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...]

June 26, 2013

Latest Colorado Medical Marijuana Stats: Number of MMJ Businesses Stablizes, But Patient Total Falls

The Colorado medical cannabis industry has stabilized after a prolonged contraction, signaling at least a temporary end to the three-year period of consolidation that saw many marijuana businesses close or [click to continue...]

June 25, 2013

Vermont Becomes 12th State With Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Creating $2 Million Market

The first two dispensaries have opened in Vermont, kick-starting what could become an estimated $2 million market for legal cannabis sales and expanding the list of states with MMJ centers. [click to continue...]

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...]

Feds Raid Pair of Dispensaries in LA

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The Drug Enforcement Administration raided a pair of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles on [click to continue...]

Seattle Church Sues to Close Rec Shop

Remember the church in Seattle that began staging protests outside the city’s second legal recreational [click to continue...]

San Diego Shuts Down 4 More Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing its quest to close down illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Four more [click to continue...]

Russian Cannabis Firm Buys Ebola.com for $200K

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This may be the strangest marijuana-related story you read all week. A Russian cannabis company [click to continue...]

WA Sheriff: Rec Marijuana is Working

A Washington State sheriff has a message about marijuana for Oregon voters. “The sky hasn’t [click to continue...]

Uruguay Presidential Candidate Would Scale Back Legal Marijuana

The first country in the world to fully legalize the sale and possession of recreational [click to continue...]

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

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Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department [click to continue...]

Nevada Will Weigh Rec Marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to [click to continue...]

CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state [click to continue...]

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

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Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next [click to continue...]

Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday 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...]