Colorado To Cannabis Retailers: How We Doing?

An amendment to allow banks to deal with marijuana businesses shows a clear trend toward a loosening of anti-marijuana sentiment in the government.

COLORADO:  The State of Colorado wants to be a better partner it’s legally-licensed pot shops, and in an effort to better understand their needs has tapped the expertise of Clear Voice Research to conduct a first-ever research study.  Designed to help inform how the Colorado Department of Health and Environment can be a better partner to Read the full article…

Revolution Enterprises Wins Preliminary Approval To Dispense Cannabis In Maryland

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MARYLAND: Revolution Maryland Retail LLC received preliminary authorization to operate a medical cannabis dispensary in Maryland. Revolution Maryland Retail was awarded license pre-approval to operate in Maryland’s Senatorial District 34 following a competitive licensing process that drew 811 applications for up to 109 available licenses statewide. District 34 sits northeast of Baltimore along the Interstate 95 corridor, and encompasses a majority Read the full article…

Small Cannabis Companies Capitalize on Market Growth

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NEW YORK: The Cannabis Sector has been heating up for a number of years now. In the past few years, there has been a huge surge in new companies stepping in because of user growth. According to a Gallup poll on August 8th, 2016, one in eight U.S. adults say they smoke marijuana. The report elaborates even Read the full article…

Las Vegas Places Bets on Legal Cannabis

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NEVADA: Cannabis has always received the short end of the joint. Thanks to lobbyists and questionable government decisions over the years, the plant has been classified as a Schedule 1 drug, like heroin, ecstasy, and LSD. But the situation is slowly changing, state by state. The plant has already been legalized in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Read the full article…

Wink-in-Weed: Ladies and Gentleman, It’s Show Time!

f you have anything to do with the legal cannabis industry in Washington or Oregon, you will want to attend both CCC in Portland and CannaCon in Seattle this month. When you do, please stop by the MJBA and MJBA Women’s Alliance booths and say ‘Hi.”

By David Rheins February, the coldest and shortest month, arrives next week and that means the beginning of trade show season for those of us in the cannabis industry. Here at the Marijuana Business Association, we’ll be kicking off the month at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference (formerly known as the Creative Cannabis Conference) in Portland, Oregon on Read the full article…

Relief In Sight: WA Liquor & Cannabis Board To Consider Rules Changes

To the credit of the WSLCB, they have heard and listened to the comments, constructive or otherwise and are prepared to loosen some of the constraints that have held the Washington market back artificially,

By Myles Harlow Kahn WASHINGTON: I have been telling my cannabis industry clients and constituents for two years to be patient; the regulations which, to a great extent, have choked the development and growth of the legal cannabis industry in Washington, will loosen up eventually. Washington’s restrictive and conservative approach, which has purposefully stayed under the federal Read the full article…

Mass. Senators Learn The Ins And Outs Of Colorado’s Marijuana Businesses

The DEA along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Office of National Drug Control Policy announced they would review marijuana's classification after multiple letters from senators last year, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York.l

MASSACHUSETTS: It’s still early, but Fall River state Sen. Mike Rodrigues is eager. He’s grilling an Uber driver who was taking him to a high-tech Denver laboratory that extracts potent compounds from marijuana leaves. “You’re out and about driving, picking people up. Do you see more people under the influence when they get into the vehicle? Read the full article…

MJBA Year in Review: 2015

The Marijuana Business Association will continue to deliver on our mission: to serve as the leading provider of reliable business intelligence, professional community, and credible opportunity for participants in legal cannabis.  We have enhanced the value of MJBA membership, while keeping our fees reasonable and our programs accessible. Business membership starts at just $250.

By David Rheins It is the week between Christmas and New Years, and the end of another whirlwind year for those of us on the front lines of legal cannabis.  Our fledgling industry has grown rapidly over its first two years: hundreds of new companies, thousands of new jobs and hundreds of millions in new Read the full article…

You’re Ready To Grow Your Own Pot, Travel Guru Rick Steves Says

The host of Travels With Rick Steves was a big supporter of the state’s original marijuana initiative, I-502, which passed in 2012 and took effect last year. Now he supports a proposal to allow people to grow six of their own marijuana plants

WASHINGTON: Rick Steves doesn’t think Big Marijuana should control your pot. That’s one reason people in Washington state should be able to grow their own weed, Steves told KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel. “I don’t want marijuana to go the route of tobacco and have Joe Camel and Big Tobacco and Big Marijuana” dominate the industry, Steves said. Read the full article…

Company Targets Marijuana Industry’s Cash

Blue Line Protection Group Inc. said it's opening a new 12,000-square-foot facility in Denver that will be able to house its armored vehicles, count companies' cash, and store cash in vaults. It's scheduled to open in the first quarter of next year, the company said.

COLORADO: A Denver-area company that provides security for marijuana businesses moving around large amounts of cash said it’s growing in the city. Blue Line Protection Group Inc. said it’s opening a new 12,000-square-foot facility in Denver that will be able to house its armored vehicles, count companies’ cash, and store cash in vaults. It’s scheduled Read the full article…