December 27, 2013

Column: 7 Things to Watch as Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin

By Chris Walsh It’s hard to overstate the significance of Jan. 1, 2014, when recreational cannabis sales begin in Colorado. For the first time in US history, state-licensed businesses will [click to continue...]

December 23, 2013

348 Retail Marijuana Licenses Issued in Colorado

Colorado has issued its first business licenses to recreational cannabis companies – marking a major milestone for the industry and setting the stage for retail marijuana sales next week. The [click to continue...]

December 23, 2013

Updated: Inside the WeedMaps vs. Leafly Battle

Note: The data in this story previously focused solely on desktop/laptop visitors and did not include mobile traffic. We have now adjusted the story to include mobile.    WeedMaps and [click to continue...]

December 20, 2013

Recreational Countdown: Pricing Cannabis for New Market Fraught With Challenges

The first state-licensed recreational marijuana shops in the nation face a difficult task: Set prices for an uncharted market. All signs point to huge demand and extremely limited supply when [click to continue...]

December 18, 2013

Recreational Countdown: Severe Marijuana Shortage Possible in Colorado

When the flood gates open for Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry on Jan. 1, will there be enough inventory on hand to satisfy the rush of new customers? Many in the [click to continue...]

December 16, 2013

Guest Column: 5 Ways Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Businesses Lose Money

By Van McConnon Medical marijuana growers typically are not business people. They focus on pumping out high-quality product rather than on dollars and cents, maximizing efficiency and keeping expenses in [click to continue...]

December 13, 2013

Recreational Countdown: Tracking System at Heart of Colorado Marijuana Enforcement

Colorado’s top marijuana cop has a simple message for the local cannabis industry: study up on the state’s new inventory tracking system, because it could save your business and keep [click to continue...]

December 11, 2013

‘Marijuana’ Mayor: MMJ Businesses Should Engage & Educate Community, Cannabis Opponents

The marijuana industry scored another victory last week when Robert Jacob was named mayor of Sebastopol, California, marking the first time an MMJ business owner has been selected for the [click to continue...]

December 9, 2013

3 Simple Tricks for Winterizing an Indoor Marijuana Cultivation Facility

The icy weather that enveloped much of the US recently is not a friend to indoor marijuana cultivation operations. Temperature control accounts for a sizable portion – 10% to 20% [click to continue...]

December 6, 2013

Week in Review: California in Danger of Cannabis Brain Drain Due to Lack of Statewide Regs

By Chris Walsh Over the past few years, California has shifted from the epicenter of all things marijuana to one of the most unstable, unattractive medical cannabis markets in the [click to continue...]

December 4, 2013

10 Tips for US Companies Looking to Enter Canada’s $1B Medical Marijuana Market

Dozens of US medical cannabis firms are setting their sights on Canada, where a $1 billion industry is taking shape as the country opens up the MMJ business to the [click to continue...]

December 2, 2013

Harborside’s DeAngelo Brothers Gunning For Massachusetts Marijuana Dispensary License

Andrew and Steve DeAngelo, who have made California-based Harborside Health Center one of the most successful medical marijuana operations in the nation, are in the running for a Massachusetts dispensary [click to continue...]

Final New York Regulations Are As Strict As Feared

New York cannabis entrepreneurs at long last have final regulations to scour. But they may [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Cultivation Rules Exclude Black Farmers, Group Says

Black farmers in Florida say wording in the state’s MMJ law excludes them from participating [click to continue...]

Potency Isn’t the Future of Cannabis

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As marijuana use broadens across the age and culture spectrum, the products that will get [click to continue...]

Kansas Firm to Design $80,000-a-Year Portal For License Management

A Kansas-based company will build an online portal allowing cannabis business owners to apply for [click to continue...]

Alaska To Allow Edibles, Concentrates After Amendment Fails

Edibles and oils won’t be banned in Alaska when the state’s rec market opens. On [click to continue...]

Leaked Documents Behind Dismissal of OR Official

Tom Burns (Photo: OLCC)

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) says Tom Burns, the former head of marijuana programs [click to continue...]

Activity Ramps Up for Tommy Chong’s Cannabusiness Interests

Tommy Chong is expanding his marijuana empire. According to a press release, Bud Genius will [click to continue...]

Helping Marijuana Consumers Find Love

Want to meet someone with whom you can share your life, and your marijuana? There’s [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Program Hampered by ‘Burdensome’ Rules

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A New York Assemblyman who was among the sponsors of the MMJ legalization law says [click to continue...]

Poll: Increasing Majority of CA Voters Support Rec MJ

A study released last week backs up what many in the marijuana industry view as [click to continue...]

CO, WA, OR Attorneys General File Responses to Rec Lawsuit

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman filed a formal response with the U.S. Supreme Court on [click to continue...]

Dispensaries Could Open In Hawaii By Next Year

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Dispensary owners could find their own piece of paradise earlier than previously expected after a [click to continue...]

Firing of Oregon’s MJ Program Head Won’t Delay Rec Rollout

Tom Burns, director of marijuana programs in Oregon, was removed from his post Thursday. According [click to continue...]

CO Legislature Moves To Establish Marijuana Testing References

Under a new bill in the Colorado Legislature, the state would create established testing standards [click to continue...]