October 4, 2013

Genifer Murray: Mandatory Cannabis Testing Laws Will Cause Ripples Across Industry

By Genifer Murray Testing is currently voluntary in most medical marijuana states. As a result, the lion’s share of dispensaries bypass it entirely, coming up with any number of excuses [click to continue...]

October 3, 2013

Impact of DOJ Announcement, Cole Memo Short-Lived for Most Marijuana Stocks

The third quarter was surprisingly lackluster for publicly traded cannabis companies, with most stocks failing to hold gains tied to a groundbreaking move by the Department of Justice in August. [click to continue...]

October 2, 2013

100+ Colorado MMJ Dispensaries Seek Recreational Marijuana Permits on 1st Day

At least 100 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado queued up to submit applications for recreational cannabis licenses on the first day of the process, reflecting sizable interest in the new [click to continue...]

October 1, 2013

Big Business: Maine Marijuana Caregivers Rake in $15M-$25M, Market to Expand

On paper, Maine’s medical marijuana industry seems relatively small, with just eight dispensaries serving patients across the state. But dig deeper and you’ll find a thriving business community that could [click to continue...]

September 30, 2013

Week in Review: More Progress in New Jersey + Positive Signs for Cannabis Banking

Finally, there’s a string of good news for New Jersey’s medical marijuana industry. Last week, the owners of a planned dispensary spoke at a council meeting in Bellmawr, addressing community [click to continue...]

September 27, 2013

Rise of Recreational Marijuana Market Could Usher in Banking Changes

The marijuana industry could get help on one of its thorniest problems – banking – in an indirect way from the emergence of the adult-use cannabis markets in Colorado and [click to continue...]

September 26, 2013

Colorado’s Restrictive Recreational Cannabis Rules Limiting Business Investments

An event held by The ArcView Group in Denver this week is expected to result in more than $1 million in deals between investors and cannabis companies from around the [click to continue...]

September 25, 2013

San Diego’s Medical Marijuana Industry Faces Uncertainty Amid Mayoral Shakeup

At the start of 2013, the future seemed exceedingly bright for medical marijuana businesses in San Diego. The city’s new mayor, Bob Filner, went to bat big-time for the industry, [click to continue...]

September 24, 2013

MMJ Dispensary Application Process in Massachusetts Shows Serious Players Involved

And then there were 158. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has eliminated nearly two dozen applicants for dispensary licenses in the first round of the process, leaving a still-crowded [click to continue...]

September 23, 2013

Week in Review: Cannabis Legalization Measure in DC + Dispensary Delay in Vegas

Imagine if locally licensed shops selling cannabis to adults for recreational use were allowed to crop up in the shadow of the very agencies responsible for spearheading the nation’s decades-long [click to continue...]

September 20, 2013

Oregon Committee Hopes to Fast-Track Medical Cannabis Dispensary Regulations

A committee created to craft regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon has set an aggressive timeline for the rule-making process, saying it wants to give entrepreneurs plenty of time [click to continue...]

September 19, 2013

CannaBusiness Magazine Launches – First Print Trade Publication for America’s Marijuana Industry

By Anne Holland CannaBusiness Media, which publishes MMJ Business Daily, announced today that it has launched a national trade journal called CannaBusiness Magazine. The new publication is available via print [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...]