DC Medical Marijuana Business News:

August 7, 2014

Washington DC to Vote on Legalizing Marijuana

The nation's capital will join Alaska and Oregon with a measure on the November ballot to legalize recreational cannabis. Washington DC election officials certified enough signatures on Wednesday to put [click to continue...]

July 21, 2014

From New Mexico to New Jersey: How to Survive in Highly Restrictive MMJ Markets

By Marijuana Business Daily staff The biggest challenge for medical marijuana dispensaries in many markets is keeping up with enormous demand and managing rapid growth. But for entrepreneurs in states [click to continue...]

June 13, 2014

Washington DC Looks to Throw MMJ Businesses a Lifeline

Lawmakers in Washington DC are poised to loosen the city's restrictive medical marijuana program, which would provide a lifeline to local cannabis businesses that are struggling to survive. During two [click to continue...]

October 24, 2013

How Washington DC Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Overcome Harsh Business Conditions

Washington DC’s medical marijuana industry is off to a slow start, with surprisingly low patient numbers, minimal participation by doctors and stringent regulations causing headaches for the first crop of [click to continue...]

September 23, 2013

Week in Review: Cannabis Legalization Measure in DC + Dispensary Delay in Vegas

Imagine if locally licensed shops selling cannabis to adults for recreational use were allowed to crop up in the shadow of the very agencies responsible for spearheading the nation's decades-long [click to continue...]

July 30, 2013

First 3 Washington DC Marijuana Dispensaries Open, But Initial Market Size is Miniscule

The first dispensaries have finally opened their doors in the nation's capital, jump-starting a new MMJ market and representing a symbolic step forward for an industry that is still deemed [click to continue...]

February 21, 2013

Major Milestone: 1st Washington DC Marijuana Dispensary Slated to Open After Long Delays

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Washington DC plans to open its doors this April, kick-starting a new market that has been beset by delays and challenges for several years. [click to continue...]

December 18, 2012

East Coast MMJ Update: DC Cannabis Program Advances, MA Cities Seek Delays of 6-9 Months

Some good and bad news regarding medical marijuana on the East Coast: The nation's capital could get its first dispensary this spring, but Massachusetts might have to wait longer than [click to continue...]

September 25, 2012

Washington DC Medical Marijuana Program ‘Stuck in the Mud,’ Dispensaries & Growers in Limbo

After numerous delays and setbacks, Washington DC's medical marijuana program made significant strides last spring when the city selected six cultivation and four dispensary finalists to move forward in the [click to continue...]

June 12, 2012

Washington DC Marijuana Program Kicks Into High Gear as Officials Announce Dispensary Finalists

The budding medical cannabis industry in Washington DC has taken a big step forward this week, with health officials approving their first marijuana dispensary applications. The individuals and groups behind four [click to continue...]

April 2, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Medical Cannabis Growers Get Good News + Lowering Risk in MMJ

Washington DC dominated medical cannabis news late last week, with lawmakers finally choosing six groups to grow medical marijuana in the nation's capital. It's a positive sign for the industry [click to continue...]

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Illinois Releases Final MMJ Application Forms

Aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs in Illinois now have access to official license application documents. The state's [click to continue...]

I-502 Ban Passes First Test

A judge in Washington State has upheld a municipality's authority to ban marijuana retailers, though [click to continue...]

Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]