January 27, 2014

Marijuana Marketing: Q&A with Todd Ellison

Advertising is one of the most frustrating areas of operation for marijuana business owners due to costs, marketing regulations embedded in state laws and tight restrictions from some of the [click to read more...]

January 24, 2014

Week in Review: Avalanche of Support for Marijuana From Obama, High-Profile Politicians

By Chris Walsh If the cannabis business hadn’t already crossed into the realm of legitimacy, a good case can be made that it has now. Four prominent political figures across [click to read more...]

January 22, 2014

Frustration Mounts in Los Angeles as Illegal Dispensaries Defy Prop D

When Los Angeles passed a measure banning most dispensaries in the city last spring, the few MMJ centers allowed to remain open expected to see rapid growth, increased pricing power [click to read more...]

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...]

Health Canada Recalls Medical Marijuana

Health Canada has initiated the country’s first medical marijuana recall. Earlier this week, British Columbia-based [click to read more...]

Tommy Chong Signs on With Colorado Cannabis Store

Actor and longtime marijuana advocate Tommy Chong is diving head-first into the business side of [click to read more...]

Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it [click to read more...]

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state’s lack of oversight on testing labs [click to read more...]

Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis [click to read more...]

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City’s Times Square, [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...]