April 24, 2013

AZ’s MMJ Dispensary Revenues Projected to Reach $440 Million by 2016

By Anne Holland According to an economic impact study of the nascent AZ MMJ dispensary industry, retail sales of medical cannabis in the state could grow to as much as $440 [click to continue...]

April 23, 2013

Cannabinoid Research Firm Cannabis Science, Inc. Could Go Under

By Anne Holland  [Updated as of 4/25/12]  According to its annual 2012 report filed today, Cannabis Science, Inc. (PINK:CBIS), may be in danger of shutting its doors. The company’s Form [click to continue...]

April 23, 2013

Two More Massachusetts Towns Considering Cannabis Dispensary Moratoriums as DPH Regulations Are Readied

By Anne Holland The Massachusetts towns of Natick (pop. 33k) and Marlborough (pop. 38k) are both considering joining several other cities in implementing moratoriums or outright bans on cannabis dispensaries. [click to continue...]

April 22, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: 5 Cannabis Business Takeaways From Denver 4/20 Events

Last week, we wrote about how some medical marijuana companies in Colorado decided to target the recreational crowd for the first time on 4/20 in light of cannabis legalization, seeing [click to continue...]

April 19, 2013

Rhode Island Welcomes First MMJ Center, Becomes 11th State in US With Dispensaries

The first medical marijuana center in Rhode Island opened its doors today, ushering in a new era for the state’s fledgling MMJ industry after lengthy delays raised doubts about its [click to continue...]

April 18, 2013

Fate of San Diego Dispensaries, Local MMJ Industry on the Line as City Council Debates Ordinance

The San Diego medical marijuana community is holding its collective breath as the city considers legal changes that would pave the way for dispensaries and lead to a revival of [click to continue...]

April 17, 2013

Cannabis Legislation Roundup: Marijuana Measures Advance in Illinois, Nevada, NY & Other States

Marijuana is dominating headlines across the nation, with an increasing number of states introducing legislation or making headway on cannabis-related measures and federal lawmakers getting behind the cause as well. [click to continue...]

April 16, 2013

Some Colorado MMJ Companies Target 4/20 Crowd for 1st Time, But Potential Downsides Exist

By Chris Walsh On April 19, rapper-turned-rastafarian Snoop Lion will saunter onto a stage ensconced in marijuana smoke at the Filmore Auditorium in Denver to promote the debut of his [click to continue...]

April 15, 2013

Cheryl Shuman: Top 12 Cannabis Marketing Tips for Facebook Success

By Cheryl Shuman If you want your customers (and fans) to be more engaged with your dispensary, infused products company or other cannabis-related brand on Facebook, the answer is simple: [click to continue...]

April 15, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Where Does Your Dispensary Rank Financially? + Green Rush in Massachusetts

If you want to start a dispensary, you’re likely wondering how much money you can expect to bring in each year. And if you already own a medical marijuana center, [click to continue...]

April 12, 2013

Medical Marijuana Inc.’s Revenues, Profits Continue to Soar as Company Seeks NYSE Listing

Medical Marijuana Inc. is quickly becoming one of the most promising publicly traded companies in the cannabis industry, posting record revenues and profits on a consistent basis and moving forward [click to continue...]

April 11, 2013

Significant Interest in Starting MA Cannabis Dispensaries Despite Onerous Regulatory Proposals

Massachusetts marijuana entrepreneurs collectively groaned last month when the health department released draft regulations on the emerging medical cannabis industry. Under the proposed rules, applicants for dispensary permits would not [click to continue...]

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota’s medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles [click to continue...]

Moody’s: WA Rec Sales Could Fall Short of Projections

Initial recreational cannabis sales in Washington State could fall “well short” of expectations due to [click to continue...]

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Bill Approved for Ballot

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Oregon voters will get another shot at legalizing recreational marijuana. The state announced Tuesday that [click to continue...]

Infused Products, Extracts Guidelines Released

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released business guidelines today tied to the manufacturing, packaging, [click to continue...]

IL Hospital Voices Interest in Dispensing Marijuana

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A hospital in Chicago has gone public with its desire to dispense medical cannabis. Executives [click to continue...]

Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short

A last-ditch effort to block restrictive regulations on medical cannabis businesses in San Jose, California, [click to continue...]

VT Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Study

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Rand Corp. is set to begin a study on the possible impacts of marijuana legislation [click to continue...]

Illinois Expands MMJ Program

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation expanding the list of qualifying conditions for the [click to continue...]

Cheeba Chews Returns to Colorado Market

Cheeba Chews is back in business. The Colorado-based company – which makes a popular line [click to continue...]

WA Product Shortages Could Last Months

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When will Washington State’s recreational marijuana industry have enough product to satisfy demand? One cultivator [click to continue...]

Denver Issues Edibles Recall, Despite Lack of Illness

Products from the popular Colorado edibles brand At Home Baked are being removed from store [click to continue...]

Vegas Suburb Proves Popular With Dispensary Hopefuls

The Las Vegas suburb of Henderson received 28 applications for medical marijuana business licenses by [click to continue...]

New Mexico Abandons Some Proposed Rule Changes

New Mexico’s marijuana community has scored a minor regulatory victory. The state’s health department is [click to continue...]

Washington OKs Marijuana Cookies, Nixes Candies

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Retail marijuana shops in Washington State can sell cannabis cookies, brownies and other baked goods, [click to continue...]