers Cleared to Work With Cannabis Clients

Lawyers in Colorado can now help cannabis clients to the fullest extent of their professional abilities, without fearing ethics sanctions or discipline. On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court approved a [click to read more...]

March 17, 2014

Increasingly Competitive – and Qualified – Cannabusiness Labor Market

By Fred Dreier The disparity between jobs and job seekers at a marijuana-focused career fair in Colorado last week highlights a shift in cannabusiness labor dynamics. The event - hosted [click to read more...]

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Health Canada Recalls Medical Marijuana

Health Canada has initiated the country's first medical marijuana recall. Earlier this week, British Columbia-based [click to read more...]

Tommy Chong Signs on With Colorado Cannabis Store

Actor and longtime marijuana advocate Tommy Chong is diving head-first into the business side of [click to read more...]

Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it [click to read more...]

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state's lack of oversight on testing labs [click to read more...]

Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis [click to read more...]

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City's Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can't seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation's top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State's [click to read more...]