News on Cannabis Industry Vendors, Suppliers & Ancillary Firms:

May 22, 2014

Colorado to Spend $9 Million on Cannabis Research

Colorado is preparing to spend $9 million on medical marijuana research, and the studies could utilize products that are currently being sold in the state's marijuana market. Under Senate Bill [click to continue...]

May 21, 2014

4 Board Members Join NCIA

Four new directors will join the board of the National Cannabis Industry Association, a member-based organization that lobbies on behalf of marijuana businesses. Aaron Justis of Buds & Roses Collective, [click to continue...]

May 20, 2014

‘Prominent Customers’ Persuade Nevada Bank to Take MMJ Accounts

A bank in Nevada has revealed that it intends to work with medical marijuana companies, saying several of its "prominent customers" are applying for licenses to operate dispensaries and cultivation [click to continue...]

May 19, 2014

Inside the Fast-Growing Vaporizer Market: Q&A With Vipvape Founder Raphael Pepi

By Fred Dreier In 2011, Raphael Pepi saw rapid expansion within the electronic cigarette market and believed there was an opportunity to sell similar products to medical marijuana patients. A [click to continue...]

May 16, 2014

SEC Warns Investors About Marijuana Stocks After Suspensions

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is warning investors about potential fraud committed by public companies that claim to operate in the marijuana industry. The investor alert, which was issued [click to continue...]

May 16, 2014

Week in Review: $20M in Recreational Marijuana Sales + Award Enhances Industry’s Credibility

By Chris Walsh Colorado releases recreational and medical marijuana data for March, a notable ancillary cannabis firm wins big and a Canadian company makes grand claims. Here's a closer look [click to continue...]

May 16, 2014

Weedmaps Revenue to Top $30 Million, Co-Founder Says

Weedmaps co-founder Justin Hartfield foresees big growth for the company in 2014. The 30-year-old estimates that revenue for the dispensary-listing website will increase 20% over 2013 to crack the $30 [click to continue...]

May 14, 2014

WA Cannabis Investors, Companies Hurt by Local Bans

Local bans on cannabis businesses across Washington state are hitting some investors and entrepreneurs squarely in the pocketbook. Nearly 50 municipalities in Washington have enacted outright bans or zoning ordinances [click to continue...]

May 14, 2014

Nevada MMJ Hopefuls Eye Private Vault Companies

Medical marijuana entrepreneurs in Nevada are considering the possibility of working with private vault companies to store their cash. Vegas Vaults, a safety deposit box storage facility in Clark County, [click to continue...]

May 12, 2014

Food Regulators Inspect Edibles Companies, Force Product Recalls

Health inspectors in Denver are holding edibles companies to the same safety standards as restaurants and other food manufacturers. The Denver Department of Environmental Health recently began sending food inspectors [click to continue...]

April 30, 2014

Dixie Holdings and Medical Marijuana Inc. Settle Legal Dispute

Two well-known companies in the cannabis industry have resolved a year-long legal dispute. Dixie Holdings - which owns Dixie Elixirs and Edibles - and Medical Marijuana Inc. announced that they [click to continue...]

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Recreational Marijuana Good for Oregon’s Budget, Researcher Says

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Legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon would represent a "net win" for the state from a [click to continue...]

1st Connecticut Dispensary Opens

The first of six medical marijuana dispensaries formally opened in Connecticut on Wednesday night. The [click to continue...]

Canadian Cultivation Company’s Stock to Debut Monday

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A Canadian company is set to become just the second licensed medical cannabis cultivation business [click to continue...]

No Compensation for California Growers Under Revised Bill

The California State Assembly keeps going in circles when it comes to medical marijuana, and [click to continue...]

Poll: Support for Rec Marijuana Erodes in Alaska

Marijuana advocates in Alaska may be in for a disappointment come November. The latest survey [click to continue...]

Colorado Edibles Companies Expanding Amid Sky-High Demand

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Edibles manufacturers in Colorado are aggressively boosting production to meet overwhelming demand for infused candies, [click to continue...]

Hundreds Apply for Nevada MMJ Business Licenses

Entrepreneurs submitted nearly 400 applications for medical marijuana business licenses in Nevada by Monday's deadline, [click to continue...]

Oklahoma Legalization Bid Stalls

Despite the best efforts of cannabis activists in Oklahoma, a proposal to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Canadian Court Clears Way for Infused Products

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A high court in Canada has possibly opened the door to a new market for [click to continue...]

Arkansas Legalization Proposals Gain Steam

Arkansas could become one of the first Southern states to legalize medical or recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Colombian President Backs MMJ Legalization

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Medical marijuana is starting to gain traction across the globe, particularly in South America. On [click to continue...]

58 Dispensary Inspections, 2 Closures in Oregon

Oregon health inspectors have made 58 surprise visits to medical marijuana dispensaries since late May, [click to continue...]

Marijuana Business Media Adds Reporter

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Marijuana Business Media, the parent company of Marijuana Business Daily, announced today that reporter John [click to continue...]

Massachusetts Company’s Dispensary Licenses in Jeopardy

A company's licenses to operate two medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts are in jeopardy after [click to continue...]