February 12, 2014

Designing a Dispensary to Boost Revenue, Customer Loyalty: Q&A With Megan Stone

by Chris Walsh Expensive permits and licenses. Onerous rules and regulations. Inventory issues and real estate challenges. Opening and operating a dispensary is hard enough as it is. So it’s [click to continue...]

February 10, 2014

Inventory, Operations at Stake Under Washington Cultivation Limits

by Fred Dreier Washington State’s cap on recreational marijuana production could create a variety of consequences for the state’s cannabis industry, from price hikes and inventory shortages to an unprofitable [click to continue...]

February 7, 2014

Week in Review: Millions of Dollars in Recreational Sales for Colorado Retail Shops

By Chris Walsh How much money have retail marijuana shops in Colorado generated since recreational sales began Jan. 1? It’s the billion-dollar question, the answer to which will give us [click to continue...]

February 5, 2014

Farm Bill Could Pave the Way for Billion Dollar Hemp Industry

Prospective hemp growers are celebrating Tuesday’s passage of the Farm Bill in the U.S. Senate, as the legislation could be the first step toward creating a multi-billion dollar hemp industry. [click to continue...]

February 3, 2014

Guest Column: 5 Issues to Watch as the Illinois Medical Marijuana Market Materializes

By Michael Mayes With the passing of medical marijuana laws in Illinois comes specific challenges for entrepreneurs looking to start an MMJ business in the state. Officials are just starting [click to continue...]

January 31, 2014

Week in Review: Intense Media Spotlight on Marijuana Bodes Well For Cannabis Industry

By Chris Walsh Marijuana is all over the news these days. You’re just as likely to come across a story on the cannabis industry in the Wall Street Journal or [click to continue...]

January 29, 2014

Cannabis Businesses Capitalize on Super Bowl Hype, But Legal Questions Abound

When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks advanced to the Super Bowl earlier this month, the mainstream media quickly pointed out that both cities are epicenters for the country’s recreational [click to continue...]

January 27, 2014

Marijuana Marketing: Q&A with Todd Ellison

Advertising is one of the most frustrating areas of operation for marijuana business owners due to costs, marketing regulations embedded in state laws and tight restrictions from some of the [click to continue...]

January 24, 2014

Week in Review: Avalanche of Support for Marijuana From Obama, High-Profile Politicians

By Chris Walsh If the cannabis business hadn’t already crossed into the realm of legitimacy, a good case can be made that it has now. Four prominent political figures across [click to continue...]

January 22, 2014

Frustration Mounts in Los Angeles as Illegal Dispensaries Defy Prop D

When Los Angeles passed a measure banning most dispensaries in the city last spring, the few MMJ centers allowed to remain open expected to see rapid growth, increased pricing power [click to continue...]

January 20, 2014

Which States Will Legalize Medical Marijuana in 2014?

This article is the second in a two-part series. Last week, we highlighted states with the best chances of passing recreational marijuana legislation this year. The fight to legalize recreational [click to continue...]

January 17, 2014

Week in Review: Turbulence in Washington State’s MMJ Industry Unfortunate, But Inevitable

By Chris Walsh Washington’s medical marijuana industry could be put on life support soon, but a sliver of hope for its future emerged this week. On Monday, a lawmaker introduced [click to continue...]

Young Voters Could Make or Break Legalization Measures

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The success of several marijuana measures on the ballot next week could ultimately hinge on [click to continue...]

Estimate: Legal Rec Sales in DC Could Create $130M Market

The cannabis market in Washington DC could top $130 million annually if the city legalizes [click to continue...]

67 Warnings, Penalties for MJ Violations in Washington

When it comes to recreational marijuana, enforcement of the law is no laughing matter for [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Legalization a Coin Flip

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Recreational marijuana could be a nail-biter in Oregon on Election Day. A poll released this [click to continue...]

Chile Plants First Medical Cannabis Crop

The first legal medical marijuana plants were seeded in Chile on Wednesday as part of [click to continue...]

Maryland Delays Vote on MMJ Regs, Plans to Lower Fees

A Maryland commission postponed a final vote on medical marijuana regulations, saying the 15-member panel [click to continue...]

Super-Potent Strain a Top Seller in WA

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High-potency strains are a big hit with customers in Washington State’s new recreational market, it [click to continue...]

CO Company Sues Shareholder Over Trading Halt

A publicly traded cannabis company has filed suit against a major shareholder, alleging he caused [click to continue...]

Expert: Liability Lawsuits Next Challenge for Edibles Companies

A Seattle attorney warned hundreds of industry insiders at a business conference on Tuesday that [click to continue...]

‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites

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Police officers and federal agents raided multiple marijuana growing operations in Denver on Tuesday, saying [click to continue...]

Former FBI Official Joins Cannabis Company’s Board

Medbox Inc., a publicly traded software and consulting firm that makes marijuana dispensing machines, has [click to continue...]

NM Marijuana Grower Loses Bid to Reopen Licensing Process

Mark Springer really wants to grow medical marijuana in New Mexico. So much so that [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Campaign Tells TV Stations to Pull Ad

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The group behind Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure has sent a cease-and-desist letter to local [click to continue...]

Group With Ties to Koch Brothers Promotes Marijuana Candidate

A candidate in the North Carolina U.S. Senate race is getting some help from an [click to continue...]