May 28, 2014

Guest Column: Deep Pockets, Persistence Required to Start a Medical Cannabis Dispensary in Illinois

By Troy S. Radunsky These are exciting times for medical marijuana in Illinois. The state is about a year away from allowing patients to legally purchase and consume medical cannabis [click to continue...]

May 23, 2014

Week in Review: Bank to Gamble on MMJ + Unusual Licensing Process & Cannabis Stocks Under Fire

By Chris Walsh A bank indicates it will roll out the welcome mat for medical marijuana businesses, Nevada’s largest county reveals a “Shark Tank”-esque process for evaluating MMJ applicants and [click to continue...]

May 21, 2014

New Mexico Dispensary Owners Fear Proposed Regulations Will Cripple MMJ Industry

By Fred Dreier Dispensary owners in New Mexico are concerned about the future of medical marijuana in the state, fearing that proposed rule changes will create an unworkable system and [click to continue...]

May 19, 2014

Inside the Fast-Growing Vaporizer Market: Q&A With Vipvape Founder Raphael Pepi

By Fred Dreier In 2011, Raphael Pepi saw rapid expansion within the electronic cigarette market and believed there was an opportunity to sell similar products to medical marijuana patients. A [click to continue...]

May 16, 2014

Week in Review: $20M in Recreational Marijuana Sales + Award Enhances Industry’s Credibility

By Chris Walsh Colorado releases recreational and medical marijuana data for March, a notable ancillary cannabis firm wins big and a Canadian company makes grand claims. Here’s a closer look [click to continue...]

May 13, 2014

Oregon Dispensaries Casting Wide Net to Lure Patients in Cities With Moratoriums

By Fred Dreier Many dispensaries jockey for customers on a highly local level, targeting patients who live or work nearby. But medical marijuana centers in Oregon – one of the [click to continue...]

May 12, 2014

Guest Column: Targeting Baby Boomers as Customers, Employees Can Pay Huge Dividends

By Becky DeKeuster What’s one of the fastest-growing segments of the medical cannabis market? Hint: many of you are likely in it. Baby Boomers are increasingly taking an interest in [click to continue...]

May 9, 2014

Week in Review: 2nd Rec Cannabis State Poised for Liftoff + Power Players Behind MMJ Applications

By Chris Walsh The nation’s second recreational cannabis market takes a big step forward, notable names apply for Nevada business licenses and medical marijuana laws gain traction in several states. [click to continue...]

May 7, 2014

’3-Legged Stool’ Needed to Start Cannabis Business in Nevada – Q&A With Attorney Bruce Gale

By Fred Dreier Attorney Bruce Gale began working in Nevada’s budding medical marijuana industry shortly after voters legalized dispensaries in 2013. Since then, he has helped prospective dispensary operators and [click to continue...]

May 5, 2014

Sales Tax Creates Rift Among San Jose Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

By Fred Dreier Bad blood is brewing in San Jose, California, between medical marijuana dispensaries that pay the city’s sales tax and those that do not. Some entrepreneurs have recently [click to continue...]

May 2, 2014

Week in Review: Another 1st for Cannabis Industry + Partnership Fizzles & Edibles Controversy Grows

By Chris Walsh A notable television ad, the end of a dispute between two well-known cannabis companies and controversy over edibles in Colorado. It was an eventful week in the [click to continue...]

April 30, 2014

Guest Column: How to Break Through Real Estate Roadblocks in the Marijuana Industry

By Matt Walstatter One of the biggest challenges my wife and I faced when opening our dispensary in Portland, Oregon, was finding a location. From July through October of last [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 MMJ Positions

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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...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois’ medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

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Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday’s deadline, according to [click to continue...]

PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

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A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder [click to continue...]

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota’s medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles [click to continue...]

Moody’s: WA Rec Sales Could Fall Short of Projections

Initial recreational cannabis sales in Washington State could fall “well short” of expectations due to [click to continue...]