July 30, 2014

Column: The M-Word Revisited – Why the Industry Should Embrace the Term ‘Marijuana’

By George Jage What’s in a name? What word – or words – define our industry? Several industry pioneers have lobbied the business community to use the word “cannabis” in [click to continue...]

July 28, 2014

Salty & Savory Edibles Still a Niche Market, but Some Companies See Growth Potential

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Cannabis consumers have a major sweet tooth, as evidenced by the vast selection of candies, brownies and chocolate bars at many dispensaries and retail stores. [click to continue...]

July 25, 2014

Week in Review: 1,000s More Patients in IL + Rec Makes Oregon Ballot & Hopes Dashed in San Jose

By Chris Walsh Illinois expands its medical marijuana program, the legalization drive in Oregon gains steam and dispensaries in one of California’s largest MMJ markets get the worst possible news. [click to continue...]

July 23, 2014

Guest Column: Big Differences in Wants & Needs of Medical, Recreational Cannabis Customers

By Luke Ramirez On Jan. 18, my dispensary made a drastic shift. After selling medical cannabis to more than 30,000 patients since 2009, Walking Raven pivoted to the recreational market [click to continue...]

July 21, 2014

From New Mexico to New Jersey: How to Survive in Highly Restrictive MMJ Markets

By Marijuana Business Daily staff The biggest challenge for medical marijuana dispensaries in many markets is keeping up with enormous demand and managing rapid growth. But for entrepreneurs in states [click to continue...]

July 18, 2014

Week in Review: MI Finally Registers on MMJ Radar + Uptick in Delivery Services & Praise for the House

By Chris Walsh Dispensaries in Michigan get some good news, medical cannabis delivery services thrive in two cities and the U.S. House gives marijuana businesses a shot in the arm. [click to continue...]

July 14, 2014

Overseeing Marijuana Edibles Companies: Q&A With Denver Food Inspector Danica Lee

By Fred Dreier If you want to get an idea of what the future holds for regulations on edibles companies, look to Denver. The city’s Department of Environmental Health requires [click to continue...]

July 11, 2014

Week in Review: Success, and Hiccups, for Recreational Marijuana in Washington State

By Chris Walsh The first few days of recreational sales in Washington State were a resounding success by most measures. The handful of shops that opened this week reported brisk [click to continue...]

July 9, 2014

Guest Column: How the Cannabis Industry Can Close the Digital Marketing Divide

By Joe Hodas Tripp Keber, CEO of Dixie Brands, is fond of saying that cannabis isn’t digital, meaning it can’t be reproduced in any way other than going through the [click to continue...]

July 7, 2014

WA Marijuana Businesses Brace for Short-Term Challenges With Eye on Future

By Fred Dreier With recreational cannabis sales slated to start in Washington State this week, entrepreneurs are bracing for a host of short-term challenges involving everything from inventory and edibles [click to continue...]

July 4, 2014

Week in Review: Cannabis Firms Lure Notable Names + Lessons in MA & Washington on Runway

By Chris Walsh A former state governor and an ex-Monsanto executive enter the medical marijuana industry, Massachusetts cannabis entrepreneurs learn some tough lessons and Washington prepares for the start of [click to continue...]

July 2, 2014

Elimination of 9 Dispensary Applicants in MA to Ripple Across State’s MMJ Industry

By Fred Dreier Massachusetts dropped a bombshell on the state’s medical marijuana industry last week by eliminating nine of the 20 groups that won provisional approval for dispensary licenses, citing [click to continue...]

Feds Raid Pair of Dispensaries in LA

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The Drug Enforcement Administration raided a pair of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles on [click to continue...]

Seattle Church Sues to Close Rec Shop

Remember the church in Seattle that began staging protests outside the city’s second legal recreational [click to continue...]

San Diego Shuts Down 4 More Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing its quest to close down illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Four more [click to continue...]

Russian Cannabis Firm Buys Ebola.com for $200K

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This may be the strangest marijuana-related story you read all week. A Russian cannabis company [click to continue...]

WA Sheriff: Rec Marijuana is Working

A Washington State sheriff has a message about marijuana for Oregon voters. “The sky hasn’t [click to continue...]

Uruguay Presidential Candidate Would Scale Back Legal Marijuana

The first country in the world to fully legalize the sale and possession of recreational [click to continue...]

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

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Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department [click to continue...]

Nevada Will Weigh Rec Marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to [click to continue...]

CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state [click to continue...]

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

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Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next [click to continue...]

Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday to [click to continue...]

3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]