With patient numbers surging and supply problems escalating in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is expected to call for six more medical cannabis providers allowed in the state. That would bring the total number of medical marijuana companies in the state to 12. State regulations mandate that MMJ businesses be vertically integrated. The Department […]
Canadian cannabis raised more than 3 billion Canadian dollars ($2.2 billion) in the first half of 2018 as the industry scales to meet expected demand.
Medical marijuana programs in states that went on to legalize adult-use cannabis are suffering.
Data from MMJ programs in Colorado, Oregon and Nevada - the only states with both an active recreational marijuana industry and a pre-existing MMJ patient database - shows patient counts steadily declining in the months and years following the launch of each state’s adult-use market.
Two pro-cannabis group filed lawsuits in Oklahoma accusing regulators of improperly imposing rules aimed at curbing the growth of the state's MMJ industry.
The agency overseeing Oregon's medical marijuana industry conceded in a report it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry.
One of the biggest alcohol trade associations in the U.S. has allied itself with the cannabis industry, a move that could accelerate cooperation between the two industries.
The trio of state agencies that oversees California's marijuana program on Friday published the long-awaited first draft of permanent rules for the state's multibillion-dollar MJ industry.
More than half of Florida’s 13 medical marijuana processors are scrambling to complete state-mandated food safety inspections to prevent their operations from being suspended.
One of the larger publicly traded marijuana companies in the United States announced the sale Thursday of one of its assets, a Nevada cannabis retail storefront, for $6.25 million. Terra Tech sold a 3,900-square-foot shop – located just north of the Las Vegas strip – to Exhale Brands Nevada, according to a news release. The facility […]
Week in Review: Good news for Michigan medical marijuana, Oklahoma market narrows & Maine veto override
The Michigan medical marijuana industry sees an expansion of qualifying conditions and new licenses, Oklahoma adopts emergency medical cannabis rules, and Maine’s MMJ market opens up in new ways. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Kick the can? The Michigan medical marijuana industry got a double […]
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Canada's medical cannabis companies are bolstering inventories ahead of legalization, even while signing up fewer new patients than ever, indicating an industry-wide shift in focus to meeting demand in the upcoming recreational market.
New York regulators on Thursday approved medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids, a move expected to spur sales significantly in what’s been a highly regulated market. The emergency rule announced by the State Department of Health is effective immediately. The state said temporary ID cards would be available for certified patients so they could […]
Michigan regulators on Thursday approved the first medical marijuana operating licenses under a new regulatory regime.
Changes to Hawaii’s medical marijuana laws will allow dispensaries to sell cannabis to registered MMJ cardholders from any U.S. state, a move that could significantly boost sales given the droves of tourists that visit the state annually. Beginning next year, visitors to the Aloha State registered with the medical cannabis program in their U.S. state […]
British Columbia entered into agreements with 31 licensed producers to supply cannabis for the launch of the recreational market, including a number of cultivators that have yet to secure sales licenses.
It’s crunch time for Canada’s cannabis companies as they hustle to prepare for the October launch of the country’s legal recreational market. South of the border, everyone tied to the legal marijuana scene is watching closely to gauge whether this historic milestone might translate into an economic boom for U.S. firms as well. Tremendous opportunities […]
The feds are coming. And, in this case, that’s good news.
The chances of serious marijuana reform in the halls of Congress have increased dramatically in recent months, with major political names from both Republican and Democratic camps embracing the cause of changing federal cannabis laws.
The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts indicated he will take a mostly hands-off approach to the state’s impending adult-use marijuana industry, narrowing his office’s focus to overproduction that could lead to sales across state lines. “These out-of-state sales are nearly always cash transactions and so often involve federal tax fraud designed to hide the illicit […]
Sunniva, a multinational cannabis firm, plans to spin off its Canadian assets and list the new entity on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.
Arkansas awarded licenses to five marijuana cultivation companies after a court injunction suspending the licensing process was lifted. The state’s Medical Marijuana Commission issued licenses to: Natural State Medicinals Cultivation Bold Team Natural State Wellness Enterprises Osage Creek Cultivation Delta Medical Cannabis Co. Each company paid a $100,000 license fee and a $500,000 performance bond. With the […]
Merger and acquisition activity is accelerating across the cannabis industry as more companies land multimillion-dollar capital infusions and ink deals aimed at growing market share. The momentum is giving more company founders an opportunity to cash out at an attractive price – or leverage the deals to launch their next venture. The flurry of activity […]
As a co-founder of MJ Freeway, one of the best-known names among cannabis seed-to-sale companies, Jessica Billingsley is widely seen as an industry pioneer.
When she and Amy Poinsett co-founded the Denver firm in 2010, seed-to-sale tracking wasn’t a thriving sector.
Today, it’s an indispensable element of the marijuana industry, and the firm has processed more than $10 billion in legal cannabis transactions.
Ontario, Canada-based Canopy Growth has inked a deal to acquire Hiku Brands, a retail-focused craft cannabis producer. Under terms of the deal, Hiku shareholders will receive 0.046 of a Canopy Growth share in exchange for each common share of Hiku. That’s equal to 1.91 Canadian dollars ($1.46) per Hiku share, or about CA$269 million. The […]
The wide-open medical marijuana measure approved by Oklahoma voters just got more restrictive after state health regulators took steps to prohibit the sale of smokable cannabis and require dispensaries to employ a pharmacist. That’s not good news for entrepreneurs looking forward to the potential of an unrestricted market. Immediately after Oklahoma’s landmark June 26 vote, Marijuana Business Daily projected […]
New York state's top financial officials have joined the growing chorus of regulators and business leaders calling on banks to work with the legal marijuana industry. Many financial institutions remain wary of possible sanctions for servicing businesses considered federally illegal.
Supporters of legalizing adult-use marijuana in North Dakota submitted nearly 19,000 signatures to state officials, which was significantly more than the 13,500 needed to get the measure on the November ballot. The initiative would remove marijuana from the controlled substances list, making the plant legal for people 21 years and older, The Bismarck Tribune reported. […]
Connecticut’s medical marijuana growers and retailers are at loggerheads over the state’s plan to expand its MMJ program to meet growing consumer demand for products. The state has proposed adding up to 10 more dispensaries to serve Connecticut’s growing patient pool, an increase that would more than double the number of retailers. But some dispensary […]
Michigan regulators added 11 new ailments to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, potentially giving a big boost to a market that is already home to one of the largest MMJ patient pools in the country. According to Mlive.com, the new conditions are: Arthritis Autism Chronic pain Colitis Inflammatory bowel disease Obsessive compulsive […]
With 109 approved growers and another 500 in the pipeline, Canada's field of licensed cultivators is getting more crowded, making solid application critical.
Tilray, a Canadian marijuana company owned by Seattle private equity firm Privateer Holdings, unveiled the terms of a previously announced initial public offering. The British Columbia-based company, which filed for the IPO last month, plans to issue 9 million shares of its common stock priced between $14 and $16 (CA$18.40 and CA$21) a share. The IPO […]