February 17, 2014

Concentrates Makers Struggle With Low-Level Competitors

By Fred Dreier Brandon Hamilton, owner of a Seattle-based cannabis concentrates company called WAM Oil, was concerned with the way his products were being marketed and then sold at area [click to read more...]

February 14, 2014

Breaking: Feds Release Banking Guidance

by CannaBusiness Media Staff The federal government on Friday cleared the way for banks to work with marijuana businesses, removing a major hurdle that has tripped up the cannabis industry [click to read more...]

February 14, 2014

Week in Review: Cracks in Massachusetts MMJ Application Process Overshadow Progress

By Chris Walsh All is not well in Massachusetts. Concerns about the state’s dispensary program are mounting amid revelations that several companies chosen to receive licenses submitted misleading, false or [click to read more...]

February 12, 2014

Designing a Dispensary to Boost Revenue, Customer Loyalty: Q&A With Megan Stone

by Chris Walsh Expensive permits and licenses. Onerous rules and regulations. Inventory issues and real estate challenges. Opening and operating a dispensary is hard enough as it is. So it’s [click to read more...]

February 10, 2014

Inventory, Operations at Stake Under Washington Cultivation Limits

by Fred Dreier Washington State’s cap on recreational marijuana production could create a variety of consequences for the state’s cannabis industry, from price hikes and inventory shortages to an unprofitable [click to read more...]

February 7, 2014

Week in Review: Millions of Dollars in Recreational Sales for Colorado Retail Shops

By Chris Walsh How much money have retail marijuana shops in Colorado generated since recreational sales began Jan. 1? It’s the billion-dollar question, the answer to which will give us [click to read more...]

February 5, 2014

Farm Bill Could Pave the Way for Billion Dollar Hemp Industry

Prospective hemp growers are celebrating Tuesday’s passage of the Farm Bill in the U.S. Senate, as the legislation could be the first step toward creating a multi-billion dollar hemp industry. [click to read more...]

February 3, 2014

Guest Column: 5 Issues to Watch as the Illinois Medical Marijuana Market Materializes

By Michael Mayes With the passing of medical marijuana laws in Illinois comes specific challenges for entrepreneurs looking to start an MMJ business in the state. Officials are just starting [click to read more...]

January 31, 2014

Week in Review: Intense Media Spotlight on Marijuana Bodes Well For Cannabis Industry

By Chris Walsh Marijuana is all over the news these days. You’re just as likely to come across a story on the cannabis industry in the Wall Street Journal or [click to read more...]

January 29, 2014

Cannabis Businesses Capitalize on Super Bowl Hype, But Legal Questions Abound

When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks advanced to the Super Bowl earlier this month, the mainstream media quickly pointed out that both cities are epicenters for the country’s recreational [click to read more...]

January 27, 2014

Marijuana Marketing: Q&A with Todd Ellison

Advertising is one of the most frustrating areas of operation for marijuana business owners due to costs, marketing regulations embedded in state laws and tight restrictions from some of the [click to read more...]

January 24, 2014

Week in Review: Avalanche of Support for Marijuana From Obama, High-Profile Politicians

By Chris Walsh If the cannabis business hadn’t already crossed into the realm of legitimacy, a good case can be made that it has now. Four prominent political figures across [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City’s Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state’s [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada’s largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can’t seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation’s top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State’s [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) [click to read more...]

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state’s medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules [click to read more...]

Denver Rec Shop Projects $10M-$12M in 2014 Sales

The owner of one of Colorado’s largest recreational marijuana stores projects his 2014 revenues will [click to read more...]

GrowLife Trading Halted by SEC, Cannabis Stocks Drop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted stock trading for GrowLife Inc. (PHOT), [click to read more...]