June 14, 2013

Polls Show Strong Support for Medical Marijuana Industry, Big Disconnect Between Public & Feds

The scary-sounding and often-inaccurate claims trumpeted by medical marijuana opponents – legalization leads to a sharp increase in crime, more teens will get their hands on the drug, only healthy [click to continue...]

June 13, 2013

Nevada Passes Medical Cannabis Bill, Paving Way for 60+ Dispensaries & $10M in Annual MMJ Sales

Nevada has officially passed a bill that will allow medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation operations to set up shop in the state, bolstering the red-hot national MMJ industry and paving [click to continue...]

June 12, 2013

Wrap-Up Report: East Coast Cannabis Entrepreneurs & Investors Seminar

By Anne Holland By noon yesterday, a line of executives clad in suits and business attire stretched far down a sidewalk on Manhattan’s lower east side – waiting for the [click to continue...]

June 11, 2013

Canada Proposes Shutting Down Home Grows: Medical Marijuana to be Distributed via Secure Couriers

By Anne Holland After two years of research and debate, the Canadian Minister of Health has announced her department will propose new medical marijuana regulations on June 19, which are [click to continue...]

June 10, 2013

Week in Review: Improving Marijuana Funding & Investment Climate + NY, Nevada on MMJ Precipice

In the marijuana industry, six months can make a world of difference. That’s definitely the case when it comes to the funding climate, which has improved significantly since the start [click to continue...]

June 7, 2013

Another Swing and a Miss for Arizona Marijuana Opponents, Another Victory for MMJ Industry

Arizona medical cannabis businesses can exhale: Yet another attempt to sink the state’s MMJ program has failed – utterly and completely. State Rep. John Kavanagh, a Republican representing Fountain Hills, [click to continue...]

June 6, 2013

Multi-Million Dollar Cannabis Venture Capital Fund in Works, Plans to Target Ancillary Marijuana Startups

A California venture capital firm led by noted MMJ pioneer Justin Hartfield – who co-founded WeedMaps.com -  has launched a new investment fund that aims to pump millions of dollars [click to continue...]

June 5, 2013

Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Losing Bank Accounts Over Large, Frequent Cash Deposits

An increasing number of medical cannabis dispensaries are losing their coveted bank accounts simply because they’re depositing too much cash, too frequently. The development presents yet another major challenge to [click to continue...]

June 4, 2013

MMJ Momentum Continues as Nevada, New York Medical Cannabis Bills Advance

Lawmakers in Nevada and New York advanced key medical marijuana legislation on Monday, raising hopes that dispensaries will be able to open in both states and setting the stage for [click to continue...]

June 3, 2013

Week in Review: Bill to Stop IRS Assault on MMJ Faces Long Odds + Skepticism Over Cannabis Plans

Last week, Medical Marijuana Business Daily wrote about how a federal lawmaker is planning to introduce legislation that would prevent the Internal Revenue Service from making life exceedingly difficult for [click to continue...]

May 31, 2013

Micah Johnson: Colorado, Washington Medical Marijuana Businesses Face Marketing Conundrum

By Micah Johnson When the smoke finally cleared in Colorado following the raucous events of April 20, the giant elephant in the corner could no longer go unaddressed: Cannabis is [click to continue...]

May 31, 2013

Former Microsoft Exec’s Plan to Create Major National Cannabis Brand Faces Many Hurdles

Jamen Shively has generated a lot of buzz lately. After revealing plans late last year to launch a high-end marijuana business in Washington State for discerning smokers, the former Microsoft [click to continue...]

Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it’s “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]