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January 23, 2015

3rd Annual Marijuana Business & Investor Survey Underway

Marijuana Business Media has launched its annual survey of cannabis professionals to gather key financial, operational, business and market data about the booming MJ industry in the United States. Cannabis [click to continue...]

January 22, 2015

Medical Marijuana Inc. Acquiring Startup Valued at Up to $243M

Medical Marijuana Inc. announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kannaway, a startup hemp products company that was recently valued at up to $243 million by a [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

Rhode Island’s First MMJ Vape Lounge Opens

Two entrepreneurs have opened Rhode Island’s first vape lounge, a bold venture in a state with no defined law on such businesses. Kevin Cintorino and Ray Diao opened Elevated, the [click to continue...]

January 13, 2015

‘Wine Club for Cannabis’ Gains Traction in California

California has long been known for both world-class wines and cannabis, and an ancillary marijuana company is trying to meld the two in a new marketing strategy. A San Francisco [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...]

January 6, 2015

New York MMJ Hopefuls Spending Big Bucks on Lobbyists

Dozens of cannabis companies and entrepreneurs are shelling out thousand of dollars a month on lobbyists in New York as they gear up to compete for just five licenses to [click to continue...]

December 31, 2014

Cannabis Sativa Adds Another Former Political Bigwig

Some say that business and politics don’t mix, but one cannabis company is betting they go together just fine. Cannabis Sativa – headed by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson [click to continue...]

December 26, 2014

Week in Review: Ruling on Delivery App, Boost for MMJ Stocks + MA Businesses Gearing Up

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus A smartphone app that facilitates medical marijuana deliveries is ordered to cease operations in Los Angeles, two publicly traded companies help build credibility [click to continue...]

December 18, 2014

Marijuana Software, Technology Firms on Fire as Inventory Tracking Needs Grow

By John Schroyer As the marijuana trade has matured and moved into the limelight, one of the more pressing questions states and legitimate businesses are grappling with is how to [click to continue...]

December 16, 2014

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and a cash infusion – as part of a new business accelerator program set to launch [click to continue...]

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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...]

Report: Cannabis Sales Rise 74% in 2014

Medical and recreational marijuana sales jumped 74% last year to hit $2.7 billion compared with [click to continue...]

Social Media, App Sites Take Hard Line Against Cannabis Businesses

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Fearing legal repercussions if their users break the law, Instagram and Apple’s App Store are [click to continue...]

MMJ Bill Introduced in Nebraska, Despite Interstate Cannabis Lawsuit

How’s this for irony: A lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize medical cannabis in [click to continue...]

3rd Annual Marijuana Business & Investor Survey Underway

Marijuana Business Media has launched its annual survey of cannabis professionals to gather key financial, [click to continue...]

WA Lawmakers Weigh Rec Tax Change

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Washington State recreational marijuana shops have been struggling underneath a heavy tax burden, but state [click to continue...]

Union: New Jersey Dispensary Engaging in Unfair Labor Practices

A New Jersey union has filed a grievance alleging unfair labor practices against a dispensary [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Acquiring Startup Valued at Up to $243M

Medical Marijuana Inc. announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kannaway, a [click to continue...]

MMJ On the Way in Jamaica?

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First, the estate of legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley moved into the cannabis industry. Now, [click to continue...]

MBank Begins Serving Colorado Marijuana Companies

MBank, an Oregon-based financial institution, has started taking deposits from marijuana companies in Colorado. The [click to continue...]

San Diego Approves Fees for MMJ Dispensaries

As part of its ongoing quest to license and regulate medical marijuana businesses, the San [click to continue...]