November 6, 2013

Election Analysis: Landslide Wins for Marijuana Measures to Fuel Future Legalization Efforts

Every major marijuana measure on state and local ballots passed by a landslide Tuesday, providing the industry with near-term gains and bolstering efforts to legalize medical and recreational cannabis in [click to continue...]

November 5, 2013

5 Tips for Choosing a Marijuana Business Consultant

Cannabis consulting has exploded in the past few years, giving entrepreneurs in need of business and operational help more options than ever. But finding a quality consultant can be a [click to continue...]

November 4, 2013

Q&A With Cannabis Attorney Brian Vicente on Colorado’s Recreational Marijuana Tax Proposal

The biggest marijuana-related measure this election season is in Colorado, where voters will decide whether the state should implement special taxes on the recreational cannabis industry. A lot is at [click to continue...]

November 1, 2013

Week in Review: Marijuana Legalization Fizzles in 2 States + 200,000 Signatures for Florida MMJ Push

By Chris Walsh Efforts to legalize and regulate marijuana in Maine and New Hampshire sputtered out this week, dashing hopes for an expansion of the recreational cannabis industry in 2013. [click to continue...]

October 31, 2013

3.1 Million Potential In-State Marijuana Customers in Colorado, Washington

The recreational marijuana market in Colorado and Washington could be substantially larger than initial predictions, with the local customer pool alone hitting a combined 3.1 million in the two states. [click to continue...]

October 30, 2013

Legitimate Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Los Angeles Being Forced to Close?

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office is stepping up efforts to close dispensaries it deems to be in violation of Proposition D, a set of rules aimed at curbing the [click to continue...]

October 29, 2013

ACLU Lawsuit Could Open Door for Sales of Marijuana Extracts, Edibles in Arizona

Arizona dispensaries could sell marijuana extracts and popular types of edibles without fear of legal repercussions if a lawsuit filed Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union is successful. A [click to continue...]

October 28, 2013

3 Keys to Operating a Successful Rural Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Dispensaries in rural towns face a series of business challenges that shops in cities and other urban areas do not. From unfriendly small-town politics to zoning issues, regulatory obstacles have [click to continue...]

October 25, 2013

Week in Review: International Green Wave + Medical Marijuana Bombshell in Washington

By Chris Walsh Get ready for the international green wave. A growing number of countries are considering legalizing marijuana for recreational or medical use, and they’re turning to cannabis businesses [click to continue...]

October 24, 2013

How Washington DC Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Overcome Harsh Business Conditions

Washington DC’s medical marijuana industry is off to a slow start, with surprisingly low patient numbers, minimal participation by doctors and stringent regulations causing headaches for the first crop of [click to continue...]

October 23, 2013

Scott Dittman: Cannabis Cultivation Techniques, Equipment & Efficiency Evolving at Rapid Pace

By Scott Dittman The growth and evolution of the medical cannabis industry has been as fascinating as it has been fast-moving, and nowhere is that more true than on the [click to continue...]

October 22, 2013

Draft Recommendations Could Wipe Out Many WA Medical Cannabis Businesses, Hike Costs for Others

Most existing medical marijuana operations in Washington could go out of business if the state adopts draft recommendations released this week, while others would have to shell out hundreds of [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over MMJ Licensing Process in Illinois

A company that got turned down for one of the Illinois’ 21 medical marijuana cultivation [click to continue...]

MJ Financial Services Firm Secures $2M Investment

A financial services firm that plans to serve the cannabis industry has secured $2 million [click to continue...]

Alaska’s Largest City Enacts MJ Concentrates Rules


Alaska marijuana entrepreneurs who want to specialize in infused products or extracts will have to [click to continue...]

Washington DC Mayor Seeks to Ban ‘Cannabis Clubs’

With private marijuana use on track to become legal in Washington DC on Thursday barring [click to continue...]

Evicted MMJ Grower Wants Same Legal Protections as Farmers

Oregon is facing an interesting question tied to its medical marijuana law: Should evicted cannabis [click to continue...]

Report: Outlook for MJ Stocks Strong, But Many Could Stumble

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Institutional investors will put money into cannabis stocks this year, though many publicly traded MJ [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Seeks Marijuana Industry Oversight Board

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has sent a bill to state lawmakers calling for the establishment [click to continue...]

Canadian Stock Regulators: Risk Disclosures Lacking

Canadian stock regulators have a word of warning for those investing in MMJ companies north [click to continue...]

Minnesota Medical Cannabis Workers Join Union


At least half of Minnesota’s medical marijuana dispensaries will be unionized. The United Food and [click to continue...]

Kosher Medical Cannabis Certification in New York?

Dispensary owners in New York may have a niche customer base to tap when they [click to continue...]

U.S. Investment Fund Inks Another Deal With Canadian Grower

A U.S. investment fund has cemented its second deal with a Canadian cannabis grower this [click to continue...]

Some San Jose Dispensaries Refusing to Pay Tax

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Dispensary owners in San Jose, California, are in a dispute with the city over unpaid [click to continue...]

California AG Says State Recreational Sales Inevitable

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who plans to make a run for a U.S. Senate [click to continue...]

New Federal Lawsuits Aim to Quash CO Marijuana Industry

Oklahoma and Nebraska aren’t alone anymore in their fight to upend Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry. [click to continue...]