News on Cannabis Industry Vendors, Suppliers & Ancillary Firms:

October 17, 2014

Week in Review: Cutting the Cord on Dispensaries + Challenges for Bank Plan & Expertise From Israel

By Marijuana Business Media staff A California city comes up with a novel way to shut down illegal dispensaries, a company explores how to open a cannabis-specific bank and a [click to continue...]

October 16, 2014

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test

Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the country recently participated in a test to determine THC concentrations in blind samples. The Intra-lab [click to continue...]

October 8, 2014

5 Tips From the Trenches for Pitching Your Cannabis Business to Investors

By John Schroyer Investment money is finally flowing into the cannabis industry as the business risks subside and marijuana goes mainstream. Scores of deep-pocketed investors are actively seeking opportunities to [click to continue...]

October 1, 2014

Colorado’s Emerging Wholesale Marijuana Market: Q&A With Cannabase CEO Jennifer Beck

By John Schroyer The end of mandatory vertical integration has arrived in Colorado. Starting today, recreational cannabis retailers in the state no longer have to grow at least 70% of [click to continue...]

September 29, 2014

3-D Printing Creates New Cannabusiness Opportunity

The marijuana industry has spawned a seemingly endless number of ancillary business ideas, and one of the newest might be the most innovative yet. An Israeli company has invented a [click to continue...]

September 26, 2014

Legal Hemp Harvest Underway in Kentucky

Remember that 250-pound bag of imported hemp seeds customs officials detained in Kentucky earlier this year, temporarily delaying a state-approved research program? Well, some of those seeds have grown into [click to continue...]

September 24, 2014

Big Money Flowing Into Marijuana Ballot Measures From Businesses, Cannabis Execs

By John Schroyer Companies and investors have been throwing big bucks at the American political system for generations, pumping money into initiatives that will help their business prospects. But this [click to continue...]

September 3, 2014

From Cannabis-Friendly B&Bs to Marijuana Food Trucks, New Business Models Emerge in Rec States

By John Schroyer When it comes to business opportunities, many entrepreneurs in the nation's first recreational cannabis markets are focused on "the big three" - retail stores, cultivation sites and [click to continue...]

August 29, 2014

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its debut in Denver, one of the largest MMJ markets in the country. Doctor’s Orders – [click to continue...]

August 28, 2014

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service kiosks for financial transactions has landed a $25 million investment. Florida-based Payteller announced Wednesday that [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...]

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Medical Marijuana Inc. Files $100M Lawsuit Over ‘False’ Claims

Medical Marijuana Inc. has filed a lawsuit in California against several businesses – including a [click to continue...]

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online

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Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy [click to continue...]

Cole to California: Regulate the MMJ Industry

The author of the 2013 Cole Memo has a clear message for California: “If you [click to continue...]

Former Israel MMJ Exec Tapped by Cannabis Consultancy

A national cannabis consulting firm has brought on a key architect of Israel’s medical marijuana [click to continue...]

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test

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Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the [click to continue...]

San Diego Approves 1st Dispensary

Let the rebirth of San Diego’s medical marijuana industry begin. On Wednesday, the city granted [click to continue...]

CA City Cuts Power, Water to Dispensaries

Can medical marijuana dispensaries continue operating without electricity and water? In Anaheim, California, the answer [click to continue...]

Nearly $14K in Daily Revenues for Seattle Rec Shop

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The Emerald City’s second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which [click to continue...]

Company Hopes to Launch ‘Full-Service’ Cannabis Bank

Marijuana companies in Colorado could eventually have their very own bank if a publicly traded [click to continue...]

Massachusetts Dispensaries Play Waiting Game

Hurry up and wait. That’s the situation Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries find themselves in as [click to continue...]

Controversy Over Proposed MMJ Business Fees in Maryland

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Will the cost of doing business in Maryland turn away medical marijuana entrepreneurs and disenfranchise [click to continue...]

Colorado Marijuana Sales Balloon 11% in August

Marijuana sales in Colorado are hitting new highs. Both recreational and medical cannabis revenues jumped [click to continue...]

Investing in Canadian MMJ Companies Could Carry Legal Risks

American investors who funnel money into Canadian medical marijuana companies could run into legal issues [click to continue...]

Colorado Candidate Suggests Repeal of Amendment 64

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Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez (pictured) suggested during a debate Thursday evening that voters [click to continue...]