April 16, 2013

Some Colorado MMJ Companies Target 4/20 Crowd for 1st Time, But Potential Downsides Exist

By Chris Walsh On April 19, rapper-turned-rastafarian Snoop Lion will saunter onto a stage ensconced in marijuana smoke at the Filmore Auditorium in Denver to promote the debut of his [click to continue...]

April 15, 2013

Cheryl Shuman: Top 12 Cannabis Marketing Tips for Facebook Success

By Cheryl Shuman If you want your customers (and fans) to be more engaged with your dispensary, infused products company or other cannabis-related brand on Facebook, the answer is simple: [click to continue...]

April 15, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Where Does Your Dispensary Rank Financially? + Green Rush in Massachusetts

If you want to start a dispensary, you’re likely wondering how much money you can expect to bring in each year. And if you already own a medical marijuana center, [click to continue...]

April 12, 2013

Medical Marijuana Inc.’s Revenues, Profits Continue to Soar as Company Seeks NYSE Listing

Medical Marijuana Inc. is quickly becoming one of the most promising publicly traded companies in the cannabis industry, posting record revenues and profits on a consistent basis and moving forward [click to continue...]

April 11, 2013

Significant Interest in Starting MA Cannabis Dispensaries Despite Onerous Regulatory Proposals

Massachusetts marijuana entrepreneurs collectively groaned last month when the health department released draft regulations on the emerging medical cannabis industry. Under the proposed rules, applicants for dispensary permits would not [click to continue...]

April 10, 2013

From Less Than $100K to Millions of Dollars, Annual Marijuana Dispensary Revenues Run the Gamut

How much revenue does the average dispensary generate? Every entrepreneur looking to start a medical marijuana center asks that question early on in the due diligence process, but the answer [click to continue...]

April 9, 2013

Maryland Medical Marijuana Law: Limited Opportunities for MMJ Businesses, Entrepreneurs

The next domino appears ready to fall. The Maryland Senate approved a measure to legalize medical marijuana and will send the bill to the state’s governor, who has indicated he [click to continue...]

April 8, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Roller Coaster Ride for Marijuana Investors + Cannabis Crowdfunding

Investors who own cannabis-related stocks have been on quite a ride in 2013. As we reported last week, most publicly traded companies with ties to the marijuana industry saw their [click to continue...]

April 5, 2013

Crowdfunding Site to Provide New Financing Option for Cannabis Startups, Marijuana Projects

By Chris Walsh Raising money is an extraordinarily difficult task in the medical cannabis industry, a fact most entrepreneurs learn rather quickly when trying to get a marijuana-related business off [click to continue...]

April 4, 2013

Dispensary’s Texts to 10-Year-Old Highlight Need for Marketing Caution in Cannabis Industry

What’s the quickest way to damage the medical marijuana industry’s already-fragile credibility? Send two dozen text messages to a 10-year-old boy advertising “pure dank” and $2 off all edibles at [click to continue...]

April 3, 2013

Medical Marijuana Legislation Off the Table in West Virginia, Stalls in Florida

And another two bite the dust. A proposal to legalize medical cannabis in West Virginia stalled in the House this week, while a similar measure in Florida appears dead in [click to continue...]

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...]

Multi-state MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]

Bill Would Allow VA Docs To Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

1000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close


The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]

Congressional GOP Not Likely to Block DC Marijuana Legalization

In what must come as a relief for cannabis enthusiasts in the nation’s capital, The [click to continue...]

Two Rec Legalization Measures Possible on Maine Ballot for 2016

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Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a [click to continue...]

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City


Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might [click to continue...]

California Attorney General Says Cannabis Legalization `Inevitable’

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said cannabis legalization in the state is “inevitable” as advocates [click to continue...]

Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 [click to continue...]

Final Rhode Island Dispensary Opens Wednesday

The smallest state in the nation will get its third and final medical marijuana dispensary [click to continue...]

OR Cities to Push Legislature on Local MJ Taxes

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One of the ways backers of recreational cannabis sales in Oregon planned to fight the [click to continue...]