September 17, 2013

Recreational Marijuana Retailers to Face Major Advertising Restrictions in Colorado

By Anne Holland Want to post a video on YouTube about your new marijuana store? Or maybe run a special offer on Twitter? Interested in placing ads on any media [click to read more...]

September 13, 2013

New Jersey Agrees to Loan a Dispensary $357,200 – History in the Making

By Anne Holland In a nationally historic move, New Jersey’s Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has agreed to loan a a state-licensed dispensary, the Compassionate Care Foundation of Egg Harbor Township [click to read more...]

September 12, 2013

Hundreds of Local Hydroponics Retailers Across the US Could Go Out of Business

By Anne Holland Hydroponics and indoor gardening supply stores have been one of the few booming retail sectors of the last five years, with nearly 8% growth per year. With [click to read more...]

September 11, 2013

Leahy Urges Justice Department to Fix Armored Car Situation

By Anne Holland Armored vehicle service companies may soon agree to work with dispensaries once again if U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has his way. The recent trend of these [click to read more...]

September 10, 2013

Could Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Help California’s Scramble to Enact AB 604?

By Anne Holland Just 15 days ago, when US Senator Leahy announced today’s US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing ‘Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws’, no one could have predicted [click to read more...]

September 9, 2013

Week in Review: Seniors, McCain & Puerto Rico Consider Saying Yes to Cannabis

By Anne Holland The cannabis industry gained support from diverse sources this week, highlighting the growing support for cannabis – and cannabusinesses – in the US.

September 6, 2013

Q&A With Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project on 2013 Gains, Industry’s Role in MMJ Legislation

Advocates and cannabis evangelists play important roles in getting state-level medical marijuana laws passed via the legislature and the ballot box. But building support among lawmakers and voters, funding related [click to read more...]

September 5, 2013

Entrepreneurs Getting Jump on Medical Marijuana Laws, Entering New Markets Quickly

Just days after the governor of Illinois signed off on the state’s medical cannabis law, a clinic focused on helping patients get MMJ cards when the program is up and [click to read more...]

September 4, 2013

WA Significantly Revises Proposed Rules for Recreational Cannabis Businesses

By Anne Holland Today the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) announced key changes to its proposed rules for recreational cannabis businesses under the state’s Initiative 502. Key changes are [click to read more...]

September 3, 2013

Week in Review: A Game-Changer for Cannabis Industry or More False Hope?

Ask cannabis professionals and advocates what they think about last week’s announcement from the Department of Justice, and you’ll likely get an answer filled with superlatives. Some are calling it [click to read more...]

August 30, 2013

Watershed Move by Feds Could Impact Funding, Banking, Taxes and Other Cannabis Business Issues

This week’s earthshaking announcement by the Department of Justice paints a brighter picture of the industry’s future, opens the door for legalization in more states and increases the possibility of [click to read more...]

August 29, 2013

DOJ Won’t Challenge State Recreational Marijuana Laws, Providing Big Boost to Cannabis Industry

The Department of Justice said today it will not seek to block or substantially alter adult-use marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington State at this time, a major win for [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City’s Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state’s [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada’s largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can’t seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation’s top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State’s [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) [click to read more...]

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state’s medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules [click to read more...]

Denver Rec Shop Projects $10M-$12M in 2014 Sales

The owner of one of Colorado’s largest recreational marijuana stores projects his 2014 revenues will [click to read more...]

GrowLife Trading Halted by SEC, Cannabis Stocks Drop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted stock trading for GrowLife Inc. (PHOT), [click to read more...]