January 13, 2015

Acquisitions, Consolidation and Building a $10M Business: Q&A With Rec Shop Owner Bruce Nassau

By John Schroyer Bruce Nassau doesn’t think of himself as a typical marijuana business owner. But the former cable television industry insider is doing something right. Nassau partnered with his [click to continue...]

January 12, 2015

Chart of the Week: The Challenging Banking Climate for Marijuana Businesses

By Jennifer Mann The difficulties dispensaries and recreational cannabis stores face on the banking front are well documented. Although the federal government issued guidance early last year on how banks [click to continue...]

January 9, 2015

Week in Review: Big Ruling in Montana, MMJ Suggestions in Seattle & Patient Plunge in Michigan

By John Schroyer A Montana judge rules against the state’s medical marijuana crackdown, Seattle’s city attorney suggests some radical changes to cannabis regulations, and the number of MMJ patients in [click to continue...]

January 8, 2015

An End to Gov’t Meddling in MJ Industry? Impact of Federal Marijuana Legislation Uncertain

By John Schroyer Tucked inside the enormous 1,600-page spending bill Congress passed last month is a key marijuana-related provision that some industry insiders say will bring about the end to [click to continue...]

January 7, 2015

Hiring, Salaries and Consumption Policies: Q&A With Founders of Viridian Staffing

By Tony C. Dreibus Hiring qualified employees is paramount to the success of any business. But finding a high-level executive, top-notch master grower or even a budtender in a nascent [click to continue...]

January 6, 2015

10 Key Data-Driven Trends From Colorado’s 1st Year of Recreational Marijuana Sales

By John Schroyer Last year was one for the history books, as the first stores sold recreational marijuana to consumers beginning on New Year’s Day 2014 in Colorado. While there [click to continue...]

January 5, 2015

Chart of the Week: Breakdown of Energy Use at a Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Site

By Jennifer Mann With electricity bills for marijuana grow facilities running thousands of dollars a month in some cases, understanding how energy usage breaks down is the starting point to [click to continue...]

January 2, 2015

The Future of Medical Marijuana in Florida: Q&A With Attorney John Morgan

By John Schroyer Florida trial attorney John Morgan was the face and voice of the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in the state last year. Though the measure fell just [click to continue...]

December 31, 2014

3 Developments to Watch in 2015: Changing of the Guard, New Markets & Business Accelerator

By Tony C. Dreibus While there’s plenty of conjecture about what will happen in the marijuana industry in the new year, numerous developments have already been set in motion. From [click to continue...]

December 29, 2014

Chart of the Week: Explosion of Nevada’s MMJ Patient Base as Dispensaries Near Launch

By Jennifer Mann Good news for medical marijuana companies hoping to open their doors in Nevada next year: The customer base is growing rapidly as dispensaries move closer to becoming [click to continue...]

December 26, 2014

Week in Review: Ruling on Delivery App, Boost for MMJ Stocks + MA Businesses Gearing Up

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus A smartphone app that facilitates medical marijuana deliveries is ordered to cease operations in Los Angeles, two publicly traded companies help build credibility [click to continue...]

December 24, 2014

All I Want for Christmas: Holiday Regulatory Wishes in Marijuana Markets

By John Schroyer Cannabis business owners and entrepreneurs have a long Christmas wish list. While the industry made significant progress in 2014, there were some hiccups along the way (ahem, [click to continue...]

San Diego’s 1st Legal Dispensary Prepares for Liftoff

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After waiting more than three months for an answer, David Blair finally got the good [click to continue...]

Increased Demand for Organic Cannabis in SF

Growers and dispensaries in San Francisco are seeing a spike in demand for organic cannabis [click to continue...]

Super Bowl a Boon for Washington MMJ Business

A cannabis company in Washington State is capitalizing on the Super Bowl in a big [click to continue...]

CO Rec Stores Unloading Edibles Inventory


In advance of new regulations for infused products in Colorado, many recreational stores in the [click to continue...]

AG Nominee Opposed to Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis businesses may face obstacles if Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the next U.S. attorney [click to continue...]

SEC Gives Green Light to Marijuana Company’s Stock Registration

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a share registration by a company that [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Efforts Get Big Boost from Governor


The chances that Pennsylvania could become one of the next states to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Prominent Investment Firm Pumps Money Into Cannabis Tech Company

Another mainstream investment firm is hoping to cash in on the cannabis industry. Tao Capital [click to continue...]

Plan to Open 1st Alaska ‘Dispensary’ Draws Criticism

The former TV reporter who generated controversy last fall when she quit her job on-air [click to continue...]

MBank Nixes Services for Colorado MJ Companies


Well that was quick. MBank, the Oregon-based financial institution that recently announced it would begin [click to continue...]

Florida Republican Files Proposal to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Entrepreneurs continuing the fight for medical marijuana in Florida have found an ally in Republican [click to continue...]

California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced [click to continue...]

Former Illinois Gov’s List of License Finalists Revealed


Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who left office earlier this month without granting medical marijuana [click to continue...]

1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that [click to continue...]