March 18, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Medical Marijuana Moving Forward in MA + Snapshot of Dispensary Startup Costs

Something monumental is happening in Massachusetts: The state is actually moving forward with medical marijuana regulations at a surprisingly rapid pace. Last week, the state’s health department released its near-term [click to continue...]

March 16, 2013

Dave McMichael: Professional Packaging Crucial for Dispensaries, Edibles Companies

By Dave McMichael If we expect a watchful public to embrace the many benefits of our products and accept us as valuable contributors to our community, we need to stop [click to continue...]

March 15, 2013

Is an Early Window of Opportunity Closing for Medical Marijuana Investors?

By Anne Holland Investment opportunities in the medical cannabis industry abound – but interested parties had better move quickly. That theme echoed through several speakers’ presentations to more than 115 [click to continue...]

March 14, 2013

Massachusetts Cannabis Entrepreneurs Eagerly Awaiting Draft Rules on State MMJ Program

By Cassandra Farrington If you’re looking to launch a medical cannabis business in Massachusetts, mark March 29 on your calendar. That’s when the state’s health department will release a draft [click to continue...]

March 13, 2013

Colorado Amendment 64 Task Force Report: Opportunities for Existing Dispensaries, Cultivators

By Anne Holland The task force responsible for suggesting regulations tied to Amendment 64 – the legalized sale of cannabis to adults – announced its formal recommendations today. True to [click to continue...]

March 12, 2013

Rhode Island Projections Shed Light on Dispensary Startup Costs, Annual Revenues

Want to get an idea of startup costs, revenue potential and other financial data tied to launching and running a medical marijuana dispensary? Look to Rhode Island. Documents filed recently [click to continue...]

March 11, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Colorado, Washington Entering Critical Phase of Marijuana Regulatory Process

By Chris Walsh The clock is ticking in Colorado and Washington. The first two states to legalize marijuana for adult use are up against tight deadlines to debate, develop and [click to continue...]

March 8, 2013

Despite Arduous Goals, Relatively Smooth Sailing for Colorado Cannabis Task Force

A task force set up to propose regulations on the adult use of marijuana in Colorado is set to release its final report next week, a major milestone that lays [click to continue...]

March 7, 2013

Medical Marijuana Legislation Advances in Two States, Snubbed Out in Another

The debate over medical marijuana is heating up across the country as lawmakers in many states start to weigh in on MMJ measures. Here’s a rundown of some developments over [click to continue...]

March 6, 2013

San Diego Could Become One of Nation’s Hottest Medical Cannabis Markets – Again

The national medical marijuana spotlight has focused squarely on Massachusetts ever since the state legalized MMJ in November, with consultants, law firms and other ancillary cannabis companies scrambling to get [click to continue...]

March 5, 2013

Washington State Buried Under Deluge of Bids for Cannabis Consultant Contracts

And the winner is…no one, just yet. Washington State initially planned to announce the winning bids for new cannabis consultant positions today but has pushed back its timeline to next [click to continue...]

March 4, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Medical Cannabis Measure in NY + DOJ to Address Marijuana Legalization

By Chris Walsh Medical marijuana is already legal in the nation’s official capital (on a local level, that is). This summer, it might also be legal in the nation’s cultural [click to continue...]

San Jose Considering Up to $50K in Fines on Dispensaries

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San Jose is thinking about upping fines on medical marijuana dispensaries by thousands of dollars [click to continue...]

Patient Decries High Cannabis Prices in Connecticut

At least one outspoken cancer patient in Connecticut has been brought to tears by what [click to continue...]

Dueling MMJ Ad Campaigns Hit Florida Airwaves

Absentee ballots have just started to hit Florida mailboxes, and it’s no coincidence that a [click to continue...]

4 More Retail Marijuana Stores to Open in Seattle

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The Emerald City is finally about to get its second recreational marijuana shop, while three [click to continue...]

3-D Printing Creates New Cannabusiness Opportunity

The marijuana industry has spawned a seemingly endless number of ancillary business ideas, and one [click to continue...]

Montana City’s MMJ Industry Thriving

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Montana’s once-burgeoning medical marijuana sector unraveled quickly several years ago due to legal issues, but [click to continue...]

Dozens of New Regulations on Colorado Cannabis Businesses

If you work in the marijuana industry in Colorado, brace yourself. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement [click to continue...]

Legal Hemp Harvest Underway in Kentucky

Remember that 250-pound bag of imported hemp seeds customs officials detained in Kentucky earlier this [click to continue...]

Casino Giant Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Nevada MMJ Company

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The company that runs some of the most well-known casinos in Las Vegas has filed [click to continue...]

No Bankruptcy Protection for Cannabis Companies, Judges Rule

Marijuana businesses across the country, take heed: If your venture doesn’t pan out, don’t count [click to continue...]

Attorney General Holder Questions Marijuana’s Classification

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is resigning from his post later this year, suggested [click to continue...]

Marijuana Conference Accepting Applications for Investor Pitch Event

Cannabis entrepreneurs can now submit applications to take part in an investor pitch session at [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Bill Clears Senate, but Challenges Remain

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Though a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania won overwhelming support in the state [click to continue...]

369 MMJ Business Applications Submitted in Illinois

Illinois received 369 applications from entrepreneurs seeking licenses to open medical marijuana businesses, according to [click to continue...]