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...]

July 21, 2014

From New Mexico to New Jersey: How to Survive in Highly Restrictive MMJ Markets

By Marijuana Business Daily staff The biggest challenge for medical marijuana dispensaries in many markets is keeping up with enormous demand and managing rapid growth. But for entrepreneurs in states [click to continue...]

July 18, 2014

Week in Review: MI Finally Registers on MMJ Radar + Uptick in Delivery Services & Praise for the House

By Chris Walsh Dispensaries in Michigan get some good news, medical cannabis delivery services thrive in two cities and the U.S. House gives marijuana businesses a shot in the arm. [click to continue...]

July 14, 2014

Overseeing Marijuana Edibles Companies: Q&A With Denver Food Inspector Danica Lee

By Fred Dreier If you want to get an idea of what the future holds for regulations on edibles companies, look to Denver. The city’s Department of Environmental Health requires [click to continue...]

July 11, 2014

Week in Review: Success, and Hiccups, for Recreational Marijuana in Washington State

By Chris Walsh The first few days of recreational sales in Washington State were a resounding success by most measures. The handful of shops that opened this week reported brisk [click to continue...]

July 9, 2014

Guest Column: How the Cannabis Industry Can Close the Digital Marketing Divide

By Joe Hodas Tripp Keber, CEO of Dixie Brands, is fond of saying that cannabis isn’t digital, meaning it can’t be reproduced in any way other than going through the [click to continue...]

July 7, 2014

WA Marijuana Businesses Brace for Short-Term Challenges With Eye on Future

By Fred Dreier With recreational cannabis sales slated to start in Washington State this week, entrepreneurs are bracing for a host of short-term challenges involving everything from inventory and edibles [click to continue...]

July 4, 2014

Week in Review: Cannabis Firms Lure Notable Names + Lessons in MA & Washington on Runway

By Chris Walsh A former state governor and an ex-Monsanto executive enter the medical marijuana industry, Massachusetts cannabis entrepreneurs learn some tough lessons and Washington prepares for the start of [click to continue...]

July 2, 2014

Elimination of 9 Dispensary Applicants in MA to Ripple Across State’s MMJ Industry

By Fred Dreier Massachusetts dropped a bombshell on the state’s medical marijuana industry last week by eliminating nine of the 20 groups that won provisional approval for dispensary licenses, citing [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...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it’s “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]