March 22, 2013

Q&A With Abattis CEO Mike Withrow on Canadian Company’s Expansion into US Cannabis Market

To the uninitiated, “kombucha” may sound like the name of the latest dance craze sweeping the nation, or perhaps something you’d respond to by saying “bless you.” But it’s actually [click to read more...]

March 21, 2013

Exclusive: US Medical Marijuana Sales to Hit $1.5B in 2013, Cannabis Revenues Could Quadruple by 2018

By Chris Walsh Retail medical cannabis sales in the United States could hit an estimated $1.3 billion-$1.5 billion in 2013, growing 10-15% from last year as the industry recovers from [click to read more...]

March 20, 2013

Proposal Would Create Comprehensive Regulations on California Cannabis Dispensaries, Growers

Several years ago, California was the undisputed heavyweight of the medical marijuana industry, home to 2,000-plus dispensaries that generated an estimated $1.3 billion or more in marijuana sales annually. But [click to read more...]

March 19, 2013

Lawmakers in Oregon & Nevada Look to Legalize, Legitimize Cannabis Dispensaries

Bills to legalize medical cannabis dispensaries are now on the table in Oregon and Nevada – two states that have had MMJ laws on the books for years but do [click to read more...]

March 18, 2013

Washington State Selects Botec Analysis Corp. as Finalist for Marijuana Consulting Contract

By Chris Walsh The Washington State Liquor Control Board will announce Tuesday that it has tentatively selected Botec Analysis Corp. to provide cannabis-related consulting services tied to the emerging recreational [click to read more...]

March 18, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Medical Marijuana Moving Forward in MA + Snapshot of Dispensary Startup Costs

Something monumental is happening in Massachusetts: The state is actually moving forward with medical marijuana regulations at a surprisingly rapid pace. Last week, the state’s health department released its near-term [click to read more...]

March 16, 2013

Dave McMichael: Professional Packaging Crucial for Dispensaries, Edibles Companies

By Dave McMichael If we expect a watchful public to embrace the many benefits of our products and accept us as valuable contributors to our community, we need to stop [click to read more...]

March 15, 2013

Is an Early Window of Opportunity Closing for Medical Marijuana Investors?

By Anne Holland Investment opportunities in the medical cannabis industry abound – but interested parties had better move quickly. That theme echoed through several speakers’ presentations to more than 115 [click to read more...]

March 14, 2013

Massachusetts Cannabis Entrepreneurs Eagerly Awaiting Draft Rules on State MMJ Program

By Cassandra Farrington If you’re looking to launch a medical cannabis business in Massachusetts, mark March 29 on your calendar. That’s when the state’s health department will release a draft [click to read more...]

March 13, 2013

Colorado Amendment 64 Task Force Report: Opportunities for Existing Dispensaries, Cultivators

By Anne Holland The task force responsible for suggesting regulations tied to Amendment 64 – the legalized sale of cannabis to adults – announced its formal recommendations today. True to [click to read more...]

March 12, 2013

Rhode Island Projections Shed Light on Dispensary Startup Costs, Annual Revenues

Want to get an idea of startup costs, revenue potential and other financial data tied to launching and running a medical marijuana dispensary? Look to Rhode Island. Documents filed recently [click to read more...]

March 11, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Colorado, Washington Entering Critical Phase of Marijuana Regulatory Process

By Chris Walsh The clock is ticking in Colorado and Washington. The first two states to legalize marijuana for adult use are up against tight deadlines to debate, develop and [click to read more...]

Health Canada Recalls Medical Marijuana

Health Canada has initiated the country’s first ever medical marijuana recall. Earlier this week, British [click to read more...]

Tommy Chong Now Part-Owner of Colorado Cannabis Store

Actor and longtime marijuana advocate Tommy Chong is diving head-first into the business side of [click to read more...]

Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it [click to read more...]

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state’s lack of oversight on testing labs [click to read more...]

Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis [click to read more...]

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City’s Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state’s [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada’s largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can’t seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation’s top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State’s [click to read more...]