January 25, 2013

Lawmaker Digs in Heels on Arizona MMJ Repeal, Rejects Pleas From Dispensaries and Patients

An Arizona lawmaker remains determined to put the state’s medical marijuana law back in front of voters despite an attempt by dispensary owners, MMJ advocates and patients to get him [click to continue...]

January 24, 2013

Feds Taking Hands-Off Approach to Marijuana Legalization, Retail Cannabis Businesses?

The silence from the federal government on state-level marijuana legalization is deafening, leaving officials and entrepreneurs in Colorado and Washington in a state of extreme uncertainty. But there are some [click to continue...]

January 23, 2013

Medical Marijuana Inc. Swings to $3.4 Million Profit in Q4 on Expansion, National Exposure

California-based Medical Marijuana Inc. closed out 2012 on a high note, reporting a record $3.4 million profit in the fourth quarter as it continued to gain traction in the edibles [click to continue...]

January 22, 2013

31 Medical Marijuana Business Applications in Colorado Since End of Moratorium

For two years, Colorado barred entrepreneurs from starting cannabis dispensaries, cultivation sites and infused product companies under a state-wide moratorium on new medical marijuana businesses. Officials enacted the ban in [click to continue...]

January 21, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: MMJ Industry on a Roll, Trends Signal Strong Year for Cannabis Business

There’s been a marked change in the nature of medical marijuana news so far this year: Most of it is now overwhelmingly positive. For much of 2012, you couldn’t go [click to continue...]

January 18, 2013

Cannabis Jobs: Washington State Seeks Marijuana Consultants for Market Research, Regulations

Looking to get involved in Washington’s emerging recreational marijuana industry? One of the first opportunities has just emerged: The state is seeking cannabis consultants who can paint a picture of [click to continue...]

January 17, 2013

Proposed Connecticut Medical Marijuana Rules: Up to $100,000 in Initial Fees, Extensive Regs

Opening a medical marijuana dispensary or cultivation operation in Connecticut will require lots of time, money, resources … and patience. The state has released proposed rules governing the emerging medical [click to continue...]

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...]

Lawsuit Over ‘Pot Pavilion’ Highlights New Cannabis Business Risks


A Colorado marijuana edibles company is under increasing heat as a lawsuit filed against its [click to continue...]

Industry Group Turns Tables on Overconsumption Story

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is using a now-infamous first person account of excessive cannabis [click to continue...]

Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure


Mjardin Management isn’t exactly an original idea, given that it’s a consulting and management company [click to continue...]

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls


An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado’s cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida [click to continue...]

Legalization Bill on Tap in New York

A Democratic state senator in New York is planning to introduce a bill next year [click to continue...]

IL Lawmaker Defends Secrecy-Shrouded Application Process


Illinois is keeping information about applicants for medical marijuana business permits completely confidential, ostensibly to [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Opponents Buy $1.6M in TV Ads

Opponents of the push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida recently announced a $1.6 million [click to continue...]

Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues

As the 2014 election approaches, politicians are increasingly comfortable addressing marijuana issues as part of [click to continue...]

Oregon Cities Levy Taxes in Hopes of Rec Law Passage

News about medical marijuana, pot shops and cannabis in Oregon

For many voters, a key selling point of recreational cannabis legalization is the possible tax [click to continue...]

Cannabis Industry to Impact Energy Needs of Northwest Region

A 20-year power plan covering the northeast United States is taking into account the sizable [click to continue...]

Illinois MMJ Applicants Scramble for Local Support

As the deadline approaches to submit applications for dispensary and cultivation permits in Illinois, many [click to continue...]