October 27, 2011

Scope of Federal Medical Marijuana Crackdown Remains Unclear

Last spring, Depute U.S. Attorney General James Cole attempted to clarify the federal government’s position on the burgeoning medical marijuana industry. In a memo sent to state attorneys, Cole said [click to continue...]

October 21, 2011

California Lawmakers Denounce Federal ‘Ambush’ of Medical Marijuana Businesses

The medical marijuana community in California is getting some crucial support from two Democratic lawmakers who say the federal government’s attack on the sector will have “devastating impacts for the [click to continue...]

October 14, 2011

Professor’s Dire Prediction: ‘Beginning of End’ for Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana trade groups, lawyers and industry advisers across the nation are trying to allay fears that the federal government’s crackdown in California will spread to other states. California’s pot [click to continue...]

October 14, 2011

Latest Colorado MMJ News: Union Lures Hundreds of Workers, Opponents of Ban Flex Financial Muscle

Two rather interesting, and related, developments on the medical marijuana front in Colorado this week: - The local chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers union announced that it [click to continue...]

October 13, 2011

Long Beach Bans Dispensaries, Continuing Calif. Trend

Dozens of California cities large and small have come out against medical pot in recent months, with some forcing existing dispensaries to leave town and others enacting bans that will [click to continue...]

October 12, 2011

Next Target of Federal Pot Backlash in California: Marijuana Ads

Every day seems to bring a fresh crop of negative headlines for the medical marijuana industry, particularly in California. And today is no different. A U.S. attorney in southern California [click to continue...]

October 11, 2011

What the California Crackdown Means for Medical Marijuana Businesses in Other States

A thick haze of doom and gloom is hovering over the medical marijuana industry, with the recent crackdown on dispensaries in California setting off panic alarms across the country.The government’s [click to continue...]

October 5, 2011

Professionalism Key to Beating Out MMC Competition

Competition in the medical marijuana industry is fierce, particularly in California and Colorado. Many dispensaries are in a race to the bottom in terms of price, offering eights for as [click to continue...]

September 26, 2011

California Weed Legalization Efforts Going Up In Smoke

Several months ago, we warned that several efforts to legalize the general use of pot in California and Colorado could sour voters on the idea of medical marijuana – despite [click to continue...]

September 6, 2011

Anne Holland: 5 Lessons for Dispensary Launches from the Pacifica Wellness Shut-down

By Anne Holland In early August a new medical marjiuana dispensary opened in the town of Pacifica CA (pop 37,000).  By the end of the month, the dispensary reportedly had [click to continue...]

August 17, 2011

Chris Walsh: Tip for Marijuana Dispensary Owners – It’s All in the Appearance

By Chris Walsh Want to know what gives the medical marijuana industry – and individual cannabis dispensaries – a bad name? Actually, there’s a lot of things we could put [click to continue...]

August 11, 2011

Pot Backlash: Half-Dozen Cities, Counties Ban Marijuana Clinics

While scouring the Internet for medical marijuana news, I’ve seen a fair share of stories over the past week about cities and communities banning pot shops. Here are some of [click to continue...]

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Chicago MMJ Clinic Plans Float for Thanksgiving Parade

You read that headline correctly. The new Illinois medical marijuana clinic Good Intentions will have [click to continue...]

Some Florida Cannabis Startups Undeterred By Election Loss

Though medical marijuana failed at the Florida ballot box earlier this month, plenty of cannabis [click to continue...]

Senator Urges Hearings on DC Rec Cannabis

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A key federal lawmaker has suggested that Congress should hold hearings on Washington DC’s new [click to continue...]

WA School District Rejects Marijuana Grower’s $14K Donation

Education officials in Prosser, Washington, have turned down a $14,000 donation from a local marijuana [click to continue...]

Ohio Firm Lands Big Bank Loan After Battling Cannabis Stigma

Even companies that don’t touch cannabis – but have clients that do – can have [click to continue...]

New Hampshire Dispensary Hopeful Pitches Plan

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New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open within a year in the tiny hamlet [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...]