US Medical Marijuana Business News:

January 29, 2015

IRS Memo Could Raise Cannabis Industry’s Tax Bill by ‘Millions and Millions’ of Dollars

By John Schroyer A new IRS memo about tax issues tied to cannabis companies could end up costing the marijuana industry millions of dollars annually, reducing already-slim profit margins for [click to continue...]

January 22, 2015

Growing Number of Banks & Credit Unions Catering to Cannabis Industry, But Challenges Remain

By John Schroyer The lack of access to traditional banking services is a constant concern in the cannabis world, but the narrative is finally starting to change. An increasing number [click to continue...]

January 19, 2015

Chart of the Week: Increasing Pace of Recreational, Medical Marijuana Legalization

By Jennifer Mann If the recent past is any indication, the cannabis industry should be optimistic for legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana at the state level in 2015 [click to continue...]

January 15, 2015

After 2014 Boom, Marijuana Investments Poised for Another Big Year

By John Schroyer The rise of recreational cannabis, the federal government's easing policies on the industry and growing public support helped fuel record investments in the marijuana sector last year. [click to continue...]

January 13, 2015

Report: Cannabis Industry Investments Rocket 942%

Talk about a growth spurt. In the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years, investments in the North American cannabis industry hit $104.5 million, according to Inc.com, which based its report on [click to continue...]

January 12, 2015

Federal Judge to Rule on Marijuana’s Schedule I Classification

The cannabis industry could gain more legal credibility when a judge in California rules next month on whether marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I narcotic is constitutional. The case involves [click to continue...]

January 8, 2015

An End to Gov’t Meddling in MJ Industry? Impact of Federal Marijuana Legislation Uncertain

By John Schroyer Tucked inside the enormous 1,600-page spending bill Congress passed last month is a key marijuana-related provision that some industry insiders say will bring about the end to [click to continue...]

January 7, 2015

Hiring, Salaries and Consumption Policies: Q&A With Founders of Viridian Staffing

By Tony C. Dreibus Hiring qualified employees is paramount to the success of any business. But finding a high-level executive, top-notch master grower or even a budtender in a nascent [click to continue...]

December 23, 2014

Low-Potency Edibles, CBD Offerings & Discreet Paraphernalia Among Top Sellers in 2014

By Tony C. Dreibus With 2014 being the first year of legal medical marijuana in several states and recreational cannabis in others, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that products [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 17, 2014

Strategies for Success: How Cannabis Businesses Can Build Relationships With Lawmakers

By Tony C. Dreibus Marijuana business owners who want to take a bigger role in legislative matters concerning the cannabis industry should go out for a long lunch - and [click to continue...]

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San Diego’s 1st Legal Dispensary Prepares for Liftoff

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After waiting more than three months for an answer, David Blair finally got the good [click to continue...]

Increased Demand for Organic Cannabis in SF

Growers and dispensaries in San Francisco are seeing a spike in demand for organic cannabis [click to continue...]

Super Bowl a Boon for Washington MMJ Business

A cannabis company in Washington State is capitalizing on the Super Bowl in a big [click to continue...]

CO Rec Stores Unloading Edibles Inventory

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In advance of new regulations for infused products in Colorado, many recreational stores in the [click to continue...]

AG Nominee Opposed to Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis businesses may face obstacles if Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the next U.S. attorney [click to continue...]

SEC Gives Green Light to Marijuana Company’s Stock Registration

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a share registration by a company that [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Efforts Get Big Boost from Governor

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The chances that Pennsylvania could become one of the next states to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Prominent Investment Firm Pumps Money Into Cannabis Tech Company

Another mainstream investment firm is hoping to cash in on the cannabis industry. Tao Capital [click to continue...]

Plan to Open 1st Alaska ‘Dispensary’ Draws Criticism

The former TV reporter who generated controversy last fall when she quit her job on-air [click to continue...]

MBank Nixes Services for Colorado MJ Companies

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Well that was quick. MBank, the Oregon-based financial institution that recently announced it would begin [click to continue...]

Florida Republican Files Proposal to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Entrepreneurs continuing the fight for medical marijuana in Florida have found an ally in Republican [click to continue...]

California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced [click to continue...]

Former Illinois Gov’s List of License Finalists Revealed

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Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who left office earlier this month without granting medical marijuana [click to continue...]

1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that [click to continue...]