July 17, 2013

Privateer’s $7M Funding Round Brings More Money, Investors and Credibility to Cannabis Industry

The investing side of the cannabis industry is finally starting to mature, albeit slowly and in spurts. Privateer Holdings Inc., which ranks as the first private equity fund focused solely [click to continue...]

July 16, 2013

New Hemp Beer Highlights Growing Interest in Cannabis Market Among Mainstream Businesses

The floodgates are starting to open. A growing number of mainstream businesses are looking to capitalize on the excitement tied to legalization of cannabis in Colorado and Washington, new opportunities [click to continue...]

July 15, 2013

Week in Review: Overview of Federal Marijuana Bills + Cannabis Stock Performance in Q2

What’s the biggest day-to-day challenge facing medical marijuana dispensaries? For most owners, it’s getting by without a bank account, which means operating as an all-cash business – and dealing with [click to continue...]

July 12, 2013

5 Questions for Khurshid Khoja on New Cannabis Investing, Funding Opportunities Tied to JOBS Act

A move by the Securities and Exchange Commission this week opens up huge new doors for ancillary cannabis startups seeking money while also making it easier for investors to find [click to continue...]

July 11, 2013

Latest Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Estimates: $291 Million, With 44% Generated in Denver

How much revenue will recreational marijuana sales generate in Colorado? It’s the million-dollar question for investors and entrepreneurs hoping to get involved in this promising new industry, as the size [click to continue...]

July 10, 2013

Medical Cannabis Stocks Socked in Second Quarter as Public Firms Fail to Gain Traction

Medical marijuana stocks continued to struggle in the second quarter despite increasing optimism over the industry’s future, underscoring the risky nature of cannabis investments and the sector itself. The share [click to continue...]

July 9, 2013

Light at End of Tunnel? MMJ Bill Brings Hope to Battered Michigan Marijuana Dispensaries

Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries have had a tough go of it over the past two years, with a state crackdown, local moratoriums and a damaging Supreme Court ruling earlier this [click to continue...]

July 8, 2013

Week in Review: Colorado, Washington Marijuana Rules + Oregon Medical Cannabis Dispensary Bill

The retail marijuana picture in Colorado and Washington is starting to take shape. Last week, both states moved forward with setting up an overall framework for their respective recreational cannabis [click to continue...]

July 3, 2013

Los Angeles Drawing Line in the Sand as it Looks to Close Hundreds of Marijuana Dispensaries

Los Angeles is getting serious about enforcing a new law intended to drastically reduce the size of the medical marijuana industry. Several weeks ago, it sent out warning letters to [click to continue...]

July 3, 2013

Chris Walsh: Cannabis Leaders Threaten Industry Progress By Carrying, Using Marijuana When Traveling

By Chris Walsh Get a group of medical marijuana professionals together, and it’s just a matter of time before someone flicks a lighter and sends the unmistakable scent of cannabis [click to continue...]

July 2, 2013

6 Questions for Cannabis Business Alliance’s Meg Collins on Emergency Retail Marijuana Rules in CO

On Monday, Colorado released emergency rules covering many business-related aspects of selling marijuana for adult use, from packaging and labeling requirements to what it will take to land a license. [click to continue...]

July 1, 2013

Week in Review: Marijuana Makes Gains in NH, OR & VT, But California Cannabis Industry Regresses

Dispensaries open on the East Coast. Hundreds of mayors ask the Obama administration to back off when it comes to marijuana. Several states advance key cannabis legislation. The marijuana industry [click to continue...]

San Diego Shuts Down 4 More Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing its quest to close down illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Four more [click to continue...]

Russian Cannabis Firm Buys Ebola.com for $200K

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This may be the strangest marijuana-related story you read all week. A Russian cannabis company [click to continue...]

WA Sheriff: Rec Marijuana is Working

A Washington State sheriff has a message about marijuana for Oregon voters. “The sky hasn’t [click to continue...]

Uruguay Presidential Candidate Would Scale Back Legal Marijuana

The first country in the world to fully legalize the sale and possession of recreational [click to continue...]

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

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Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department [click to continue...]

Nevada Will Weigh Rec Marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to [click to continue...]

CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state [click to continue...]

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

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Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next [click to continue...]

Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday to [click to continue...]

3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Files $100M Lawsuit Over ‘False’ Claims

Medical Marijuana Inc. has filed a lawsuit in California against several businesses – including a [click to continue...]

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online

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Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy [click to continue...]