Marijuana industry prepares for 2014, but is Colorado ready?

Kate Panetta of Natural Remedies, left, is preparing medical marijuana for a customer at the dispensary. Denver, Colorado. August 29, 2013.

COLORADO:  In four months, adults in Colorado will be able to walk into a store, plunk down cash and leave with a drug that used to land people in prison.

Department Of Justice Paves Way For Banks To Work With Pot Shops, Citing Public Safety

It is difficult to argue that any system that operates only in cash could be a "tightly regulated market in which revenues are tracked and account for."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Financial institutions and other enterprises that do business with marijuana shops that are in compliance with state laws are unlikely to be prosecuted for money laundering or other federal crimes that could be brought under existing federal drug laws, a senior Department of Justice official said Thursday.

Marijuana Doesn't Just Sell Itself, As Marketers Face Resistance From Google, Media Companies

Judges can, and in cannabis cases often do, void contracts for violating federal policy.

NEW YORK: In spite of what you may think, legal pot doesn’t just sell itself, marijuana’s marketers are finding.

Worcester Man's Application for MMJ Dispensary Rejected 6 Days After Submission

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MASSACHUSETTS:  A lawyer who hopes to open run a medical marijuana dispensary in Worcester county has received bad news: six days after submission, his application has been denied.

Medical Marijuana Packaging Supplier Responds to an Increase in Demand of Dispensary Supplies

Vials On Demand aims to support progress toward decriminalization by providing a “one-stop shop” to help customers meet all their production and packaging needs.

CALIFORNIA:  California dispensary supply and packaging company Vials On Demand has responded to recent developments in demand for medical marijuana packaging by moving to a new, much larger warehouse in order to better meet the producer’s every need. 

Medical Marijuana Packaging Supplier Responds to an Increase in Demand of Dispensary Supplies

Vials On Demand aims to support progress toward decriminalization by providing a “one-stop shop” to help customers meet all their production and packaging needs.

CALIFORNIA:  California dispensary supply and packaging company Vials On Demand has responded to recent developments in demand for medical marijuana packaging by moving to a new, much larger warehouse in order to better meet the producer’s every need. 

RI marijuana dispensary wants delivery service

The state's Department of Health announced Wednesday that it is accepting public comment on Greenleaf's proposal before issuing a decision.

RHODE ISLAND: A medical marijuana dispensary in Rhode Island is asking state health regulators for permission to operate a delivery service. In its proposal, Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center of Portsmouth says many patients using medical marijuana are homebound or have difficulties travelling. The center wants to operate daily deliveries in Newport and Bristol counties and deliveries two times Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Inc.'s HempMedsPX Sponsors "Run4Hope"

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CALIFORNIA: HempMedsPX — a corporate portfolio company of Medical Marijuana Inc. and the exclusive master distributor and contracted marketing company for CannaVest Corp. and Medical Marijuana Inc. — will be the top sponsor of “Run4Hope,” a fundraiser for CDKL5 seizure research. Run4Hope will take place on September 7, 2013 in Coppell, Texas.

Red Cliff gives green thumbs up to marijuana business

“We don’t have much potential for growth,” he said. “With all these towns banning (retail sales), there might be an opportunity.”

COLORADO: Red Cliff Mayor Scott Burgess is frank — the town needs virtually any revenue source it can find. That’s why town officials would welcome a retail marijuana shop. Beyond that, town officials are asking voters to approve a new sales tax on any retail pot sold in town.