News on Cannabis Industry Vendors, Suppliers & Ancillary Firms:

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...]

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...]

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Half of New Mexico MMJ Dispensaries to Lose Bank Accounts

Medical marijuana dispensaries in New Mexico that have gotten used to the convenience of having [click to continue...]

San Jose Considering Up to $50K in Fines on Dispensaries

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San Jose is thinking about upping fines on medical marijuana dispensaries by thousands of dollars [click to continue...]

Patient Decries High Cannabis Prices in Connecticut

At least one outspoken cancer patient in Connecticut has been brought to tears by what [click to continue...]

Dueling MMJ Ad Campaigns Hit Florida Airwaves

Absentee ballots have just started to hit Florida mailboxes, and it’s no coincidence that a [click to continue...]

4 More Retail Marijuana Stores to Open in Seattle

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The Emerald City is finally about to get its second recreational marijuana shop, while three [click to continue...]

3-D Printing Creates New Cannabusiness Opportunity

The marijuana industry has spawned a seemingly endless number of ancillary business ideas, and one [click to continue...]

Montana City’s MMJ Industry Thriving

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Montana’s once-burgeoning medical marijuana sector unraveled quickly several years ago due to legal issues, but [click to continue...]

Dozens of New Regulations on Colorado Cannabis Businesses

If you work in the marijuana industry in Colorado, brace yourself. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement [click to continue...]

Legal Hemp Harvest Underway in Kentucky

Remember that 250-pound bag of imported hemp seeds customs officials detained in Kentucky earlier this [click to continue...]

Casino Giant Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Nevada MMJ Company

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The company that runs some of the most well-known casinos in Las Vegas has filed [click to continue...]

No Bankruptcy Protection for Cannabis Companies, Judges Rule

Marijuana businesses across the country, take heed: If your venture doesn’t pan out, don’t count [click to continue...]

Attorney General Holder Questions Marijuana’s Classification

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is resigning from his post later this year, suggested [click to continue...]

Marijuana Conference Accepting Applications for Investor Pitch Event

Cannabis entrepreneurs can now submit applications to take part in an investor pitch session at [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Bill Clears Senate, but Challenges Remain

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Though a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania won overwhelming support in the state [click to continue...]