December 23, 2014

Low-Potency Edibles, CBD Offerings & Discreet Paraphernalia Among Top Sellers in 2014

By Tony C. Dreibus With 2014 being the first year of legal medical marijuana in several states and recreational cannabis in others, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that products [click to continue...]

December 22, 2014

Chart of the Week: The Impact of a Holiday on Washington State Marijuana Sales

By Jennifer Mann How much can a big holiday impact a recreational marijuana shop’s business? A lot, as evidenced by a breakdown of retail cannabis revenue in Washington State over [click to continue...]

December 19, 2014

Week in Review: CO Rec Law Under Attack, Tribes Explore MMJ & Anchorage Ban Fails

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Oklahoma and Nebraska attempt to overturn Colorado’s recreational marijuana law, Native American tribes begin weighing whether to sell medical cannabis, and Anchorage tosses [click to continue...]

December 18, 2014

Marijuana Software, Technology Firms on Fire as Inventory Tracking Needs Grow

By John Schroyer As the marijuana trade has matured and moved into the limelight, one of the more pressing questions states and legitimate businesses are grappling with is how to [click to continue...]

December 17, 2014

Strategies for Success: How Cannabis Businesses Can Build Relationships With Lawmakers

By Tony C. Dreibus Marijuana business owners who want to take a bigger role in legislative matters concerning the cannabis industry should go out for a long lunch – and [click to continue...]

December 16, 2014

Melding Marijuana Advocacy With Business and Industry: Q&A With Betty Aldworth

By John Schroyer As the marijuana industry expands across the nation, cannabis businesses are increasingly seeking qualified and experienced workers. But this can be a difficult task in a new [click to continue...]

December 15, 2014

Chart of the Week: Top 5 Medical Marijuana States by Patient Density

By Jennifer Mann If you want to get an idea of which medical marijuana states offer the best business opportunities, take a look at the density of MMJ patients relative [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Week in Review: Federal MJ Moves + Memo to Tobacco Industry on Cannabis & Rec Sales Data

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Congress addresses some major marijuana issues, a Wall Street firm offers advice to Big Tobacco about cannabis, and the nation’s first two recreational [click to continue...]

December 11, 2014

Zapped By Escalating Energy Costs, Marijuana Growers Seek Power-Saving Measures

By Tony C. Dreibus Cannabis growers threatened by everything from thieves to federal raids to plant pests and diseases have another concern: The rising cost of electricity to produce their [click to continue...]

December 10, 2014

Dispensary’s Big Win in Court Battle With Feds Could Ripple Across MMJ Industry

By John Schroyer A federal judge in northern California has tossed a civil forfeiture case against a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary, possibly setting a precedent that could give the [click to continue...]

December 9, 2014

Guest Column: Dreaming of Cashing Out to Big Alcohol or Big Pharma? Time to Wake Up

By John Conlin During my brief time in the marijuana industry I’ve heard a lot of folks talk about their exit plans. It seems many operate with a “one foot [click to continue...]

December 8, 2014

Chart of the Week: Percent of U.S. Population in States With MMJ Dispensaries

By Jennifer Mann Just how quickly has the medical marijuana industry grown? Here’s one indication: In three years, the portion of the U.S. population living in states with medical cannabis [click to continue...]

San Diego’s 1st Legal Dispensary Prepares for Liftoff

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After waiting more than three months for an answer, David Blair finally got the good [click to continue...]

Increased Demand for Organic Cannabis in SF

Growers and dispensaries in San Francisco are seeing a spike in demand for organic cannabis [click to continue...]

Super Bowl a Boon for Washington MMJ Business

A cannabis company in Washington State is capitalizing on the Super Bowl in a big [click to continue...]

CO Rec Stores Unloading Edibles Inventory

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In advance of new regulations for infused products in Colorado, many recreational stores in the [click to continue...]

AG Nominee Opposed to Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis businesses may face obstacles if Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the next U.S. attorney [click to continue...]

SEC Gives Green Light to Marijuana Company’s Stock Registration

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a share registration by a company that [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Efforts Get Big Boost from Governor

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The chances that Pennsylvania could become one of the next states to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Prominent Investment Firm Pumps Money Into Cannabis Tech Company

Another mainstream investment firm is hoping to cash in on the cannabis industry. Tao Capital [click to continue...]

Plan to Open 1st Alaska ‘Dispensary’ Draws Criticism

The former TV reporter who generated controversy last fall when she quit her job on-air [click to continue...]

MBank Nixes Services for Colorado MJ Companies

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Well that was quick. MBank, the Oregon-based financial institution that recently announced it would begin [click to continue...]

Florida Republican Files Proposal to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Entrepreneurs continuing the fight for medical marijuana in Florida have found an ally in Republican [click to continue...]

California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced [click to continue...]

Former Illinois Gov’s List of License Finalists Revealed

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Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who left office earlier this month without granting medical marijuana [click to continue...]

1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that [click to continue...]