March 5, 2013

Washington State Buried Under Deluge of Bids for Cannabis Consultant Contracts

And the winner is…no one, just yet. Washington State initially planned to announce the winning bids for new cannabis consultant positions today but has pushed back its timeline to next [click to continue...]

March 4, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Medical Cannabis Measure in NY + DOJ to Address Marijuana Legalization

By Chris Walsh Medical marijuana is already legal in the nation’s official capital (on a local level, that is). This summer, it might also be legal in the nation’s cultural [click to continue...]

March 1, 2013

Q&A With Robert Kane on US Firm’s Plans for Cannabis R&D, Treatment Facility in Canada

A US medical marijuana company is moving full speed ahead with plans to build a first-of-its-kind cannabis campus that will include a treatment center, hospital facilities, a lab for research [click to continue...]

February 28, 2013

New York Medical Marijuana Bill on Horizon, Lawmaker Says Support ‘Growing by the Day’

A Democratic lawmaker plans to introduce a bill soon calling for the legalization of medical cannabis in New York, reigniting the MMJ debate in a crucial market for the marijuana [click to continue...]

February 27, 2013

Marijuana Industry Bracing for DOJ’s Response to Cannabis Legalization in Colorado, Washington

The long wait is almost over. Attorney General Eric Holder revealed this week that the Department of Justice is close to issuing an official response to cannabis legalization in Colorado [click to continue...]

February 26, 2013

An Overview of Recent Marijuana Legislative Developments From Around the United States

A lot is happening on the legislative front this month, with nearly two dozen states across the country considering cannabis-related measures to some degree. Here’s a sampling of some of [click to continue...]

February 25, 2013

Patrick McManamon: Car Accidents, Robbery Among Biggest Risk Factors in Cannabis Business

As anyone in the marijuana industry will tell you, starting a cannabis business often requires boatloads of cash and lots of blood, sweat and tears. With so much on the [click to continue...]

February 25, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: The Billion-Dollar Cannabis Question + Southern Resistance to MMJ

The debate over cannabis tourism is heating up in Colorado and Washington State as officials develop regulations on retail marijuana sales. Last week, a task force in Colorado set up [click to continue...]

February 22, 2013

Response to Medical Cannabis Bill in North Carolina Highlights Challenges for MMJ in South

Opinions about medical marijuana are shifting rapidly across most of the United States, as evidenced by polls showing growing support for MMJ and the introduction of cannabis-friendly bills in many [click to continue...]

February 21, 2013

Major Milestone: 1st Washington DC Marijuana Dispensary Slated to Open After Long Delays

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Washington DC plans to open its doors this April, kick-starting a new market that has been beset by delays and challenges for several years. [click to continue...]

February 20, 2013

Marijuana Tourism Could Generate Billions in Extra Revenues for Colorado Cannabis Industry

Opening up Colorado’s emerging marijuana industry to tourists rather than just residents would boost revenues from cannabis sales exponentially, creating business opportunities on an enormous – and historical – scale. [click to continue...]

February 19, 2013

Proposal Would Pave Way for Michigan Marijuana Dispensaries in MMJ-Friendly Cities

Perhaps there’s some hope for the medical cannabis industry in Michigan after all. A Republican state lawmaker is introducing a bill today that would allow individual cities to decide if [click to continue...]

Marijuana Business Daily to Resume Publishing Monday

Marijuana Business Daily is closed for the long holiday weekend. We’ll resume publishing on Monday. [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailer Sues CO City Over License Denial

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A disgruntled recreational marijuana vendor has filed suit against one of the largest cities in [click to continue...]

Chicago MMJ Clinic Plans Float for Thanksgiving Parade

You read that headline correctly. The new Illinois medical marijuana clinic Good Intentions will have [click to continue...]

Some Florida Cannabis Startups Undeterred By Election Loss

Though medical marijuana failed at the Florida ballot box earlier this month, plenty of cannabis [click to continue...]

Senator Urges Hearings on DC Rec Cannabis

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A key federal lawmaker has suggested that Congress should hold hearings on Washington DC’s new [click to continue...]

WA School District Rejects Marijuana Grower’s $14K Donation

Education officials in Prosser, Washington, have turned down a $14,000 donation from a local marijuana [click to continue...]

Ohio Firm Lands Big Bank Loan After Battling Cannabis Stigma

Even companies that don’t touch cannabis – but have clients that do – can have [click to continue...]

New Hampshire Dispensary Hopeful Pitches Plan

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New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open within a year in the tiny hamlet [click to continue...]

Seattle MMJ Regulations, Standards Proposed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a plan Monday afternoon to license medical marijuana businesses and [click to continue...]

Report: CO Targeting Cannabis Businesses Violating MJ Rules

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has been cracking down on cannabis businesses violating state regulations, [click to continue...]

IRS Council: Protect Tax Pros Working With MJ Industry

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A key advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service has recommended that the agency refrain [click to continue...]

More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailers Hope to Cash in on Black Friday

Recreational marijuana businesses in Colorado will have sales just like any other retailer on Black [click to continue...]

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up

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Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before [click to continue...]