November 5, 2014

Election Recap: Victory in 3 of 4 Key Battlegrounds Fuels Marijuana Industry’s Momentum

By John Schroyer The 2014 election proved to be an encouraging one for the marijuana industry at large, setting the stage for hundreds of millions of additional dollars in cannabis [click to continue...]

November 4, 2014

Election Day Coverage: Updates on Ballot Measures in AK, FL, OR and DC

Marijuana Business Daily provided live updates on marijuana ballot measures on Election Day. Here’s the archived feed (note: all updates in Eastern time): 2:45 am: Our last update of the [click to continue...]

November 3, 2014

Election Preview: Marijuana Legalization Measures in Alaska, Florida, Oregon & Washington DC

By John Schroyer On Tuesday, voters in several states will decide the fate of marijuana legalization measures that could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenues for the [click to continue...]

October 31, 2014

Week in Review: More MJ Raids + MD Reconsiders Huge Fees & Edibles Lawsuits on Horizon?

By Marijuana Business Media staff Raids creep back into the headlines, Maryland indicates it will rework proposed MMJ fees and a lawyer warns of new legal challenges for edibles companies. [click to continue...]

October 29, 2014

A Business Icon’s Thoughts on the Marijuana Industry: Q&A With Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder

By Chris Walsh Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield developed one of the most iconic consumer brands in the country by using high-end ingredients, unique packaging and creative flavors with memorable [click to continue...]

October 27, 2014

Head Shops Thriving in Many Marijuana Markets, Despite Competition From Cannabis Retailers

By John Schroyer Head shops once served as the primary – and in many cases only – distributors of pipes, rolling papers and other types of cannabis paraphernalia. But the [click to continue...]

October 24, 2014

Week in Review: Irony in Seattle + Blow to Cannabis Businesses & Edibles Drama

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Seattle tells medical marijuana businesses to do the impossible, 1,000-plus marijuana retailers lose their ATM accounts and Colorado continues to grapple with edibles. Here’s a [click to continue...]

October 22, 2014

100s of Marijuana Stores, Dispensaries Cut Off From Cashless ATM Accounts

By John Schroyer and Chris Walsh Hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational shops across the country abruptly lost their cashless ATM accounts on Wednesday with no explanation, according to [click to continue...]

October 22, 2014

Making Sense of the Wildly Disparate MMJ Polling Data in Florida

By John Schroyer What the heck is going on in Florida? That’s the question many cannabis entrepreneurs are asking after the release of several new polls showing vastly different support [click to continue...]

October 20, 2014

Guest Column: Cultivation Conundrum – Expanding Grow Facilities Sustainably and Cost-Effectively

By Noel Remigio How do you design and build a marijuana grow facility to meet the legal and practical demands of the market today, while looking ahead to future business [click to continue...]

October 17, 2014

Week in Review: Cutting the Cord on Dispensaries + Challenges for Bank Plan & Expertise From Israel

By Marijuana Business Media staff A California city comes up with a novel way to shut down illegal dispensaries, a company explores how to open a cannabis-specific bank and a [click to continue...]

October 15, 2014

Worst-Case Scenario: How to Prepare for – and Weather – Financial Hardships

By John Schroyer Contrary to popular belief, not every business is thriving in the Green Rush. Some cannabis companies are teetering on the edge of insolvency – whether it’s from [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensary Plan May Be Scrapped

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Seattle medical marijuana businesses may not be able to get local licenses after all, as [click to continue...]

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several [click to continue...]

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

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Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s [click to continue...]

Joint-Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

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The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

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A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]