Costs Adding Up For Illinois Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs

“Many believe this is a new-age gold rush. While some companies are doing well, there are just as many that are struggling to keep their doors open."

ILLINOIS: In the world of medical marijuana entrepreneurs in Illinois, there’s plenty of green behind the grass. Hundreds of would-be medical marijuana growers and sellers have put millions of dollars on the line hoping for coveted state permits that were supposed to issued by former Gov. Pat Quinn by the end of last year. To snag those Read the full article…

Q&A With WeedHire CEO David Bernstein

"Given the overwhelming national & industry media attention, the WeedHire name is now one of the most recognized brands within the marijuana jobs sector. Revenues enable us to further develop and grow WeedHire in parallel with legal marijuana industry growth," said Bernstein.

This week popular cannabis industry job board WeedHire.com released it’s Q4 2014 Jobs Report indicating the legalization of marijuana is creating new jobs and inspiring new economic activity. According to the report approximately 10,000 jobs in marijuana already exist in Colorado, and tousands more will be coming in the follow-on states of Washington, Oregon, & Alaska. While unemployment Read the full article…

WeedHire Releases 2014 Q4 Cannabis Jobs Report

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the city of Denver’s unemployment rate alone was 4.2% through November 2014, down from 6.5% a year ago.

NEW JERSEY: The marijuana job market saw unprecedented growth in 2014 with the evolution of recreational businesses in Colorado as well as the continued advancement of investment into business infrastructures for the medically legal states as well as the marketing of ancillary products and services. Consistent with other industries as they evolve, legal marijuana is seeing Read the full article…

Surna Acquires Majority Interest in Agrisoft Development Group

Tom Bollich, CEO of Surna

COLORADO: Surna has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Agrisoft Development Group, a privately-held company that is one of the leading software developers of seed-to-sale tracking systems for state regulated cannabis cultivation and distribution companies. The deal will provide Surna with additional technology and capabilities to complement its current technology portfolio. Read the full article…

MJ Research Report: Washington State 2015 Legal Pot Sales Outlook: $350M To $495M

Utilizing the 25 weeks of sales data we have from 2014, Analytically Correct has modeled Washington State’s legal recreational cannabis sales for 2015.

By Joe Armes Washington: 2014 was a groundbreaking year for legal recreational cannabis in Washington State.  The year was about setting the groundwork for the future with opening of the first recreational cannabis businesses and establishing a steady supply for the market. While the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) won’t have the complete December Read the full article…

Blue Line Helps Pot Businesses With Risk, Compliance

e free medical marijuana seminar takes place on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention Center at 1850 Convention Center Drive in Tinley Park, Illinois.

COLORADO: While organizers work to get a marijuana credit union off the ground in Colorado — and possibly financial cooperatives for pot-related businesses that were approved by the Legislature last spring — an entire cottage industry of security and transportation specialists has popped up here to deal with the cash-heavy sector. Lakewood-based Blue Line Protection Group Read the full article…

“Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom”

Confronting a landscape of unprecedented business opportunities and unintended consequences, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper tells CNBC, “When you’re doing this for the first time, there’s no template.”

COLORADO: A year after Colorado passed one of the most permissive pot laws in the world, CNBC and correspondent Harry Smith return to the state to chart the rise of a new American industry and report on the results of this unprecedented social experiment.  Smith profiles the most successful marijuana merchant in Denver, who hopes to Read the full article…

California’s Green Rush, The Business Of Marijuana In The Golden State

KPIX 5 News in-depth look at the marijuana business in California since it became the first state to legalize the use of medical pot 17 years ago.

CALIFORNIA:  The following 4 segments are from a KPIX 5 News in-depth look at the marijuana business in California since it became the first state to legalize the use of medical pot 17 years ago. VIDEO: SEGMENT 1 (of 4): In this segment host Veronica De La Cruz introduces a report by Joe Vazquez on the Read the full article…

Pot Startup Rolls Out Accessories

Growing up, Gordon spent winters at his family home in Colorado, where the cannabis industry has gone more mainstream.

CALIFORNIA: Time for the marijuana industry to get a makeover, says Josh Gordon, founder and CEO of e-commerce start-up The Bureau. He’s weeding out tie-dye and leaf graphics for chic new designs. The 27-year-old said he has high hopes to “raise the standards for the [marijuana] industry,” and nix the black-market feel. “Whether we’re talking about Read the full article…

Witnessing The Birth of An Industry: MJBA CEO David Rheins Looks Back At 2014

It's been an amazing year for  the legal cannabis industry and the MJBA.

By David Rheins  2014 has been an amazing year for those of us on the front lines of the legal cannabis movement. Thanks to the support of the now 300+ cannabis business members, dozens of sponsors and thousands of supporters, the b2b trade group I run, Marijuana Business Association (MJBA), has grown rapidly.  We’ve been Read the full article…