New Poll Shows over 75 Percent of Utahns Support Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Amanda Ellis-Graham’s multiple sclerosis was once so bad she could barely hold a pencil. She suffered from vision and hearing problems. Walking was nearly impossible because of terrible vertigo. Numbness and a sensation of pins and needles slowly spread through her body. Ellis-Graham, now 37, was 18 when she was […]

Medicine Man Technologies Inc. Completes Its Acquisition of Denver Consulting Group Llc

PRESS RELEASE Denver, Colorado, July 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: MDCL), one of the country’s leading cannabis brand development and consulting companies announced today that the definitive agreement to acquire Denver Consulting Group, LLC was executed by the parties on Friday, July 21, 2017.  The […]

Harborside, CanPay Announce Partnership, Launching Debit Payment System

CanPay, a debit payment solution for the cannabis space, announced today their partnership with Harborside, the largest medical dispensary brand in the United States. The partnership will allow Harborside’s more than 200,000 patients to use a mobile debit app when purchasing cannabis through their delivery service, instead of bringing cash. For […]

Cannabis Industry Needs Leadership, Not Pesticides

The medical cannabis sector is currently attracting increased attention, as patients, doctors, regulators and investors take a closer look at our industry. There is a lot for them to learn and to benefit from as our industry matures under the glare of the proverbial spotlight. And there’s a lot for those of […]

California Ponders Idea of a Public Bank to Serve the Cannabis Industry

With recreational marijuana sales set to become legal in California next year and most banks unwilling to open accounts for cannabis companies, pot entrepreneurs are desperate to figure out what to do with their piles of cash. Now, some want the state or cities to get involved. Over the last […]

Wana Brands Dominates Oregon Market, Expands to East Coast in 2018

Wana Brands launched their products in Oregon’s market in July 2016, about a year ago. Since then, their brand presence has grown considerably and their products are now in 240 of Oregon’s 375 dispensaries, according to a press release issued this morning. Wana Brands is an infused products company; they […]

New Ballot Would Allow Michigan Residents to Possess the Most Marijuana in the Country

LANSING, MI — A ballot initiative to legalize marijuana would give Michigan the highest possession limits in the nation, an MLive analysis found. The language the group plans to circulate would legalize and regulate marijuana for recreational use. Those over 21 could use marijuana, but would still be unable to consume it in a public place […]

Senate Committee Votes to Keep Medical Cannabis Protections

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the amendment to continue protecting state-legal medical cannabis markets from the Department of Justice. The amendment, previously known as the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, prevents the DOJ from using funds to target medical cannabis operations, patients and businesses in states where it is legal. Every time Congress reviews […]

The Bloom Is Off the Rose for Flower’s Popularity

Despite the burgeoning demand for legal cannabis, whether for medical or adult use, trying to make money from it remains a tricky proposition. Its unique semi-legal status (tax code 280E), plus the challenges of branding and differentiating when advertising opportunities are limited, all conspire against entrepreneurs, and dispensary owners in […]