January 2, 2013

Bad Business Practice? Rush to Open 1st Colorado Marijuana Club Leads to Lost Opportunity

Well that was fast. The first Colorado business targeting recreational marijuana users has already closed, thanks to an over-eager entrepreneur who got caught up in the hype to be first. [click to continue...]

December 24, 2012

Ringing in the New Year on a High Note + What’s in Store for the Cannabis Industry in 2013

The medical marijuana industry has many reasons to celebrate this holiday season. Dispensaries have opened in Arizona and New Jersey. Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana. The industry won several key [click to continue...]

December 24, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Delays for Massachusetts MMJ? + Arizona on Track After Court Win

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A state passes medical marijuana laws, sets a time frame for the launch of dispensaries and then misses the initial deadlines as [click to continue...]

December 21, 2012

Take a Short Survey to Help Us Gather Business Data for Our 2013 Cannabis Industry Factbook

Cannabis professionals, we need your help. Medical Marijuana Business Daily is conducting an anonymous survey of cannabis business owners to help us gather data for our upcoming industry factbook. We want [click to continue...]

December 21, 2012

Strike Three: Arizona Medical Cannabis Opponents Whiff Again as Court Sides With MMJ

Another week, another loss for medical marijuana opponents in Arizona. A Court of Appeals panel has squashed an attempt by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to prevent dispensaries from opening [click to continue...]

December 20, 2012

2 Important Medical Marijuana Court Hearings Today in Arizona, California

The medical marijuana industry scored major legal wins in Arizona and California several weeks ago, when judges in two separate cases sided with MMJ. But the victories, while important, do [click to continue...]

December 19, 2012

SearchCore Strikes Deal to Sell Dispensary Listing Site WeedMaps, Plans to Exit Cannabis Industry

SearchCore – one of the few publicly traded companies involved in the medical marijuana industry – has signed an agreement to sell MMJ heavyweight WeedMaps Media Inc. to an undisclosed [click to continue...]

December 18, 2012

East Coast MMJ Update: DC Cannabis Program Advances, MA Cities Seek Delays of 6-9 Months

Some good and bad news regarding medical marijuana on the East Coast: The nation’s capital could get its first dispensary this spring, but Massachusetts might have to wait longer than [click to continue...]

December 18, 2012

Chris Lindsey: Don’t Be Fooled – Risks Remain High for Marijuana Businesses

By Chris Lindsey Marijuana professionals, advocates and patients tend to be glass-half-full types. That was certainly the case last week, when ABC News aired a conversation between President Barack Obama [click to continue...]

December 17, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Parsing the President’s Comments + More States to Follow CO, WA Lead?

After more than a month of silence on marijuana legalization, President Barack Obama finally addressed the issue last week in an interview with ABC News. Obama said that going after [click to continue...]

December 14, 2012

Obama Says Marijuana Users in CO & WA Not a Top Priority, But Still No Word on Cannabis Biz

President Barack Obama has indicated that he won’t target marijuana users in states that have legalized the drug, stoking optimism in the cannabis community. But he stopped short of giving [click to continue...]

December 13, 2012

US Going Green? More Than a Dozen States Could Consider Marijuana Legalization Next Year

The market for legal marijuana could expand well beyond Colorado and Washington very soon. As in next year. Lawmakers in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont have already [click to continue...]

Connecticut Dispensaries Preparing to Open

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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut are about to welcome their first customers, even though they [click to continue...]

Oregon Bank Looking to Work With Marijuana Industry

An Oregon-based financial institution has confirmed it is in talks with federal and state regulators [click to continue...]

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program

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Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of [click to continue...]

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. [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 Marijuana Stance

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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...]