August 8, 2013

Michigan Town’s Cap on MMJ Businesses Reflects Larger Trend, Offers Takeaways

By most accounts, the small Michigan town of Ypsilanti has been a relatively welcoming place for medical marijuana entrepreneurs. Local voters backed MMJ legalization by a ratio of nearly 5-to-1 [click to continue...]

August 7, 2013

Guest Column: Due Diligence Important When Starting Cannabis Concentrates Product Line

By Andy Joseph Medical marijuana is quickly transitioning into a mainstream industry, as evidenced by the growing acceptance of MMJ across the country and the passage of favorable cannabis laws [click to continue...]

August 6, 2013

Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensary Sales Soar to Estimated $300M Despite Consolidation

Annual medical marijuana sales in Colorado have surged over the past year and are now hovering around $300 million, a huge increase that highlights the industry’s growth despite a wave [click to continue...]

August 5, 2013

Week in Review: Cannabis Industry Marches Across Nation + Another Entrepreneur With Grand Plans

The last eight months have been remarkable for the medical marijuana industry, at least when it comes to dispensaries launching in new areas. Four states – Arizona, New Jersey, Rhode [click to continue...]

August 2, 2013

6 Questions for Privateer Holdings CEO Brendan Kennedy on the Current Investment Climate

Ancillary cannabis startups received some good news on the funding front last month when Seattle-based Privateer Holdings announced that it closed a $7 million round of funding. The private equity [click to continue...]

August 1, 2013

Court Ruling Gives Some AZ Dispensaries Reprieve, But More Uncertainty & Delays Ahead

The medical marijuana industry in Arizona has scored another victory in the courtroom that will have positive repercussions for some cannabis entrepreneurs, at least in the near term. A county [click to continue...]

August 1, 2013

Update: Illinois Governor Signs MMJ Bill, Creating Hundreds of Business Opportunities

Note: This is an updated version of a story that first ran Wednesday Welcome to the medical marijuana club, Illinois. State Gov. Pat Quinn (pictured) signed a medical cannabis bill [click to continue...]

July 30, 2013

First 3 Washington DC Marijuana Dispensaries Open, But Initial Market Size is Miniscule

The first dispensaries have finally opened their doors in the nation’s capital, jump-starting a new MMJ market and representing a symbolic step forward for an industry that is still deemed [click to continue...]

July 29, 2013

Week in Review: Raids Renew Crackdown Fears + Hefty Interest Rates the Norm for MMJ Industry

Just when you thought the federal crackdown on medical marijuana had become a thing of the past, the government launches one of its largest coordinated raids so far this year. [click to continue...]

July 26, 2013

Private Investors Charging 25% Interest Rate to New Jersey MMJ Dispensary

William Thomas, CEO of Compassionate Care Foundation, reports that he was able to raise $1.5 million from private investors to fund a dispensary and cultivation center scheduled to open this [click to continue...]

July 25, 2013

Quality Standards, Certification Program for Medical Cannabis Businesses to Debut in Fall

Americans for Safe Access will launch a standards and certification program for medical cannabis businesses across the country this fall, a long-overdue move that could boost the industry’s legitimacy, credibility, [click to continue...]

July 24, 2013

New England Holds Cannabis Business Potential, Despite Limited Market Size and Heavy Regulations

The Green Wave has washed over all of New England. On Tuesday, New Hampshire became the last state in the northeastern corner of the country to pass medical cannabis laws, [click to continue...]

IRS Council: Protect Tax Pros Working With MJ Industry

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A key advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service has recommended that the agency refrain [click to continue...]

More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailers Hope to Cash in on Black Friday

Recreational marijuana businesses in Colorado will have sales just like any other retailer on Black [click to continue...]

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up

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Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before [click to continue...]

Multi-State MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]

Bill Would Allow VA Docs to Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

1,000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

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The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]

Congressional GOP Not Likely to Block DC Marijuana Legalization

In what must come as a relief for cannabis enthusiasts in the nation’s capital, The [click to continue...]

Two Rec Legalization Measures Possible on Maine Ballot for 2016

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Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a [click to continue...]

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

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Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might [click to continue...]