December 5, 2014

Week in Review: LA Elevates Crackdown, WA Cities Tackle MMJ & a Case for Hawaii Dispensaries

By Tony C. Dreibus and John Schroyer Los Angeles files a lawsuit against an ancillary medical marijuana company, cities in Washington State seek to address the MMJ issue on their [click to continue...]

December 4, 2014

Sky-High Local Fees the Future for MMJ Businesses?

By John Schroyer The marijuana industry isn’t an easy business to break into anymore. While the first medical marijuana states were largely unregulated – making it relatively simple to open [click to continue...]

December 3, 2014

Lessons From ‘Green Friday': Tips for Successful Holiday Sales & Promotions

By Tony C. Dreibus Scouting out deals during the winter holidays has long been a tradition for Americans seeking bargains on everything from cars to computers to consumer electronics. Now [click to continue...]

December 2, 2014

For Entrepreneurs, New York Medical Marijuana Program a Work in Progress

By John Schroyer The New York Compassionate Care Act, signed into law this past July, finally brings the state into the medical marijuana fold. The measure will create an infrastructure [click to continue...]

December 1, 2014

Chart of the Week: AK Recreational Marijuana Sales & Tax Projections Through 2020

By Jennifer Mann How big will Alaska’s recreational cannabis market be when sales start in 2016? The Marijuana Policy Project has come up with some projections through 2020, based in [click to continue...]

November 26, 2014

Guest Column: When the Press Comes Knocking – Tips & Tactics for Media Interviews

By Christie Lunsford With the mainstream media shining a bright spotlight on the cannabis industry, brands and reputations can be either broken or catapulted in just one interview. An insightful [click to continue...]

November 24, 2014

Chart of the Week: MMJ Patient Stats in Arizona – Males, Females and Age Breakdown

By Jennifer Mann The largest demographic group of registered medical marijuana patients in Arizona consists of men between the ages of 18 and 30, more than three times the number [click to continue...]

November 21, 2014

Week in Review: OR Rec Taxes in Question, DC Measure Might Stand + MD Sticks With Huge Fees

By Marijuana Business Daily Staff Marijuana legalization in Washington DC will probably remain intact, neighboring Maryland decides to stick with enormous fees for medical marijuana cultivators, and Oregon cities are [click to continue...]

November 19, 2014

Chart of the Week: Monthly Washington State Recreational Marijuana Sales, Tax Data

By Jennifer Mann Recreational cannabis sales started off slow in Washington State but have been posting solid gains in recent months as more stores and growers come online. Since sales [click to continue...]

November 17, 2014

Marijuana Business Conference Wrap-Up: Banking, Federal Legalization, Marketing, Investing & More

By Marijuana Business Daily staff If you want to open a bank account, seek out smaller financial institutions. If you’re looking to boost customer loyalty, engage in socially responsible business [click to continue...]

November 14, 2014

Experts: Big Tobacco, Pharma & Alcohol Coming for Marijuana Industry

By Tony C. Dreibus The tobacco, pharmaceutical and alcohol industries are looking to get into the marijuana industry and plan to capitalize on the leverage those already in the cannabis [click to continue...]

November 13, 2014

Conference Highlights: Top Tip for Customer Loyalty, Pitch Slam Winner & Cultivation Advice

By Marijuana Business Daily Cannabis companies that help others can end up helping themselves in the process. That was one of the core messages on Thursday morning at the Rio [click to continue...]

Increased Demand for Organic Cannabis in SF

Growers and dispensaries in San Francisco are seeing a spike in demand for organic cannabis [click to continue...]

Super Bowl a Boon for Washington MMJ Business

A cannabis company in Washington State is capitalizing on the Super Bowl in a big [click to continue...]

CO Rec Stores Unloading Edibles Inventory

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In advance of new regulations for infused products in Colorado, many recreational stores in the [click to continue...]

AG Nominee Opposed to Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis businesses may face obstacles if Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the next U.S. attorney [click to continue...]

SEC Gives Green Light to Marijuana Company’s Stock Registration

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a share registration by a company that [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Efforts Get Big Boost from Governor

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The chances that Pennsylvania could become one of the next states to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Prominent Investment Firm Pumps Money Into Cannabis Tech Company

Another mainstream investment firm is hoping to cash in on the cannabis industry. Tao Capital [click to continue...]

Plan to Open 1st Alaska ‘Dispensary’ Draws Criticism

The former TV reporter who generated controversy last fall when she quit her job on-air [click to continue...]

MBank Nixes Services for Colorado MJ Companies

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Well that was quick. MBank, the Oregon-based financial institution that recently announced it would begin [click to continue...]

Florida Republican Files Proposal to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Entrepreneurs continuing the fight for medical marijuana in Florida have found an ally in Republican [click to continue...]

California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced [click to continue...]

Former Illinois Gov’s List of License Finalists Revealed

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Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who left office earlier this month without granting medical marijuana [click to continue...]

1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that [click to continue...]

Report: Cannabis Sales Rise 74% in 2014

Medical and recreational marijuana sales jumped 74% last year to hit $2.7 billion compared with [click to continue...]