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...]

July 23, 2013

Business Buzzkill: Second-Largest City in Colorado Bans Recreational Marijuana Sales

Marijuana business opportunities in Colorado will be much more limited than many entrepreneurs initially envisioned when voters legalized cannabis for adult use back in November. The second-largest city in the [click to continue...]

July 22, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Cannabis Funding Picture Brightens + CO Moving Forward With Retail Regs

Looking for money to get your cannabis idea off the ground or take your MMJ company to the next level? Dust off your suit jacket, refine your business plan and [click to continue...]

July 19, 2013

Landmark Cannabis Study Could Shape Medical Marijuana Business Regulations in Future

A five-year study on medical cannabis use spearheaded by a federal government agency could have lasting repercussions for the MMJ industry, both positive and negative. The National Institutes of Health [click to continue...]

July 18, 2013

Guest Column: Weed? Marijuana? Cannabis? Word Choice Crucial for MMJ Entrepreneurs

By Roy Kaufmann Ever wonder how “global warming” became “climate change?” Or how the estate tax morphed into the “death tax?” The short answer: Frank Luntz, one of the most [click to continue...]

July 17, 2013

Privateer’s $7M Funding Round Brings More Money, Investors and Credibility to Cannabis Industry

The investing side of the cannabis industry is finally starting to mature, albeit slowly and in spurts. Privateer Holdings Inc., which ranks as the first private equity fund focused solely [click to continue...]

July 16, 2013

New Hemp Beer Highlights Growing Interest in Cannabis Market Among Mainstream Businesses

The floodgates are starting to open. A growing number of mainstream businesses are looking to capitalize on the excitement tied to legalization of cannabis in Colorado and Washington, new opportunities [click to continue...]

July 15, 2013

Week in Review: Overview of Federal Marijuana Bills + Cannabis Stock Performance in Q2

What’s the biggest day-to-day challenge facing medical marijuana dispensaries? For most owners, it’s getting by without a bank account, which means operating as an all-cash business – and dealing with [click to continue...]

July 12, 2013

5 Questions for Khurshid Khoja on New Cannabis Investing, Funding Opportunities Tied to JOBS Act

A move by the Securities and Exchange Commission this week opens up huge new doors for ancillary cannabis startups seeking money while also making it easier for investors to find [click to continue...]

July 11, 2013

Latest Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Estimates: $291 Million, With 44% Generated in Denver

How much revenue will recreational marijuana sales generate in Colorado? It’s the million-dollar question for investors and entrepreneurs hoping to get involved in this promising new industry, as the size [click to continue...]

July 10, 2013

Medical Cannabis Stocks Socked in Second Quarter as Public Firms Fail to Gain Traction

Medical marijuana stocks continued to struggle in the second quarter despite increasing optimism over the industry’s future, underscoring the risky nature of cannabis investments and the sector itself. The share [click to continue...]

July 9, 2013

Light at End of Tunnel? MMJ Bill Brings Hope to Battered Michigan Marijuana Dispensaries

Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries have had a tough go of it over the past two years, with a state crackdown, local moratoriums and a damaging Supreme Court ruling earlier this [click to continue...]

Chicago MMJ Clinic Plans Float for Thanksgiving Parade

You read that headline correctly. The new Illinois medical marijuana clinic Good Intentions will have [click to continue...]

Some Florida Cannabis Startups Undeterred By Election Loss

Though medical marijuana failed at the Florida ballot box earlier this month, plenty of cannabis [click to continue...]

Senator Urges Hearings on DC Rec Cannabis

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A key federal lawmaker has suggested that Congress should hold hearings on Washington DC’s new [click to continue...]

WA School District Rejects Marijuana Grower’s $14K Donation

Education officials in Prosser, Washington, have turned down a $14,000 donation from a local marijuana [click to continue...]

Ohio Firm Lands Big Bank Loan After Battling Cannabis Stigma

Even companies that don’t touch cannabis – but have clients that do – can have [click to continue...]

New Hampshire Dispensary Hopeful Pitches Plan

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New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open within a year in the tiny hamlet [click to continue...]

Seattle MMJ Regulations, Standards Proposed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a plan Monday afternoon to license medical marijuana businesses and [click to continue...]

Report: CO Targeting Cannabis Businesses Violating MJ Rules

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has been cracking down on cannabis businesses violating state regulations, [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...]