US Medical Marijuana Business News:

October 13, 2014

Insights Into the Cannabusiness Banking Situation: Q&A With Attorney Ned Frisius

By John Schroyer If you run a marijuana-related company, chances are you've experienced some difficulties opening - and keeping - a bank account. Finding a financial institution willing to work [click to continue...]

September 25, 2014

Marijuana Conference Accepting Applications for Investor Pitch Event

Cannabis entrepreneurs can now submit applications to take part in an investor pitch session at the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Las Vegas this November. The deadline for applications [click to continue...]

September 15, 2014

Guest Column: Food Safety Strategies for Cannabis Edibles Manufacturers

By Maureen McNamara There are many aspects of running an edibles company that demand attention, from regulatory compliance and product consistency to packaging and financial issues. With all this on [click to continue...]

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...]

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Feds Raid Pair of Dispensaries in LA

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The Drug Enforcement Administration raided a pair of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles on [click to continue...]

Seattle Church Sues to Close Rec Shop

Remember the church in Seattle that began staging protests outside the city’s second legal recreational [click to continue...]

San Diego Shuts Down 4 More Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing its quest to close down illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Four more [click to continue...]

Russian Cannabis Firm Buys Ebola.com for $200K

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This may be the strangest marijuana-related story you read all week. A Russian cannabis company [click to continue...]

WA Sheriff: Rec Marijuana is Working

A Washington State sheriff has a message about marijuana for Oregon voters. “The sky hasn’t [click to continue...]

Uruguay Presidential Candidate Would Scale Back Legal Marijuana

The first country in the world to fully legalize the sale and possession of recreational [click to continue...]

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

Graphic of federal warning to dispensary

Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department [click to continue...]

Nevada Will Weigh Rec Marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to [click to continue...]

CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state [click to continue...]

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

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Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next [click to continue...]

Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday to [click to continue...]

3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]