October 10, 2014

Week in Review: Fallout From Colorado Governor’s Comments on Marijuana Legalization

By John Schroyer Marijuana could prove to be a decisive factor in who moves into the governor’s mansion in Colorado. At no point was that more evident than this week, [click to continue...]

October 8, 2014

5 Tips From the Trenches for Pitching Your Cannabis Business to Investors

By John Schroyer Investment money is finally flowing into the cannabis industry as the business risks subside and marijuana goes mainstream. Scores of deep-pocketed investors are actively seeking opportunities to [click to continue...]

October 6, 2014

Guest Column: Canada’s MMJ Program Off to Great Start, but Applicants Face a New Reality

By Paul Rosen Canada’s medical marijuana industry has experienced significant growth, improvement and refinement since the county overhauled its cannabis program in June 2013. Under Health Canada’s exceptional oversight, Canada [click to continue...]

October 3, 2014

Week in Review: Updates on 2 Forgotten MMJ States + Changes in CO & What’s Next for CA Regs

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Michigan and Montana (finally) make it into the headlines on the medical marijuana front, Colorado’s cannabis industry undergoes a big shift and California lawmakers consider [click to continue...]

October 1, 2014

Colorado’s Emerging Wholesale Marijuana Market: Q&A With Cannabase CEO Jennifer Beck

By John Schroyer The end of mandatory vertical integration has arrived in Colorado. Starting today, recreational cannabis retailers in the state no longer have to grow at least 70% of [click to continue...]

September 29, 2014

With Rec on Horizon, California Under the Gun to Establish Medical Marijuana Regulations

By John Schroyer It ain’t over till it’s over. The California Legislature has tried and failed for three years running to pass a law setting up statewide regulations on the [click to continue...]

September 26, 2014

Week in Review: 2016 on the Radar + Choice Words for Alaska TV Reporter & Eye-Popping Fees in MD

By Marijuana Business Media staff Efforts to legalize marijuana in 2016 heat up in several states, a television reporter’s on-air comments generate criticism, and Maryland considers lofty fees for MMJ [click to continue...]

September 24, 2014

Big Money Flowing Into Marijuana Ballot Measures From Businesses, Cannabis Execs

By John Schroyer Companies and investors have been throwing big bucks at the American political system for generations, pumping money into initiatives that will help their business prospects. But this [click to continue...]

September 22, 2014

Q&A With Investment Banker Leslie Bocskor on Industry Trends, Cannabis Investing & Banking

By John Schroyer When Leslie Bocskor speaks, people in the cannabis industry listen. That’s because he has a well-known track record of success as an investment banker that dates back [click to continue...]

September 19, 2014

Week in Review: Edibles Campaign + Insight From Investors & Colorado Cannabis Firms Make Strides

By Marijuana Business Media staff The Marijuana Policy Project launches a public education campaign about edibles, a pair of longtime Colorado marijuana businessmen are considered for mainstream awards and investors [click to continue...]

September 17, 2014

Nevada’s Experiment With MMJ ‘Reciprocity’ Could Pay Big Dividends, Create Huge Market

By John Schroyer In a few months, Nevada will set a new bar for the medical marijuana industry with a provision in the law state legislators passed last year allowing [click to continue...]

September 15, 2014

Guest Column: Food Safety Strategies for Cannabis Edibles Manufacturers

By Maureen McNamara There are many aspects of running an edibles company that demand attention, from regulatory compliance and product consistency to packaging and financial issues. With all this on [click to continue...]

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix CO Rec Law

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Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s [click to continue...]

Joint-Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

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The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

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A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]

Questions Over Marijuana Sales on Native American Lands

Following news that the federal government will essentially allow Native American tribes to grow and [click to continue...]

Tommy Chong Wants to Create Cannabis Business Brand

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Tommy Chong served as a poster child for the marijuana movement back in the 1970s, [click to continue...]

PharmaCan IPO Indication of Interest in Canadian MMJ

Canadian medical marijuana holding and investing company PharmaCan Capital is scheduled to go public next [click to continue...]