News on Cannabis Industry Vendors, Suppliers & Ancillary Firms:

March 31, 2014

Greenhouse Technology Shakes Up Economics of Cannabis Cultivation

By Fred Dreier Lured by the prospect of cutting electricity costs, more marijuana entrepreneurs are pursuing greenhouse cultivation facilities. Greenhouse manufacturers claim that their structures can save anywhere from 25% [click to read more...]

March 28, 2014

Fodor’s Travel Helps Cannatourists Know How, Where to Buy

Fodor's Travel wants tourists in Colorado to get the most out of their recreational marijuana experience. The company - which publishes travel books for consumers - recently posted a page [click to read more...]

March 27, 2014

SEC Suspends Trading of Cannabis Stock

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted trading of a cannabis company's stock over concerns that "undisclosed affiliates and shareholders" unlawfully distributed shares. Advanced Cannabis Solutions - which [click to read more...]

March 25, 2014

Colorado Lawyers Cleared to Work With Cannabis Clients

Lawyers in Colorado can now help cannabis clients to the fullest extent of their professional abilities, without fearing ethics sanctions or discipline. On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court approved a [click to read more...]

March 20, 2014

New Marijuana Digital Currencies: Adoption, Legality Unclear

Following the lead of the online currency Bitcoin, two new digital payment options have entered the cryptocurrency market, and both are aimed squarely at the marijuana industry. The developers of [click to read more...]

March 19, 2014

Marijuana Packaging Companies Compete With Differing Business Models

By Fred Dreier The glass jars, opaque bags and other packaging material that contain cannabis have become more important to dispensary businesses as the U.S. marijuana market has grown. Packaging [click to read more...]

March 19, 2014

Cannabis-Friendly Landlord Finalizes $4.6 Million Deal

One of Arizona's largest real estate deals in 2014 has closed, and the property is specifically designed to attract medical marijuana tenants. Zoned Properties, a real estate company and landlord [click to read more...]

March 11, 2014

Job Fair Approach Comes to Cannabusiness Industry

The rapid growth of Colorado's cannabis industry has created a greater demand for labor. The vape pen company Openvape believes it can alleviate that demand. Openvape will host a job [click to read more...]

February 17, 2014

Concentrates Makers Struggle With Low-Level Competitors

By Fred Dreier Brandon Hamilton, owner of a Seattle-based cannabis concentrates company called WAM Oil, was concerned with the way his products were being marketed and then sold at area [click to read more...]

February 13, 2014

Publications Sue Over Colorado Advertising Rules

Do Colorado’s laws governing recreational cannabis advertising violate the right to free speech? That’s the focus of a new lawsuit launched by marijuana magazine High Times and Denver-based weekly newspaper [click to read more...]

February 5, 2014

MMJ Takes to the Boston-area Airwaves

Marijuana marketing may be taking a step toward mainstream promotions. An ancillary medical marijuana education company called the New England Grass Roots Institute has found a Boston-area radio station, WBOS-FM, [click to read more...]

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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...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can't seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

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 [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) [click to read more...]

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state's medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules [click to read more...]

Denver Rec Shop Projects $10M-$12M in 2014 Sales

The owner of one of Colorado's largest recreational marijuana stores projects his 2014 revenues will [click to read more...]

GrowLife Trading Halted by SEC, Cannabis Stocks Drop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted stock trading for GrowLife Inc. (PHOT), [click to read more...]

Boston Mayor Aims to Block Dispensaries

Boston mayor Martin Walsh will try to block the city's two planned medical marijuana dispensaries, [click to read more...]