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March 5, 2015

Bank CEO Steps Down to Enter Cannabis Industry

By John Schroyer The top executive of a groundbreaking Nevada bank that began working with the marijuana industry last year has left his post to accept a job with a [click to continue...]

March 2, 2015

Chart of the Week: 2014 Performance of Cannabis Stocks By Quarter

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Cannabis stocks proved lucrative at the beginning of 2014, but the chances of a solid return deteriorated in the second half of the year. An [click to continue...]

February 26, 2015

Guest Column: The Analytics Behind Marijuana – How Data Can Help Your Cannabusiness Grow

By Richard Krueger What's one of the most overlooked keys to success in the cannabis industry? Data. And more specifically, the analysis of data to understand your business and shed [click to continue...]

February 16, 2015

Report: Apple Allowing MJ Apps Again

Apple has apparently reversed a recent ban on cannabis-related social media apps on its iTunes store, with some caveats. MassRoots – an online community for cannabis consumers and users – [click to continue...]

February 11, 2015

Marijuana Business Accelerator Raises $1.2 Million

It seems like marijuana investors are practically falling from the sky these days. CanopyBoulder, a new Colorado-based business accelerator focused on helping ancillary cannabis companies, has already raised $1.2 million [click to continue...]

February 9, 2015

Snoop Dogg Looking to Invest in Cannabis Companies

Another day, another celebrity jumping into the marijuana industry. Rapper Calvin Broadus Jr., aka Snoop Dogg, is hoping to raise $25 million to invest in the cannabis industry, Tech Crunch [click to continue...]

February 5, 2015

Class-Action Lawsuits Send Medbox Shares Lower, Highlight Risks of Going Public

By John Schroyer Medbox Inc., one of the most prominent publicly traded companies in the cannabis space, is grappling with an issue that could become more common in the marijuana [click to continue...]

February 2, 2015

Chart of the Week: New Businesses Flooding the Cannabis Industry

By Marijuana Business Daily staff The Green Rush is alive and well. Roughly 53% of cannabis-related businesses either launched in 2014 or are in startup mode now, underscoring intense entrepreneurial [click to continue...]

January 28, 2015

Prominent Investment Firm Pumps Money Into Cannabis Tech Company

Another mainstream investment firm is hoping to cash in on the cannabis industry. Tao Capital Partners, which pumped money into Tesla cars and space travel company SpaceX, announced it has [click to continue...]

January 28, 2015

Plan to Open 1st Alaska ‘Dispensary’ Draws Criticism

The former TV reporter who generated controversy last fall when she quit her job on-air to support Alaska’s recreational marijuana legalization effort is at it again. Charlo Greene plans to [click to continue...]

January 26, 2015

Chart of the Week: Comparison of 2014 Investment Activity in Marijuana vs. Other Industries

By Jennifer Mann Last year was a significant one for cannabis investments. U.S.-based private equity firms, venture capitalists and major angel investors pumped $95 million into marijuana businesses in 2014 [click to continue...]

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WA Town Set to Open First City-Owned Rec Shop

While some municipalities in Washington State are banning recreational marijuana shops, one town is set [click to continue...]

Rhode Island Starts on Path to Rec

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Rhode Island is seen as a leading candidate to legalize recreational cannabis this year, and [click to continue...]

News of Surna Exec’s Departure Triggers Stock Slide

Shares of Surna Inc. have dipped since the company announced that its high-profile CEO Tom [click to continue...]

More Delays for Uruguay’s Marijuana Industry

The first country to legalize marijuana on a national scale is dragging its heels, and [click to continue...]

Professor Projects Next 5 States to Legalize Rec


California, Illinois, New York, Nevada and Vermont could become the next states to legalize recreational [click to continue...]

Sheriffs File Lawsuit Over Colorado Legalization

Sheriffs from three states have filed a lawsuit against Colorado over recreational marijuana, presenting another [click to continue...]

Another Nat’l Poll Finds Majority of Americans Favor Legalization

Some more good news for cannabis activists and businesses: A respected national poll taken every [click to continue...]

Insurance Firms Urged to Craft MJ Policies

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Mainstream insurance companies should start crafting policies to cover legal marijuana businesses as the industry [click to continue...]

DC Bans Consumption at Private Clubs

In a bid to curtail premature business opportunities tied to recreational marijuana, city leaders in [click to continue...]

$36 Million Raised for Ohio MJ Legalization

A group in Ohio┬áhas already raised $36 million for a proposed ballot measure that would [click to continue...]

PharmaCann Poised to Hold Most IL Licenses


After a medical marijuana company abandoned its cultivation license on Monday in an area west [click to continue...]

WA Could Outlaw Marijuana Vending Machines

Washington State entrepreneurs hoping to sell marijuana through vending machines or drive-up windows took a [click to continue...]

Cannabis Producers Have New Worry: Stoned Rabbits

Cannabis businesses face opposition from anti-marijuana advocates worried about the drug falling into the hands [click to continue...]

Nevada Senator: Secrecy in MMJ Licensing Process a ‘Disaster’

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Nearly 40% of the 519 businesses that applied for medical cannabis business licenses in Nevada [click to continue...]