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...]

October 29, 2013

ACLU Lawsuit Could Open Door for Sales of Marijuana Extracts, Edibles in Arizona

Arizona dispensaries could sell marijuana extracts and popular types of edibles without fear of legal repercussions if a lawsuit filed Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union is successful. A [click to continue...]

October 28, 2013

3 Keys to Operating a Successful Rural Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Dispensaries in rural towns face a series of business challenges that shops in cities and other urban areas do not. From unfriendly small-town politics to zoning issues, regulatory obstacles have [click to continue...]

October 25, 2013

Week in Review: International Green Wave + Medical Marijuana Bombshell in Washington

By Chris Walsh Get ready for the international green wave. A growing number of countries are considering legalizing marijuana for recreational or medical use, and they’re turning to cannabis businesses [click to continue...]

October 24, 2013

How Washington DC Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Overcome Harsh Business Conditions

Washington DC’s medical marijuana industry is off to a slow start, with surprisingly low patient numbers, minimal participation by doctors and stringent regulations causing headaches for the first crop of [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve


Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday’s deadline, according to [click to continue...]

PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

Dr. Suzanne Sisley

A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder [click to continue...]

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota’s medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles [click to continue...]

Moody’s: WA Rec Sales Could Fall Short of Projections

Initial recreational cannabis sales in Washington State could fall “well short” of expectations due to [click to continue...]

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Bill Approved for Ballot


Oregon voters will get another shot at legalizing recreational marijuana. The state announced Tuesday that [click to continue...]

Infused Products, Extracts Guidelines Released

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released business guidelines today tied to the manufacturing, packaging, [click to continue...]

IL Hospital Voices Interest in Dispensing Marijuana


A hospital in Chicago has gone public with its desire to dispense medical cannabis. Executives [click to continue...]

Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short

A last-ditch effort to block restrictive regulations on medical cannabis businesses in San Jose, California, [click to continue...]

Poll Shows Views on CO’s Rec Program Evolving

Colorado residents still favor the state’s recreational marijuana law, however their support has dropped slightly [click to continue...]

VT Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Study

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Rand Corp. is set to begin a study on the possible impacts of marijuana legislation [click to continue...]

Illinois Expands MMJ Program

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation expanding the list of qualifying conditions for the [click to continue...]

Cheeba Chews Returns to Colorado Market

Cheeba Chews is back in business. The Colorado-based company – which makes a popular line [click to continue...]

WA Product Shortages Could Last Months


When will Washington State’s recreational marijuana industry have enough product to satisfy demand? One cultivator [click to continue...]