February 10, 2015

Washington DC Council Pushing for Recreational Cannabis Sales Amid Stiff Resistance

By John Schroyer A very public fight over marijuana in Washington DC is brewing between city leaders and Congress, and the outcome will likely determine whether recreational cannabis sales come [click to continue...]

February 9, 2015

Chart of the Week: Marijuana Startup Interest Booming in California, Washington State & Colorado

By Marijuana Business Daily staff California has climbed over several other powerhouse cannabis states and now ranks as the most popular market for entrepreneurs starting marijuana companies, despite an unstable [click to continue...]

February 6, 2015

Week in Review: Illinois a Launchpad for MJ Companies With Eye on National Expansion

By John Schroyer The cannabis industry has been abuzz since Illinois unexpectedly issued 70 business permits to medical marijuana companies earlier this week, allaying concerns that the licensing process would [click to continue...]

February 5, 2015

Class-Action Lawsuits Send Medbox Shares Lower, Highlight Risks of Going Public

By John Schroyer Medbox Inc., one of the most prominent publicly traded companies in the cannabis space, is grappling with an issue that could become more common in the marijuana [click to continue...]

February 4, 2015

Real Estate Issues in a Flourishing Cannabis Market: Q&A With Oregon Broker Zack Stratford

By Tony C. Dreibus A thriving medical marijuana industry and an emerging recreational cannabis market have created a real estate boom in Oregon as entrepreneurs seek space for cultivation sites, [click to continue...]

February 3, 2015

New Colorado Edibles Regulations a Costly Change for Manufacturers in Rec Market

By John Schroyer New regulations on edibles in Colorado’s recreational marijuana market have created operational hurdles – and tens of thousands of dollars in added expenses – for infused products [click to continue...]

February 2, 2015

Chart of the Week: New Businesses Flooding the Cannabis Industry

By Marijuana Business Daily staff The Green Rush is alive and well. Roughly 53% of cannabis-related businesses either launched in 2014 or are in startup mode now, underscoring intense entrepreneurial [click to continue...]

January 30, 2015

Week in Review: Bank Axes CO Service, Contentious Biz Plan in Alaska & Concerns Over Potential AG

By John Schroyer An Oregon-based bank retreats from the Colorado marijuana market, an entrepreneur reveals plans to open an unlicensed dispensary in Alaska, and the nominee for U.S. attorney general [click to continue...]

January 29, 2015

IRS Memo Could Raise Cannabis Industry’s Tax Bill by ‘Millions and Millions’ of Dollars

By John Schroyer A new IRS memo about tax issues tied to cannabis companies could end up costing the marijuana industry millions of dollars annually, reducing already-slim profit margins for [click to continue...]

January 28, 2015

Guest Column: 5 Retail Design Tips for MMJ Dispensaries, Recreational Cannabis Stores

By Noel Remigio Many dispensaries and retail stores open in a rush, with the owners focused squarely on supply chain, regulatory and licensing issues. As a result, they overlook a [click to continue...]

January 27, 2015

Delays, Uncertainty Leave Illinois Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs in the Lurch

By John Schroyer Illinois’ budding medical marijuana industry has been reeling since former Gov. Pat Quinn’s last-minute and highly controversial decision to leave office without signing off on business licenses [click to continue...]

January 26, 2015

Chart of the Week: Comparison of 2014 Investment Activity in Marijuana vs. Other Industries

By Jennifer Mann Last year was a significant one for cannabis investments. U.S.-based private equity firms, venture capitalists and major angel investors pumped $95 million into marijuana businesses in 2014 [click to continue...]

150K Pounds of Legal Marijuana Sold in CO Last Year

Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado sold nearly 150,000 pounds of marijuana flower last [click to continue...]

Medical Cannabis Demand Outweighing Supply in DC

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Recreational marijuana has dominated headlines out of Washington DC this week, as the use, possession [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...]