November 27, 2013

How to Handle Angry Ex-Employees: PR Tips

Last week we posted a news brief about the falling out between Dixie Botanicals and its former head of science, Tamar Wise, who took to her Facebook page to criticize [click to continue...]

November 25, 2013

Cannabis Cultivators Must Find Efficiences to Survive, Expert Ed Rosenthal Says

Horticulturalist Ed Rosenthal believes glaring inefficiencies exist within most steps of the marijuana cultivation process, and that cannabis business owners must identify and then fix these problems in order to [click to continue...]

November 22, 2013

Week in Review: Could Marijuana Business Raids in Colorado Actually Help the Cannabis Industry?

By Chris Walsh When the headlines scream “raids,” cannabis professionals often respond with a collective gasp and immediately attack the federal government for launching a war on legitimate medical marijuana [click to continue...]

November 21, 2013

Breaking: Feds Raid Colorado Cannabis Businesses

The federal government and local law enforcement agencies are undertaking “enforcement actions” against medical marijuana businesses in Colorado today, executing search and seizure warrants at dispensaries and cultivation sites. The [click to continue...]

November 20, 2013

Q&A With CEO of Steep Hill Halent: US Cannabis Testing Market Could Hit $40M by 2016

Medical marijuana labs are poised for major growth as more states mandate the testing of cannabis for potency and safety. David Lampach, chief executive officer of Steep Hill Halent in [click to continue...]

November 18, 2013

4 Tips for Expanding a Medical Marijuana Edibles, Infused Products Business Nationally

Several edibles and infused products companies are aggressively expanding into multiple states as they seek to develop national cannabis brands, offering a blueprint for MMJ entrepreneurs looking to do business [click to continue...]

November 15, 2013

Week in Review: Budweiser Sponsorship of Arkansas Medical Marijuana Event Fizzles

By Chris Walsh A red-hot story circled the Web recently about Budweiser sponsoring a fundraising event for medical marijuana legalization in Arkansas. It sounded too good to be true – [click to continue...]

November 14, 2013

Local Marijuana Decriminalization Laws in MMJ States Could Impact Medical Cannabis Businesses

This past election cycle saw three cities in Michigan and one in Maine vote to decriminalize marijuana possession. These laws are often seen as purely symbolic from a business perspective, [click to continue...]

November 13, 2013

Bill to Allow Michigan Medical Marijuana Sales Via Pharmacies Advances, But One Major Caveat

The Michigan Senate passed a bill today that would allow pharmacies to sell medical marijuana, a contentious measure that some say would help the state’s cannabis industry and others fear [click to continue...]

November 12, 2013

Guest Column: 5 Misconceptions Entrepreneurs Have About Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Law

By Michael McGrory Cannabis industry veterans and rookies alike are forming business entities, securing financing, scouting locations and doing a host of other necessary legwork in anticipation of the day [click to continue...]

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...]

Another Lawsuit Over MMJ Licensing Process in Illinois

A company that got turned down for one of the Illinois’ 21 medical marijuana cultivation [click to continue...]

MJ Financial Services Firm Secures $2M Investment

A financial services firm that plans to serve the cannabis industry has secured $2 million [click to continue...]

Alaska’s Largest City Enacts MJ Concentrates Rules

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Alaska marijuana entrepreneurs who want to specialize in infused products or extracts will have to [click to continue...]

Washington DC Mayor Seeks to Ban ‘Cannabis Clubs’

With private marijuana use on track to become legal in Washington DC on Thursday barring [click to continue...]

Evicted MMJ Grower Wants Same Legal Protections as Farmers

Oregon is facing an interesting question tied to its medical marijuana law: Should evicted cannabis [click to continue...]

Report: Outlook for MJ Stocks Strong, But Many Could Stumble

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Institutional investors will put money into cannabis stocks this year, though many publicly traded MJ [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Seeks Marijuana Industry Oversight Board

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has sent a bill to state lawmakers calling for the establishment [click to continue...]

Canadian Stock Regulators: Risk Disclosures Lacking

Canadian stock regulators have a word of warning for those investing in MMJ companies north [click to continue...]

Minnesota Medical Cannabis Workers Join Union

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At least half of Minnesota’s medical marijuana dispensaries will be unionized. The United Food and [click to continue...]

Kosher Medical Cannabis Certification in New York?

Dispensary owners in New York may have a niche customer base to tap when they [click to continue...]

U.S. Investment Fund Inks Another Deal With Canadian Grower

A U.S. investment fund has cemented its second deal with a Canadian cannabis grower this [click to continue...]

Some San Jose Dispensaries Refusing to Pay Tax

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Dispensary owners in San Jose, California, are in a dispute with the city over unpaid [click to continue...]

California AG Says State Recreational Sales Inevitable

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who plans to make a run for a U.S. Senate [click to continue...]

New Federal Lawsuits Aim to Quash CO Marijuana Industry

Oklahoma and Nebraska aren’t alone anymore in their fight to upend Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry. [click to continue...]