January 3, 2014

Week in Review: Colorado Passes Crucial Test With Flying Colors + What You Might Have Missed

By Chris Walsh Give Colorado marijuana businesses a hearty round of applause – or better yet a standing ovation. With everything on the line, the nation’s first state-licensed retail stores [click to continue...]

January 2, 2014

Marijuana Stocks Surge 20%-80% as Investor Optimism Over Cannabis Swells

Shares of public cannabis companies started off 2014 with a bang, posting huge gains on the first day of trading since the successful launch of recreational marijuana stores in Colorado. [click to continue...]

January 1, 2014

Update: Huge Demand, Price Increases on 1st Day of Retail Cannabis Sales

Colorado’s new era of recreational marijuana sales kicked off Wednesday with massive lines, price hikes and even arbitrary limits on customer purchases. Demand came in on the high end of [click to continue...]

December 27, 2013

Column: 7 Things to Watch as Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin

By Chris Walsh It’s hard to overstate the significance of Jan. 1, 2014, when recreational cannabis sales begin in Colorado. For the first time in US history, state-licensed businesses will [click to continue...]

December 23, 2013

348 Retail Marijuana Licenses Issued in Colorado

Colorado has issued its first business licenses to recreational cannabis companies – marking a major milestone for the industry and setting the stage for retail marijuana sales next week. The [click to continue...]

December 23, 2013

Updated: Inside the WeedMaps vs. Leafly Battle

Note: The data in this story previously focused solely on desktop/laptop visitors and did not include mobile traffic. We have now adjusted the story to include mobile.    WeedMaps and [click to continue...]

December 20, 2013

Recreational Countdown: Pricing Cannabis for New Market Fraught With Challenges

The first state-licensed recreational marijuana shops in the nation face a difficult task: Set prices for an uncharted market. All signs point to huge demand and extremely limited supply when [click to continue...]

December 18, 2013

Recreational Countdown: Severe Marijuana Shortage Possible in Colorado

When the flood gates open for Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry on Jan. 1, will there be enough inventory on hand to satisfy the rush of new customers? Many in the [click to continue...]

December 16, 2013

Guest Column: 5 Ways Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Businesses Lose Money

By Van McConnon Medical marijuana growers typically are not business people. They focus on pumping out high-quality product rather than on dollars and cents, maximizing efficiency and keeping expenses in [click to continue...]

December 13, 2013

Recreational Countdown: Tracking System at Heart of Colorado Marijuana Enforcement

Colorado’s top marijuana cop has a simple message for the local cannabis industry: study up on the state’s new inventory tracking system, because it could save your business and keep [click to continue...]

December 11, 2013

‘Marijuana’ Mayor: MMJ Businesses Should Engage & Educate Community, Cannabis Opponents

The marijuana industry scored another victory last week when Robert Jacob was named mayor of Sebastopol, California, marking the first time an MMJ business owner has been selected for the [click to continue...]

December 9, 2013

3 Simple Tricks for Winterizing an Indoor Marijuana Cultivation Facility

The icy weather that enveloped much of the US recently is not a friend to indoor marijuana cultivation operations. Temperature control accounts for a sizable portion – 10% to 20% [click to continue...]

Alaska TV Reporter Quits to Support Legalization, Run Marijuana Club

The Internet has been on fire since Sunday night with the tale of a TV [click to continue...]

Recreational Cannabis Law Boosts Other Businesses in Colorado

Marijuana-related companies aren’t the only businesses benefiting from the legalization of recreational cannabis in Colorado. [click to continue...]

29 Groups Interested in Applying for Minnesota MMJ Licenses

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More than two dozen groups have officially expressed interest in applying for licenses to cultivate, [click to continue...]

Panel Differs on Impact of Rec Industry on Colorado’s Economy

Is the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado making the state less attractive to businesses [click to continue...]

IL Municipalities Seeking Contributions From MMJ Firms

With Monday looming as the deadline in Illinois for medical marijuana business applications, a number [click to continue...]

Warren Buffett’s Subsidiary Company Testing Cannabusiness Waters

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A subsidiary company of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is is reportedly exploring the waters [click to continue...]

New Poll Good News for D.C. Marijuana Legalization

A ballot measure to legalize possession of marijuana in Wasington D.C. got a boost on [click to continue...]

WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses

Washington State is warning dozens of applicants for recreational marijuana business licenses that their chance [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Over ‘Pot Pavilion’ Highlights New Cannabis Business Risks

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A Colorado marijuana edibles company is under increasing heat as a lawsuit filed against its [click to continue...]

Lobbying Group Turns Tables on Overconsumption Story

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is using a now-infamous first person account of excessive cannabis [click to continue...]

Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure

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Mjardin Management isn’t exactly an original idea, given that it’s a consulting and management company [click to continue...]

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

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An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado’s cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]