August 18, 2014

Navigating Turmoil: Q&A With Executives at Edibles Manufacturer Cheeba Chews

By John Schroyer Cheeba Chews has been cruising in the fast lane for the better part of five years, building a wildly popular brand of edibles in Colorado and expanding [click to continue...]

August 15, 2014

Week in Review: Comparing CO, WA Retail Sales + Banking Progress & Media Impact in Massachusetts

By Chris Walsh Colorado and Washington State release recreational cannabis sales data, a federal official says the banking situation is getting better and media reports heighten scrutiny of the MMJ [click to continue...]

August 13, 2014

What it Will Take to Land a Coveted Medical Marijuana Business License in Illinois

By John Schroyer Let the countdown begin. Entrepreneurs in Illinois can officially apply for medical marijuana business licenses in less than four weeks, with the state planning to accept submissions [click to continue...]

August 11, 2014

Guest Column: The 5 Types of Cannabis Companies Most Likely to Get Investment Money

By Emily Paxhia Many startups in the cannabis industry are seeking capital as the “green rush” intensifies, promising to make investors wealthy in exchange for some much-needed cash. But a [click to continue...]

August 8, 2014

Week in Review: Marijuana Gains in DC, Companies Test Ad Barriers & FL Opposition Mounts

By Chris Walsh The nation’s capital makes major progress on the marijuana front, two cannabis companies get aggressive with advertising and opposition to MMJ legalization grows in Florida. Here’s a [click to continue...]

August 6, 2014

Support for Marijuana Legalization, Cannabis Businesses Pouring in From Many Corners

By Chris Walsh The drumbeat of support for marijuana legalization has been growing steadily over the past year. But it’s become noticeably louder in the last few weeks, with everyone [click to continue...]

August 4, 2014

Harnessing the Hemp Industry: Q&A With Chris Boucher of CannaVest

By Marijuana Business Daily staff In 1990, Chris Boucher walked into a store selling his line of tie-dyed backpacks and wallets to chat with the owners about business matters. He [click to continue...]

August 1, 2014

Week in Review: Report on CO Rec + Dispensaries Welcome in FL & Lessons From Lawsuit

By Chris Walsh A prominent think tank lends support to Colorado’s recreational cannabis industry, potential dispensary owners in Florida get some good news and a lawsuit underscores business risks tied [click to continue...]

July 30, 2014

Column: The M-Word Revisited – Why the Industry Should Embrace the Term ‘Marijuana’

By George Jage What’s in a name? What word – or words – define our industry? Several industry pioneers have lobbied the business community to use the word “cannabis” in [click to continue...]

July 28, 2014

Salty & Savory Edibles Still a Niche Market, but Some Companies See Growth Potential

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Cannabis consumers have a major sweet tooth, as evidenced by the vast selection of candies, brownies and chocolate bars at many dispensaries and retail stores. [click to continue...]

July 25, 2014

Week in Review: 1,000s More Patients in IL + Rec Makes Oregon Ballot & Hopes Dashed in San Jose

By Chris Walsh Illinois expands its medical marijuana program, the legalization drive in Oregon gains steam and dispensaries in one of California’s largest MMJ markets get the worst possible news. [click to continue...]

July 23, 2014

Guest Column: Big Differences in Wants & Needs of Medical, Recreational Cannabis Customers

By Luke Ramirez On Jan. 18, my dispensary made a drastic shift. After selling medical cannabis to more than 30,000 patients since 2009, Walking Raven pivoted to the recreational market [click to continue...]

Panel Differs on Impact of Rec Industry on Colorado’s Economy

Is the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado making the state less attractive to businesses [click to continue...]

IL Municipalities Seeking Contributions From MMJ Firms

With Monday looming as the deadline in Illinois for medical marijuana business applications, a number [click to continue...]

Warren Buffett’s Subsidiary Company Testing Cannabusiness Waters

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A subsidiary company of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is is reportedly exploring the waters [click to continue...]

New Poll Good News for D.C. Marijuana Legalization

A ballot measure to legalize possession of marijuana in Wasington D.C. got a boost on [click to continue...]

WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses

Washington State is warning dozens of applicants for recreational marijuana business licenses that their chance [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Over ‘Pot Pavilion’ Highlights New Cannabis Business Risks

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A Colorado marijuana edibles company is under increasing heat as a lawsuit filed against its [click to continue...]

Lobbying Group Turns Tables on Overconsumption Story

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is using a now-infamous first person account of excessive cannabis [click to continue...]

Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure

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Mjardin Management isn’t exactly an original idea, given that it’s a consulting and management company [click to continue...]

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

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An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado’s cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida [click to continue...]

Legalization Bill on Tap in New York

A Democratic state senator in New York is planning to introduce a bill next year [click to continue...]

IL Lawmaker Defends Secrecy-Shrouded Application Process

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Illinois is keeping information about applicants for medical marijuana business permits completely confidential, ostensibly to [click to continue...]