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Oregon’s medical marijuana market garnered $110 million in retail sales in 2015, according to data compiled by BDS Analytics. Based on information collected from its proprietary panel of Oregon dispensaries, BDS estimates the medical market increased steadily from $25 million in the first quarter of 2015 to $32 million in the third. Sales fell back […]

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A Washington cannabis business group is starting a fund to help patients defray the cost of medical marijuana. The Washington CannaBusiness Association said Tuesday that the new charitable effort will expand patient access to medical marijuana. Marijuana’s illegal status at the federal level can present challenges to patients seeking the assistance they can get with […]

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Oregon’s medical marijuana market garnered $110 million in retail sales in 2015, according to data compiled by BDS Analytics. Based on information collected from its proprietary panel of Oregon dispensaries, BDS estimates the medical market increased steadily from $25 million in the first quarter of 2015 to $32 million in the third. Sales fell back […]

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Tax planning is a critical consideration for any individual or business, but this is especially true if you currently operate or plan to start a cannabis business. Tax planning should be conducted throughout the year, and at a minimum, a meeting with your tax advisor should occur in the 4th quarter, prior to the individual’s […]

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A Washington cannabis business group is starting a fund to help patients defray the cost of medical marijuana. The Washington CannaBusiness Association said Tuesday that the new charitable effort will expand patient access to medical marijuana. Marijuana’s illegal status at the federal level can present challenges to patients seeking the assistance they can get with […]

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This year, the major accounting technology conference Accountex (formerly SleeterCon) happened concurrently – and down the street from – the largest cannabis industry conference in the United States, the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo. Seemingly an unrelated coincidence, the timing turned out to be kismet: Accountex attendee Penny Breslin, a financial technology consultant based in […]

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As Massachusetts gets set for a likely multi-billion dollar marijuana industry, some Boston City Council members are trying to make sure communities that have been harmed by marijuana prohibition are not frozen out of the marketplace. City Councilor Ayanna Pressley called a special meeting Tuesday to discuss challenges facing entrepreneurs from the minority community who […]

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Since passage of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act in California (“MCRSA”), our California marijuana business attorneys have been getting calls nearly non-stop regarding what folks can do now to have a medical marijuana business later in the Golden State. The passage of Proposition 64, California’s legalization initiative, has only accelerated the questions on what […]

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Sales based on Israeli startup Lyotropic Delivery Systems (LDS) Biotech‘s nanotechnology have started in the US. The commercial launch of its cannabis-derived compound, which aims to relieve inflammation and pain, was announced earlier this month by LDS and US based company Ananda Scientific at a marijuana business conference held in Las Vegas. LDS’s new cannabis-based […]

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This year, the major accounting technology conference Accountex (formerly SleeterCon) happened concurrently – and down the street from – the largest cannabis industry conference in the United States, the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo. Seemingly an unrelated coincidence, the timing turned out to be kismet: Accountex attendee Penny Breslin, a financial technology consultant based in […]

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A Lancaster County construction firm has launched a new division this month that will design and build medical marijuana facilities. Quarryville-based Paul Risk Construction launched Cannabis Design Build in November. The division’s four leaders have backgrounds in construction, greenhouse growing and cannabis production. Cannabis Design Build doesn’t have any signed contracts yet, but it is […]

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