November 15, 2013

Week in Review: Budweiser Sponsorship of Arkansas Medical Marijuana Event Fizzles

By Chris Walsh A red-hot story circled the Web recently about Budweiser sponsoring a fundraising event for medical marijuana legalization in Arkansas. It sounded too good to be true – [click to continue...]

November 14, 2013

Local Marijuana Decriminalization Laws in MMJ States Could Impact Medical Cannabis Businesses

This past election cycle saw three cities in Michigan and one in Maine vote to decriminalize marijuana possession. These laws are often seen as purely symbolic from a business perspective, [click to continue...]

November 13, 2013

Bill to Allow Michigan Medical Marijuana Sales Via Pharmacies Advances, But One Major Caveat

The Michigan Senate passed a bill today that would allow pharmacies to sell medical marijuana, a contentious measure that some say would help the state’s cannabis industry and others fear [click to continue...]

November 12, 2013

Guest Column: 5 Misconceptions Entrepreneurs Have About Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Law

By Michael McGrory Cannabis industry veterans and rookies alike are forming business entities, securing financing, scouting locations and doing a host of other necessary legwork in anticipation of the day [click to continue...]

November 11, 2013

MMJ Audit Advice: Avoid Responding to IRS Yourself, Handle it ‘Like Nitroglycerin’

What’s the biggest mistake a cannabis business owner can make when facing an audit? Start talking to the IRS directly. “Never respond to an audit yourself,” said noted California marijuana [click to continue...]

November 8, 2013

Industry’s Rapid Growth Has Room for Everyone, Steve DeAngelo Says at Cannabis Conference

Steve DeAngelo offered a long list of practical business advice Thursday morning at the National Marijuana Business Conference. DeAngelo touched on a wide range of business topics, offering advice on [click to continue...]

November 6, 2013

Election Analysis: Landslide Wins for Marijuana Measures to Fuel Future Legalization Efforts

Every major marijuana measure on state and local ballots passed by a landslide Tuesday, providing the industry with near-term gains and bolstering efforts to legalize medical and recreational cannabis in [click to continue...]

November 5, 2013

5 Tips for Choosing a Marijuana Business Consultant

Cannabis consulting has exploded in the past few years, giving entrepreneurs in need of business and operational help more options than ever. But finding a quality consultant can be a [click to continue...]

November 4, 2013

Q&A With Cannabis Attorney Brian Vicente on Colorado’s Recreational Marijuana Tax Proposal

The biggest marijuana-related measure this election season is in Colorado, where voters will decide whether the state should implement special taxes on the recreational cannabis industry. A lot is at [click to continue...]

November 1, 2013

Week in Review: Marijuana Legalization Fizzles in 2 States + 200,000 Signatures for Florida MMJ Push

By Chris Walsh Efforts to legalize and regulate marijuana in Maine and New Hampshire sputtered out this week, dashing hopes for an expansion of the recreational cannabis industry in 2013. [click to continue...]

October 31, 2013

3.1 Million Potential In-State Marijuana Customers in Colorado, Washington

The recreational marijuana market in Colorado and Washington could be substantially larger than initial predictions, with the local customer pool alone hitting a combined 3.1 million in the two states. [click to continue...]

October 30, 2013

Legitimate Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Los Angeles Being Forced to Close?

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office is stepping up efforts to close dispensaries it deems to be in violation of Proposition D, a set of rules aimed at curbing the [click to continue...]

Chicago Solidifies Rules on Marijuana Businesses

Chicago will allow medical marijuana dispensaries in commercial and business districts – including popular tourist [click to continue...]

Connecticut Dispensaries Preparing to Open

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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut are about to welcome their first customers, even though they [click to continue...]

Oregon Bank Looking to Work With Marijuana Industry

An Oregon-based financial institution has confirmed it is in talks with federal and state regulators [click to continue...]

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program

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Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of [click to continue...]

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. [click to continue...]

Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

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...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

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Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [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...]