The marijuana industry never had room for professional design while stuck in the criminal sector. For decades, goofy stoner iconography, such as pot-leaf decals and so much tie-dye, were the de facto brand of marijuana in the popular imagination. Product packaging was limited to cellophane baggies and the tools of commerce (head shops, guys on […]

As the Cannabis industry develops and legalization efforts sweep the nation, high standards of conduct must emerge for cannabis dispensaries around the country. DispensaryNext is designed to highlight the cannabis retailers “doing it right” in this rapidly emerging market. It’s an opportunity to look critically at what we’re doing as an industry, learn from models […]

If you care about growing a world-class cannabis dispensary, you need to attend DispensaryNext. As the Cannabis industry develops and legalization efforts sweep the nation, high standards of conduct must emerge for cannabis dispensaries around the country. DispensaryNext is designed to highlight the cannabis retailers “doing it right” in this rapidly emerging market. It’s an […]

The state of the marijuana industry is hazy, but a new report shows just how incredible job growth has been in 2014 now that 148 million Americans live in pro-medical marijuana states. According to WeedHire, a company which connects employers with employees in the marijuana space, around 10,000 marijuana-related jobs have sprung up in Colorado […]

Floridians have yet to vote on Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana and allow doctors to recommend it as a treatment option. But former biotech executives Michael Smullen and David Wright have already established AltMed LLC., a new company to grow and process medical marijuana. The company, which already has 16 employees, a Lakewood Ranch address […]

Under new zoning rules, Chicago medical marijuana dispensaries are coming to busy shopping areas despite the city’s initial attempt to hide them away at the edges of the city. That means a medical marijuana dispensary could potentially open next door to a tony restaurant on Randolph Street or in River North near touristy fast food […]

According to data compiled by the National Review, welfare recipients have used electronic benefit (EBT) cards to withdraw cash at dispensaries at least 259 times since the sale of limited amounts of cannabis to adults 21 and up began in Colorado on January 1. In total, more than $23,600 of money meant to go toward food […]

Lawmakers in Illinois have approved a set of administrative rules for marijuana businesses and patients. If all goes well, the industry will launch in the spring of 2015, they said. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approved the regulations for the industry, which lawmakers had proposed several months ago. Under the new rules, medical marijuana patients with last […]

Under the new medical marijuana law, five Florida nurseries will be allowed to grow cannabis. But one very big question remains: How will they get the ganja in the first place? In the federal government’s eyes, marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning it’s illegal to transport across state lines. Nursery owners say they […]

The Berkeley City Council approved an ordinance that will require medical marijuana dispensaries to give away free cannabis to very low-income patients. According to the ordinance: the amount of free cannabis must equal 2 percent of a dispensary’s gross weight sold and will be re-evaluated every 6 months. The quality of the free cannabis is […]

After 20 months in the making, legal marijuana sales begin today in Washington, making it only the second state where it is legal to buy pot without a doctor’s note. Lines started forming quickly in front of the few stores that got last-minute approval to sell. At Cannabis City, where the owner isn’t planning to open […]

The medical marijuana improvement bill, Senate Bill 247, went into effect in Vermont, making several changes to the medical marijuana registry and the provisions regulating medical marijuana dispensaries. For starters, the new law eliminates the  six-month relationship required between an applicant patient and his or her health care professional signing the medical verification form; naturopathic (holistic) […]

Cocoa Beach became the first central Florida city to decide where medical marijuana dispensaries can go, months before the issue goes up for a state vote. Cocoa Beach city commissioners passed an ordinance that will put dispensaries near the historic  pier and Ron Jon Surf Shop if Amendment 2, the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, […]

The Washington State Liquor Control Board is planning to issue the 1st licenses on Monday, 7 July, and the stores that are ready can open the next day, July 8. More stores will get licensed later that week. Edibles and other infused products, however, won’t be available right away because a commercial kitchen is required, and, […]

American Green, the company behind The ZaZZZ marijuana vending machine has begun shipping the first of many machines nationwide last week, the first of which are going to medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado. Since unveiling ZaZZZ in April to a large and eager crowd of spectators, investors, and members of the press at a popular […]

The IRS says it is following the law by not allowing the 2,500 medical marijuana dispensaries in the country, who pay taxes to local, state and federal governments, the same federal tax breaks that other small businesses can claim. Although 20 states and D.C. have legalized medical marijuana, the IRS still applies federal tax code […]

Nearly two months after they became legal in Colorado, recreational marijuana sales finally arrived in Boulder County as two shops opened their doors.   Read Full Story On http://www.dailycamera.com/marijuana/ci_25169756/karing-kind-set-open-today-boulder-countys-first