US Medical Marijuana Business News:

September 12, 2014

Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues

As the 2014 election approaches, politicians are increasingly comfortable addressing marijuana issues as part of their campaigns. It’s a positive indicator that the 2016 election cycle, including the race for [click to continue...]

September 10, 2014

Appraising a Marijuana Business: Q&A With Valuations Expert Ronald Seigneur

By Chris Walsh How do you assess the value of a cannabis company? This is one of the most vexing questions for investors and marijuana business owners alike. It’s exceedingly [click to continue...]

September 9, 2014

Report: Notable Cannabis Opponents Have Ties to Big Pharma

Several academics and researchers who oppose cannabis have worked with pharmaceutical companies that could take a hit if marijuana is legalized. A report in VICE.com details some of these connections, [click to continue...]

August 27, 2014

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a meager 46.3 pounds of cannabis annually for research purposes. But this week, the agency formalized [click to continue...]

August 14, 2014

Marijuana Business Media Adds Reporter

Marijuana Business Media, the parent company of Marijuana Business Daily, announced today that reporter John Schroyer has joined its editorial staff. Schroyer will cover business, financial and legal issues of [click to continue...]

August 13, 2014

105 Banks Working With Cannabis Industry

Banking guidelines handed down by the Obama administration earlier this year are “having the intended effect” of encouraging more financial institutions to do business with the cannabis industry, according to [click to continue...]

August 13, 2014

Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder to Keynote Marijuana Conference

Ben Cohen, co-founder of the iconic ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s, will keynote the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo this November in Las Vegas. Cohen will share his entrepreneurial [click to continue...]

August 12, 2014

Energy Efficiency Elusive in Rec States

Energy could quickly become a major issue for cultivators in recreational cannabis markets. Neither Colorado nor Washington State has devoted much time to figuring out how to satisfy the huge [click to continue...]

August 8, 2014

Cost of Marijuana vs. Beer in All U.S. States

In a unique research project of great interest to cannabis entrepreneurs, The Washington Post has published a comparison of the price of beer in all U.S. states to the cost [click to continue...]

August 7, 2014

Survey Reveals Cannabis Use by State

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the nation, but it also provides entrepreneurs in the recreational marijuana space with the highest percentage of cannabis users by population. The [click to continue...]

August 6, 2014

Support for Marijuana Legalization, Cannabis Businesses Pouring in From Many Corners

By Chris Walsh The drumbeat of support for marijuana legalization has been growing steadily over the past year. But it’s become noticeably louder in the last few weeks, with everyone [click to continue...]

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New Poll Good News for D.C. Marijuana Legalization

A ballot measure to legalize possession of marijuana in Wasington, D.C. got a boost on [click to continue...]

WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses

Washington State is warning dozens of applicants for recreational marijuana business licenses that their chance [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Over ‘Pot Pavilion’ Highlights New Cannabis Business Risks

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A Colorado marijuana edibles company is under increasing heat as a lawsuit filed against its [click to continue...]

Lobbying Group Turns Tables on Overconsumption Story

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is using a now-infamous first person account of excessive cannabis [click to continue...]

Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure

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Mjardin Management isn’t exactly an original idea, given that it’s a consulting and management company [click to continue...]

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

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An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado’s cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida [click to continue...]

Legalization Bill on Tap in New York

A Democratic state senator in New York is planning to introduce a bill next year [click to continue...]

IL Lawmaker Defends Secrecy-Shrouded Application Process

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Illinois is keeping information about applicants for medical marijuana business permits completely confidential, ostensibly to [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Opponents Buy $1.6M in TV Ads

Opponents of the push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida recently announced a $1.6 million [click to continue...]

Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues

As the 2014 election approaches, politicians are increasingly comfortable addressing marijuana issues as part of [click to continue...]

Oregon Cities Levy Taxes in Hopes of Rec Law Passage

News about medical marijuana, pot shops and cannabis in Oregon

For many voters, a key selling point of recreational cannabis legalization is the possible tax [click to continue...]