June 24, 2013

Week in Review: US Inches Closer to Medical Marijuana Benchmark, But New York Not in Cards?

At first glance, the addition of New Hampshire to the list of states with medical marijuana laws doesn’t seem that earth-shattering for the national cannabis industry. As Medical Marijuana Business [click to continue...]

June 21, 2013

Huge Google Grant to Michigan Marijuana Group Could Usher in New Era for Cannabis Industry

The medical cannabis movement is getting some major help from one of the most well-known corporate names in the world: Google. Michigan Compassion, a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase [click to continue...]

June 20, 2013

From Edibles to MMJ Pet Treatments, Public Firms in Other Industries Eyeing Cannabis Opportunities

Nearly a dozen small publicly traded companies in various industries have announced plans over the past few months to tap the cannabis market, another sign that mainstream businesses and investors [click to continue...]

June 19, 2013

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Market Estimate: Up to $3 Million in Annual Cannabis Sales

The medical cannabis market in New Hampshire will be one of the smallest in the nation under a pending bill, with sales hovering around $2 million to $3 million annually [click to continue...]

June 18, 2013

5 Questions for Justin Hartfield: Opportunities as Cannabis Industry Becomes ‘Pimply Teenager’

WeedMaps co-founder Justin Hartfield made waves in the cannabis industry earlier this month when he launched a new venture capital fund that will invest in and acquire marijuana-related companies. Hartfield [click to continue...]

June 17, 2013

Week in Review: After Big Win in Nevada, All Eyes on New York Bill + Canada’s Cannabis Overhaul

The medical marijuana industry celebrated a big win in Nevada last week after lawmakers pushed through a bill that will create a thriving cannabusiness community in the state. Hundreds of [click to continue...]

June 14, 2013

Aaron Smith: 5 Ways Marijuana Businesses Can Secure a Future for the Cannabis Industry

By Aaron Smith Last week, more than 30 cannabis business leaders from across the country joined several influential lawmakers in the nation’s capital to call on Congress to change federal [click to continue...]

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...]

New Poll Good News for D.C. Marijuana Legalization

A ballot measure to legalize possession of marijuana in Wasington, D.C. got a boost on [click to continue...]

WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses

Washington State is warning dozens of applicants for recreational marijuana business licenses that their chance [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Over ‘Pot Pavilion’ Highlights New Cannabis Business Risks

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A Colorado marijuana edibles company is under increasing heat as a lawsuit filed against its [click to continue...]

Lobbying Group Turns Tables on Overconsumption Story

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is using a now-infamous first person account of excessive cannabis [click to continue...]

Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure

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Mjardin Management isn’t exactly an original idea, given that it’s a consulting and management company [click to continue...]

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

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An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado’s cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida [click to continue...]

Legalization Bill on Tap in New York

A Democratic state senator in New York is planning to introduce a bill next year [click to continue...]

IL Lawmaker Defends Secrecy-Shrouded Application Process

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Illinois is keeping information about applicants for medical marijuana business permits completely confidential, ostensibly to [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Opponents Buy $1.6M in TV Ads

Opponents of the push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida recently announced a $1.6 million [click to continue...]

Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues

As the 2014 election approaches, politicians are increasingly comfortable addressing marijuana issues as part of [click to continue...]

Oregon Cities Levy Taxes in Hopes of Rec Law Passage

News about medical marijuana, pot shops and cannabis in Oregon

For many voters, a key selling point of recreational cannabis legalization is the possible tax [click to continue...]