August 8, 2013

Michigan Town’s Cap on MMJ Businesses Reflects Larger Trend, Offers Takeaways

By most accounts, the small Michigan town of Ypsilanti has been a relatively welcoming place for medical marijuana entrepreneurs. Local voters backed MMJ legalization by a ratio of nearly 5-to-1 [click to continue...]

August 7, 2013

Guest Column: Due Diligence Important When Starting Cannabis Concentrates Product Line

By Andy Joseph Medical marijuana is quickly transitioning into a mainstream industry, as evidenced by the growing acceptance of MMJ across the country and the passage of favorable cannabis laws [click to continue...]

August 6, 2013

Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensary Sales Soar to Estimated $300M Despite Consolidation

Annual medical marijuana sales in Colorado have surged over the past year and are now hovering around $300 million, a huge increase that highlights the industry’s growth despite a wave [click to continue...]

August 5, 2013

Week in Review: Cannabis Industry Marches Across Nation + Another Entrepreneur With Grand Plans

The last eight months have been remarkable for the medical marijuana industry, at least when it comes to dispensaries launching in new areas. Four states – Arizona, New Jersey, Rhode [click to continue...]

August 2, 2013

6 Questions for Privateer Holdings CEO Brendan Kennedy on the Current Investment Climate

Ancillary cannabis startups received some good news on the funding front last month when Seattle-based Privateer Holdings announced that it closed a $7 million round of funding. The private equity [click to continue...]

August 1, 2013

Court Ruling Gives Some AZ Dispensaries Reprieve, But More Uncertainty & Delays Ahead

The medical marijuana industry in Arizona has scored another victory in the courtroom that will have positive repercussions for some cannabis entrepreneurs, at least in the near term. A county [click to continue...]

August 1, 2013

Update: Illinois Governor Signs MMJ Bill, Creating Hundreds of Business Opportunities

Note: This is an updated version of a story that first ran Wednesday Welcome to the medical marijuana club, Illinois. State Gov. Pat Quinn (pictured) signed a medical cannabis bill [click to continue...]

July 30, 2013

First 3 Washington DC Marijuana Dispensaries Open, But Initial Market Size is Miniscule

The first dispensaries have finally opened their doors in the nation’s capital, jump-starting a new MMJ market and representing a symbolic step forward for an industry that is still deemed [click to continue...]

July 29, 2013

Week in Review: Raids Renew Crackdown Fears + Hefty Interest Rates the Norm for MMJ Industry

Just when you thought the federal crackdown on medical marijuana had become a thing of the past, the government launches one of its largest coordinated raids so far this year. [click to continue...]

July 26, 2013

Private Investors Charging 25% Interest Rate to New Jersey MMJ Dispensary

William Thomas, CEO of Compassionate Care Foundation, reports that he was able to raise $1.5 million from private investors to fund a dispensary and cultivation center scheduled to open this [click to continue...]

July 25, 2013

Quality Standards, Certification Program for Medical Cannabis Businesses to Debut in Fall

Americans for Safe Access will launch a standards and certification program for medical cannabis businesses across the country this fall, a long-overdue move that could boost the industry’s legitimacy, credibility, [click to continue...]

July 24, 2013

New England Holds Cannabis Business Potential, Despite Limited Market Size and Heavy Regulations

The Green Wave has washed over all of New England. On Tuesday, New Hampshire became the last state in the northeastern corner of the country to pass medical cannabis laws, [click to continue...]

Alaska MJ Opponents Seize on Hickenlooper’s ‘Reckless’ Comment

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Marijuana opponents in Alaska have found an odd bedfellow in their fight against cannabis legalization: [click to continue...]

Group Looking to Expand Minnesota’s MMJ Patient Base

Many cannabis advocates in Minnesota think that the state’s medical marijuana program is much too [click to continue...]

Marijuana Business Incubator Launches in Florida

Whether or not medical marijuana passes in Florida on Tuesday, Tampa will be home to [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...]