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 Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it's “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]