April 2, 2013

Cannabis Stocks Start First Quarter With a Bang, End With a Fizzle as Hype Subsides

Most publicly traded cannabis companies got off to an impressive start in 2013, posting steady gains in January and then soaring to 52-week highs in February when hype over the [click to continue...]

April 1, 2013

Sen. Diane Savino: NY Medical Marijuana Bill Benefits Businesses, Patients & Taxpayers

By Diane Savino New York is well on its way to becoming the nineteenth state to pass and adopt medical marijuana legislation. Last week, my co-sponsor Dick Gottfried and I [click to continue...]

April 1, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Fallout From Colorado Medical Cannabis Audit + MA Reveals Extensive Regs

Over the past few months, Colorado has made significant progress drafting potential rules and regulations covering the budding recreational cannabis industry, an impressive feat considering the task at hand. But [click to continue...]

March 29, 2013

Draft MA Medical Marijuana Rules: High Barriers to Entry, But Opportunities for Out-of-State Players

Entrepreneurs who want to open a dispensary in Massachusetts would need to have significant financial resources  – including $500,000 in an escrow account – and submit detailed plans covering everything [click to continue...]

March 28, 2013

Cannabis Legislative Roundup: Marijuana Momentum Building in Several States

March has been a particularly good month for the marijuana movement, with cannabis legislation making sizable gains across the country. It now appears that several states have a realistic shot [click to continue...]

March 27, 2013

Audit Could Lead to Increased Oversight of Medical Cannabis Industry in Colorado, Other Changes

Lawmakers across the country often hold up Colorado’s medical marijuana program as a model for the rest of the nation, lauding the state’s comprehensive set of rules and regulations on [click to continue...]

March 26, 2013

1st AZ Dispensaries, Generating Millions of Dollars in Revenues, Brace for More Competition

For many businesses, it takes years to grow revenues beyond six figures and climb into the black. But some of the first dispensaries to open in Arizona have already managed [click to continue...]

March 25, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Marijuana Market Numbers + Puzzling Choice for WA Cannabis Consultant?

By Chris Walsh Medical cannabis is often portrayed as one of the fastest-growing businesses in the United States, an industry experiencing exponential growth as it churns out overnight millionaires at [click to continue...]

March 22, 2013

Q&A With Abattis CEO Mike Withrow on Canadian Company’s Expansion into US Cannabis Market

To the uninitiated, “kombucha” may sound like the name of the latest dance craze sweeping the nation, or perhaps something you’d respond to by saying “bless you.” But it’s actually [click to continue...]

March 21, 2013

Exclusive: US Medical Marijuana Sales to Hit $1.5B in 2013, Cannabis Revenues Could Quadruple by 2018

By Chris Walsh Retail medical cannabis sales in the United States could hit an estimated $1.3 billion-$1.5 billion in 2013, growing 10-15% from last year as the industry recovers from [click to continue...]

March 20, 2013

Proposal Would Create Comprehensive Regulations on California Cannabis Dispensaries, Growers

Several years ago, California was the undisputed heavyweight of the medical marijuana industry, home to 2,000-plus dispensaries that generated an estimated $1.3 billion or more in marijuana sales annually. But [click to continue...]

March 19, 2013

Lawmakers in Oregon & Nevada Look to Legalize, Legitimize Cannabis Dispensaries

Bills to legalize medical cannabis dispensaries are now on the table in Oregon and Nevada – two states that have had MMJ laws on the books for years but do [click to continue...]

Young Voters Could Make or Break Legalization Measures

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The success of several marijuana measures on the ballot next week could ultimately hinge on [click to continue...]

Estimate: Legal Rec Sales in DC Could Create $130M Market

The cannabis market in Washington DC could top $130 million annually if the city legalizes [click to continue...]

67 Warnings, Penalties for MJ Violations in Washington

When it comes to recreational marijuana, enforcement of the law is no laughing matter for [click to continue...]

Oregon Rec Legalization a Coin Flip

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Recreational marijuana could be a nail-biter in Oregon on Election Day. A poll released this [click to continue...]

Chile Plants First Medical Cannabis Crop

The first legal medical marijuana plants were seeded in Chile on Wednesday as part of [click to continue...]

Maryland Delays Vote on MMJ Regs, Plans to Lower Fees

A Maryland commission postponed a final vote on medical marijuana regulations, saying the 15-member panel [click to continue...]

Super-Potent Strain a Top Seller in WA

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High-potency strains are a big hit with customers in Washington State’s new recreational market, it [click to continue...]

CO Company Sues Shareholder Over Trading Halt

A publicly traded cannabis company has filed suit against a major shareholder, alleging he caused [click to continue...]

Expert: Liability Lawsuits Next Challenge for Edibles Companies

A Seattle attorney warned hundreds of industry insiders at a business conference on Tuesday that [click to continue...]

‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites

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Police officers and federal agents raided multiple marijuana growing operations in Denver on Tuesday, saying [click to continue...]

Former FBI Official Joins Cannabis Company’s Board

Medbox Inc., a publicly traded software and consulting firm that makes marijuana dispensing machines, has [click to continue...]

NM Marijuana Grower Loses Bid to Reopen Licensing Process

Mark Springer really wants to grow medical marijuana in New Mexico. So much so that [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Campaign Tells TV Stations to Pull Ad

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The group behind Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure has sent a cease-and-desist letter to local [click to continue...]

Group With Ties to Koch Brothers Promotes Marijuana Candidate

A candidate in the North Carolina U.S. Senate race is getting some help from an [click to continue...]