News on Cannabis Industry Vendors, Suppliers & Ancillary Firms:

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...]

April 18, 2014

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City's Times Square, only to have the ad rejected before it could run. The development is yet another [click to continue...]

March 31, 2014

Greenhouse Technology Shakes Up Economics of Cannabis Cultivation

By Fred Dreier Lured by the prospect of cutting electricity costs, more marijuana entrepreneurs are pursuing greenhouse cultivation facilities. Greenhouse manufacturers claim that their structures can save anywhere from 25% [click to continue...]

March 28, 2014

Fodor’s Travel Helps Cannatourists Know How, Where to Buy

Fodor's Travel wants tourists in Colorado to get the most out of their recreational marijuana experience. The company - which publishes travel books for consumers - recently posted a page [click to continue...]

March 27, 2014

SEC Suspends Trading of Cannabis Stock

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted trading of a cannabis company's stock over concerns that "undisclosed affiliates and shareholders" unlawfully distributed shares. Advanced Cannabis Solutions - which [click to continue...]

March 25, 2014

Colorado Lawyers Cleared to Work With Cannabis Clients

Lawyers in Colorado can now help cannabis clients to the fullest extent of their professional abilities, without fearing ethics sanctions or discipline. On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court approved a [click to continue...]

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CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois' medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

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Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday's deadline, according to [click to continue...]

PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

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A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder [click to continue...]

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota's medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles [click to continue...]

Moody’s: WA Rec Sales Could Fall Short of Projections

Initial recreational cannabis sales in Washington State could fall "well short" of expectations due to [click to continue...]

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Bill Approved for Ballot

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Oregon voters will get another shot at legalizing recreational marijuana. The state announced Tuesday that [click to continue...]

Infused Products, Extracts Guidelines Released

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released business guidelines today tied to the manufacturing, packaging, [click to continue...]

IL Hospital Voices Interest in Dispensing Marijuana

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A hospital in Chicago has gone public with its desire to dispense medical cannabis. Executives [click to continue...]