September 19, 2013

Lesson From Las Vegas: New Dispensary Markets Should Expect Delays, Setbacks

Entrepreneurs who want to sell medical cannabis in Sin City will have to wait at least six months to apply for a business license – and perhaps much longer to [click to read more...]

September 18, 2013

Kerry Blasdel: 6 Steps to Finding Real Estate For Your MMC

By Kerry Blasdel Note: This is the second in a two-part column on real estate issues for existing MMJ businesses. The hunt for MMJ dispensary and recreational retail real estate [click to read more...]

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...]

7 Bid for Delaware Dispensary License

Delaware has received seven applications for the single dispensary license up for grabs. Officials with [click to read more...]

Marijuana Supporters, Opponents Cheer Delay in AK Legalization Vote

Both marijuana advocates and opponents are hailing a delay in Alaska’s vote to legalize marijuana [click to read more...]

200+ Cannabis Business Applications Filed in Southern Nevada

Entrepreneurs in southern Nevada are lining up by the hundreds to get in on the [click to read more...]

Health Canada Recalls Medical Marijuana

Health Canada has initiated the country’s first medical marijuana recall. Earlier this week, British Columbia-based [click to read more...]

Tommy Chong Signs on With Colorado Cannabis Store

Actor and longtime marijuana advocate Tommy Chong is diving head-first into the business side of [click to read more...]

Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it [click to read more...]

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state’s lack of oversight on testing labs [click to read more...]

Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis [click to read more...]

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations [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...]