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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

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 continue...]

February 18, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Reading the Tea Leaves + International Medical Marijuana Opportunities

This time next year, adults in Colorado and Washington might be able to walk into a neighborhood shop and purchase an eighth of marijuana almost as easily as they would [click to continue...]

February 15, 2013

Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Czech Republic Could Benefit US Cannabis Industry

A move by the Czech Republic to legalize medical marijuana could create opportunities for cannabis consultants, cultivation experts and MMJ-related businesses based in the United States. As Czech officials look [click to continue...]

February 14, 2013

More Questions Than Answers After Drug Policy Chief’s Comments on Marijuana Industry

The Obama administration has repeatedly sidestepped the issue of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington, offering vague comments that leave cannabis entrepreneurs in limbo. The marijuana industry – as well [click to continue...]

February 13, 2013

MedBox Stock Spike Not Just Hype? MMJ Firm Reports Revenue, Earnings Growth in 2012

MedBox Inc. has seen a meteoric rise in its share price since last fall, piquing the interest of the mainstream investment community and drawing attention to medical marijuana stocks in [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it’s “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]

Recreational Marijuana Good for Oregon’s Budget, Researcher Says

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Legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon would represent a “net win” for the state from a [click to continue...]

1st Connecticut Dispensary Opens

The first of six medical marijuana dispensaries formally opened in Connecticut on Wednesday night. The [click to continue...]