September 5, 2014

Week in Review: Mixed Signals in Florida + IL Prepares for Applications & Study on MMJ Delivery

By Chris Walsh Polls show differing levels of support for medical cannabis legalization in Florida, Illinois gears up for MMJ applications and a study examines the impact of marijuana delivery [click to continue...]

September 3, 2014

From Cannabis-Friendly B&Bs to Marijuana Food Trucks, New Business Models Emerge in Rec States

By John Schroyer When it comes to business opportunities, many entrepreneurs in the nation’s first recreational cannabis markets are focused on “the big three” – retail stores, cultivation sites and [click to continue...]

August 29, 2014

Week in Review: Retailers, Growers at Odds Amid Supply Shortage in Washington State

 By Chris Walsh After a rocky start to recreational marijuana in Washington State, many entrepreneurs on the front lines of the industry assumed the market would settle down fairly quickly. [click to continue...]

August 27, 2014

Study: 2 Denver Cannabis Stores Create $30M Economic Impact, 280 Local Jobs

By John Schroyer How much of an economic impact can a cannabis business have on a community? A new study offers a glimpse, estimating that a pair of retail marijuana [click to continue...]

August 25, 2014

Guest Column: Banking Relief is on the Way – Here’s How You Can Prepare

By Paula B. Givens Most cannabis-related businesses do not have a transparent and ongoing relationship with a financial institution, reflecting the fact that banks are wary of servicing the marijuana [click to continue...]

August 22, 2014

Week in Review: Lessons From Oklahoma + Concerns in Alaska & Jolt for Seattle’s Rec Industry

By Chris Walsh A medical marijuana drive fizzles out in Oklahoma, support for recreational cannabis legalization slips in Alaska and the second retail store finally opens in  the Seattle area. [click to continue...]

August 20, 2014

Cannabis Campaigns in Oregon, Florida Bringing Out Big Guns as November Elections Near

By John Schroyer Legalization campaigns are ramping up in the key cannabis battleground states of Oregon and Florida, where marijuana supporters are about to bring out the big guns. In [click to continue...]

August 18, 2014

Navigating Turmoil: Q&A With Executives at Edibles Manufacturer Cheeba Chews

By John Schroyer Cheeba Chews has been cruising in the fast lane for the better part of five years, building a wildly popular brand of edibles in Colorado and expanding [click to continue...]

August 15, 2014

Week in Review: Comparing CO, WA Retail Sales + Banking Progress & Media Impact in Massachusetts

By Chris Walsh Colorado and Washington State release recreational cannabis sales data, a federal official says the banking situation is getting better and media reports heighten scrutiny of the MMJ [click to continue...]

August 13, 2014

What it Will Take to Land a Coveted Medical Marijuana Business License in Illinois

By John Schroyer Let the countdown begin. Entrepreneurs in Illinois can officially apply for medical marijuana business licenses in less than four weeks, with the state planning to accept submissions [click to continue...]

August 11, 2014

Guest Column: The 5 Types of Cannabis Companies Most Likely to Get Investment Money

By Emily Paxhia Many startups in the cannabis industry are seeking capital as the “green rush” intensifies, promising to make investors wealthy in exchange for some much-needed cash. But a [click to continue...]

August 8, 2014

Week in Review: Marijuana Gains in DC, Companies Test Ad Barriers & FL Opposition Mounts

By Chris Walsh The nation’s capital makes major progress on the marijuana front, two cannabis companies get aggressive with advertising and opposition to MMJ legalization grows in Florida. Here’s a [click to continue...]

Seattle MMJ Regulations, Standards Proposed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a plan Monday afternoon to license medical marijuana businesses and [click to continue...]

Report: CO Targeting Cannabis Businesses Violating MJ Rules

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has been cracking down on cannabis businesses violating state regulations, [click to continue...]

IRS Council: Protect Tax Pros Working With MJ Industry

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A key advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service has recommended that the agency refrain [click to continue...]

More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailers Hope to Cash in on Black Friday

Recreational marijuana businesses in Colorado will have sales just like any other retailer on Black [click to continue...]

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up

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Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before [click to continue...]

Multi-State MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]

Bill Would Allow VA Docs to Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

1,000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

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The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]

Congressional GOP Not Likely to Block DC Marijuana Legalization

In what must come as a relief for cannabis enthusiasts in the nation’s capital, The [click to continue...]

Two Rec Legalization Measures Possible on Maine Ballot for 2016

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Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a [click to continue...]

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana [click to continue...]