US Medical Marijuana Business News:

October 29, 2014

A Business Icon’s Thoughts on the Marijuana Industry: Q&A With Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder

By Chris Walsh Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield developed one of the most iconic consumer brands in the country by using high-end ingredients, unique packaging and creative flavors with memorable [click to continue...]

October 20, 2014

Guest Column: Cultivation Conundrum – Expanding Grow Facilities Sustainably and Cost-Effectively

By Noel Remigio How do you design and build a marijuana grow facility to meet the legal and practical demands of the market today, while looking ahead to future business [click to continue...]

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...]

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Oregon Rec Legalization a Coin Flip

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Recreational marijuana could be a nail-biter in Oregon on Election Day. A poll released this [click to continue...]

Chile Plants First Medical Cannabis Crop

The first legal medical marijuana plants were seeded in Chile on Wednesday as part of [click to continue...]

Maryland Delays Vote on MMJ Regs, Plans to Lower Fees

A Maryland commission postponed a final vote on medical marijuana regulations, saying the 15-member panel [click to continue...]

Super-Potent Strain a Top Seller in WA

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High-potency strains are a big hit with customers in Washington State’s new recreational market, it [click to continue...]

CO Company Sues Shareholder Over Trading Halt

A publicly traded cannabis company has filed suit against a major shareholder, alleging he caused [click to continue...]

Expert: Liability Lawsuits Next Challenge for Edibles Companies

A Seattle attorney warned hundreds of industry insiders at a business conference on Tuesday that [click to continue...]

‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites

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Police officers and federal agents raided multiple marijuana growing operations in Denver on Tuesday, saying [click to continue...]

Former FBI Official Joins Cannabis Company’s Board

Medbox Inc., a publicly traded software and consulting firm that makes marijuana dispensing machines, has [click to continue...]

NM Marijuana Grower Loses Bid to Reopen Licensing Process

Mark Springer really wants to grow medical marijuana in New Mexico. So much so that [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Campaign Tells TV Stations to Pull Ad

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The group behind Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure has sent a cease-and-desist letter to local [click to continue...]

Group With Ties to Koch Brothers Promotes Marijuana Candidate

A candidate in the North Carolina U.S. Senate race is getting some help from an [click to continue...]

CO Company Releases Cannabis Testing Kit for Halloween

A Colorado company is capitalizing on concerns that marijuana-infused candy will wind up in the [click to continue...]

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...]