May 30, 2014

Week in Review: CBD Laws Fuel Historic Vote + CA Weighs Cannabis Regs & No Gold Rush in Minnesota

By Chris Walsh New CBD laws play an important role in a historic House vote, one medical cannabis bill sputters in California while a competing measure advances, and entrepreneurs discuss [click to continue...]

May 28, 2014

Guest Column: Deep Pockets, Persistence Required to Start a Medical Cannabis Dispensary in Illinois

By Troy S. Radunsky These are exciting times for medical marijuana in Illinois. The state is about a year away from allowing patients to legally purchase and consume medical cannabis [click to continue...]

May 23, 2014

Week in Review: Bank to Gamble on MMJ + Unusual Licensing Process & Cannabis Stocks Under Fire

By Chris Walsh A bank indicates it will roll out the welcome mat for medical marijuana businesses, Nevada’s largest county reveals a “Shark Tank”-esque process for evaluating MMJ applicants and [click to continue...]

May 21, 2014

New Mexico Dispensary Owners Fear Proposed Regulations Will Cripple MMJ Industry

By Fred Dreier Dispensary owners in New Mexico are concerned about the future of medical marijuana in the state, fearing that proposed rule changes will create an unworkable system and [click to continue...]

May 19, 2014

Inside the Fast-Growing Vaporizer Market: Q&A With Vipvape Founder Raphael Pepi

By Fred Dreier In 2011, Raphael Pepi saw rapid expansion within the electronic cigarette market and believed there was an opportunity to sell similar products to medical marijuana patients. A [click to continue...]

May 16, 2014

Week in Review: $20M in Recreational Marijuana Sales + Award Enhances Industry’s Credibility

By Chris Walsh Colorado releases recreational and medical marijuana data for March, a notable ancillary cannabis firm wins big and a Canadian company makes grand claims. Here’s a closer look [click to continue...]

May 13, 2014

Oregon Dispensaries Casting Wide Net to Lure Patients in Cities With Moratoriums

By Fred Dreier Many dispensaries jockey for customers on a highly local level, targeting patients who live or work nearby. But medical marijuana centers in Oregon – one of the [click to continue...]

May 12, 2014

Guest Column: Targeting Baby Boomers as Customers, Employees Can Pay Huge Dividends

By Becky DeKeuster What’s one of the fastest-growing segments of the medical cannabis market? Hint: many of you are likely in it. Baby Boomers are increasingly taking an interest in [click to continue...]

May 9, 2014

Week in Review: 2nd Rec Cannabis State Poised for Liftoff + Power Players Behind MMJ Applications

By Chris Walsh The nation’s second recreational cannabis market takes a big step forward, notable names apply for Nevada business licenses and medical marijuana laws gain traction in several states. [click to continue...]

May 7, 2014

’3-Legged Stool’ Needed to Start Cannabis Business in Nevada – Q&A With Attorney Bruce Gale

By Fred Dreier Attorney Bruce Gale began working in Nevada’s budding medical marijuana industry shortly after voters legalized dispensaries in 2013. Since then, he has helped prospective dispensary operators and [click to continue...]

May 5, 2014

Sales Tax Creates Rift Among San Jose Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

By Fred Dreier Bad blood is brewing in San Jose, California, between medical marijuana dispensaries that pay the city’s sales tax and those that do not. Some entrepreneurs have recently [click to continue...]

May 2, 2014

Week in Review: Another 1st for Cannabis Industry + Partnership Fizzles & Edibles Controversy Grows

By Chris Walsh A notable television ad, the end of a dispute between two well-known cannabis companies and controversy over edibles in Colorado. It was an eventful week in the [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it’s “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]

Recreational Marijuana Good for Oregon’s Budget, Researcher Says

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Legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon would represent a “net win” for the state from a [click to continue...]

1st Connecticut Dispensary Opens

The first of six medical marijuana dispensaries formally opened in Connecticut on Wednesday night. The [click to continue...]