October 30, 2012

Arizona weGrow Franchise Accuses Rivals of Forming ‘Cartel’ to Sink Phoenix Store

WeGrow Phoenix, which offers hydroponics equipment and consulting services, has filed a lawsuit claiming that a handful of rivals colluded to prevent it from gaining a foothold in the Phoenix [click to continue...]

May 29, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: AZ Dispensary Application Total + CA Cannabis Patients Lose Court Battle

Arizona hit another major medical marijuana milestone last week, wrapping up its official dispensary application period on Friday. The state received nearly 500 applications during the 12-day submission period. That's [click to continue...]

May 24, 2012

Medical Marijuana Exec’s Legal Troubles a Setback for Cannabis Industry Regardless of Outcome

The medical marijuana entrepreneur behind weGrow - a hydroponics superstore attempting to expand nationally - is in some hot water. Dhar Mann (pictured), who founded the company in 2010 and [click to continue...]

May 7, 2012

Dhar Mann: How to Identify a Promising Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opportunity

By Dhar Mann This is the second column in a three-part series. Once you have carefully considered the unique challenges involved in opening a medical marijuana dispensary and the various [click to continue...]

March 28, 2012

Washington DC Medical Marijuana Industry Taking Shape as City Chooses Cannabis Cultivation Finalists

Medical cannabis will take a big step forward in Washington DC on Friday, when the Department of Health plans to unveil the final list of applicants that can register to [click to continue...]

March 26, 2012

Dhar Mann: How to Capitalize on the ‘Green Rush’ and Make Money in Medical Marijuana

By Dhar Mann This is the first column in a three-part series. On Jan. 24, 1848, when James W. Marshall found gold in Coloma, California, word spread throughout the broader [click to continue...]

March 7, 2012

Happy Ending: Former Partners Who Built weGrow Into Hydroponics Giant Settle Feud, End Litigation

Two prominent executives in the medical marijuana industry caught up in a contentious feud have agreed to bury the hatchet and go their separate ways for the good of MMJ [click to continue...]

August 1, 2011

Pot-Focused Hydroponics ‘Superstore’ Plans Rapid Expansion, IPO

A California hydroponics company is hoping to become one of the first major nationwide chains in the medical marijuana industry, announcing plans to open dozens of stores in several states. [click to continue...]

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...]