March 5, 2013

Washington State Buried Under Deluge of Bids for Cannabis Consultant Contracts

And the winner is…no one, just yet. Washington State initially planned to announce the winning bids for new cannabis consultant positions today but has pushed back its timeline to next [click to read more...]

March 4, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Medical Cannabis Measure in NY + DOJ to Address Marijuana Legalization

By Chris Walsh Medical marijuana is already legal in the nation’s official capital (on a local level, that is). This summer, it might also be legal in the nation’s cultural [click to read more...]

March 1, 2013

Q&A With Robert Kane on US Firm’s Plans for Cannabis R&D, Treatment Facility in Canada

A US medical marijuana company is moving full speed ahead with plans to build a first-of-its-kind cannabis campus that will include a treatment center, hospital facilities, a lab for research [click to read more...]

February 28, 2013

New York Medical Marijuana Bill on Horizon, Lawmaker Says Support ‘Growing by the Day’

A Democratic lawmaker plans to introduce a bill soon calling for the legalization of medical cannabis in New York, reigniting the MMJ debate in a crucial market for the marijuana [click to read more...]

February 27, 2013

Marijuana Industry Bracing for DOJ’s Response to Cannabis Legalization in Colorado, Washington

The long wait is almost over. Attorney General Eric Holder revealed this week that the Department of Justice is close to issuing an official response to cannabis legalization in Colorado [click to read more...]

February 26, 2013

An Overview of Recent Marijuana Legislative Developments From Around the United States

A lot is happening on the legislative front this month, with nearly two dozen states across the country considering cannabis-related measures to some degree. Here’s a sampling of some of [click to read more...]

February 25, 2013

Patrick McManamon: Car Accidents, Robbery Among Biggest Risk Factors in Cannabis Business

As anyone in the marijuana industry will tell you, starting a cannabis business often requires boatloads of cash and lots of blood, sweat and tears. With so much on the [click to read more...]

February 25, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: The Billion-Dollar Cannabis Question + Southern Resistance to MMJ

The debate over cannabis tourism is heating up in Colorado and Washington State as officials develop regulations on retail marijuana sales. Last week, a task force in Colorado set up [click to read more...]

February 22, 2013

Response to Medical Cannabis Bill in North Carolina Highlights Challenges for MMJ in South

Opinions about medical marijuana are shifting rapidly across most of the United States, as evidenced by polls showing growing support for MMJ and the introduction of cannabis-friendly bills in many [click to read more...]

February 21, 2013

Major Milestone: 1st Washington DC Marijuana Dispensary Slated to Open After Long Delays

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Washington DC plans to open its doors this April, kick-starting a new market that has been beset by delays and challenges for several years. [click to read more...]

February 20, 2013

Marijuana Tourism Could Generate Billions in Extra Revenues for Colorado Cannabis Industry

Opening up Colorado’s emerging marijuana industry to tourists rather than just residents would boost revenues from cannabis sales exponentially, creating business opportunities on an enormous – and historical – scale. [click to read more...]

February 19, 2013

Proposal Would Pave Way for Michigan Marijuana Dispensaries in MMJ-Friendly Cities

Perhaps there’s some hope for the medical cannabis industry in Michigan after all. A Republican state lawmaker is introducing a bill today that would allow individual cities to decide if [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About CO, WA Cannabis Programs

The nation’s top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State’s [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) [click to read more...]

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state’s medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules [click to read more...]

Denver Rec Shop Projects $10M-$12M in 2014 Sales

The owner of one of Colorado’s largest recreational marijuana stores projects his 2014 revenues will [click to read more...]

GrowLife Trading Halted by SEC, Cannabis Stocks Drop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted stock trading for GrowLife Inc. (PHOT), [click to read more...]

Boston Mayor Aims to Block Dispensaries

Boston mayor Martin Walsh will try to block the city’s two planned medical marijuana dispensaries, [click to read more...]

NJ Voters Split on Decriminalization, Oppose Rec

New Jersey voters are split down the middle when it comes to legalizing marijuana possession, [click to read more...]

Recreational Sales Rise 5%, But Actual Growth Much Bigger

Sales at Colorado recreational marijuana shops rose 5% in February to hit $15.1 million, according [click to read more...]

Oregon Registered Dispensaries Now Total 32

The Oregon Health Authority approved the registration of 10 additional dispensaries late last week, bringing [click to read more...]

Colorado Governor Lowers Cannabis Tax Forecast

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has scaled back his cannabis tax revenue estimates by about 15%, [click to read more...]

Florida MMJ Gold Rush: 60+ Businesses Launch

More than 60 new medical marijuana-related businesses have been incorporated in Florida over the past [click to read more...]

Holder ‘Glad’ to Work With Congress on Reclassifying Marijuana

United States Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t mention cannabis in his officially planned remarks Friday [click to read more...]