January 12, 2015

Chart of the Week: The Challenging Banking Climate for Marijuana Businesses

By Jennifer Mann The difficulties dispensaries and recreational cannabis stores face on the banking front are well documented. Although the federal government issued guidance early last year on how banks [click to continue...]

January 9, 2015

Week in Review: Big Ruling in Montana, MMJ Suggestions in Seattle & Patient Plunge in Michigan

By John Schroyer A Montana judge rules against the state’s medical marijuana crackdown, Seattle’s city attorney suggests some radical changes to cannabis regulations, and the number of MMJ patients in [click to continue...]

January 8, 2015

An End to Gov’t Meddling in MJ Industry? Impact of Federal Marijuana Legislation Uncertain

By John Schroyer Tucked inside the enormous 1,600-page spending bill Congress passed last month is a key marijuana-related provision that some industry insiders say will bring about the end to [click to continue...]

January 7, 2015

Hiring, Salaries and Consumption Policies: Q&A With Founders of Viridian Staffing

By Tony C. Dreibus Hiring qualified employees is paramount to the success of any business. But finding a high-level executive, top-notch master grower or even a budtender in a nascent [click to continue...]

January 6, 2015

10 Key Data-Driven Trends From Colorado’s 1st Year of Recreational Marijuana Sales

By John Schroyer Last year was one for the history books, as the first stores sold recreational marijuana to consumers beginning on New Year’s Day 2014 in Colorado. While there [click to continue...]

January 5, 2015

Chart of the Week: Breakdown of Energy Use at a Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Site

By Jennifer Mann With electricity bills for marijuana grow facilities running thousands of dollars a month in some cases, understanding how energy usage breaks down is the starting point to [click to continue...]

January 2, 2015

The Future of Medical Marijuana in Florida: Q&A With Attorney John Morgan

By John Schroyer Florida trial attorney John Morgan was the face and voice of the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in the state last year. Though the measure fell just [click to continue...]

December 31, 2014

3 Developments to Watch in 2015: Changing of the Guard, New Markets & Business Accelerator

By Tony C. Dreibus While there’s plenty of conjecture about what will happen in the marijuana industry in the new year, numerous developments have already been set in motion. From [click to continue...]

December 29, 2014

Chart of the Week: Explosion of Nevada’s MMJ Patient Base as Dispensaries Near Launch

By Jennifer Mann Good news for medical marijuana companies hoping to open their doors in Nevada next year: The customer base is growing rapidly as dispensaries move closer to becoming [click to continue...]

December 26, 2014

Week in Review: Ruling on Delivery App, Boost for MMJ Stocks + MA Businesses Gearing Up

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus A smartphone app that facilitates medical marijuana deliveries is ordered to cease operations in Los Angeles, two publicly traded companies help build credibility [click to continue...]

December 24, 2014

All I Want for Christmas: Holiday Regulatory Wishes in Marijuana Markets

By John Schroyer Cannabis business owners and entrepreneurs have a long Christmas wish list. While the industry made significant progress in 2014, there were some hiccups along the way (ahem, [click to continue...]

December 23, 2014

Low-Potency Edibles, CBD Offerings & Discreet Paraphernalia Among Top Sellers in 2014

By Tony C. Dreibus With 2014 being the first year of legal medical marijuana in several states and recreational cannabis in others, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that products [click to continue...]

Another Nat’l Poll Finds Majority of Americans Favor Legalization

Some more good news for cannabis activists and businesses: A respected national poll taken every [click to continue...]

Insurance Firms Urged to Craft MJ Policies

marijuana insurance

Mainstream insurance companies should start crafting policies to cover legal marijuana businesses as the industry [click to continue...]

DC Bans Consumption at Private Clubs

In a bid to curtail premature business opportunities tied to recreational marijuana, city leaders in [click to continue...]

$36 Million Raised for Ohio MJ Legalization

A group in Ohio has already raised $36 million for a proposed ballot measure that would [click to continue...]

PharmaCann Poised to Hold Most IL Licenses


After a medical marijuana company abandoned its cultivation license on Monday in an area west [click to continue...]

WA Could Outlaw Marijuana Vending Machines

Washington State entrepreneurs hoping to sell marijuana through vending machines or drive-up windows took a [click to continue...]

Cannabis Producers Have New Worry: Stoned Rabbits

Cannabis businesses face opposition from anti-marijuana advocates worried about the drug falling into the hands [click to continue...]

Nevada Senator: Secrecy in MMJ Licensing Process a ‘Disaster’

Las Vegas MMJ

Nearly 40% of the 519 businesses that applied for medical cannabis business licenses in Nevada [click to continue...]

Florida’s Second Stab at CBD Rules Questioned

Florida is having a hard time figuring out rules for its CBD industry. The state [click to continue...]

Maine Medical Cannabis Sales Total $16.2M

Dispensaries in Maine sold an estimated $16.2 million worth of medical cannabis last year, while [click to continue...]

Oregon Agency Weighs in on MMJ, Rec Rules


Oregon could keep medical marijuana completely separate from recreational cannabis when retail sales begin next [click to continue...]

Missouri Awards Hemp Cultivation Licenses

Missouri has joined the growing number of states legalizing CBD-based medicines. The state awarded cultivation [click to continue...]

150K Pounds of Legal Marijuana Sold in CO Last Year

Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado sold nearly 150,000 pounds of marijuana flower last [click to continue...]

Medical Cannabis Demand Outweighing Supply in DC

supply and demand

Recreational marijuana has dominated headlines out of Washington DC this week, as the use, possession [click to continue...]