December 18, 2012

Chris Lindsey: Don’t Be Fooled – Risks Remain High for Marijuana Businesses

By Chris Lindsey Marijuana professionals, advocates and patients tend to be glass-half-full types. That was certainly the case last week, when ABC News aired a conversation between President Barack Obama [click to continue...]

December 17, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: Parsing the President’s Comments + More States to Follow CO, WA Lead?

After more than a month of silence on marijuana legalization, President Barack Obama finally addressed the issue last week in an interview with ABC News. Obama said that going after [click to continue...]

December 14, 2012

Obama Says Marijuana Users in CO & WA Not a Top Priority, But Still No Word on Cannabis Biz

President Barack Obama has indicated that he won’t target marijuana users in states that have legalized the drug, stoking optimism in the cannabis community. But he stopped short of giving [click to continue...]

December 13, 2012

US Going Green? More Than a Dozen States Could Consider Marijuana Legalization Next Year

The market for legal marijuana could expand well beyond Colorado and Washington very soon. As in next year. Lawmakers in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont have already [click to continue...]

December 12, 2012

Business Bigwigs, Yale Grads & Wall Street Pros Eye Marijuana Industry in Wake of Legalization

Professionals from the world of big business are looking to tap the emerging marijuana market in Colorado and Washington, eyeing everything from private equity funds and financial services firms to [click to continue...]

December 11, 2012

Colorado Medical Marijuana Industry Braces for Changes as MMED Prepares to Rewrite Rules

Medical cannabis businesses in Colorado will have to adjust to significant changes yet again as the state prepares to rewrite rules governing dispensaries, cultivation sites and edibles companies. The Medical [click to continue...]

December 10, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: 5 Major MMJ, Marijuana Developments Light Up the Cannabis Industry

Last week was a remarkable one for the medical marijuana industry, with a handful of historic developments fueling optimism after a grueling year. Here are five of these milestones and [click to continue...]

December 7, 2012

Q&A With Jeffrey S. Kaufman, Lead Attorney in Watershed AZ Medical Marijuana Case

In the court decision heard round the medical cannabis world, a judge upheld Arizona’s MMJ law this week and stifled an attempt by local officials to derail the state’s dispensary [click to continue...]

December 6, 2012

The Wait is Over: AZ & NJ Become 9th, 10th US States With Marijuana Dispensaries

The first medical cannabis dispensaries in Arizona and New Jersey have opened their doors, representing a major milestone for the two oft-delayed MMJ programs and establishing an official market for [click to continue...]

December 5, 2012

12 Things to Know About New Washington Marijuana Law as Legalization Takes Hold

Washington is set to become the first state in the nation to formally legalize marijuana when its voter-approved initiative goes into effect tomorrow. But those hoping to grow and/or sell [click to continue...]

December 4, 2012

Poll: 47% of Americans Say Obama Should Let CO & WA Implement Marijuana Legalization Measures

Nearly half the country thinks the federal government should allow Colorado and Washington to move forward with marijuana legalization, according to a new survey. The results highlight growing support for [click to continue...]

December 4, 2012

Court Backs Arizona Medical Marijuana Law, Paving Way for First 97 Dispensaries

A judge has rejected an attempt by Arizona officials to stamp out the state’s medical marijuana program, ruling in favor of the voter-approved law and effectively clearing the way for [click to continue...]

Kansas Firm to Design $80,000-a-Year Portal For License Management

A Kansas-based company will build an online portal allowing cannabis business owners to apply for [click to continue...]

Alaska To Allow Edibles, Concentrates After Amendment Fails

Edibles and oils won’t be banned in Alaska when the state’s rec market opens. On [click to continue...]

Leaked Documents Behind Dismissal of OR Official

Tom Burns (Photo: OLCC)

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) says Tom Burns, the former head of marijuana programs [click to continue...]

Activity Ramps Up for Tommy Chong’s Cannabusiness Interests

Tommy Chong is expanding his marijuana empire. According to a press release, Bud Genius will [click to continue...]

Helping Marijuana Consumers Find Love

Want to meet someone with whom you can share your life, and your marijuana? There’s [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Program Hampered by ‘Burdensome’ Rules


A New York Assemblyman who was among the sponsors of the MMJ legalization law says [click to continue...]

Poll: Increasing Majority of CA Voters Support Rec MJ

A study released last week backs up what many in the marijuana industry view as [click to continue...]

CO, WA, OR Attorneys General File Responses to Rec Lawsuit

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman filed a formal response with the U.S. Supreme Court on [click to continue...]

Dispensaries Could Open In Hawaii By Next Year

hawaii medical marijuana

Dispensary owners could find their own piece of paradise earlier than previously expected after a [click to continue...]

Firing of Oregon’s MJ Program Head Won’t Delay Rec Rollout

Tom Burns, director of marijuana programs in Oregon, was removed from his post Thursday. According [click to continue...]

CO Legislature Moves To Establish Marijuana Testing References

Under a new bill in the Colorado Legislature, the state would create established testing standards [click to continue...]

Willie Nelson to Open Rec Shops, Found New Brand

Willie Nelson

By next year, legendary 81-year-old performer and noted cannabis fan Willie Nelson plans to have [click to continue...]

Australian Cannabis Company Acquires Canadian MMJ Producer

Australian medical cannabis company PhytoTech Medical Limited has entered into a merger agreement with Canadian [click to continue...]

Repeal of CO Edibles Packaging Rules Dies in Committee

Edibles makers took a hit Wednesday when a bill that would’ve repealed stringent packaging requirements [click to continue...]