April 21, 2014

Q&A With Advanced Cannabis Solutions CFO Christopher Taylor on SEC Trading Halt

By Fred Dreier Cannabis companies that trade on the public markets have had a rough go of it in recent weeks. After a stellar first quarter in which many cannabis [click to continue...]

April 18, 2014

Week in Review: Anything-Goes Cannabis Policies Fading as Industry Matures

By Chris Walsh Many cannabis companies have long accepted – and at times encouraged – marijuana use by employees while on the clock, even if doing so runs afoul of [click to continue...]

April 16, 2014

Capitalizing on 4/20: Preparation, Promotions Key for Cannabis Businesses

By Fred Dreier Marijuana business owners across the country are gearing up for the industry’s biggest sales event of the year: 4/20. Dispensaries can generate three to four times their [click to continue...]

April 14, 2014

Public Companies Setting Sights on Medical Marijuana Cultivation, Edibles

By Chris Walsh Publicly traded companies in the cannabis space have traditionally shied away from handling marijuana directly, focusing instead on hemp-based products and ancillary offerings such as growing equipment [click to continue...]

April 11, 2014

Money Show Wrap-Up: Financial Lessons for Cannabusinesses

Financing, taxes and cash management – three of the most important topics for cannabis entrepreneurs – took center stage during last week’s CannaBusiness Money Show events in Boston, Chicago and [click to continue...]

April 9, 2014

New Forecast: U.S. MMJ and Recreational Cannabis Sales to Hit $8 Billion by 2018

By Anne Holland U.S. retail cannabis sales will rise more than five-fold over the next five years, from an estimated $2.2-$2.6 billion in 2014 to $7.4-8.2 billion in 2018, according [click to continue...]

April 7, 2014

Q&A With Theraplant CEO Ethan Ruby on Starting a Cannabis Cultivation Business in Connecticut

By Chris Walsh Ethan Ruby is hoping to bring relief to thousands of patients in Connecticut – and build a successful business – as the chief executive officer of Theraplant, [click to continue...]

April 4, 2014

If I Did It Over Again: Tough Lessons From Colorado’s Recreational Entrepreneurs

By Fred Dreier It’s been three months since Colorado flipped the switch on its recreational marijuana industry. During that time, the entrepreneurs at the forefront of retail cannabis have learned [click to continue...]

April 2, 2014

Guest Column: Vertical Integration Benefits Outweigh Drawbacks

By Becky DeKeuster Vertical integration is terrible for our industry. It leads to enormous burdens during the startup phase, creates mistrust between small farmers and the retail outlets that cannot [click to continue...]

March 31, 2014

Greenhouse Technology Shakes Up Economics of Cannabis Cultivation

By Fred Dreier Lured by the prospect of cutting electricity costs, more marijuana entrepreneurs are pursuing greenhouse cultivation facilities. Greenhouse manufacturers claim that their structures can save anywhere from 25% [click to continue...]

March 28, 2014

Week in Review: Extremely Limited MMJ Laws Gain Ground in Several States

By Chris Walsh Behold the rise of pseudo-medical marijuana states. Earlier this week, Utah legalized the possession and use of certain cannabis-based extracts for locals (primarily children) with severe epilepsy [click to continue...]

March 26, 2014

Oregon Medical Cannabis Businesses Prepare for Ban on Sweet Edibles

By Fred Dreier Medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon are preparing to say goodbye to sweet, sugary edibles, and dispensary owners believe that removing these popular products will hurt their business. [click to continue...]

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Bill Approved for Ballot

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Oregon voters will get another shot at legalizing recreational marijuana. The state announced today that [click to continue...]

Infused Products, Extracts Guidelines Released

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released business guidelines today tied to the manufacturing, packaging, [click to continue...]

Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short

A last-ditch effort to block restrictive regulations on medical cannabis businesses in San Jose, California, [click to continue...]

IL Hospital Voices Interest in Dispensing Marijuana

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A hospital in Chicago has gone public with its desire to dispense medical cannabis. Executives [click to continue...]

VT Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Study

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Rand Corp. is set to begin a study on the possible impacts of marijuana legislation [click to continue...]

Illinois Expands MMJ Program

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation expanding the list of qualifying conditions for the [click to continue...]

Cheeba Chews Returns to Colorado Market

Cheeba Chews is back in business. The Colorado-based company – which makes a popular line [click to continue...]

WA Product Shortages Could Last Months

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When will Washington State’s recreational marijuana industry have enough product to satisfy demand? One cultivator [click to continue...]

Denver Issues Edibles Recall, Despite Lack of Illness

Products from the popular Colorado edibles brand At Home Baked are being removed from store [click to continue...]

Vegas Suburb Proves Popular With Dispensary Hopefuls

The Las Vegas suburb of Henderson received 28 applications for medical marijuana business licenses by [click to continue...]

New Mexico Abandons Some Proposed Rule Changes

New Mexico’s marijuana community has scored a minor regulatory victory. The state’s health department is [click to continue...]

Washington OKs Marijuana Cookies, Nixes Candies

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Retail marijuana shops in Washington State can sell cannabis cookies, brownies and other baked goods, [click to continue...]

70% of Canadians Support Marijuana Legalization, Decrim

Canadians overwhelmingly favor loosening the country’s cannabis laws, according to a poll commissioned by the [click to continue...]

Canadian Cannabis Company Buys Huge Facility for $13M

A prospective medical marijuana company in Canada has purchased a 300,000-square-foot facility for roughly $13 [click to continue...]