July 1, 2013

Week in Review: Marijuana Makes Gains in NH, OR & VT, But California Cannabis Industry Regresses

Dispensaries open on the East Coast. Hundreds of mayors ask the Obama administration to back off when it comes to marijuana. Several states advance key cannabis legislation. The marijuana industry [click to continue...]

June 28, 2013

From Canada to France, Many New Opportunities for US Marijuana Businesses Abroad

With 19 states legalizing marijuana for medical purposes and another two approving it for recreational use, most US cannabis businesses are content to focus on the sizable domestic market. But [click to continue...]

June 27, 2013

Chaotic Cannabis Business Conditions in California, But Some Players Managing to Adapt and Thrive

The California medical marijuana industry is taking a beating, with an estimated 200 dispensaries and scores of related cannabis businesses closing since early May. Hundreds more could be forced to [click to continue...]

June 26, 2013

Latest Colorado Medical Marijuana Stats: Number of MMJ Businesses Stablizes, But Patient Total Falls

The Colorado medical cannabis industry has stabilized after a prolonged contraction, signaling at least a temporary end to the three-year period of consolidation that saw many marijuana businesses close or [click to continue...]

June 25, 2013

Vermont Becomes 12th State With Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Creating $2 Million Market

The first two dispensaries have opened in Vermont, kick-starting what could become an estimated $2 million market for legal cannabis sales and expanding the list of states with MMJ centers. [click to continue...]

June 24, 2013

Week in Review: US Inches Closer to Medical Marijuana Benchmark, But New York Not in Cards?

At first glance, the addition of New Hampshire to the list of states with medical marijuana laws doesn’t seem that earth-shattering for the national cannabis industry. As Medical Marijuana Business [click to continue...]

June 21, 2013

Huge Google Grant to Michigan Marijuana Group Could Usher in New Era for Cannabis Industry

The medical cannabis movement is getting some major help from one of the most well-known corporate names in the world: Google. Michigan Compassion, a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase [click to continue...]

June 20, 2013

From Edibles to MMJ Pet Treatments, Public Firms in Other Industries Eyeing Cannabis Opportunities

Nearly a dozen small publicly traded companies in various industries have announced plans over the past few months to tap the cannabis market, another sign that mainstream businesses and investors [click to continue...]

June 19, 2013

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Market Estimate: Up to $3 Million in Annual Cannabis Sales

The medical cannabis market in New Hampshire will be one of the smallest in the nation under a pending bill, with sales hovering around $2 million to $3 million annually [click to continue...]

June 18, 2013

5 Questions for Justin Hartfield: Opportunities as Cannabis Industry Becomes ‘Pimply Teenager’

WeedMaps co-founder Justin Hartfield made waves in the cannabis industry earlier this month when he launched a new venture capital fund that will invest in and acquire marijuana-related companies. Hartfield [click to continue...]

June 17, 2013

Week in Review: After Big Win in Nevada, All Eyes on New York Bill + Canada’s Cannabis Overhaul

The medical marijuana industry celebrated a big win in Nevada last week after lawmakers pushed through a bill that will create a thriving cannabusiness community in the state. Hundreds of [click to continue...]

June 14, 2013

Aaron Smith: 5 Ways Marijuana Businesses Can Secure a Future for the Cannabis Industry

By Aaron Smith Last week, more than 30 cannabis business leaders from across the country joined several influential lawmakers in the nation’s capital to call on Congress to change federal [click to continue...]

Licensing Delays Frustrate Canadian MMJ Applicants

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Delayed application reviews and tightening regulations are frustrating prospective Canadian medical marijuana business owners and [click to continue...]

Illinois Releases Final MMJ Application Forms

Aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs in Illinois now have access to official license application documents. The state’s [click to continue...]

I-502 Ban Passes First Test

A judge in Washington State has upheld a municipality’s authority to ban marijuana retailers, though [click to continue...]

Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]