July 23, 2013

Business Buzzkill: Second-Largest City in Colorado Bans Recreational Marijuana Sales

Marijuana business opportunities in Colorado will be much more limited than many entrepreneurs initially envisioned when voters legalized cannabis for adult use back in November. The second-largest city in the [click to continue...]

July 22, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Cannabis Funding Picture Brightens + CO Moving Forward With Retail Regs

Looking for money to get your cannabis idea off the ground or take your MMJ company to the next level? Dust off your suit jacket, refine your business plan and [click to continue...]

July 19, 2013

Landmark Cannabis Study Could Shape Medical Marijuana Business Regulations in Future

A five-year study on medical cannabis use spearheaded by a federal government agency could have lasting repercussions for the MMJ industry, both positive and negative. The National Institutes of Health [click to continue...]

July 18, 2013

Guest Column: Weed? Marijuana? Cannabis? Word Choice Crucial for MMJ Entrepreneurs

By Roy Kaufmann Ever wonder how “global warming” became “climate change?” Or how the estate tax morphed into the “death tax?” The short answer: Frank Luntz, one of the most [click to continue...]

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...]

Alaska MJ Opponents Seize on Hickenlooper’s ‘Reckless’ Comment

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Marijuana opponents in Alaska have found an odd bedfellow in their fight against cannabis legalization: [click to continue...]

Group Looking to Expand Minnesota’s MMJ Patient Base

Many cannabis advocates in Minnesota think that the state’s medical marijuana program is much too [click to continue...]

Marijuana Business Incubator Launches in Florida

Whether or not medical marijuana passes in Florida on Tuesday, Tampa will be home to [click to continue...]

Young Voters Could Make or Break Legalization Measures

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The success of several marijuana measures on the ballot next week could ultimately hinge on [click to continue...]

Estimate: Legal Rec Sales in DC Could Create $130M Market

The cannabis market in Washington DC could top $130 million annually if the city legalizes [click to continue...]

67 Warnings, Penalties for MJ Violations in Washington

When it comes to recreational marijuana, enforcement of the law is no laughing matter for [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Legalization a Coin Flip

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Recreational marijuana could be a nail-biter in Oregon on Election Day. A poll released this [click to continue...]

Chile Plants First Medical Cannabis Crop

The first legal medical marijuana plants were seeded in Chile on Wednesday as part of [click to continue...]

Maryland Delays Vote on MMJ Regs, Plans to Lower Fees

A Maryland commission postponed a final vote on medical marijuana regulations, saying the 15-member panel [click to continue...]

Super-Potent Strain a Top Seller in WA

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High-potency strains are a big hit with customers in Washington State’s new recreational market, it [click to continue...]

CO Company Sues Shareholder Over Trading Halt

A publicly traded cannabis company has filed suit against a major shareholder, alleging he caused [click to continue...]

Expert: Liability Lawsuits Next Challenge for Edibles Companies

A Seattle attorney warned hundreds of industry insiders at a business conference on Tuesday that [click to continue...]

‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites

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Police officers and federal agents raided multiple marijuana growing operations in Denver on Tuesday, saying [click to continue...]

Former FBI Official Joins Cannabis Company’s Board

Medbox Inc., a publicly traded software and consulting firm that makes marijuana dispensing machines, has [click to continue...]