March 22, 2013

Q&A With Abattis CEO Mike Withrow on Canadian Company’s Expansion into US Cannabis Market

To the uninitiated, “kombucha” may sound like the name of the latest dance craze sweeping the nation, or perhaps something you’d respond to by saying “bless you.” But it’s actually [click to continue...]

March 21, 2013

Exclusive: US Medical Marijuana Sales to Hit $1.5B in 2013, Cannabis Revenues Could Quadruple by 2018

By Chris Walsh Retail medical cannabis sales in the United States could hit an estimated $1.3 billion-$1.5 billion in 2013, growing 10-15% from last year as the industry recovers from [click to continue...]

March 20, 2013

Proposal Would Create Comprehensive Regulations on California Cannabis Dispensaries, Growers

Several years ago, California was the undisputed heavyweight of the medical marijuana industry, home to 2,000-plus dispensaries that generated an estimated $1.3 billion or more in marijuana sales annually. But [click to continue...]

March 19, 2013

Lawmakers in Oregon & Nevada Look to Legalize, Legitimize Cannabis Dispensaries

Bills to legalize medical cannabis dispensaries are now on the table in Oregon and Nevada – two states that have had MMJ laws on the books for years but do [click to continue...]

March 18, 2013

Washington State Selects Botec Analysis Corp. as Finalist for Marijuana Consulting Contract

By Chris Walsh The Washington State Liquor Control Board will announce Tuesday that it has tentatively selected Botec Analysis Corp. to provide cannabis-related consulting services tied to the emerging recreational [click to continue...]

March 18, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Medical Marijuana Moving Forward in MA + Snapshot of Dispensary Startup Costs

Something monumental is happening in Massachusetts: The state is actually moving forward with medical marijuana regulations at a surprisingly rapid pace. Last week, the state’s health department released its near-term [click to continue...]

March 16, 2013

Dave McMichael: Professional Packaging Crucial for Dispensaries, Edibles Companies

By Dave McMichael If we expect a watchful public to embrace the many benefits of our products and accept us as valuable contributors to our community, we need to stop [click to continue...]

March 15, 2013

Is an Early Window of Opportunity Closing for Medical Marijuana Investors?

By Anne Holland Investment opportunities in the medical cannabis industry abound – but interested parties had better move quickly. That theme echoed through several speakers’ presentations to more than 115 [click to continue...]

March 14, 2013

Massachusetts Cannabis Entrepreneurs Eagerly Awaiting Draft Rules on State MMJ Program

By Cassandra Farrington If you’re looking to launch a medical cannabis business in Massachusetts, mark March 29 on your calendar. That’s when the state’s health department will release a draft [click to continue...]

March 13, 2013

Colorado Amendment 64 Task Force Report: Opportunities for Existing Dispensaries, Cultivators

By Anne Holland The task force responsible for suggesting regulations tied to Amendment 64 – the legalized sale of cannabis to adults – announced its formal recommendations today. True to [click to continue...]

March 12, 2013

Rhode Island Projections Shed Light on Dispensary Startup Costs, Annual Revenues

Want to get an idea of startup costs, revenue potential and other financial data tied to launching and running a medical marijuana dispensary? Look to Rhode Island. Documents filed recently [click to continue...]

March 11, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Colorado, Washington Entering Critical Phase of Marijuana Regulatory Process

By Chris Walsh The clock is ticking in Colorado and Washington. The first two states to legalize marijuana for adult use are up against tight deadlines to debate, develop and [click to continue...]

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix CO Rec Law

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Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s [click to continue...]

Joint-Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

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The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

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A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]

Questions Over Marijuana Sales on Native American Lands

Following news that the federal government will essentially allow Native American tribes to grow and [click to continue...]

Tommy Chong Wants to Create Cannabis Business Brand

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Tommy Chong served as a poster child for the marijuana movement back in the 1970s, [click to continue...]

PharmaCan IPO Indication of Interest in Canadian MMJ

Canadian medical marijuana holding and investing company PharmaCan Capital is scheduled to go public next [click to continue...]