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June 23, 2014

Edibles Shortage Likely in WA’s Rec Market

Marijuana edibles could be missing from store shelves when Washington State rolls out its recreational market next month. That’s because the state’s Liquor Control Board, which oversees the industry, has [click to continue...]

June 23, 2014

CannaBusiness Media Hires New President and Publisher

CannaBusiness Media, the largest and most established provider of professional events, financial data and business news to the legal cannabis industry, announced last week that George Jage has been hired [click to continue...]

June 20, 2014

Edibles Company Responds to Hershey Trademark Lawsuit

The president of a Colorado edibles company is firing back at chocolate giant Hershey, which is suing the cannabis firm over trademark violations. Last week, Hershey filed suit against TinctureBelle LLC, [click to continue...]

June 18, 2014

Florida Entrepreneurs Taking Leap of Faith on MMJ Legalization, but Some Hedging Their Business Bets

By Fred Dreier Florida is months away from voting on a measure to legalize medical marijuana, but entrepreneurs are already spending big bucks to start cannabis businesses. Some have purchased expensive [click to continue...]

June 17, 2014

Wisconsin’s CBD Issues Could Spell Trouble for Entrepreneurs Elsewhere

Doctors in Wisconsin have been reluctant to participate in Wisconsin’s fledgling CBD program, with some worried about criminal charges and others about possible side effects. The lack of interest by [click to continue...]

June 17, 2014

Political Insiders Poised to Enter Illinois MMJ Industry

Entrepreneurs with political connections are looking to jump into the Illinois medical marijuana industry. Some examples: - Attorney Sam Borek has registered at least 36 cannabis company names in Illinois. [click to continue...]

June 16, 2014

Mainstream WA Tourism Groups Shy Away From Marijuana

Tourism groups in Washington State are taking a cautious approach to cannabis tourism, but some private entrepreneurs are diving in. Jacob Schmidt, a spokesman for the USA Regional Tourism Office [click to continue...]

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...]

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Seattle Dispensary Plan May Be Scrapped

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Seattle medical marijuana businesses may not be able to get local licenses after all, as [click to continue...]

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several [click to continue...]

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

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Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s [click to continue...]

Joint-Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

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The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

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A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]