April 23, 2013

Cannabinoid Research Firm Cannabis Science, Inc. Could Go Under

By Anne Holland  [Updated as of 4/25/12]  According to its annual 2012 report filed today, Cannabis Science, Inc. (PINK:CBIS), may be in danger of shutting its doors. The company’s Form [click to read more...]

April 23, 2013

Two More Massachusetts Towns Considering Cannabis Dispensary Moratoriums as DPH Regulations Are Readied

By Anne Holland The Massachusetts towns of Natick (pop. 33k) and Marlborough (pop. 38k) are both considering joining several other cities in implementing moratoriums or outright bans on cannabis dispensaries. [click to read more...]

April 22, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: 5 Cannabis Business Takeaways From Denver 4/20 Events

Last week, we wrote about how some medical marijuana companies in Colorado decided to target the recreational crowd for the first time on 4/20 in light of cannabis legalization, seeing [click to read more...]

April 19, 2013

Rhode Island Welcomes First MMJ Center, Becomes 11th State in US With Dispensaries

The first medical marijuana center in Rhode Island opened its doors today, ushering in a new era for the state’s fledgling MMJ industry after lengthy delays raised doubts about its [click to read more...]

April 18, 2013

Fate of San Diego Dispensaries, Local MMJ Industry on the Line as City Council Debates Ordinance

The San Diego medical marijuana community is holding its collective breath as the city considers legal changes that would pave the way for dispensaries and lead to a revival of [click to read more...]

April 17, 2013

Cannabis Legislation Roundup: Marijuana Measures Advance in Illinois, Nevada, NY & Other States

Marijuana is dominating headlines across the nation, with an increasing number of states introducing legislation or making headway on cannabis-related measures and federal lawmakers getting behind the cause as well. [click to read more...]

April 16, 2013

Some Colorado MMJ Companies Target 4/20 Crowd for 1st Time, But Potential Downsides Exist

By Chris Walsh On April 19, rapper-turned-rastafarian Snoop Lion will saunter onto a stage ensconced in marijuana smoke at the Filmore Auditorium in Denver to promote the debut of his [click to read more...]

April 15, 2013

Cheryl Shuman: Top 12 Cannabis Marketing Tips for Facebook Success

By Cheryl Shuman If you want your customers (and fans) to be more engaged with your dispensary, infused products company or other cannabis-related brand on Facebook, the answer is simple: [click to read more...]

April 15, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Where Does Your Dispensary Rank Financially? + Green Rush in Massachusetts

If you want to start a dispensary, you’re likely wondering how much money you can expect to bring in each year. And if you already own a medical marijuana center, [click to read more...]

April 12, 2013

Medical Marijuana Inc.’s Revenues, Profits Continue to Soar as Company Seeks NYSE Listing

Medical Marijuana Inc. is quickly becoming one of the most promising publicly traded companies in the cannabis industry, posting record revenues and profits on a consistent basis and moving forward [click to read more...]

April 11, 2013

Significant Interest in Starting MA Cannabis Dispensaries Despite Onerous Regulatory Proposals

Massachusetts marijuana entrepreneurs collectively groaned last month when the health department released draft regulations on the emerging medical cannabis industry. Under the proposed rules, applicants for dispensary permits would not [click to read more...]

April 10, 2013

From Less Than $100K to Millions of Dollars, Annual Marijuana Dispensary Revenues Run the Gamut

How much revenue does the average dispensary generate? Every entrepreneur looking to start a medical marijuana center asks that question early on in the due diligence process, but the answer [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...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can’t seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation’s top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State’s [click to read more...]