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Colorado to Ease Restrictions on MJ Investors

On May 6, 2015, Colorado legislators approved a measure that will ease restrictions on out-of-state investment in marijuana businesses. Although the law does not eliminate the exis... May 18th, 2015

How Will the Cannabis Industry Grow Through the ‘Terrible Twos’?

In parenting, the “terrible twos” are when babies are just starting to learn what they are capable of doing. “Hey, look at this—I can move around! Hmmm, I can communicate, ... May 15th, 2015

Recreational Cannabis in Oregon: Who Can Participate?

Oregon’s recreational cannabis market will become legal on July 1, 2015, but some would-be entrepreneurs and investors still don’t know if they are eligible to participate. ... May 15th, 2015

Solving the Cash-Only Issue at the Root

Ed Perlmutter, a Democratic congressman who represents a district just to the north and west of Denver, has introduced HR 2076, addressing the federal barriers to banking for state... May 14th, 2015

CannaRegs Launching Regulatory Database in May

Amanda Ostrowitz, attorney, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of CannaRegs Ltd, winner of last fall’s Marijuana Tech Startup Competition, told MJINews that it will launch ... April 30th, 2015

Marijuana Reform in Alabama Gets Second Chance

Something strange is happening in the Deep South. Last week, approximately two dozen medical marijuana advocates traveled to the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery to persuade law... April 30th, 2015

GWPH Business Plan: Alan Brochstein’s Thoughts

Alan Brochstein has followed quite closely recent developments in the medical and financial worlds insofar as they have affected GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GWPH), the developer of... April 30th, 2015

Are Cannabis Stocks Riding a Market Wave?

In the past few weeks we have seen some massive volatility in the most active cannabis stocks. At the same time we have seen broad market indexes like the NASDAQ and the S&P 50... April 29th, 2015

Cannabis Benchmarks Cultivates Price Transparency for Market Participants

Buyers and sellers in the legal cannabis industry might think they have a handle on market pricing, but legalized cannabis is still a fledgling industry with supply and demand in ... April 27th, 2015

CannaPitch Setting Stage for Marijuana Entrepreneurs and Investors

The pitch meeting is perhaps one of the most intriguing environments for private investments to take place because it forces creators to face kings of capital, where an array of in... April 14th, 2015

Three Marijuana Measures Proposed in Michigan

It is a race against time in the state of Michigan as multiple marijuana advocacy groups clamor about the state collecting signatures to get their respective marijuana bills on the... April 14th, 2015

Cannabis Entrepreneurs Bring Star Power to Accelerator Boot Camp

More than 115 early-stage startups applied for one of 10 spots within CanopyBoulder’s spring business accelerator program for the legal cannabis industry. And while applicants ha... April 14th, 2015

A Call to Arms: Women Claiming Space in Cannabis

Many CEOs, business owners, and entrepreneurs are breaking barriers in the cannabis industry with unprecedented foresight and drive. The potential of this industry is incredible a... April 14th, 2015

Washington House Passes Controversial MMJ Overhaul

On Friday, April 10, 2015, the Washington state House of Representatives voted to approve a controversial bill, SB 5052, aimed at reforming the state’s medical marijuana industr... April 13th, 2015

University of Colorado to Remain Open on 4/20

The University of Colorado at Boulder, once known for its communal 4/20 celebration, has since adopted a strict no-smoking policy on campus. For the past three years, CU-Boulder wa... April 13th, 2015

Lawmakers to Introduce 280E Reform

On April 9, 2015, Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Sen. Ron Wyden announced that they will introduce the Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2015 in Congress next week. The purpose of the bil... April 13th, 2015

Fred Gross and Cannafundr Raising Cannabis Capital

Every industry is only as strong as the connection between the capital needed to grow and maintain it, and the companies themselves, who allocate that capital to expand new markets... April 13th, 2015

Cannabis Meets Religious Freedom Restoration Act

In 1986 the Oregon Supreme Court decided that Oregon’s controlled-substance statutes violated the “free exercise” clause of the U.S. Constitution in that they outlawed the us... April 11th, 2015

Expand Your Network at Marijuana Investor Summit

If you don’t live in a legal marijuana state, networking with industry investors and entrepreneurs can be difficult. Yes, there is the Internet, but connecting with innovators in... April 8th, 2015

Cannabis Legalization Paves Way for Industrial Hemp

The legalization of recreational cannabis is opening doors to whole new industries, and this is not just limited to the opening of marijuana farms, processors and retail stores. ... April 8th, 2015

Connecticut Considers MMJ Access for Children

In many state legislatures across the country, lawmakers are debating medical marijuana. For the most part, the question that hangs over our elected representatives is whether or n... April 8th, 2015

Marijuana Reform a Mess in Florida

A medical marijuana bill is on the fast track to move forward in the Florida state legislature. The bill, SB 7066, hopes to fix some of the problematic wording in a 2014 bill, SB 1... April 7th, 2015

Fascinating Case Study Begins April 9 as MassRoots Goes Public

It is being billed by some as “The First Weed Tech IPO” for cannabis, but the title is a bit unfair to the many publicly-traded companies focused on cannabis and whose sole va... April 7th, 2015

Washington State Considers Revising Excise Tax

On April 3, 2015, the Washington state Senate approved a measure that would replace the current three-tiered excise tax on cannabis with a single 37 percent tax to be paid on reta... April 6th, 2015

Understanding OTC Markets

Public stock investors in the cannabis industry are largely relegated to the over-the-counter marketplace. This is much different from stocks trading on an exchange, and far less e... April 3rd, 2015

Common Bond: Connecting Ideas with Investors

Part incubator and part back-end business services provider, Common Bond Collaborative is a company based out of Tampa, Florida, aimed at helping entrepreneurs with great ideas bu... April 3rd, 2015

Bad Press Threatens Marijuana Industry

Ever since marijuana became legal in Colorado over a year ago, news media have been looking for salacious stories to definitively link marijuana to increased crime and violence. La... March 30th, 2015

Monday Cannabis CEOs Listen Up!

Stocks jumped higher on the last Monday of the month and quarter. Is this a little quarter-end “window dressing” or are investors looking to take this bull market to new levels... March 30th, 2015

Marijuana Investor Summit Takes on 280E

Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code sharply limits the deductions legal marijuana businesses can take against federal income tax liability. It may be the biggest threat to th... March 30th, 2015

Why Branding is Vital for Cannabis Startups

Applying traditional marketing techniques in the emerging cannabis industry makes some new business owners cringe. In a marketplace that evolved quickly and is accustomed to relyin... March 30th, 2015

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