Colorado Medical and Recreational Marijuana News:

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 15, 2015

Newest Infused Product: Cannabis Lubricant

It seems there’s no limit to what can be infused with THC. Starting next week, Colorado consumers will be able to purchase a marijuana-infused lubricant called Foria, just in time [click to continue...]

January 13, 2015

Acquisitions, Consolidation and Building a $10M Business: Q&A With Rec Shop Owner Bruce Nassau

By John Schroyer Bruce Nassau doesn't think of himself as a typical marijuana business owner. But the former cable television industry insider is doing something right. Nassau partnered with his [click to continue...]

January 8, 2015

Touchdown! NFL Playoffs Could Boost CO, WA Rec Sales

Recreational marijuana shops could score big this weekend with both Colorado and Washington State set to host NFL playoff games. Cannabis stores in Denver are expecting a boost in sales [click to continue...]

January 6, 2015

10 Key Data-Driven Trends From Colorado’s 1st Year of Recreational Marijuana Sales

By John Schroyer Last year was one for the history books, as the first stores sold recreational marijuana to consumers beginning on New Year's Day 2014 in Colorado. While there [click to continue...]

December 24, 2014

Rec Stores in CO City Prepare for Extra Tax Burden

Cannabis shops in Colorado’s third-largest city face higher tax rates heading into the new year, which some business owners say will drive up the price of legal cannabis well above [click to continue...]

December 23, 2014

Most Colorado Border States Sitting Out Marijuana Lawsuit

Although Oklahoma and Nebraska attacked Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry last week in a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court, other nearby conservative states are more hesitant to jump on board. [click to continue...]

December 19, 2014

Week in Review: CO Rec Law Under Attack, Tribes Explore MMJ & Anchorage Ban Fails

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Oklahoma and Nebraska attempt to overturn Colorado's recreational marijuana law, Native American tribes begin weighing whether to sell medical cannabis, and Anchorage tosses [click to continue...]

December 18, 2014

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s recreational cannabis law, arguing that it creates a “dangerous gap” in federal marijuana policies and [click to continue...]

December 17, 2014

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy of medical marijuana for a variety of ailments, a move that eventually could help boost [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Week in Review: Federal MJ Moves + Memo to Tobacco Industry on Cannabis & Rec Sales Data

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Congress addresses some major marijuana issues, a Wall Street firm offers advice to Big Tobacco about cannabis, and the nation's first two recreational [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...]