January 20, 2014

Which States Will Legalize Medical Marijuana in 2014?

This article is the second in a two-part series. Last week, we highlighted states with the best chances of passing recreational marijuana legislation this year. The fight to legalize recreational [click to read more...]

January 17, 2014

Week in Review: Turbulence in Washington State’s MMJ Industry Unfortunate, But Inevitable

By Chris Walsh Washington’s medical marijuana industry could be put on life support soon, but a sliver of hope for its future emerged this week. On Monday, a lawmaker introduced [click to read more...]

January 15, 2014

Which States Will Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2014?

This article is the first in a two-part series. Next week, we’ll highlight states with the best chances of passing medical marijuana legislation this year. The marijuana industry has enjoyed [click to read more...]

January 13, 2014

Guest Column: 5 Ways Publicly Traded Cannabis Companies Can Gain Credibility With Investors

By Alan Brochstein Publicly traded cannabis stocks are off to an incredible start this year, with many of them doubling or tripling and some increasing by as much as tenfold. [click to read more...]

January 10, 2014

Week in Review: Banking at Boiling Point, But Positive Signs for Payment Processing & Financing

By Chris Walsh Enough is enough. The federal government’s strategy of pressuring financial institutions to shut out the cannabis industry is creating bigger risks for marijuana companies – as well [click to read more...]

January 8, 2014

Credit Card Companies Easing Up on Cannabis Industry?

Dozens of recreational marijuana stores in Colorado are allowing customers to purchase cannabis with credit cards or ATM cards. The news has sparked discussion within the industry, as credit card [click to read more...]

January 6, 2014

Few Business Opportunities in Cuomo’s Plan for Medical Marijuana Legalization in New York

Politicians and marijuana advocates have been quick to praise New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize medical marijuana in the state, which he will formally unveil on Wednesday. But [click to read more...]

January 3, 2014

Week in Review: Colorado Passes Crucial Test With Flying Colors + What You Might Have Missed

By Chris Walsh Give Colorado marijuana businesses a hearty round of applause – or better yet a standing ovation. With everything on the line, the nation’s first state-licensed retail stores [click to read more...]

January 2, 2014

Marijuana Stocks Surge 20%-80% as Investor Optimism Over Cannabis Swells

Shares of public cannabis companies started off 2014 with a bang, posting huge gains on the first day of trading since the successful launch of recreational marijuana stores in Colorado. [click to read more...]

January 1, 2014

Update: Huge Demand, Price Increases on 1st Day of Retail Cannabis Sales

Colorado’s new era of recreational marijuana sales kicked off Wednesday with massive lines, price hikes and even arbitrary limits on customer purchases. Demand came in on the high end of [click to read more...]

December 27, 2013

Column: 7 Things to Watch as Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin

By Chris Walsh It’s hard to overstate the significance of Jan. 1, 2014, when recreational cannabis sales begin in Colorado. For the first time in US history, state-licensed businesses will [click to read more...]

December 23, 2013

348 Retail Marijuana Licenses Issued in Colorado

Colorado has issued its first business licenses to recreational cannabis companies – marking a major milestone for the industry and setting the stage for retail marijuana sales next week. The [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state’s [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada’s largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can’t seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation’s top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State’s [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) [click to read more...]

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state’s medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules [click to read more...]

Denver Rec Shop Projects $10M-$12M in 2014 Sales

The owner of one of Colorado’s largest recreational marijuana stores projects his 2014 revenues will [click to read more...]

GrowLife Trading Halted by SEC, Cannabis Stocks Drop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted stock trading for GrowLife Inc. (PHOT), [click to read more...]

Boston Mayor Aims to Block Dispensaries

Boston mayor Martin Walsh will try to block the city’s two planned medical marijuana dispensaries, [click to read more...]

NJ Voters Split on Decriminalization, Oppose Rec

New Jersey voters are split down the middle when it comes to legalizing marijuana possession, [click to read more...]