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...]

February 12, 2013

Aaron Justis: Winning Over Locals Can Be Matter of Life or Death for Cannabis Dispensaries

By Aaron Justis Dispensaries that provide safe access to medical cannabis are still relatively new to the business world, creating some unique challenges for the MMJ industry as a whole. [click to continue...]

February 12, 2013

Cannabis Event Aimed at MMJ Investors & Entrepreneurs in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey

Investors and entrepreneurs in the Northeast will get an opportunity to learn about opportunities in the budding medical marijuana industry next month at an educational seminar in New York City. [click to continue...]

February 11, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: 1st Major Setback for Cannabis in New Year + Pushing Change at the Federal Level

By Chris Walsh So now what? That’s the question many medical marijuana professionals in Michigan are asking after the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday that dispensaries are illegal. Theoretically, [click to continue...]

February 8, 2013

Michigan Bombshell: Supreme Court Says Dispensaries Are Illegal, Many Centers Could Close

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that dispensaries are illegal under local medical cannabis laws, a worst-case scenario for the state’s MMJ industry. The ruling leaves no doubt about the [click to continue...]

February 8, 2013

Washington Dispensaries Could See Regulatory Changes Modeled After I-502 Rules

The legalization of cannabis in Washington could trigger huge changes in the state’s medical marijuana laws and policies this year. Case in point: Two state lawmakers have introduced a bill [click to continue...]

February 7, 2013

Lone NJ Dispensary Struggling to Meet Crushing Demand as Frustration Mounts Over MMJ Program

The New Jersey medical cannabis industry celebrated a major milestone in December, when the state’s first dispensary officially opened its doors and began serving patients. Now, two months later, frustration [click to continue...]

February 6, 2013

Behold, the Power of MMJ: Michigan Collects $10M in Revenue Fom Marijuana Applications

Perhaps that whole MMJ crackdown thing in Michigan isn’t such a good idea, after all. The state collected $10 million in application fees from medical cannabis patients during its most [click to continue...]

February 5, 2013

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Overhaul Federal Marijuana Policies, Bolster Cannabis Industry

Two congressmen have unveiled separate bills today that would overhaul the federal government’s approach to marijuana and allow the industry to flourish in states that have legalized cannabis for medical [click to continue...]

February 5, 2013

California Dispensary Bans in Spotlight as State Supreme Court Takes Up Medical Cannabis Case

Can cities and counties in California ban medical marijuana dispensaries, or should they be forced to regulate – rather than destroy – the industry if they have a problem with [click to continue...]

February 4, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Los Angeles, San Diego Highlight Volatility of Medical Cannabis Industry

The medical marijuana industry is not for the faint of heart. Each day brings new challenges, setbacks and surprises (not to mention opportunities)  -  making it both exciting and frustrating [click to continue...]

WA Attorney General: Bans OK, but Reasoning Wrong

Two counties in Washington State can prohibit cannabis businesses, just not for the reasons they [click to continue...]

Colorado to Tighten Edibles Regulations by Nov.

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Colorado’s Department of Revenue has confirmed a Nov. 1 target date to require tighter regulations [click to continue...]

Chicago Solidifies Rules on Marijuana Businesses

Chicago will allow medical marijuana dispensaries in commercial and business districts – including popular tourist [click to continue...]

Connecticut Dispensaries Preparing to Open

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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut are about to welcome their first customers, even though the [click to continue...]

Statewide CBD Delivery, Higher Fees Possible in Florida

Updated draft rules released by Florida’s Department of Health suggest that regulators may allow delivery [click to continue...]

Oregon Bank Looking to Work With Marijuana Industry

An Oregon-based financial institution has confirmed it is in talks with federal and state regulators [click to continue...]

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program

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Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of [click to continue...]

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. [click to continue...]

Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

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Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]