Alaska cannabisThis is proving to be a big year for cannabis. As a result, we are ranking the fifty states from worst to best on how they treat cannabis and those who consume it. Each of our State of Cannabis posts will analyze one state and our final post will crown the best state for cannabis.

Cannabis insuranceWith the advent of state-legal cannabis, the businesses that make up the rapidly growing billion-dollar cannabis industry are still having to struggle to secure many professional services non-cannabis businesses obtain as a matter of course – most notably banking. One bright spot for cannabis businesses, however, is insurance. Dozens of insurance companies that cater

Cannabis clubsBefore the wave of cannabis reform that has swept the United States over recent years, Amsterdam’s cannabis “coffee shops” were the quintessential international icon of legal cannabis consumption. Yet, even as more and more states legalize cannabis, laws allowing consumption in social establishments are all but nonexistent. Will cannabis clubs in the United States ever

Home grown cannabis lawsAs cannabis reform has spread across the United States, it has given birth to a marketplace increasingly driven by business interests. This is the second installment in our series looking at how the changing landscape of cannabis policy affects a key group of often-overlooked stakeholders: medical marijuana patients who choose to cultivate their own supply of medicine. Go here for part one, on the home grown laws in Washington and Oregon. Though there are undeniably many benefits to the expansion and professionalization of the commercial cannabis industry, it is also important to account for these small-scale medical marijuana producers that started it all.
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When it comes to investment in marijuana businesses from non-residents, states are either in or they’re out. Some states, like Colorado, Oregon and Washington, require in-state residency for a certain amount to qualify for investment or ownership in a cannabis business. Other states, like Illinois and Nevada, have no residency requirements, but count residency as

Telemedicine is booming. Telemedicine (sometimes referred to as Telehealth) is the use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide clinical health care at a distance. Telemedicine is developing over a growing variety of applications and services, including two-way video, email, and texting. Skype calling your doctor to discuss and show them your symptoms is just

Marijuana delivery rules vary greatly and can be very complicated. Businesses that want to offer delivery to consumers must comply with state laws and regulations. Some states, like Washington, have a blanket prohibition against businesses delivering marijuana to consumers. Conversely, Oregon recently announced rules to allow retail deliveries. This post examines how the Alaska,

Marijuana Delivery ServicesSo, you want to start a marijuana delivery service? Not so fast. What you want to do may or may not be legal in your state.

State law varies significantly on the issue of cannabis delivery. Lawmakers have made cannabis delivery businesses illegal in some states, usually to avoid coming up against federal enforcement priorities