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...]

June 28, 2013

From Canada to France, Many New Opportunities for US Marijuana Businesses Abroad

With 19 states legalizing marijuana for medical purposes and another two approving it for recreational use, most US cannabis businesses are content to focus on the sizable domestic market. But [click to continue...]

June 27, 2013

Chaotic Cannabis Business Conditions in California, But Some Players Managing to Adapt and Thrive

The California medical marijuana industry is taking a beating, with an estimated 200 dispensaries and scores of related cannabis businesses closing since early May. Hundreds more could be forced 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...]

Cole to California: Regulate the MMJ Industry

The author of the 2013 Cole Memo has a clear message for California: “If you [click to continue...]

Former Israel MMJ Exec Tapped by Cannabis Consultancy

A national cannabis consulting firm has brought on a key architect of Israel’s medical marijuana [click to continue...]

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test

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Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the [click to continue...]

San Diego Approves 1st Dispensary

Let the rebirth of San Diego’s medical marijuana industry begin. On Wednesday, the city granted [click to continue...]

CA City Cuts Power, Water to Dispensaries

Can medical marijuana dispensaries continue operating without electricity and water? In Anaheim, California, the answer [click to continue...]

Nearly $14K in Daily Revenues for Seattle Rec Shop

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The Emerald City’s second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which [click to continue...]

Company Hopes to Launch ‘Full-Service’ Cannabis Bank

Marijuana companies in Colorado could eventually have their very own bank if a publicly traded [click to continue...]

Massachusetts Dispensaries Play Waiting Game

Hurry up and wait. That’s the situation Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries find themselves in as [click to continue...]

Controversy Over Proposed MMJ Business Fees in Maryland

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Will the cost of doing business in Maryland turn away medical marijuana entrepreneurs and disenfranchise [click to continue...]