January 16, 2013

Marijuana Polls Show Strong Support for MMJ, Cannabis Legalization in Several States

A flurry of marijuana surveys released over the past two weeks shows growing support for MMJ and cannabis legalization in general across the country, further fueling the industry’s recent momentum. [click to continue...]

January 15, 2013

Jake Browne: Community Involvement Can Silence Cannabis Critics, Pay Business Dividends

By Jake Browne Businesses in the medical marijuana industry often find themselves in the unenviable position of having to defend their existence before even opening their doors. But whether the [click to continue...]

January 15, 2013

A Look Ahead: 12 States That Could Legalize Medical Marijuana in 2013

Last year was a significant one for the marijuana industry, with two states passing MMJ laws and another two legalizing cannabis for recreational use. It will be hard to top [click to continue...]

January 14, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Is the Crackdown on Medical Cannabis Businesses Ending?

During the first half of last year, the federal crackdown on medical marijuana businesses hit its apex. More than 500 dispensaries in several states closed after their landlords received civil [click to continue...]

January 11, 2013

Q&A With Henry Wykowski, Lead Attorney for Harborside Health Center in Forfeiture Case

The federal government has waged an all-out war against medical marijuana in California over the past two years. US attorneys in the state have shuttered hundreds of MMJ centers – [click to continue...]

January 10, 2013

San Diego Medical Marijuana Revival on Tap? Mayor Vows to Pave Way for Cannabis Dispensaries

San Diego’s battered medical marijuana industry is poised for a comeback after two years of turmoil that decimated the dispensary landscape. And locals can thank one individual in particular: the [click to continue...]

January 9, 2013

Unconventional Wisdom: Cannabis Company Bypasses MMJ Hotspots for New Headquarters

Quick: If you could set up a medical marijuana business in any state, which one would you choose? Many entrepreneurs would no doubt pick Colorado or Washington, which offer ample [click to continue...]

January 8, 2013

CA Dispensary Harborside Prevails Again in Court, Eroding Feds’ MMJ Crackdown Strategy

Score another one for Harborside Health Center – and possibly the entire medical marijuana industry. A federal judge in California has ruled that the landlords of Harborside’s buildings in San [click to continue...]

January 7, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Cannabis Businesses Springing Up in Colorado + Another Challenge For AZ MMJ

And they’re off! Just weeks after Colorado officially legalized marijuana, entrepreneurs are already scrambling to start clubs, groups and businesses focused on the recreational use of cannabis. Some examples: - [click to continue...]

January 4, 2013

Illinois Medical Marijuana Measure Going Up in Smoke, Lawmaker Says Vote Unlikely

A bid to legalize medical cannabis in Illinois is sputtering out, with a key lawmaker saying it’s unlikely he will put an MMJ measure up for a vote in the [click to continue...]

January 3, 2013

Changes, More Controversy on Horizon for LA Medical Marijuana Industry

It appears Los Angeles is finally on the verge of overhauling its medical cannabis policies, a long-overdue step that could help ease pressure on marijuana businesses and stabilize the industry [click to continue...]

January 2, 2013

Micah Johnson: 5 Highly Effective Cannabis Advertising Strategies for MMJ Dispensaries

By Micah Johnson One of the most frustrating challenges facing new dispensary owners is how to advertise effectively. After all, many traditional newspapers and radio stations still refuse to work [click to continue...]

Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it’s “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]