June 12, 2013

Wrap-Up Report: East Coast Cannabis Entrepreneurs & Investors Seminar

By Anne Holland By noon yesterday, a line of executives clad in suits and business attire stretched far down a sidewalk on Manhattan’s lower east side – waiting for the [click to continue...]

June 11, 2013

Canada Proposes Shutting Down Home Grows: Medical Marijuana to be Distributed via Secure Couriers

By Anne Holland After two years of research and debate, the Canadian Minister of Health has announced her department will propose new medical marijuana regulations on June 19, which are [click to continue...]

June 10, 2013

Week in Review: Improving Marijuana Funding & Investment Climate + NY, Nevada on MMJ Precipice

In the marijuana industry, six months can make a world of difference. That’s definitely the case when it comes to the funding climate, which has improved significantly since the start [click to continue...]

June 7, 2013

Another Swing and a Miss for Arizona Marijuana Opponents, Another Victory for MMJ Industry

Arizona medical cannabis businesses can exhale: Yet another attempt to sink the state’s MMJ program has failed – utterly and completely. State Rep. John Kavanagh, a Republican representing Fountain Hills, [click to continue...]

June 6, 2013

Multi-Million Dollar Cannabis Venture Capital Fund in Works, Plans to Target Ancillary Marijuana Startups

A California venture capital firm led by noted MMJ pioneer Justin Hartfield – who co-founded WeedMaps.com -  has launched a new investment fund that aims to pump millions of dollars [click to continue...]

June 5, 2013

Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Losing Bank Accounts Over Large, Frequent Cash Deposits

An increasing number of medical cannabis dispensaries are losing their coveted bank accounts simply because they’re depositing too much cash, too frequently. The development presents yet another major challenge to [click to continue...]

June 4, 2013

MMJ Momentum Continues as Nevada, New York Medical Cannabis Bills Advance

Lawmakers in Nevada and New York advanced key medical marijuana legislation on Monday, raising hopes that dispensaries will be able to open in both states and setting the stage for [click to continue...]

June 3, 2013

Week in Review: Bill to Stop IRS Assault on MMJ Faces Long Odds + Skepticism Over Cannabis Plans

Last week, Medical Marijuana Business Daily wrote about how a federal lawmaker is planning to introduce legislation that would prevent the Internal Revenue Service from making life exceedingly difficult for [click to continue...]

May 31, 2013

Micah Johnson: Colorado, Washington Medical Marijuana Businesses Face Marketing Conundrum

By Micah Johnson When the smoke finally cleared in Colorado following the raucous events of April 20, the giant elephant in the corner could no longer go unaddressed: Cannabis is [click to continue...]

May 31, 2013

Former Microsoft Exec’s Plan to Create Major National Cannabis Brand Faces Many Hurdles

Jamen Shively has generated a lot of buzz lately. After revealing plans late last year to launch a high-end marijuana business in Washington State for discerning smokers, the former Microsoft [click to continue...]

May 30, 2013

Federal Lawmaker to Introduce Bill Tackling Top Problem for Medical Marijuana Industry: Taxes

US Congressman Earl Blumenauer is emerging as one of the biggest marijuana supporters in the halls of power, championing various initiatives recently that would help the cannabis cause. Now he’s [click to continue...]

May 29, 2013

Moratoriums, Bans Could Dampen Recreational Marijuana Business Opportunities in Colorado

This week was a historic one in Colorado on the marijuana front, with Gov. John Hickenlooper officially signing laws regulating the production and sale of marijuana for adult use. But [click to continue...]

Uruguay Presidential Candidate Would Scale Back Legal Marijuana

The first country in the world to fully legalize the sale and possession of recreational [click to continue...]

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

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Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department [click to continue...]

Nevada Will Weigh Rec Marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to [click to continue...]

CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state [click to continue...]

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

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Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next [click to continue...]

Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday to [click to continue...]

3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Files $100M Lawsuit Over ‘False’ Claims

Medical Marijuana Inc. has filed a lawsuit in California against several businesses – including a [click to continue...]

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online

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Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy [click to continue...]

Cole to California: Regulate the MMJ Industry

The author of the 2013 Cole Memo has a clear message for California: “If you [click to continue...]

Former Israel MMJ Exec Tapped by Cannabis Consultancy

A national cannabis consulting firm has brought on a key architect of Israel’s medical marijuana [click to continue...]

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test

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Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the [click to continue...]