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June 16, 2014

Building a National Edibles Brand: Q&A With G FarmaLabs Founder Ata Gonzalez

By Fred Dreier Ata Gonzalez has lofty ambitions for G FarmaLabs, the edibles company he founded late last year with his wife. His goal: develop a national brand by selling [click to continue...]

June 13, 2014

Cannabis Tech Startup Raises $225K

A Denver-based cannabis technology firm has raised $225,000 from investors tied to The ArcView Group. The company, called CannaBuild, creates an “online budtending experience” by allowing dispensary and retail operators [click to continue...]

June 12, 2014

Dispensary Offers to Work With Hospitals, Universities

A medical marijuana company is offering to work with research institutions that want to study the medical qualities of the plant, hoping the idea will build goodwill, foster community relations [click to continue...]

June 12, 2014

Research Project Could Help Expand Minnesota’s MMJ Program

A scientific study of medical marijuana spearheaded by the University of Minnesota could play an indirect role in helping expand the state’s MMJ program, which would ultimately boost the market [click to continue...]

June 10, 2014

Washington MMJ Company Tests Advertising Limits

A Port Angeles, Washington-based medical marijuana company’s new advertising strategy is turning heads – and raising questions about cannabis marketing. The business, called Chronically On Time, deploys an individual dressed [click to continue...]

June 9, 2014

Arizona Proposes New Rules for Edibles

Arizona’s top health official has proposed new rules for edible marijuana products and the dispensaries that sell them. Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, wants dispensaries to [click to continue...]

June 9, 2014

Question Marks Over Infused Products in New Jersey

Medical marijuana dispensaries in New Jersey are still struggling to produce edibles and other cannabis-infused products due to the state’s small patient size and stiff regulations. Bill Thomas, owner of [click to continue...]

June 9, 2014

Hershey Sues Colorado Company Over Packaging

The Hershey Co. has sued a Colorado edibles manufacturer, saying its labels and packaging purposely mimic the chocolate giant’s iconic candy brands. The lawsuit, which was filed in Denver last [click to continue...]

June 6, 2014

Police: Criminals to Target Denver Marijuana Courier Services

Criminals in Denver are planning to rob couriers who transport marijuana for medical and recreational businesses, according to local law enforcement officials. On Thursday night, the Denver Police Department issued [click to continue...]

June 5, 2014

Edibles Company Plans Major Expansion

Dixie Elixirs & Edibles is expanding outside its home market of Colorado and hopes to have its line of infused products available in at least five additional states by the [click to continue...]

June 4, 2014

WA Cannabis Tests Show Inconsistencies

Recent tests of medical marijuana obtained from dispensaries in Washington State found that some strains are not what they purport to be in name, chemical content or genetics. Jessica Tonani, [click to continue...]

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Multi-state MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]

Bill Would Allow VA Docs To Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

1000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

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The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]

Congressional GOP Not Likely to Block DC Marijuana Legalization

In what must come as a relief for cannabis enthusiasts in the nation’s capital, The [click to continue...]

Two Rec Legalization Measures Possible on Maine Ballot for 2016

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Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a [click to continue...]

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

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Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might [click to continue...]

California Attorney General Says Cannabis Legalization `Inevitable’

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said cannabis legalization in the state is “inevitable” as advocates [click to continue...]

Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 [click to continue...]

Final Rhode Island Dispensary Opens Wednesday

The smallest state in the nation will get its third and final medical marijuana dispensary [click to continue...]

OR Cities to Push Legislature on Local MJ Taxes

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One of the ways backers of recreational cannabis sales in Oregon planned to fight the [click to continue...]