October 29, 2014

A Business Icon’s Thoughts on the Marijuana Industry: Q&A With Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder

By Chris Walsh Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield developed one of the most iconic consumer brands in the country by using high-end ingredients, unique packaging and creative flavors with memorable [click to continue...]

October 27, 2014

Head Shops Thriving in Many Marijuana Markets, Despite Competition From Cannabis Retailers

By John Schroyer Head shops once served as the primary – and in many cases only – distributors of pipes, rolling papers and other types of cannabis paraphernalia. But the [click to continue...]

October 24, 2014

Week in Review: Irony in Seattle + Blow to Cannabis Businesses & Edibles Drama

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Seattle tells medical marijuana businesses to do the impossible, 1,000-plus marijuana retailers lose their ATM accounts and Colorado continues to grapple with edibles. Here’s a [click to continue...]

October 22, 2014

100s of Marijuana Stores, Dispensaries Cut Off From Cashless ATM Accounts

By John Schroyer and Chris Walsh Hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational shops across the country abruptly lost their cashless ATM accounts on Wednesday with no explanation, according to [click to continue...]

October 22, 2014

Making Sense of the Wildly Disparate MMJ Polling Data in Florida

By John Schroyer What the heck is going on in Florida? That’s the question many cannabis entrepreneurs are asking after the release of several new polls showing vastly different support [click to continue...]

October 20, 2014

Guest Column: Cultivation Conundrum – Expanding Grow Facilities Sustainably and Cost-Effectively

By Noel Remigio How do you design and build a marijuana grow facility to meet the legal and practical demands of the market today, while looking ahead to future business [click to continue...]

October 17, 2014

Week in Review: Cutting the Cord on Dispensaries + Challenges for Bank Plan & Expertise From Israel

By Marijuana Business Media staff A California city comes up with a novel way to shut down illegal dispensaries, a company explores how to open a cannabis-specific bank and a [click to continue...]

October 15, 2014

Worst-Case Scenario: How to Prepare for – and Weather – Financial Hardships

By John Schroyer Contrary to popular belief, not every business is thriving in the Green Rush. Some cannabis companies are teetering on the edge of insolvency – whether it’s from [click to continue...]

October 13, 2014

Insights Into the Cannabusiness Banking Situation: Q&A With Attorney Ned Frisius

By John Schroyer If you run a marijuana-related company, chances are you’ve experienced some difficulties opening – and keeping – a bank account. Finding a financial institution willing to work [click to continue...]

October 10, 2014

Week in Review: Fallout From Colorado Governor’s Comments on Marijuana Legalization

By John Schroyer Marijuana could prove to be a decisive factor in who moves into the governor’s mansion in Colorado. At no point was that more evident than this week, [click to continue...]

October 8, 2014

5 Tips From the Trenches for Pitching Your Cannabis Business to Investors

By John Schroyer Investment money is finally flowing into the cannabis industry as the business risks subside and marijuana goes mainstream. Scores of deep-pocketed investors are actively seeking opportunities to [click to continue...]

October 6, 2014

Guest Column: Canada’s MMJ Program Off to Great Start, but Applicants Face a New Reality

By Paul Rosen Canada’s medical marijuana industry has experienced significant growth, improvement and refinement since the county overhauled its cannabis program in June 2013. Under Health Canada’s exceptional oversight, Canada [click to continue...]

IRS Council: Protect Tax Pros Working With MJ Industry

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A key advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service has recommended that the agency refrain [click to continue...]

More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailers Hope to Cash in on Black Friday

Recreational marijuana businesses in Colorado will have sales just like any other retailer on Black [click to continue...]

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up

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Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before [click to continue...]

Multi-State MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]

Bill Would Allow VA Docs to Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

1,000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

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The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]

Congressional GOP Not Likely to Block DC Marijuana Legalization

In what must come as a relief for cannabis enthusiasts in the nation’s capital, The [click to continue...]

Two Rec Legalization Measures Possible on Maine Ballot for 2016

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Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a [click to continue...]

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

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Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might [click to continue...]