US Medical Marijuana Business News:

April 15, 2014

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 handling of recreational marijuana so far but stressed that the government is ready to crack [click to read more...]

March 10, 2014

Guest Column: Top Technological Game-Changers for Cannabis Growers

By Van McConnon Get ready for the new era of cannabis cultivation. Technology is triggering a sea change in the way marijuana is grown, allowing cultivation sites to lower costs, [click to read more...]

February 24, 2014

Guest Column: Brand Names Key to Priming a Marijuana Business for National Expansion

By Mary L. Shapiro As momentum for marijuana legalization grows across the country, the national commercialization of cannabis is no longer a pipe dream. In fact, it could become a [click to read more...]

January 31, 2014

Week in Review: Intense Media Spotlight on Marijuana Bodes Well For Cannabis Industry

By Chris Walsh Marijuana is all over the news these days. You're just as likely to come across a story on the cannabis industry in the Wall Street Journal or [click to read more...]

January 24, 2014

Week in Review: Avalanche of Support for Marijuana From Obama, High-Profile Politicians

By Chris Walsh If the cannabis business hadn't already crossed into the realm of legitimacy, a good case can be made that it has now. Four prominent political figures across [click to read more...]

January 10, 2014

Week in Review: Banking at Boiling Point, But Positive Signs for Payment Processing & Financing

By Chris Walsh Enough is enough. The federal government's strategy of pressuring financial institutions to shut out the cannabis industry is creating bigger risks for marijuana companies - as well [click to read more...]

December 20, 2013

Wyoming Marijuana Bill in the Works

Could one of America’s most conservative states legalize medical marijuana? In Wyoming, where possession of 3 ounces or more of marijuana is considered a felony worthy of a five-year prison [click to read more...]

December 19, 2013

Pharmacies Should Sell Cannabis, Poll Says

Most Americans think marijuana should be distributed via pharmacies if legalized for recreational use, though many are also amenable to sales at cannabis-specific shops and, surprisingly, liquor stores. These are [click to read more...]

December 16, 2013

Guest Column: 5 Ways Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Businesses Lose Money

By Van McConnon Medical marijuana growers typically are not business people. They focus on pumping out high-quality product rather than on dollars and cents, maximizing efficiency and keeping expenses in [click to read more...]

December 12, 2013

Video Game Teaches Cannabis Cultivation Business Basics

The marijuana business is moving to the computer screen. A new video game called Growism allows players to simulate many aspects of cultivating medical marijuana indoors, from dealing with environmental [click to read more...]

December 12, 2013

High-Level Cannabis Banking Discussion Held

A watershed moment for cannabis banking could be on the horizon. A group of finance leaders, federal regulators and law enforcement officials met today in Washington DC for a closed-door [click to read more...]

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7 Bid for Delaware Dispensary License

Delaware has received seven applications for the single dispensary license up for grabs. Officials with [click to read more...]

Marijuana Supporters, Opponents Cheer Delay in AK Legalization Vote

Both marijuana advocates and opponents are hailing a delay in Alaska's vote to legalize marijuana [click to read more...]

200+ Cannabis Business Applications Filed in Southern Nevada

Entrepreneurs in southern Nevada are lining up by the hundreds to get in on the [click to read more...]

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...]