September 3, 2013

Week in Review: A Game-Changer for Cannabis Industry or More False Hope?

Ask cannabis professionals and advocates what they think about last week’s announcement from the Department of Justice, and you’ll likely get an answer filled with superlatives. Some are calling it [click to continue...]

August 30, 2013

Watershed Move by Feds Could Impact Funding, Banking, Taxes and Other Cannabis Business Issues

This week’s earthshaking announcement by the Department of Justice paints a brighter picture of the industry’s future, opens the door for legalization in more states and increases the possibility of [click to continue...]

August 29, 2013

DOJ Won’t Challenge State Recreational Marijuana Laws, Providing Big Boost to Cannabis Industry

The Department of Justice said today it will not seek to block or substantially alter adult-use marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington State at this time, a major win for [click to continue...]

August 28, 2013

Lawsuit Tied to Home Grows Could Alter Arizona Medical Marijuana Market, But Industry Skeptical

Arizona’s medical marijuana industry has already dealt with enough turbulence to last a lifetime. But MMJ professionals might have to brace themselves for more uncertainty and change in the near [click to continue...]

August 27, 2013

Guest Column: 8 Reasons Existing Medical Marijuana Businesses Need a New Location

By Kerry Blasdel Note: This is the first in a two-part column on real estate issues for existing MMJ businesses. Finding a suitable location is often one of the biggest [click to continue...]

August 26, 2013

Week in Review: Unexpected DEA Move Rattles Cannabis Industry + Huge MMJ Interest in MA, IL

With all the progress medical marijuana has made this year – including legalization in several new states and the opening of dispensaries in a handful of others – you’d think [click to continue...]

August 23, 2013

A $40 Million Rush: 181 Applications Competing for 35 MA Dispensary Licenses

By Anne Holland By the cut-off time at 3pm yesterday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health had received a grand total of 181 applications for the 35 dispensaries allowed under [click to continue...]

August 22, 2013

Armored Truck Companies Reportedly Cutting Ties With Dispensaries, Citing Pressure from DEA

The Drug Enforcement Administration is reportedly pressuring armored truck companies to stop serving state-legal medical cannabis dispensaries, another blow to businesses that must largely operate on a cash-only basis. Numerous [click to continue...]

August 21, 2013

Regulatory Group’s Warning About Marijuana Stock Scams Highlights Difficulties MMJ Investors Face

Attention investors: If you’re thinking about pumping money into cannabis stocks, be very, very careful. That’s the advice a self-regulatory agency for brokerage firms and exchange markets issued this week. In [click to continue...]

August 20, 2013

Cannabis Industry’s 2013 Gains Reflect Growing Acceptance of MMJ Among State Lawmakers

This is shaping up to be a pretty significant year for the cannabis industry. Three states – Illinois, Maryland and New Hampshire – have passed medical marijuana laws since January, [click to continue...]

August 19, 2013

Week in Review: Wild Ride for Two Marijuana Stocks + Dispensary News in Delaware & Oregon

It was an interesting week for medical marijuana stocks, to say the least. Two of the most well-known publicly traded cannabis companies saw their shares fluctuate wildly, taking investors on [click to continue...]

August 16, 2013

Another Medical Marijuana State Looks to Start Cannabis Dispensary Program

Delaware could become the third state with existing medical marijuana laws to pave the way for regulated dispensaries this summer. On Thursday, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell said he will revive [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensary Plan May Be Scrapped

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Seattle medical marijuana businesses may not be able to get local licenses after all, as [click to continue...]

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several [click to continue...]

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

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Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s [click to continue...]

Joint-Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

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The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

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A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]