October 22, 2013

Draft Recommendations Could Wipe Out Many WA Medical Cannabis Businesses, Hike Costs for Others

Most existing medical marijuana operations in Washington could go out of business if the state adopts draft recommendations released this week, while others would have to shell out hundreds of [click to continue...]

October 21, 2013

Oregon Dispensary Fee Proposals: $2,000-$6,000 to Obtain MMJ Business License

Dispensaries in Oregon might have to plunk down thousands of dollars to apply for and obtain a business license to operate in the state. A committee tasked with hammering out [click to continue...]

October 18, 2013

Week in Review: 6 Takeaways From Recent PR Ordeals + Washington Cannabis Regulations

By Chris Walsh For the second time in five months, a prominent medical marijuana company has found itself on the defensive after critical postings online set investors on edge. Earlier [click to continue...]

October 17, 2013

MedBox Attempts to Assuage Shareholders After Critical Report on Founder, Company

MedBox Inc. has deemed a recent investigative report about the company’s founder as “reckless” and “deceptive,” adding that negative press is an inevitable downside of success and increased exposure. The [click to continue...]

October 16, 2013

Illegal Los Angeles Dispensaries Creating Huge Headaches for Legit MMJ Centers

Scores of illegal medical marijuana dispensaries are still cropping up in Los Angeles and hundreds of existing centers that were supposed to close remain open, creating huge business headaches for [click to continue...]

October 15, 2013

Legal Ruling Could Allow More Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Grow Sites to Open in Arizona

Score another one for medical marijuana businesses in Arizona. A judge has ruled that Maricopa County cannot tweak its zoning laws to prevent dispensaries from opening, removing another roadblock for [click to continue...]

October 14, 2013

Want Help With Your Medical Marijuana Business Application? Plan on Spending $15K-$100K+

How much money should you shell out for assistance when seeking a medical marijuana business license? It’s a question many entrepreneurs are asking in emerging cannabis markets such as Connecticut, [click to continue...]

October 11, 2013

Week in Review: Feds Retreat on Forfeiture Cases + Seattle Welcomes Cannabis Businesses (Sort Of)

By Chris Walsh Last fall, the fear of finding a piece of paper in the mail featuring the words “civil forfeiture” and “asset seizure” kept dispensary owners and their landlords [click to continue...]

October 10, 2013

$50K Up in Smoke? Entrepreneurs Grappling With Massachusetts Marijuana Moratoriums

Josh Sodaitis and Nick Spagnola have already spent $50,000, lined up tens of thousands more in financing and worked 100-plus hours each in an effort to win a license for [click to continue...]

October 9, 2013

Chevron Pressuring Landlord to Evict Washington Medical Marijuana Dispensary From Shared Building

A David vs. Goliath fight is brewing in Washington State between a startup dispensary and a major corporation that is trying to strong-arm the landlord of the building that houses [click to continue...]

October 8, 2013

Seattle to Allow Recreational & Medical Cannabis Businesses, With Heavy Cultivation Restrictions

Seattle will allow both medical and recreational marijuana businesses to operate in the city – with restrictions – under a new ordinance that charts a course for the cannabis industry [click to continue...]

October 7, 2013

Tapping Canada’s New $1.3B MMJ Market: Q&A With Scott Walker of Nature’s Own RX

Where are some of the biggest business opportunities in medical marijuana? Look to the north. Canada has embarked on a historic, ambitious move to open up its medical marijuana program [click to continue...]

150K Pounds of Legal Marijuana Sold in CO Last Year

Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado sold nearly 150,000 pounds of marijuana flower last [click to continue...]

Medical Cannabis Demand Outweighing Supply in DC

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Recreational marijuana has dominated headlines out of Washington DC this week, as the use, possession [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over MMJ Licensing Process in Illinois

A company that got turned down for one of the Illinois’ 21 medical marijuana cultivation [click to continue...]

MJ Financial Services Firm Secures $2M Investment

A financial services firm that plans to serve the cannabis industry has secured $2 million [click to continue...]

Alaska’s Largest City Enacts MJ Concentrates Rules


Alaska marijuana entrepreneurs who want to specialize in infused products or extracts will have to [click to continue...]

Washington DC Mayor Seeks to Ban ‘Cannabis Clubs’

With private marijuana use on track to become legal in Washington DC on Thursday barring [click to continue...]

Evicted MMJ Grower Wants Same Legal Protections as Farmers

Oregon is facing an interesting question tied to its medical marijuana law: Should evicted cannabis [click to continue...]

Report: Outlook for MJ Stocks Strong, But Many Could Stumble

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Institutional investors will put money into cannabis stocks this year, though many publicly traded MJ [click to continue...]

Alaska Governor Seeks Marijuana Industry Oversight Board

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has sent a bill to state lawmakers calling for the establishment [click to continue...]

Canadian Stock Regulators: Risk Disclosures Lacking

Canadian stock regulators have a word of warning for those investing in MMJ companies north [click to continue...]

Minnesota Medical Cannabis Workers Join Union


At least half of Minnesota’s medical marijuana dispensaries will be unionized. The United Food and [click to continue...]

Kosher Medical Cannabis Certification in New York?

Dispensary owners in New York may have a niche customer base to tap when they [click to continue...]

U.S. Investment Fund Inks Another Deal With Canadian Grower

A U.S. investment fund has cemented its second deal with a Canadian cannabis grower this [click to continue...]

Some San Jose Dispensaries Refusing to Pay Tax

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Dispensary owners in San Jose, California, are in a dispute with the city over unpaid [click to continue...]