News on Cannabis Industry Vendors, Suppliers & Ancillary Firms:

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...]

June 4, 2014

NORML Opens Denver Office With Help From WeedMaps

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws opened a satellite office in Denver this week with the help of a prominent cannabis company. The Washington D.C.-based advocacy group, [click to continue...]

June 4, 2014

Help Wanted: Minnesota Seeking Medical Marijuana Chief

Minnesota is on the hunt for someone to lead its medical marijuana program. The state’s health department has posted a job advertisement for a director of the Office of Medical [click to continue...]

June 3, 2014

Report: Big Tobacco Prepared to Enter Cannabis Market

Big Tobacco and other large industries are poised to enter the cannabis market if federal laws change, and they could eventually dominate the sector, a new report in a health [click to continue...]

June 2, 2014

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Still Shy Away From Cannabis

Some venture capitalists in Silicon Valley are still hesitant to invest in the cannabis industry, and at least one well-known investor blamed the industry’s current image for the lack of [click to continue...]

June 2, 2014

Cultivation & Conservation: Easy Ways for Marijuana Grows to Cut Water Usage

By Fred Dreier Water usage has become a focal point in the cannabis industry this year, with cultivators across the country battling droughts and water restrictions. Growers in California have [click to continue...]

May 30, 2014

Washington State Authorizes First Testing Lab

Washington State has its first licensed marijuana testing lab. The state’s Liquor Control Board this week gave authorization to Analytical 360, which owns a 22,000-square-foot laboratory in Yakima. The lab [click to continue...]

May 29, 2014

Patient Boycott, Restrictions Could Limit MMJ Market in Minnesota

A handful of prospective medical marijuana patients in Minnesota plan to boycott the state’s new medical marijuana program, which could dampen an already-limited market for dispensaries. The law, which was [click to continue...]

May 28, 2014

Governors Ask for Additional Banking Guidance

The governors of Colorado and Washington state are stepping into the marijuana banking battle. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee asked four banking regulatory agencies to provide [click to continue...]

May 23, 2014

Dixie Settles Lawsuit Over THC Mints

Dixie Elixirs and Edibles has settled a lawsuit filed by a Colorado-based company that makes cannabis-infused mints. Dixie announced that it has reached an “amicable separation agreement” with Bridge Marketing, [click to continue...]

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3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]

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...]