September 19, 2013

CannaBusiness Magazine Launches – First Print Trade Publication for America’s Marijuana Industry

By Anne Holland CannaBusiness Media, which publishes MMJ Business Daily, announced today that it has launched a national trade journal called CannaBusiness Magazine. The new publication is available via print [click to continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

Seattle Dispensary Plan May Be Scrapped

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Seattle medical marijuana businesses may not be able to get local licenses after all, as [click to continue...]

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several [click to continue...]

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

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Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s [click to continue...]

Joint-Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

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The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

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A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]