April 26, 2013

83% of Existing Medical Marijuana Businesses Were Funded by Founders’ Own Wallets

By Anne Holland   As new-to-dispensaries states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut propose requiring dispensary founders to fund huge escrow accounts ($500k for MA and $2 million for CT), in addition [click to continue...]

April 25, 2013

Exclusive: Cannabis Clone Business Data & Insights from a Top CA Nursery

By Anne Holland   A top executive from Dark Heart Nursery, one of the largest medical cannabis clone nurseries in the San Francisco Bay Area, has revealed strain sales data and [click to continue...]

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...]

Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare MMJ Positions

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

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Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois’ medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

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Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday’s deadline, according to [click to continue...]

PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

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A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder [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...]